We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual (2012-2013) UnTwelve International Composition Competition!

1st prize ($500): Jason Yerger (USA) Known Unknowns
2nd prize ($250): Alex Wand and Brendan Byrnes(USA) The plain of jars
3rd prize ($150): Osnat Youssin (Israel) The morning of the birds
With an Honorable Mention (no cash prize): Nicholas Cline (USA), Homage to La Monte Young

Here are the rest of the entries:

Sean Archibald (UK) Neon Tetra Elemental
Lewis Krauthamer (USA) Go Down That Hill (Piedmont Rag No. 1)
Nicholas Shaheed (USA) 17edo piano duet
Prent Rodgers (USA) Honestly
Matthieu Jacquot (France) Your reflection in the mirror will never see you
Curtis Macdonald (Canada/USA) Prelude and Improvisation for Lo Shu
Ben Richter (USA) Destabilization
Vincento Barrientos-Yepez (Mexico) Ave Maria
Claudi Meneghin (Switerland/Lombardy) Fantasia Catalana
Joshua Musikantow (USA) Small Feets
John Coutts (Australia) Zongoozie
Andrew Milne (UK) Rocket Socks
James Ross (USA) Apophenia
Donald Craig (USA) In The Gallery
Xo Xinh (USA) Duodecim
Ian Jickling (USA) Then Spring
Vincenzo Sicurella (USA) Marblemuss Meets Armodamo
Todd Harrop (Germany) Easter Island
Peter Kosmorsky (USA) A Sham

If you are interested, check out the composer's interesting program notes and bios! We also have interviews with Jason Yerger , Alex Wand/Brendan Byrnes, Osnat Youssin, and Nicholas Cline up now.

Below is the original announcement for the competition:

UnTwelve announces 2012-2013 Microtonal Composition Competition


Chicago, IL - UnTwelve is pleased to offer our fourth annual competition for composers in the budding field of new tunings, temperaments, and microtonality. The competition welcomes new works of recorded music which reflect the potential of using tunings systems and temperaments other than 12-tone equal temperament.

First prize is $500.00 (USD); we will also recognize 2nd prize ($250) and 3rd prize ($150) finalists. For those interested in creating works for live players, we invite you to compose works this year for 1 to 2 solo retuned digital pianos, with or w/o electronic accompaniment which would be premiered on an UnTwelve concert series in 2013. If you go the route of preparing a piece for live performance, even if it doesn't win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, it may still receive a public performance.

Eligibility Rules

Additional requirements and details for live piano works.

Submission and Judging

The REGISTRATION PAGE will be open on Nov. 25th, 2012 and close midnight CST on March 25th, 2013. UPDATE: there will be an extension until midnight of April 20th, 2013.

We look forward to hearing your work! Good luck!