The nief-norf Summer Festival is delighted to announce Beavan Flanagan as one of our three International Call for Scores Winners. Flanagan's composition L'essence perd son sens (2011) for string trio will performed at the 2015 nief-norf Summer Festival on Saturday, June 13 at 8:00pm.
Beavan Flanagan is a composer from Montreal, currently based in Huddersfield, UK. He composes both instrumental and electronic music, in addition to more experimental sound works. He is currently working on a PhD at the University of Huddersfield, where he is the HCMF//CeReNem Scholar in Composition.
The nief-norf Summer Festival is thrilled to announce Sid Richardson as one of our three International Call for Scores Winners. Richardson's composition Astrolabe (2014) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion will be performed at the 2015 nief-norf Summer Festival on Saturday, June 13 at 8:00pm.
Sid Richardson is a composer who also performs as a contrabassist in the Duke New Music Ensemble. Originally from Belmont, Massachusetts, Sid is currently a graduate student in the Department of Music at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He completed a Master of Music in composition at the Boston Conservatory in 2013, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in music and classics. His primary composition teachers have been John Supko, Stephen Jaffe, Marti Epstein, Jan Swafford, and John McDonald. He has recently collaborated on compositions with artists such as the Da Capo Chamber Players, yMusic Ensemble, and the Alcyon Chamber Ensemble, among others. Sid received the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award upon graduating from the Boston Conservatory, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from Tufts University's Music Department at the 2010 commencement ceremony. In addition to music, Sid is interested in sailing, classical studies, and French literature, in which he finds inspiration for many of his works.