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  • Music Competition in honour of Maestro John Williams at Cinesonique (Raising upto $2000-$1225 s...

    In honour of John Williams getting two Oscar nominations this year at the age of 80, we are holding a music competition.

    Mr. Williams is the second most nominated person in the history of Oscars, with an amazing 47 nominations. He is also the most nominated person alive. Walt Disney is the only one who had more nominations than Williams.

    This year, both War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin have been nominated for best original score.

    You have to write a symphonic piece of music. We are accepting hybrid compositions but largely symphonic in nature. The piece should be between 3 and 4 minutes long and completely virtual. You are not allowed to use live instruments since most of us dont have access to a world class orchestra.

    The deadline for submission is 1st March 2012.

    You can send all your entries to

    The winner will take all of the cash that is raised by the end of 20th March 2012 here:

    Winners will be announced on 20th of March 2012.

    Start writing!

    Cinesonique is a Film Music group on Facebook. If you havnt joined us already, please do so here:

    *For a complete set of rules and FAQ, go here:

    You can send a high quality Wav but you can also send a high quality Mp3 file.

    Please stick to these two formats.

    Good Luck!



  • O.K., I don't have a facebook account so I'm never there, I didn't know of the F.A.Q.

    First, when I said about you holding a 'fair' competition I didn't mean it as an allegation but as a matter of fact; I'm sure your competition will be above board in this matter. Second, I never thought you were doing this for personal gain - and wouldn't mind if you did so anyway.

    However, I think we are beating about the bush here. Sure Williams has a broad style, but I'd really like to know how many entries you receive in the styles of The Towering Inferno, The Accidental Tourist, and Catch Me if You Can, and how many in the style of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and E.T.

    All I meant (in my customary sweet and collegial manner), is since you're going into the trouble of organizing something like this, why not dedicate it to Williams 80th birthday, him being one of the very best and recognizable film-composers ever, and award the prize to a young hopeful whose talent also lies in invention, rather than imitation...

    All the best.

    P.S.: I guess it could be much worse. Like a Hans-tribute for example...

  •  Is the list of judges available yet?