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Canada's Musicworks Magazine Announces 2013 Electronic Music Composition and "Sonic Geography" Writing Winners, Margaret Noble and Caitlin Smith

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Feb 11, 2014 01:16 PM EST

Musicworks magazine, Canada's foremost publication for "curious ears," recently picked winners of its 2013 Electronic Music Composition and "Sonic Geography" Writing contests.

San Diego's own Margaret Noble, a true interdisciplinary artist if ever there were one, won the composition laurel for her work Safer is Better. Toronto composer and writer Caitlin Smith, presently based in Austria, garnered first place for her essay "The Blessed Riders of Streetcars in Vienna."

Excerpted from Noble's larger opus Frakture, Safer is Better explores a unique sound world for the composer, echoing the society described in George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984. Frakture has since evolved into an eight-piece audio collage, the first of which is now the award-winning Safer is Better.

Apropos, Noble will receive $500 in cash, a profile to be published in Musicworks and on Musicworks.ca, as well as placement of her composition on a forthcoming Musicworks CD.

Noble commented on her win saying, "It is a great honor to be awarded first place in the Musicworks' electronic music contest. For me, Musicworks has always been a progressive magazine that fully supports the international sound art community."

For her part, Smith (who writes for another favored publication of Classicalite's, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN) said, "This magazine is a great resource for me, a portal to current discussions about experimental music. It's an honor to be part of this dialogue."

Smith's prize includes $500 cash and publication of her essay in both the print and online versions of Musicworks magazine. We look forward, then, to reading all about the annointed public transport takers in Austria's capitol city.

Musicworks' 2014 competition is underway, which means you, too, can submit sounds or words this go 'round.

Just click here to enter this year's contest...and maybe you'll be the next Margaret Noble.

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