The International Rostrum of Composers is an annual event where broadcasting representatives from more than thirty national radio networks worldwide meet to exchange pieces of contemporary classical music.
Finnur Karlsson's 'till heavens changed have their course' is published at Edition·S and was premiered by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra at the PULSAR festival earlier this year. With Karlsson's work Denmark participates in the category 'Composers under 30 years'.
Delegates from each country present a work by a contemporary composer, and after sessions of listening and debating, the delegates agree on the selected work of the year, and recommend a number of other works.
The works are likely to be broadcast or played in concerts sponsored by the participating networks and hereby reach a big international audience.
Last time a Danish composer won The International Rostrum of Composers was in 2010, when Simon Steen-Andersen's 'Ouvertures' took first price. This year's Rostrum takes place 15-18 May in Budapest.