1s t INTERNATIONAL SONIC ARTS AWARD 2012
The Sound Ex and moorroom cultural associations present the fi rst edition of the PIARS -
International Sonic Arts Award. The PIARS - International Sonic Arts Award is aimed at the production and promotion of sonic arts at an international level.
The PIARS will assign 4 money prizes and the FRATTO9 record company will select one artist from the shortlist to release a CD on their label. Winners will be notifi ed in May, 2013.
PIARS is made up of four categories:
1) Sound Art - Sonic installation pieces, including multi-channel work. The work must have been realised in the three years prior to the announcement of the competition. The work may have been shown in a gallery or in other sites including public spaces or private studios. In the case of the gallery owning the rights to, or having exclusive rights to, the work, the artist must obtain a waiver from the gallery for the exhibition. Works which have previously won awards are not eligible for entry.
2) Experimental Music - The track must not exceed a maximum duration of 10 min. The category includes works of all kind of sonic research including improvisation on acoustic instruments, electronic instruments, live electronics and computers. Works which have previously won awards are not eligible for entry. Works which have been previously published are not eligible for entry.
3) Acousmatic Music - Acousmatic works are sound compositions in digital form or on magnetic tape which have been composed in the studio and played through speakers without the intervention of live musicians. This includes multi-channel works. Works which have previously won awards are not eligible for entry. Works which have been previously published are not eligible for entry.
4) Soundscapes - Soundscapes are sound compositions which use sound recordings created through the editing, mixing and processing of the environmental sound source. This includes multichannel works. Works which have previously won awards are not eligible for entry. Works which have been previously published are not eligible for entry.
Art 3 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PIARS is open to artists of any nationality who are over 18 years of age. Artists may enter more than one work by making a separate entry for each of them and sending them separately. To participate, work must be sent in registered postal package by January 31, 2013, to:
SOUNDEX Ass. Cult. + (category in which you wish to participate)
Via Oderisi da Gubbio 67/69
00146 - Roma