Otto Iivari’s composition recognized in an international competition
13. Apr 2022
Otto Iivar’s work “Dunes” (2020), was mentioned at the 15th International Destellos Competition on Electroacoustic Music in Argentina. Otto is currently a master’s student in electroacoustic composition at the EAMT.
The source material for the piece “Dunes” (2020) is hydrophonic recordings of various underwater sounds from the Paul Cziko and McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory. The work explores and highlights the similarities between rare natural sounds and electronically generated ones.
The International Destellos Competition on Electroacoustic Music has been running regularly since 2007 and is open to composers and sound artists from around the world every year. The proposed genres are Acousmatic Music, Mixed and Video-music. The focus of this year’s competition was acousmatic music and the works were judged by various international juries. The competition also marked the 35th anniversary of the appearance of the first digital audio recorder (DAT), presented by the Japanese company Sony in 1987, and 40 years since the appearance of the first commercial CD.
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