From the CBC:
Toronto composer James Rolfe has won the $7,500 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his contemporary work raW, the Canada Council for the Arts announced Thursday.
raW, written during the buildup to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, won the award designed to encourage the creation of new Canadian chamber music. It was chosen from a field of 115 new compositions.
The work “was written by filtering J. S. Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto through Bob Marley’s War (first movement), Burning Spear’s The Invasion (second movement), and John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever (third movement),” Rolfe said.
Does anybody remember who I gave Lee Hyla’s latest CD to review? Hope it wasn’t Evan since he’s wandered off somewhere until February. If it was somebody else, please review it because I promised.
I have a bunch of new stuff lying around although some of you still owe me from last year. How about this one: John Cage’s Postcard from Heaven for 1-20 harps?