Since its creation in 1979, the Russolo award explores new sonic territories opened by the interfacing researchers 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 Noices, 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 state of consciousness through images or sounds, it is within this context that the Prix Russolo 2019 opens its field of research, from this 32nd edition, to all acousmatic or electronic music making visible or audible the immaterial in this double movement of materialization of the spirit and the spiritualization of matter. The selected works will be presented from October 2019 to March 2020 in several cities where the audience will decide of 2019 Prix Russolo award.
There is no age limit or fee for admission.
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