Soeren Sieg Music-Video-Competition

My dear friends, the time has come!! Tomorrow at noon we will publish the first winner of the Sören Sieg Music Video Competition 2021! At 2pm the winner video will be released. The Jury devided the first price. The second winner will be announced Sunday at noon, the video will be published Sunday at 2pm. The third price will be announced on Monday, and the following days all the 12 best videos will be published at 2pm. The time zone is GMT+0200 (Middle European Time) Again we would like to thank the participants from four continents for all their amazing entries. For sure there will be a third competition in 2022! If you want to read again about the conditions of the competition, please click here.

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Due to lockdowns there are no concerts at the moment! This is hard for our community of musicians. Even harder consequences face the Maasai in Kajiado in South Kenya, who are threatened to die of starvation due to the third lockdown. So I decided to donate the income of the next ten score orders to this project. My friend Douglas McFalls, who founded the "Pillars of Maasai Development", explains: "We need to raise $6000 to provide food for 45 families and 15 individuals, as well as five teacher wages for an initial four weeks, though the duration of these lockdowns in unknown. Our local partner, Pillar of Maasai Development will again distribute maize (2625 kg), beans (1050 kg), oil (53 liters), and salt to the neediest." I will keep you posted, how much money I could raise. Thanks to everyone who already ordered and donated!

The next Workshop about my African recorder music is at Mollenhauer in Fulda on June 12/13, and in the hessischen music Academy in Schlitz from November 12 to November 14. I will report as quickly as possible if the workshops can actually take place because of the legal restrictions or not. Lets hope for the best!

Fresh from the printing house: Umonde, 12 Circle Songs for solo recorder and Loopstation, 64 pages for 19,90€. You find a video of the second Circle Song here: https://youtu.be/Lgj1-CJ5D7Y. The contemporary bestsellers for the lockdown are still: UKUVALELISA, 10 Miniatures for recorder solo, CADIZ for recorder and piano (here is the second movement from the premiere in Sydney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqh8s51HvCU); and TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE in the version for recorder and piano. Here is the video of the second movement THIS ONE MOMENT: https://youtu.be/blrYmSaaEro. Happy Easter!

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Biography

Sören Sieg (*1966) learned to play the recorder, violin and piano as a child and later the saxophone, trumpet, guitar and drums. He studied Sociology, Politics and Music in Hamburg and Bielefeld. He toured with his a cappella group LaLeLu for 18 years throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2012 he has lived as a composer and author in Hamburg. He has published ten books and numerous works for classical ensembles that are played all around the world. read more »