The University of Newcastle Space Time Concerto Competition
|Date:||30 November to 02 December 2012|
|Venue:||Newcastle Conservatorium of Music|
|Prize Money:||Up to $50,000|
|Applications Close||01 July 2012|
Performing all things digital: from fingers to laptops
The University of Newcastle is proud to present the international Space Time Concerto Competition, a concerto competition with a difference.
The Space Time Concerto Competition celebrates not only the historical form of the concerto but also showcases exciting, modern interpretations encompassing the latest digital technology.
The celebrated conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was right in saying 'Any great art work ... readapts time and space'. The Historical and Innovative categories of this competition reshape traditional perceptions of the concerto according to the way sounds move in spaces: from the architectural to virtual.
It will recognise and reward both excellent musicianship and cutting-edge creativity. The two final Concerts, 30 November & 2 December 2012, at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall will bring together eight finalists to play with a specially selected orchestras, including an internet-linked ensemble spanning five countries.
This lucrative competition has been made possible through the generosity of long time University benefactor Jennie Thomas with further donations from the Friends of the University.
The competition is open to undergraduate, postgraduate and international students enrolled in any Australian tertiary institution or alumni.
From performing on acoustic instruments to laptops, the Space Time Concerto Competition will change the way people experience and think about the concerto form.
For more information or to enter the competition please visit www.spacetimeconcerto.com