Russolo Competition 2002. This is up to you...
The“Russolo - Pratella” Foundation of Varese to honor the memory of
the futurist composer Luigi Russolo (1885-1947) organizes the 24th
edition of the International electronic music competition. The
competition is opened to Italian and foreign composers up the age of
1 - Each competitor can take part with one or two compositions
telling exactly the chosen category:
a) electronic music for tape alone
b) electronic music with live instruments or voice and tape or live
2 - Each composition must be recorded separately on CD (preferable)
or DAT, for a maximum length of 15 minutes for each piece and having
a short description.
3 - For section B is requested:
- 1 CD complete of work, with the tape and the instrumental or vocal part
- 1 complete score of the piece.
4 - Participants must pay the inscription fee of 25 Euros or 25 US
dollars, enclosed as cash in the envelop. The inscription fee is
inclusive for 1 or 2 pieces.
5 -Each competitor must send his written application and the
composition(s) to the Foundation before the 20th of August 2002.
6 - The application must be accompanied by:
* a short description of composition
* a full score of the piece (only for Category B)
* a short artistic curriculum
* a personal photo of the composer
* copy of identification document of the composer
* 25$ or 25 Euros in cash
* entry form
7 -The secretariat, verifying the material, will eliminate all the
participants who will no respect all these rules with scrupulosity.
The application imply the acceptance of all voices of Rules.
8 - The compositions must be unpublished and destitute of editorial
tie, will not be returned and will become part of the archives of
the "Russolo - Pratella" Foundation. Moreover the Foundation
itself the right to use this material for the public auditions even
outside its office residence.
9 - An International Jury will listen and value the works and, with
its unquestionable judgment, will assign the qualifications. The
Foundation doesn't think it's right to provide the Competition with
money prizes but to publish a CD in 500 copies, not for sale. In
this CD will be inserted the first piece classed in each category
and eventually other pieces pointed out from the Jury. Will be
assigned also some honor's mentions.
Each competitor with his piece inserted in the CD will have 10
copies free. The other competitors with the certificate of
specialization will have 1copies free. The CD will be successively
sent to Institutes, Research Centers, Radios and specialized
The Jury sittings, the ceremony of prize-giving and the performance
of the selected works will take place at the Civico Liceo Musicale
in Varese (Piazza Motta). The performance of the award works will
take place on Sunday 22 September 2002 at 5 p.m. The Jury's
resolutions will be immediately announced to the competitors and to
the means of communications.
THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
G.FRANCO MAFFINA - President of "Russolo - Pratella" Foundation,
Futuristic Music historian
MICHELE BIASUTTI (Italy) - Composer, Psychologist, Researcher,
University of Padova
PHILIPPE BLANCHARD (France) - Composer, President of "Studio
Forum" - Annecy
GIUSEPPE DI GIUGNO (Italy) Scientific Researcher
JURAJ DURIS (Slovak) - Composer, CECM Director, Sound Engineer EMS,
Slovak Radio, Bratislava
CARLO FERRARIO (Italy) - Composer, Musicologist
ROSSANA MAGGIA (Italy)- Experimental Researcher, "Russolo -
Send the material to:
FONDAZIONE "RUSSOLO - PRATELLA"
Via Bagaini, 6 -
phone 0332.237.245 fax 0332.280.331
Michele Biasutti Ph.D, researcher
Faculty of Psychology
University of Padova