Age : 67 years . Ireland.
I participated in the big IMEB Competition in 1999.
My ” SWEENEY´S VISION ” ( it was a 1997 WDR Cologne Commission ) was awarded the Premier Prix.
The IMEB Competition was
EXCELLENTLY conceived and administered. Winning its PREMIER PRIX contributed GREATLY to my career as a composer !
It is a great shame for the French Ministry of Culture to withdraw vital support from IMEB and to force it to
close its doors this July 2011. A great shame.
IMEB was foremost in its field; a flag-ship for French musical culture and for
international electronic music in all its many facets.
A great shame for this great cultural nation. A great shame !