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Young Composers Awards 2012 - Results! :d


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Composition Categories:

 

Most Outstanding Composition:

Austenite’s Northanger Sonata

 

Top Orchestral:

Austenite's Emma Overture

 

Top Incidental:

Austenite's Adriana Suite

 

Top Chamber:

Austenite's String Serenade

 

Top Band:

Franzman’s Isolation

 

Top Jazz:

SYS65's I'm Here, You're There

 

Top pop/rock:

Bryla's Melody Changes

 

Top Electronic:

Morivou’s Wind

 

Top Vocal/Choral:

Austenite's Jabberwocky

 

Top Keyboard:

Austenite's Northanger Sonata

 

Most Underrated piece:

Sojar Voglar's Second Symphony

 

Oddest Ensemble Written for:

CJplumblossom's Dance of the Spirits

 

Neatest Score:

Austenite's Emma Overture

 

Best Recording:

Ylvaon's Symphony No. 2

 

Thread Categories:

 

Most Interesting thread:

How Successful are you Actually as a Composer?

 

Funniest Thread:

Shoutbox Quotation Thread

 

Most Controversial Thread:

Is Music so Bad Now?

 

Oddest Thread:

Lifeforce of Musiotics 

 

Member Categories:         

 

Best Staff Member:

Austenite

 

Best Moderator:

Morivou

 

Best Reviewer:

Austenite

 

Most Disliked Staff Member:

Wayne-Scales

 

Best Composer:

Sojar Voglar

 

Most Reasonable Member:

HeckelphoneNYC

 

Rookie of the Year!:

Sarastro

 

Old Timer's Award:

Sojar Voglar

 

Most Tech Savvy:

Marius

 

Most Improved Composer:

CJplumblossom

 

Most Annoying Member:

Composer Phil

 

Most Missed Member:

Elizabeth

 

Least Missed Member:

Composer Phil

 

Most Skilled Debater:

Jaap Cramer

 

Most Politically Opinionated Member:

Tokkemon

 

Staff's Pet:

CJplumblossom

 

Staff's Nightmare: 

Composer Phil

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Congrats to everyone! Austenite... woah dude... you sweeped this year! :D Nice!

 

And, thanks to everyone who voted for my Wind and (other pieces submitted) and of course, for best mod. :D It has been a pleasure serving you guys this year. Sorry to be leaving. ;-;

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Congratulations to everybody, especially Austenite! I hope the sweeping recognition given will spur him on to become even better composer and contributor. As per the unlucky nominations, I must say the selection of music was really amazing; I enjoyed listening to the pieces, some of which I already knew and some totally new to me, and I had the greatest tribulation picking my votes; indeed, any two pieces could have been voted at random for almost every category, which I admit I did a couple of times ;-)

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I personally would like Austenite to make a strong goodbye wave to the Tchaikovsky's shadow in his music and find more personal language, even if his approach remains in major-minor tonality system. The first movement of Serenade shows promise, for example. He is an excellent orchestrator and his form is standing solid.

Well, at least I got myself an "old fart" reward. :)

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I'm still stunned. But let me make a try...

 

*shows up late, runs through the red carpet, is greeted by a mocking Billy Crystal and a thrilled Anne Hathaway, while Christian Bale shows up pushing a cart full of statuettes*

 

Acceptance Speech Follows :facepalm: :

This comes as a major surprise for me, as there were so many quality compositions on the run :blush: . I can barely find any words :happytears:, except for a really big and heartily
Thank You to the whole YC community, especially for those whose support showed up through the vote.

I must also congratulate the other winners, esp. Sojar Voglar, who justly carried the coveted award for YC's Best Composer, as well as the (very fitting) Old Timer's Award and the Most Underrated Piece (I should add that his music as a whole is still underrated in this site). I also celebrate that our Rookie of the Year is very deservedly going to Sarastro, a very helpful and knowledgeable musician who has made a significant contribution despite having been a member for such a short time. And I must note the breakout year for CJplumblossom, who got not only the Weirdest Ensemble award but also the Most Improved Composer in 2012 (hey, you're also Staff's Pet :toothygrin:!)

HeckelphoneNYC will surely go bananas about finally carrying an award - Most Reasonable Member, nothing less! (BTW, the fact that one of our youngest members is also deemed as the most reasonable should tell us something about the average maturity level of YC :pinch: ). And Jaap Cramer just can't stop winning, this time getting the Most Skilled Debater. I'd like also to congratulate Tokkemon for being outspoken in his political views ;) no matter if they are shared or not by the rest of us.

