“Origins” concert nominated for two Independent Music Awards

Origins: Life and the Universe, the groundbreaking, multimedia concert produced by Burmer Music in 2015, was nominated for two Independent Music Awards this week. Winners will be announced at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016.

Origins was nominated by a distinguished judging panel in two IMA award categories: Contemporary Classical Album and Long-form Music Video. This prestigious music award covers a broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene. Nominees representing a variety of categories such as albums, songs, music videos and design, are culled from thousands of submissions sent in from around the globe. This is the 15th year that the IMA awards are being presented.

The music, performed live by Northwest Sinfonia conducted by Grammy award winner David Sabee, was synchronized in real time to video projected onto a large screen on stage. The concert was a benefit for students at the University of Washington’s Astrobiology Program and Astronomy Department.