PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATULATIONS FELIX ON WINNING THE ZEPPELIN MINI.
The UK’s most ambitious music prize is the PRS for Music Foundation New Music Award which carries a £50,000 prize.
This year, for the first time, they are opening the voting to the public. The voting will close on 12th September and the public vote will count as one vote on the judging panel. The winner will be awarded a £50,000 prize at a glittering ceremony in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on 16th September and their winning new musical work will premiere in 2011.
Let us know at the bottom of this blog which piece you think deserves to win and why, then vote here. The best answer will win a Zeppelin Mini and an iPod loaded with the five short listed films plus a half-hour SkyArts documentary.
The five shortlisted ideas cover the widest possible range of musical genres from electronic and site specific to acoustic and African-inspired beats, and the PRS for Music Foundation has comissioned a short film for each of the entries.
The five entries are:
aroundNorth – a stellar orchestra based on the rotation of 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 to Yoruba culture
The Organ of Corti - recycles existing sounds to create new ways of listening
SATSYMPH – a “satellite symphony” delivered through an iPhone app
The films will also be screened free from 26th July to 5th September. Venues include the ICA, London, Watershed in Bristol, the Black Box in Belfast, Sage Gateshead, Cornerhouse in Manchester, Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts, Liverpool Bluecoat Arts Centre, Nottingham Broadway Media Centre and the Roundhouse, London.
Let us know at the bottom of this blog which piece you think deserves to win and why, then vote here. The best answer will win a Zeppelin Mini and an iPod loaded with the 5 short listed films plus a half-hour SkyArts documentary.