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Der Yodel-Off

Der Yodel-Off

Competition was typically fierce at the annual Interalpine Yodeling Tournament (a.k.a. Der Yodel-Off), but things really got out of hand the time the Graubünden Gutenmorgens and the Fribourg Frankfurters inadvertently selected the same song, “Beißen Sie mich,” to perform.

David Gunn

David Gunn

Upcoming Performances

Composer's Voice


Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Sunday February 9, 2014 (New York, New York) Composer’s Voice features a themed Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Land of Mystery and Trolls with Eva Ingolf. The concert also discovers the fantastical home built instruments pvc flute, and cardboard tube created and performed by Skip La Plante. The concert will be rounded out with a variety of art songs by David Morneau, Eric Nathan, and David Rimelis.

Mary Hubbell Mary Hubbell is described in the New York Times as “a soprano with a sweetly focused tone,”

Eva Ingolf

Eva Ingolf is a well known Icelandic violinist particularly recognized for her authoritative performances of solo works by J. S. Bach.

Alice Jones

Alice Jones is a flutist known for giving performances that are “lively” (New York Times)

Melanie Mitrano

Melanie Mitrano’s song cycle “Phobias & Infatuations” won the Summit City Art Song Festival Composition Award. Most recently, her work was featured on Arts Up Close Montclair TV 34.

Skip La Plante

Skip La Plante invents, builds, composes for, performs on and teaches with musical instruments built from trash. He co-founded MUSIC FOR HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS in 1975.

David Rimelis

The son of country western singer “Idaho Ed,” David Rimelis was raised on American folk and popular music; he has won prizes in a number of regional fiddle contests. Rimelis is artist-in-residence for the New Jersey State Council on The Arts and teaching artist for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center He is also Director of Music Education for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children in Newark New Jersey. His music is featured in the film about violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg “Speaking in Strings”, PBS and New Jersey Network documentaries “Summer Camp”, “It’s Red It’s Edible It Bounces”, the Mo Willems cartoon “The Man Who Yelled,” and the feature film “She Devil.” National Television appearances as featured musician include “Emeril Live” (improvising original music as “Dr Strings), CBS’s “The Guiding Light” (fiddler and country band leader), and NBC’s “Four Stories” (volunteer music teacher to HIV affected children).

David Morneau

Described by Molly Sheridan as a "flashing beacon" of inspiration, David Morneau's eclectic output is best exemplified by 60x365, his "ambitious yearlong musical project" for which he composed a new one-minute composition every day.

Eric Nathan

Eric Nathan’s served as Composer-in-Residence of the 2013 Chelsea Music Festival (New York) and 2013 Chamber Music Campania (Italy). His music has been featured on NPR’s radio show “From the Top” and on WQXR’s Q2 Radio. His music has been recognized with awards including the 2013 Rome Prize, ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize, BMI William Schuman Prize, four ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

"...the 15 Minutes of Fame project of Vox Novus is a godsend. " - NY Music Culture Examiner Fifteen Minutes of Fame is 15 one-minute acoustic works by different composers. Fifteen Minutes of Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Land of Mystery and Trolls with Eva Ingolf will feature the one-minute works from composers: David Bohn, Erik Branch, Remigio Coco, Tim Corpus, Joe Gianono, Fermino Gomes, Nathan R. Johnson, Kevin J. Kelly, Daniel Mihai, Alex Nante, Juan María Solare, JJ de Azevedo Souza, Adam Torkelson, Jean-Pierre Vial, Rain Worthington.

One of the premier showcases for promising composers, Composer’s Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers and musicians to express their musical aesthetic and personal “voice.” Composer’s Voice has presented over 100 concerts in New York City and scores of concert performances throughout the world. "[Vox Novus offers] the presentation of serious works by established and emerging composers. Those voices should be heard, and they can even be reheard on the Vox Novus website (" - New Music Connoisseur

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Composer’s Voice Concert
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
(between First and Second Avenues) New York, New York


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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Announcing results for
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with
David Souza and Anoush Moazzeni

Announcing the results of the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with pianist Anoush Moazzeni and tenor David Souza to be premiered on February 23, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City.

The composers selected for this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame are: Guilherme Afonso, Syrlane Albuquerque, Rodrigo Baggio, Bugra Balci, David Bohn, Erik Branch, Inna Buganina, Fermino Gomes, Jean de Lière, Daniel Mihai, Liam Moore, Gisela Paterno, Antoine Quembre, José Jesus de Azevedo Souza, Anne-Marie Turcotte

The tenor David Souza began his music studies at the Beethoven Music Conservatory in São Paulo (Brazil) and at the Municipal School of Music of São Paulo. He holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Music Faculty at the Laval University in Quebec City, Canada in the class of the canadian basse-baritone Michel Ducharme and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the State of São Paulo University (UNESP) in Brazil. He studied voice Lenine Santos, Marcia Guimarães, Elenis Guimarães, and Grazia Carbone . He was invited to sing at the opening and at the closing concerts at the Canadian edition of Festival Eurochestries 2012 at the Palais Montcalm. As an invited artist he sang opera and zarzuela arias in a series of concerts at the 2012 season of the Symphopop Quebec Orchestra conducted by Jean Picard. In 2012 he won the First Prize for “Solo with Orchestra Competition” and he was also a winner of the “Disk Recording Competition 2012 Edition” at Laval University, where he recorded Brazilian Art Songs with the pianist Anne-Marie Bernard. He also received the prize of best singer of Brazilian popular music at Cotovia Competition in 2000 in Brazil. As a soloist he sang at several recitals of chamber music and concerts with Big Band and Orchestra in Brazil and in Canada and he also sang in Carl Orff’s Der Mond from Carl Orff, and Puccini’s Gianni Schicci and recently Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Monteverdi Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. David Souza was born in Brazil and currently lives in Quebec City, Canada.

