2020 – Phonurgia Nova
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And the winners are…

This year, 305 productions coming from 30 different countries were entered, and 40 were nominated. During a whole weekend these 40 works from all around the world were presented to a demanding and appreciative audience. The jury members, underlined that this competition was one more time “a genuine sound art observatory”.

Palmarès 2020

5 awards to celebrate radio art and sound expression

  • « Field recording » Award

  • with 1000€ from the Musée Réattu / City of Arles

    Pablo Sanz
    strange strangers
    production R{A}DIO{CUSTICA},
    Czech Radio Vltava (Czech Republic)

    listen here


    Jury’s Mention
    Presage by Mark Ferguson (Great-Britain)

    listen here

  • « Human Word Archives » Award

  • with 1000€ from the BnF,
    Bibliothèque Nationale de France

    Matthieu Cornélis
    Ainsi brament-ils
    44 min, production Otuscops – RTBF, Belgique

    listen here

    Mention of the jury

    Aurélia Balboni & Nicolas François
    57’37, Cineke, Belgique

    listen here

  • « Découverte Pierre Schaeffer » Award

  • with 1000€ from Phonurgia Nova and Centre Wallonie Bruxelles

    Johann Philippe
    Chien ailé
    13’40, autoproduction, (France)

    listen here


    Mention of the jury and “Coup de coeur” du Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Hayley Suviste
    27’16, autoproduction, Grande-Bretagne 

    listen here

  • « Sound Art » Award

  • with 2000€
    from the SACEM

    Mark Vernon
    Magneto Mori : Vienna
    46’45, Kunstradio, ORF, Autriche.

    listen here



    Mention du jury

    Gabriela & Christian Fierbinteanu,
    7 min, autoproduction  (Romania)

    listen here


    Mention du jury

    Manon Prigent
    L’oreille aux portes
    57’46, L’Expérience, France Culture, France

    listen here

  • « Sound Fictions » Award

  • with 2000€

    Florent Barat & Sebastien Schmitz,
    Dans les creux dangereux où la louve abîmée
    26 min, autoproduction collectif Wow ! (Belgique)

    listen here

  • Selection Ars Acustica EBU

  • from the European Broadcasting Union

    José Igès, 15’40, autoproduction, Espagne
    Johann Philippe, 13’40, autoproduction, France
    Mark Vernon Magneto Mori : Vienna (Austria)

Phonurgia Nova 2020 Residences / Scholarships

2020 / GRM de l’INA
2020 / Euphonia
2020 / GMEM

The nominees are

Claire Frachebourg  at GRM de l’INA (for her projet PUPAE)

Marie-Philippe Joncheray et Amélie Guyot  at Euphonia Marseille (for their project Déborder l’eau sale)

Myriam Pruvot at GMEM Marseille (for her projet Un Opéra modeste)


2020 Juries

  • Marie Barbier

    As a journalist specializing in justice issues, I worked for thirteen years for the daily L'Humanité. Today, I am a freelance journalist who works with Reporterre and Mediapart.

  • Olivier Kaeppelin

    Curator of exhibitions, art critic, radio producer and writer, I was deputy director in charge of programmes at France Culture and then advisor to the president of Radio France for cultural programmes from 1999 to 2004, Director of Plastic Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Communication from 2004 to 2010,

  • Alexandre Castant

    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).

  • Jean-Loup Graton

    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.

  • Antoine Chao

    Radio is a popular emancipation sport. I practiced it in street theatre with the friends of the ``Royal de Luxe``, in ``Over there if I am there with`` Daniel Mermet, in ``Comme un bruit qui court`` and from now on ``It’s soon tomorrow`` on France Inter and I could go on...

  • Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux

    As a researcher, I am a research director emeritus at the CNRS. My research themes focus on the sound history of theatre.

  • Elise Racque

    I am a journalist. For more than three years, I have been listening to Telerama’s radio/podcasts. Listen to radio documentaries, fictions, surveys. Listen to those who make them, too. Sound creation in all its forms.

  • Kaye Mortley

    Trained in contemporary literature, coming from Australia, I started writing with the sounds of reality in the 70s, at the ACR of France Culture, a time when radio writers (like some filmmakers) left the studio for the street, looking for another way of doing things.

  • Benoît Hické

    Je suis programmateur au sein du service culturel du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, à Paris, avec entre autres champs artistiques une prédilection pour les projets sonores à la croisée du field recording et de la bio-acoustique.

  • Pascal Cordereix

    General curator of libraries, I am in charge of the audio documents department at the Bnf Audiovisual Department. In addition to legal deposit, I’m in charge of the department’s historical sound holdings.

  • Francois Nida

    Former publisher, I am now Assistant Director for the cultural programming at the BnF.

  • Lionel Viard

    Founder of Elektrophonie, I designed and organized with this association numerous musical events in various remarkable architectural sites (Chapel of Ronchamp, Citadel of Besançon, …). I am responsible for the cultural season of the Saline Royale of Arc-et-Senans.

  • Marc Namblard

    I live in Lorraine and have been working since the late 2000s as a naturalist guide, audio-naturalist and sound artist. Recently, Stéphane Manchematin and Serge Steyer devoted to my work a documentary film, “The Spirit of Places”, star of SCAM 2019.

  • Anne Gillot

    Clarinettist and flutist, Anne Gillot pursues her work of creation and representation of the contemporary music repertoire and, more generally, intend to explore sound in all its facets. She was born in Lausanne in 1972.

  • Stéphanie Pécourt

    Graduate in sociology, I am Director of the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris since 2019. Since 2015, I have been acting as an independent commissioner in Belgium and abroad (Hong Kong, France, Portugal, China, etc.)

  • Juliette Volcler

    I’m an independent researcher, an author and a sound critic. I work on the history of sound creation, social criticism of sound, sound design. I contribute to Syntone, and the collective The Sirens.


Rendez-vous October 2, 3 and 4

Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris

Come at the Festival Phonurgia Nova and attend public listening and deliberation days.