Thanks to all those who applied for 8bb’s first ever composition contest. Let’s get the really great news out of the way first. We were totally flooded with new musical love, in the form of 503 entries that ran the stylistic gamut, embracing all known and several unknown -isms, and drawing influences from anywhere and everywhere and nowhere.
Unfortunately, the downside to this totally unexpected, glorious tidal wave of scores and CDs (currently clogging our office/kitchen/rehearsal-room/new-music-lab) is that it has taken us longer to narrow the field down to three sterling applicants.
We don’t want to compromise the quality of our judging, so we have decided to postpone the announcement of the three finalists until February 1st. Our sincere apologies if this inconveniences any applicants, but we feel it with ensure the best possible outcome for both entrants and the ensemble.
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