Spheres of a Genius 2023. Composition Competition honoring Clara Bley

JAM MUSIC LAB – Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna and the Radio Symphony Orchestra are continuing their collaboration in the context of “Spheres of a Genius” – a composition competition for jazz composers. The competition was founded in 2017/18“ and based on the 100th Birthday of the jazz composer and pianist Thelonious Monk. The subsequent competition paid homage to Leonard Bernstein.

This third “Spheres of a Genius” event pays tribute to Carla Bley.

Carla Bley has shaped generations of music-makers. Her work continues to inspire women in jazz to arrange and compose, and to help nurture the expansion of groundbreaking ideas.