awards 2022

Commission

The Robeert Black Foundation will join the Moab Music Festival's Commissioning Club to commission three native Ameerican composers, Laura Ortman, Dawn Avery, and Martha Redbone, for chamber music works that will be premiered at the 2022 Moab Music Festival.

Laura Ortman
Dawn Avery

Martha Redbone

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Commission

Phil Niblock

The legendary Phil Niblock is being commissioned to write a work for double bass and bass clarinet to be recorded on Eric Dolphy's bass clarinet.

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Commission

John Luther Adams

A co-Commission with the Moab Music Festival for a new work from John Luther Adams for a work for solo double bass titled Three Nocturnes which will be a companion piece to his Work Three High Places. This newly commissioned work will be premiered at the 2022 Moab Music Festival.

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Commission

A three-year grant, through 2022, is being award to the Network for New Music's Linda Reichert Commissioning Fund to support its' mission of commissioning music from emerging and established composers.

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Competition

The Robert Black Foundation will provide the prize money for the biennial David Walter Composition Competition sponsored by the International Society of Bassists.  There are 4 categories in the competition 1) solo double bass, 2) Chamber Music with Bass, 3) Bass Ensemble, 4) Bass with Electronic Media.  The winning compositions will receive performances at the 2023 ISB Convention.

For more information about the Competition, click here.

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Education

In support of the New Music on the Point's mission of fostering composers and performers of contemporary music, the Robert Black Foundation is pleased to participate in the NMOP 5-for-5 fund-raising campaign, providing automatic support to the Festival through 2024.

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Education

The Robert Black Foundation Bass Scholarship is awarded annually to one double bassist to attend the 3-week Bang On A Can Summer Institute at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. This year's recipient is Brett Armstrong.

Bang On A Can processes applications and selects the awardee.  Apply here.

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Travel

Daniel Sabzghabaei has received a grant to attend the rehearsals and premiere of his solo double bass piece

at the 2022 Moab Music Festival.

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