Again American music prizes for Dutch composer

Again American music prizes for Dutch composer

World April 3, 2018 13:57

- Composer Stephen Emmer won special music awards last weekend in New York.

At the Lincoln Center he won two Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for Best Spoken Word Song for the song Soil, performed by Ursula Rucker. Bucket won both the public and the jury prize at the sixteenth edition of the event. The song Soil comes from his album Homeground. For this album, he won the Humanitarian Award earlier this year and the Golden Global Music Award in September last year. In the Netherlands, Stephen Emmer is best known for his tunes for NOS and RTL.

The composer says he is extremely happy and grateful that his last work in America is being picked up so well. 'That opens doors there that remain closed to others. Because of these two recent American prices, reactions from all over the world are coming in. Ursula Rucker who raps at The Roots is also very pleased with it. She is an authority in America, but has never won a prize with her work. '

It is the first time in Dutch music history that a Dutch composer / artist receives four major American music prizes for one project. The last Dutchman who could add three American figurines to his coat was conductor Bernard Haitink. The composer Louis Andriessen also won a major American music prize in 2016.

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