The 3rd edition of the IACC will take place in November 2017, rules and more information later on this site, availabal around autumn 2016.
 
Composers from all over the world of all ages can send in works for a certain instrumentation to be announced later. The compositions should contain a certain crossover element from the entertainment music (like jazz, pop, rock, folk, world music).

The title of the contest refers to Henk Alkema (Harlingen, November 20, 1944 - Utrecht, August 4, 2011). Alkema was a Dutch composer, piano player and music professor. Alkema is famous for his unconventional urge to combine different styles of music. And that's exactly what this contest aims for. Some quotes of Henk Alkema:
"composers see the horizon"
"a composer is like a captain on the lookout"
"sailing with the wind is boring"
 
2nd Edition - 26 October 2014, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

for saxophone quartet and piano

by Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and Henry Kelder

Edwin Rutten, Master of Ceremony

Awards:
1st prize: Shingo Matsuura, Japan, 35 (with Midnight)
2nd prize: Zackery Wilson, USA (Texas), 27 (with joySTICK IT)
3rd prize: Janco Verduin, The Netherlands, 42 (with Djent)
Public prize: Zackery Wilson


Other nominees:
Peter Fisher, United Kingdom, 52 (with Full of Scorpions is my Mind)
Aran O´Grady, Ireland, 21 (with Against the Grain)
Philippe Bodin, France, 53 (with Two Colors: Red)

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