Congrats to this year's winners!

EDM: Bryan Chi Hun Lai

Experimental: PJ Wilkerson

Congratulations to all the finalists!


  • Samuel Stjernholm – Voyage
  • Miles Warnke – Eclipse
  • Bryan Chi Hun Lai – Reasons Why


  • PJ Wilkerson – State Fair
  • AJ Thompson – Riparian zone
  • Matt Smiley – Three Bananas

64 bit pendulum new music


compete for $200 in two categories: experimental and EDM

The 7th annual 64 Bit Composition Competition is soliciting original electronic music that lasts exactly 64 seconds from CU students. Three finalists from each category will be chosen, and their submissions played at the Pendulum New Music Electro-Acoustic Event at the ATLAS Black Box Theater. The audience will pick the two winners. Submit online at

Open to any current CU student who is not a composition major

Online submission deadline 11:59 pm on Wednesday February 5th, 2020

Performance and live voting Wednesday February 19th, 2020 7:30 pm, Atlas Black Box Experimental Studio

Preliminary judging panel College of Music composition faculty, majors, and alums


Pendulum New Music is the premier new music concert series in Boulder. The 64-bit competition is open to all CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students who are not enrolled as a music composition student. We are interested in variety. In style. In creativity. In cool. In the destruction and conservation of theme. In music that yowls and yips and wails and squeals. In screams that masquerade as music. The 64-bit competition is originally conceived by Hunter Ewen.