Wednesday, 8 September 2010

PRS New Music Award 2010 – Public Voting Closes this Sunday

PRS New Music Award 2010 – Public Voting Closes this Sunday

There’s only five days left before the first ever public voting on the 2010 New Music Award shortlist closes. Voting closes at midnight this Sunday 12 September.

The winner of the New Music Award 2010 will be awarded a £50,000 prize at a glittering ceremony in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, on 16 September and their winning new musical work will premiere in 2011. Click here to cast your vote.

The shortlisted ideas cover the widest possible range of musical genres from electronic and site specific to acoustic and African-inspired beats.

New Music Award 2010 finalists:

 aroundNorth – a “stellar orchestra” based on the rotation of the stars around the Celestial North Pole

 Automata Musica – combines the skills of composer and craftsman to make “automatic instruments” which audience members can play

 The Battle of the Wordsmiths – recreates African musical instruments through beatboxing which introduces western audiences to the ancient traditions of Yoruba culture

 The Organ of Corti –recycles existing sounds to create new ways of listening

 SATSYMPH – a “satellite symphony” delivered through an iPhone app

For further information on the PRS New Music Award 2010 or the shortlisted ideas visit: PRS for Music

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