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    Keyboard Magazine Honors GPO Competition

    Keyboard Magazine has done a short write up on the GPO Competition "From Software to Symphony Hall": GPO Orchestration Competition" in the Intro section of this month's issue.

    "'Replace and Orchestra with software?' asks Gary Garritan, creator of the Garritan Personal Orchestra. "No way. I want my software to inspire composers to write music that's good enough to be played by a real orchestra". To that end, Garritan created the GPO Orchestration Competition Contest in which over 200 entrants submitted orchestral compositions created entirely using their audio/MIDI sequencer or notation program and GPO. Co-sponsored by Keyboard the constest culminated this past March in a gala performance by the Moravian Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. The 18-year-old grand prize winner Richard Birdsall won a trip to the concert, a performance of his piece "Kinights and Magic", a recording of his piece by the orchestra and tuition to the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. Runners-up Kentaro Sato, Craig Reeves and William Pearson also had their works performed by the orchestra..."

    I would like to thank Keyboard Magazine for co-sponsoring this groundbreaking event. A congratulations again to our winners.

    To read the rest please pick up the latest issue of Keyboard.

    Gary Garritan

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    Congrats Gary and to the winners once again!
    Styxx

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    I especially like the message of "inspiration, not emulation".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    "No way. I want my software to inspire composers to write music that's good enough to be played by a real orchestra".
    Gary Garritan
    That's the ticket! Congrats Gary...
    ;-)
    jim

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    Congratulations Gary. Can't wait to read this.

    Karl

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    Wow, nice! Nothing like having the winners' names in print in such a popular magazine! Congrats to winners, and many thanks to the sponsors for the opportunity!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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