Since the start of the Fall semester, professor Jon Nelson has received honorable mention in two international composition competitions. His work "Just After the Rain" was selected as a finalist in the Joensuu Soundscape Composition Competition 2011 (Joensuu,Finland) and his "Turbulen Blue" received honorable mention in Portugal's Electroacoustic Competition Música Viva 2011. This work, which makes extensive use of Nelson's recent research forays into physical modeling, was also performed on September 22 at the Channel Noise V Festival at Georgia Southern University. It was also presented in concert along with his work "objet sonore/objet cinétique" at the October 24 Cinema for the Ears concert at Louisiana State University where he served as a guest composer.Nelson's percussion quartet and tape work "Other Terrains" is being presented in concert by the IRAMA Percussion Ensemble at UNT on October 31 and by the Sibelius Academy Percussion Ensemble in Helsinki, Finland on November 1.
Nelson is also working to complete two new compositions: "Bebop in the Forest of Lonely Rhythms" for flute and interactive electronics and "Inside a Cloud of Butterflies" for guitar and interactive electronics. These two works swill be premiered during Spring of 2012.