5 May 2016

Ainolnaim Azizol wins 3rd prize at the New Recorder Music 2016 in Lausanne

Kuantan-based composer Ainolnaim Azizol, who won 2nd prize at the ACL Festival in Japan in 2014, has won 3rd prize at the New Recorder Music 2016 in Lausanne for his piece Nadi Bumi for amplified solo alto recorder.

No stranger to the international scene, Ainolnaim also took 3rd prize for a string quartet competition in Cologne some years back.

In Nadi Bumi the composer takes his experimental style a step further exploring various techniques for the alto recorder and fashioning a piece that gives broad freedom to the performer to 'compose' the piece by selecting the order in which the segments of the piece is to be played.

It is also telling that the composer marks the mood of the piece as 'primitive', using the recorder to evoke primal sounds.

The UiTM lecturer joins composers from around the world who had submitted compositions for recorder music, and the results will be premiered at a concert on September 24 in Lausanne.

On April 23rd the jury decided on the competition's results as follows:

Category A
1st prize : Silent prayer for alto recorder by Donny Karsadi
2nd prize : ex-aequo:  Aroa for amplified Paetzold recorder contrabass in C by Juan Arroyo and Für Altblockflöte by Jacques Zafra            
3rd prize: Nadi Bumi for amplified alto recorder by Ainolnaim Azizol

Category B Finalists:
Guy-Baptiste Jaccottet, Chanson dans le sang for bass recorder and organ
Ivo Kesler , Milarepa for three tenor recorders
Linus Köhring, Sonnenaufgang in einer Cognac-Flasche for alto recorder and viola

The final concert of the prize winners (cat.A) and the finalists (cat.B) will take place on September 24th at 20:00 in Lausanne. The prizes will be distributed by the jury after the concert.The place of the concert will be announced on the website: http://compose2016.flautodolce.ch
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