Ricciotti composition competition finalist

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a finalist of Ricciotti’s composition competition! From 30 submissions from all over the world and from composers from all walks of life I’m honored to be included in the final three pieces up for consideration.

For the competition I wrote “Fifteen Decimeter Supermarkt Music”, a piece which splits the orchestra into two halves, both representing a visitor in a supermarket. What follows is a series of awkward and silly interactions we’ve all grown all too familiar to since the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak. From people reaching for the same product at the same time, to a conquest for the last pack of toilet paper.

The competition called for pieces reflecting on the current measures taken by the Dutch government to limit the spread of COVID-19, such as the 1,5m distance rule. Not only had composers write a piece of music taking this into account, the composers themselves were also tasked with creating spatial planning for their piece and the orchestra, taking the COVID-19 measures into account.

All three pieces of the winning composers, the other composers being Maarten Bauer and Martin Valcke, will be performed this coming 23rd of August by the Ricciotti Ensemble at 14:30. The top 3 will be determined by a jury, while additionally the audience can vote for the audience award. The concert can be attended digitally through a livestream.

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