STOP THE WAR
I recently became one of the finalists of the prestigious Russian Composers' Competition PARTITURA. This competition was created with the support of the President's Grants Foundation. I did not hear that the JURY members (famous respectable musicians!) condemned the ongoing act of fascism [upd: according to FaceBook, V. Urupin and A. Goribol co-signed the Open Letter of the Musicians of Russia condemning the war]. Under these circumstances, I do not see any way to continue participating in this competition. I request that my name be removed from the list of finalists. The silence is immoral.
Sabam Award nomination
...to conclude, there is also the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer, worth 2,500 euros. The participating composers were asked to write a score for a scene from Nanook of the North, the silent documentary film from 1922 by Robert J. Flaherty. Dougal Kemp, a British visual arts composer and sound designer, the American composer Matthew Lucado-Donner and Prokhor Protasov, a Russian composer and conductor, are the young film music talents who are competing for this award.
more info here: https://www.worldsoundtrackawards.com
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About this performance:
Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Mario Pacheco
Composers: Prokhor Protasov, Evan Tanovich, Paul Kawabe and Paul Lessard
Librettist: Michael Patrick Albano
Production Design: Wesley McKenzie
Costume Design: Lisa Magill
Hair & Make-up Design: James Bolton
Stage Manager: Kristin McCollum
Produced by: Riddle Films & Christina Bell
Made possible in part by a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson
Cast in order of appearance:
Parker Clements (Mervin, an accountant), Alex Mathews (Guardian #1), Alessia Vitali (Guardian #2), Angelo Moretti (Guardian #3), Juliana Krajčovič (Ruth, a brilliant PHD student), David Walsh (Vlad the Impaler), Lindsay Connolly (Prisoner #1), Danlie Acebuque (Prisoner #2), Heidi Duncan (Prisoner #3), Sacha Smith (An airline stewardess), Luke Noftall (The Voice of Authority), Mélissa Danis (Sister Clothilde, a Carmelite nun), Noelle Slaney (Madame Curie, a scientist), Elias Theocharidis (Cosmo Duff Gordon), Alexandra Fee (Lady Duff Gordon), Renee Fajardo (Imelda Marcos), Alex Hetherington (Ivanka Trump), Nicholas Higgs (Doug Ford).
Andrea Grant, piano
Jonny Smith, percussion
Adriana Jankovic, clarinet
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