The Phonurgia Nova Prize has been awarded this year for the 26th time. Born in 1986, the Festival is the oldest and most prestigious event in the field of radio and sound art in France. Progressively it has become one of the internationally most important prize for cutting-edge works of radio art.
Last year, 305 productions from 30 different countries were entered, and 40 of those were selected for the Festival at the BnF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Our ear is loaded with a new culture of sounds, and a new art of listening, inspired by radio and sound practices. The Phonurgia Nova Awards take the experience of this phenomenon and identifies the outlines of this abundant universe. Amongst many others composers, authors and radio makers, Chantal Dumas (Canada), Yves Meylan (Switzerland), Dominique Petitgand (France), Bernadette Johnson (Switzerland), Alessandro Bosetti (Italy), Andréas Bick (Germany), Hanna Hartman (Germany), Sébastien Dicenaire (Belgium), Joaquin Cofreces (Argentina), Sherre Delys and Russel Stapleton (Australia) have all been crowned as prestigious prizewinners.
Again this year, we will be pleased to discover works challenging the radio and podcast universally. During a “weekend marathon”, the submissions will be auditioned and reviewed by a live jury at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (the French national library).