Persian born Anoush Moazzeni enjoys a performing career that has frequently taken her around the world. Highlights of recent seasons have included visits to Canada - where she collaborates with the Orchestre OSP de Québec under Jean Picard- Europe, and the Middle East. she has performed at several venues including Roudaki and Avini Hall at home in Tehran; in France at Salle Varèse, Rotonde de l'insa, Musée d'art contemporain de vielleurbanne;and salle Henri Gagnon in Canada. She has scheduled her next concerts in Brazil, NewYork and Tehran for Autumn 2013 and Feb 2014. Versatile recital programs encompass the contemporary and standard repertoires, as well as less familiar fare. Particular areas of interest include Electroacoustic Music, Modern§Contemporary Music and Performance Art . In a career that embraces many aspects of music making, she also appears as a sound designer and concerto soloist as she specialized her Master of Music in Piano Performance in Contemporary music. She interned in Electroacoutic Music, Sound Engineering and Algorithmic composition at Ircam/Centre Pompidou in Paris, in Germany under Mark Nishinaka and in Canada with Aaron Liu-Rosenbaum. She made diverse sound installations and live performances in France, Germany, Netherlands and Canada. As a graduate in Musicology and Piano Performance Ms. Moazzeni has started to translate the ''Silence'' of John Cage to Farsi, to be published in March 2014. Anoush Moazzeni was born in Iran and educated in France, Iran and Canada. She studied piano with Raphael Minaskanian, Dilbar Hakimova, Svetlana HeganianArthuro Nieto-Dorantes and Maurice with later earning admissions to CNSMD de Lyon( Consérvatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon), Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris- John Cortot, ENM(Ecole Nationale de Musique)- Mantes la jolie , Jacobs school of music-Indiana university- USA .

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen Minutes of Fame


Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Nautilus Brass Quintet

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces for brass quintet composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Nautilus Brass Quintet to be performed June 29th, 2014 on Composer's Voice concert series at Jan Hus Church.

Nautilus Brass Quintet

Emerging as one of New England's most ambitious musical ensembles, the Nautilus Brass Quintet has quickly established a place for itself in the world of brass chamber music. NBQ was founded in Boston, MA in 2010 with the distinct mission to proliferate the accessibility of cultivated brass chamber music through educational outreach and artistically relevant performance. Nautilus has been grand prize winners at the Rodney Mack and UConn Brass Day competitions, prizewinners at the Plowman competition, and finalists in the J. C. Arriaga and Koetsier competitions. Recent performance highlights include recitals throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, performing at the 2013 Northeast Horn Workshop, a performance of Eric Ewazen’s “Shadowcatcher” with the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, and a performance with the new music collaborative NOVA Musica.

Composer's Voice

Composer's Voice presents:
MaD Circle
Call for Works
Tangos and Waltzes

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Vox Novus is calling for music for dance to be presented on two performances in New York City on MaD Circle in the summer of 2014. MaD Circle is a special dance and new music performance on the Composer's Voice concert series in New York City. One performance will feature music and dance inspired by the waltz form, the other inspired by the tango form. All selected music will be choreographed for these performances. This call is open to all composers. There is no fee to submit.

The works should find their inspiration in, and incorporate the style of, the Tango form OR the Waltz form. Composers are free to interpret the selected form how they see fit. All works must be rendered in recorded form (either electro-acoustic composition or recordings of live instruments). No live music will be used for this project. Works must be 3-5 minute in length. No works over 5 minutes will be reviewed Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014

Works need to be submitted via electronically here at the following:

The 3-5 minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project. This call is open to all composers.

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Circuit Bridges


Deadline: February 21, 2014

Circuit Bridges is looking for electroacoustic works to present in its monthly concert series at Gallery MC in New York City starting March 27, 2014. The concerts will feature a quadraphonic speaker system. Any composer, regardless of region, age or nationality may submit one work. There is no fee to submit. Composers will required to enter their contact information as well a short biography and program notes for the work.

Works can be up to a maximum of 10 minutes in length. (Works shorter than 5 minutes are encouraged.) Circuit Bridges accepts all electroacoustic works, but we especially seek music that falls within one of the following categories:
> 2-channel stereo
> 4-channel quadraphonic - surround sound
> Video
> Live Performer and fixed media
> Live electroacoustic works

1) For consideration, applicants must register and complete an online submission form available here.
2) For adjudication purposes, all audio must be submitted as a stereo mix and uploaded through the online submission form.

Works need to be submitted via electronically at the following:

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