CALL FOR PRIX RUSSOLO 2018


PRIX RUSSOLO 2018

Since its creation in 1979, the Russolo Award explores new sonic territories opened by the interfacing researches of the composer, painter and metaphysician Luigi Russolo (1885-1947). A key figure of the musical revival of the twentieth century, Luigi Russolo became famous in 1913 with his manifesto The Art of Noises, which develops the idea that all sounds, especially those from the industrial world, have their place in musical orchestration. It will move from theory to practice by developing many sound machines like the famous noisemakers Intonarumori or Russolophone, early synthesizers, and invent noise music, foreshadowing the concrete and electronic music. From the start Russolo seek to reach higher states of consciousness through images or sounds, it is within this context that the Prix Russolo 2018 opens its field of research, from this 31st edition, to all acousmatic or electronic music making visible or audible the immaterial in this double movement of materialization of the spirit and spiritualization of matter.
The selected works will be presented from October to December in several cities where the audience will decide of 2018 Prix Russolo Audience award 2018. Grand Prix Russolo will be decided by former winners. The list of prize-winners shall be communicated on the 16th of December 2018 during the last Prix Russolo concert in Annecy. A double CD will be produce with the finalists and winners from 2016 and 2017 contest in July 2018 by MonochromeVision.
No age limit                                      No fee admission

SEND YOUR MUSIC BEFORE JULY 30th 2018
With WeTransfer to prixrussolo2017@gmail.com
Duration < 11 mn
Sound: AIFF / WAV (No MP3)                   (One piece per candidate)
+ A description of your piece in English (PDF)
+ your CV in English (PDF)
+ a scan of your passport or identity card (PDF)


Prix Russolo Comittee : 
Jean Louis Belmonte, Philippe Blanchard, Olivier Falcou, Xavier Ferrer, Pierre Jolivet, Vincent Laubeuf, Dmitry Vasilyev, Alexandre Yterce, Nicolas Malevitsis, Gabin Noir. 


Organization : Studio Forum – Bruit de la neige – France - prixrussolo2017@gmail.com















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