On the less bright side, it's a pity that we're losing our just-named Best Moderator, as Morivou has announced his intention to leave YC :( - as did Elizabeth, last year's winner and hands-down our Most Missed Member. And also that Wayne-Scales has managed to retain his Most Disliked Staff Member title, despite a stiff challenge from the actively campaigning Ananth :P . But 2012 has been also the year of the Triple Crown for Composer Phil (aka Ravel's law): Most Annoying, Least Missed and Staff Nightmare awards (although I wonder if he could have pulled out the feat if Dominus Vobiscum hadn't dropped out from the race :evil: ).

Nevertheless, I have little less to add. Congrats to everyone else - and a million thanks!

 

*waves one statuette, hugs and kisses Anne Hathaway again until pushed back by Adam Shulman, winks at Jennifer Lawrence, bows out*

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I'm still stunned. But let me make a try...

This comes as a major surprise for me, as there were so many quality compositions on the run :blush: . I can barely find any words :happytears:, except for a really big and heartily Thank You to the whole YC community, especially for those whose support showed up through the vote.

I must also congratulate the other winners, esp. Sojar Voglar, who justly carried the coveted award for YC's Best Composer, as well as the (very fitting) Old Timer's Award and the Most Underrated Piece (I should add that his music as a whole is still underrated in this site). I also celebrate that our Rookie of the Year is very deservedly going to Sarastro, a very helpful and knowledgeable musician who has made a significant contribution despite having been a member for such a short time. And I must note the breakout year for CJplumblossom, who got not only the Weirdest Ensemble award but also the Most Improved Composer in 2012 (hey, you're also Staff's Pet :toothygrin:!)

HeckelphoneNYC will surely go bananas about finally carrying an award - Most Reasonable Member, nothing less! (BTW, the fact that one of our youngest members is also deemed as the most reasonable should tell us something about the average maturity level of YC :pinch: ). And Jaap Cramer just can't stop winning, this time getting the Most Skilled Debater. I'd like also to congratulate Tokkemon for being outspoken in his political views ;) no matter if they are shared or not by the rest of us.

On the less bright side, it's a pity that we're losing our just-named Best Moderator, as Morivou has announced his intention to leave YC :( - as did Elizabeth, last year's winner and hands-down our Most Missed Member. And also that Wayne-Scales has managed to retain his Most Disliked Staff Member title, despite a stiff challenge from the actively campaigning Ananth :P . But 2012 has been also the year of the Triple Crown for Composer Phil (aka Ravel's law): Most Annoying, Least Missed and Staff Nightmare awards (although I wonder if he could have pulled out the feat if Dominus Vobiscum hadn't dropped out from the race :evil: ).

Nevertheless, I have little less to add. Congrats to everyone else - and a million thanks!

Um, how long have you been working on that acceptance speech?

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I am happy and grateful that YC considers me a "composer of the year 2012". It is an honor. :)

I will definitely stay on this site in 2013 as a composer, reviewer and occasional judge. It's unlikely I will participate in monthly competitions as a competitor since the rules usually don't attract me.

I also hope there will be more reviews from different people as this site was supposed to be. Recently only a few members of this site frequently review other member's compositions.

I don't know what you all think but I also believe this site is not meant to upload (piano) improvisations (unless a directory for improvisation uploads is created) or upload pieces of wrong genre in wrong directory. For example: if somebody composed a pop piece and used full orchestra, (s)he should have uploaded it in pop directory anyway. Is anybody here addressed to move wrong uploads to right directory?

I would especially like to thank Austenite, JCramer and Sarastro to be my devoted followers and reviewers. And I congratulate Austenite for his success in 2012. As I have already said, he had really hit a jackpot.

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^^ Sore loser.

 

Congratulations to the winners, all of which I deem as deserving their awards.

 

BTW, next year there should be a category for "most embittered member".

Maybe one for "most wide-eyed and wet-nosed" while we're at it.

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omg OMG OMGOMGOMG

Thanks everyone....this is my first time getting awards at YC's Award Ceremony... I am so honored! (Saw your shoutout, Austy) Wierdest Ensemble, Most Improved and Staff's Pet...hahahaha. I will continue to strive hard!

And Austenite my goodness you won 7 Compositional awards and 2 Member awards...9 YC Oscars... Congratulations to you! And everyone else too!

^Congratulations to Ian for not winning the Annoying Member award hehe :)

p.s Was Phil THAT bad...? =/

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Congratulations to all the winners (except maybe to Phil and Wayne since they were awarded dubious honours--unless they're proud of that, which they might be).

 

Well, Wayne got reelected and Phil won the Triple Crown, so I guess they aren't complaining.

 

Anyway, all this will soon be forgotten, so...

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