« The Loud-speaker is probably the greatest common denominator in all our lives to-day. Video, multimedia, car radios, mobile phones are all crafting a new life for sound. In all domains sound is an objet of research, of reflexion. It is essential to open up creative, imaginative spaces for sound.
And to encourage people to listen ».
Christian Leblé, chairman.
It’s time to submit your work for the next edition of the Phonurgia Nova Awards which will held in Pairs, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (the french national library) in september 2017. Participate in one of the most important radio and sound art competition, award an Festival in Europe. The Festival is the oldest and most prestigious event in the field of radio and sound art in France. The competition is a land of acoustic discovery: an international event which rallies sound and radio artists from all over the world. In 2016, 199 productions from 17 different countries were entered, and 36 of those were selected for an award. The jury was open to the general public, and its president, Chantal Dumas, underlined that this competition is “a genuine sound art observatory and not a conservatory”. All works are welcome as long as they are the expression of a creative approach. During a whole weekend works from all around the world will be presented to a demanding and appreciative audience. This year, the international Jury will award 7,500 € worth
prizes. All details, rules and registrations form available here.
“Every time a radio Prize has been created, it has provoked surprising works”, declared Pierre Schaeffer during the first edition of this competition in 1986. This observation is confirmed this evening at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France! After two intense and passionate days, this 2017 edition reveals new voices and strong talents! A phenomenon is consolidated from year to year: on the margins of the great radio houses, new authors and producers emerge, with whom we must count.
46 min, co-production RTBF La Première / Faïdos Sonore (France-Belgique)
37 min, production ACSR
with support from FACR Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgique)
Daniel Martin-Borret & Marie Lisel
17 min, autoproduction (France)
17 min, autoproduction
7 min, Phaune Radio
Sous le grand chêne
9 min, autoproduction
Lend an ear, leave a word – Audio archeology Volume 1 : Lisbon
21 min, autoproduction
Janko Hanushevsky & Eva Pöpplein
In darkness let me dwell
60 min, Deutschlandfunk
Phonurgia Nova 2017 / GRM de l’INA
Phonurgia Nova 2017 / Euphonia
Phonurgia Nova 2017 / GMVL Lyon
Phonurgia Nova 2017 / SACD
Phonurgia Nova 2017 / Musée de la Camargue
The nominees are
Bastien Lambert, Chloé Despax, Arnaud Leroy, Terri Hron, Marco Lampis, Joachim Glaude, Elina Gakou-Gomba and Marine Angé, Grit Lieder, Anna Granata, Colin Black, Sonia Pastecchia, Karen Werner, Clara Lacombe and Léa Capuano
Public broadcasters, commercial and non-commercial stations, sound factories and studios as Arte Radio, La Première, RTBF, Phaune Radio, France Culture, ACSR, Faïdos Sonor, Le Labo-RSR, ABC Soundproof Australia, Deutschlandfunk, BabelFish asbl, Radio Panik, SWR, and, of course, the large family of independent authors and radio-makers will be competing for this year’s Awards. We invite you do discover the shortlist of nominees and detailed program of the next two days of listening.
by Jean-Loup Graton
Director of cultural events of the BnF.
Presentation of the members of the jury.
Reminder of the philosophy of the event
and its vocation.
