You are a field recordist, author of radio fictions or documentaries, audio performer, sound artist, podcasts maker…? inventor of digital forms which involve the narrative plasticity of sounds? These prizes are conceived for you. If they are selected, your works will be played at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France during this 25th edition of the Phonurgia Nova Awards.
You may submit :
1) finalised productions (eligible for the various prizes)
2) yet to be realised projects: models and scenarios (eligible for the benefit of Residences)
All works are welcome as long as they a express a creative approach within the realms of sound or radio art. This year, the international Jury will award 7,500 € worth of prizes. All details, rules and registrations form available below.
In certain folds of the waves, the radio allows us to invent works that could materialise nowhere else. This prize rewards the most innovative works designed specifically to explore the great depths of sound/radio art.
Headphones, loudspeakers, transistors, tuners, geolocation-based listening? For two minutes, one hour or a whole night? Sound fiction renews our relationship with our world and to the people within it.
Exploring the human with sound. Making the human voice “alive and speaking”. This was what the pioneers of recording wanted to promote. In the light of this dream, this documentary prize crowns the works that testify to human experience.
How do we tuned in to the landscapes that we encounter ? What do we hear when we listen them of a new ear? On what premise do we explore territories and those who live within them?
A new generation seized the power of sound thanks to the arrival of new tools (audio-blogs, free software, podcasting, digital recorders, smartphones) which enabled democratic access. This generation begins its own revolution of listening. To these fascinated young people, Phonurgia Nova reserves a ``Pierre Schaeffer Prize`` (in homage to the incomparable sound and radio pioneer).
In this time of the podcast, which seems to place the creations in delayed time at the top of the pyramid of values, and while the radio once again shows its social utility and its inclusive media dimension, this new prize intends to highlight the creation in «real time» as a specific artistic form on the airwaves. No genre is excluded if it places the antenna in a creative loop.