The Musica Nova 2012 International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Prague, Czech Republic) announced its first prizes: Toys by Orestis Karamanlis and Music for a Maverick by Roderik de Man. Mentions were given to Machin de machine by Francis Dhomont, La part des anges by Robert Normandeau, Irama by Felipe Otondo, Fantasy by Yu-Chung Tseng, and behind the light by Hans Tutschku.
The first prize of the 7th acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses 2012 was awarded to Manuella Blackburn for her work Switched on. The Public Prize went to Orestis Karamanlis for his work Toys.
Hildegard Westerkamp is one of the five keynote presenters at Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment The Global Composition on July 25 - 28, 2012 at Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany). She will first co-animate the Electronics Atelier of the 46th Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music on July 22 - 25.
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Composers Andrew Lewis, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Michael Mathews, and Francisco Colasanto along with bassoonist Wendy Holdaway and members from the Dark in the Song ensemble will take part in the first Encuentro Internacional de Instrumentistas y Compositores on May 7 - 9, 2012 at Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras in Morelia (Mexico). This first event is dedicated to the bassoon and new technologies.