Alexis Rodolphe Myanmar Melodies
Atanasyan Charlie A journey through the Middle-East
Black Colin One Saturday in a small welsh village
Blinkhorn Daniel Cradle caldera
Blume Félix Fuga – Phaune Radio
Capeille Daniel Le silence sur un fil
Marin Stéphane Serendib rythms
Moxley Alyssa Epiphany
Petit Jérôme Siffler Laos – Arte Radio
Vaillant François Sous le grand chêne
Vernon Marc Lend an ear, leave a word – Audio Archaeology Volume 1: Lisbon
Tirandaz Laura Des étés plus longs que d’autres – La Première – RTBF – Par Ouï-dire
Pesch Carina Wanna play? worlds and 5 blind dates – SWR
Despeignes/Mardirossian Charles-Henri/Gilles Les voix du Mal (Chipe, Merguez, Disco) – France Culture
Martin Borret/Lisel Daniel/Marie Agogies
Carre/Julien Marylène/Jean Baptiste À Cherbourg la mer est bleue quand il fait beau – France Culture
Pascariello Pascale Les braqueurs – Arte Radio
Robiche Claire Un faux prophète – Arte Radio
François Nicolas La sardine et le loup de mer – ACSR
Laumonier Fabienne Bienvenue – ACSR
Gasteau Sylvie Anne de Jongh, la rebelle à la licorne – France Culture
Bories Benoît Une quête – La première – RTBF, FaÏdos Sonore
Oudin Nicolas Porte voix de la disparition – Le labo – RSR
Meursault/Landry Pali/Amélie Les chemins égarés – France Culture
Penitot Aline Nous, pacotilleuses, femmes de vagabondages marins – France Culture
Aigner Florence Les enfants de la poule – Florence Aigner, Polymorfilms et l’atelier Graphoui
Parietti/Langer Caroline/Vanessa Le corps qui sait – Le labo – RSR
Chomel Cabiria Les habitués de la nuit
Flacon Marie Fini de jouer – Arte Radio
Cousseau Jeanne Si je rêve, prends garde à toi – ACSR Empreinte
Desmarais Louis Olivier Abbaye
Herrmann Mitchell Nicosia
Gobin/Franco Boris/Sonia De l’autre côté du monde
Butzmann Frieder Die schrecklichhsten Stimmen – The most terrible voices – SWR
Calvo Charo Qualia – ABC Soundproof Australia
Hanushevsky/Poepplein Janko/Eva In darkness let me dwell – Deutschlandfunk
Jacquot Nicolas Lames de fonds
Madan/Friz Emmanuel/Anna The Joy channel
Naylor Steven Rivers
Peters/Peregrine Sarah/Andrews Ed Balls’ dream diner party
Tidoni Davide Le son du bruit blanc – ACSR Empreinte
Toulemonde Olivier Comment dire
Von Reusner Clemens Definierte Lastbedingung
Abitan Benjamin La préhistoire du futur – France Culture
Debarsy/Lagadec Jeanne/Maël La première fois que je suis devenue fou(le) – BabelFish asbl et ACSR
Dicenaire Sebastian John Haute Fidélité
Matyn-Wallecan/Boute Vincent/Antoine Télé Banque Hypnose – Radio Panik
Merlin Jean Paul Faits divers
Osinski Fabrice La Tourmente – CinéSilex
Perache/Zovighian François/Sabine De guerre en fils – Arte Radio
Ray Sandrine La tragédie du bonheur
In the presence of the President of the BnF,
Mme Laurence Engels (subject to availability)
I’m an essayist, an art critic, and a National Art Schools Professor. I have published Planète sonores, radiophonie, arts, cinema (Monografik), Journal audiobiographique, radiophonie, arts, cinema (Nouvelles Éditions Scala, 2016) and recently, Les Arts sonores (Transonic, Charleroi).
After musical studies in the class of Pierre Schaeffer at the CNSM, I entered as a radio Producer at France Musique and France Culture. I became the assistant of the Director of this station and later managed the communication of Radio France (1977 - 2000). Since 2005, I am responsible for the cultural programming at the BnF.
Musician and sound artist, I compose since the 90s works that are mixing intimate words, bruitists patterns and sound atmospheres. Radio, web, performance or installations, I am interested in all the possibilities offered by acoustic narration. I live and work in Montreal. I received the Phonurgia Nova Awards twice.
Producer for France Culture since 2010 I create documentaries and fictions there. I studied philosophy at the Bauhaus University of Weimar and Dramatic Art in Strasbourg at the TNS. I also work as a translator. I translated Michel Serres, Jacques Derrida, Paul Virilio, Bernard Stiegler and Ferdinand Bruckner.
In certain folds of the waves, the radio allows to invent works which could materialize nowhere else. This price rewards the most innovative steps designed specifically for her and which dig the sound depth.
Helmets or deckchairs, loudspeakers, transistor, tuner, installation or geolocation-based listening? For two minutes, one hour or a whole night? The sound fiction renews our relationship to the world and to the others.
To record the voices and the silences of the world is a whole art. This new prize encourages the authors who venture on the difficult way of the captation and the transmission of the human word.
How put itself tuned to the landscapes which we cross? What do we hear when we sound them of a new ear? On what base to meet territories and those who live in them?
A new generation seized the sound thanks to the new tools (audio-blogs, free software, podcasting, digital recorders, smartphones) which democratized the access. This generation begins its own revolution of listening. To these fascinated young people, Phonurgia Nova tightens the ear and reserves a price `` Pierre Schaeffer`` (In hommage to the incomparable sound and radio pioneer).