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Columbian composer and sound artist Juan Camilo Vásquez's Calíope (canto de las abejas) has won first place in Musicworks’ 2015 Electronic Music Composition competition.
 
“I was conceiving the piece as a sculpture,” Vásquez says about the winning piece, “My interest working in electronic music is about achieving control: how I work with electronics—interface or patches—to control things exactly.” Vásquez is profiled by editor Jennie Punter in the Spring 2015 print issue (#124), available now through subscription and on Canadian newsstands. Calíope (canto de las abejas) is included on CD#124. Read more . . . 
 
 
 
 
Imogene Newland’s “Sonic City” won first place in the 2015 Sonic Geography writing contest, and is published in the Spring 2016 issue. 
 
Newland is a British multidisciplinary artist specializing in experimental performance and writing. Originally trained as a pianist, she has formed a series of works that address the intimate and intensely physical relation between sound and the body. 
 
Musicworks congratulates the 2015 Electronic Music Composition contest winners:
 
First Prize: Juan Camilo Vásquez for Calíope (canto de las abejas
Third Prize: Daniel Blinkhorn for frostbyte - wildflower
 
Musicworks congratulates the 2015 Sonic Geography writing contest winners:
 
First Prize: Imogene Newland for “Sonic City”
Second Prize: Luke Nickel for “Three Literary Field Recordings”
Third Prize: Darcy Spidle for “Ocean Bug and Bird Songs”
 
The fifth edition of the annual contest drew an impressive array of entries from across the globe. Musicworks thanks 2015 jury participants Sarah Davachi, Daniel Glassman, Peter Hatch, and Lee Singer.