John Young has been awarded a prestigious Euphonie d’Or by the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music of Bourges. The award was made for his electroacoustic radio documentary Ricordiamo Forlì, which gained first prize in the competition on 2007. The competition, which ran between 1973 and 2009, was one of the world’s most significant forums for electroacoustic music until the closing of the Centre which hosted it—the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB). Euphonies d’Or awards have been made on two past occasions and are selected from the works previously awarded prizes in the competition. 35 in total have been awarded over the years, representing one work for each year of the competition’s history, which, in the words of the IMEB, “represent particularly brilliant moments in the history of electroacoustic music.” Ricordiamo Forlì is published by Montréal-based empreintes DIGITALes and Mnémosyne.
The first outcome of the collaborative agreement between the MTI and the CEPSA Research Group at the National University of Argentina, Lanús UNLa) is the publication of the very first edition of their publication series, jointly edited by Raúl Minsburg and Leigh Landy. “En el Límite” includes four MTI articles (in Spanish) and can be downloaded here.
DMU's Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre has been awarded just under £300,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the 'New Multimedia Tools for Electroacoustic Music Analysis' project. This three-year research project will develop an analysis software package and an analytical toolbox relevant to the breadth of electroacoustic genres. This will draw together existing methods, engage the latest interactive and hypermedia tools, and apply them to a range of works to compare their strengths and weaknesses. This aims to illuminate both the procedures and the works. We will be better able to judge what analytical approach (or approaches) would be best suited to gain an insight and understanding of a particular genre of the music. The research will be undertaken by DMU Professors Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy with musicologist and programmer Dr Pierre Couprie and doctoral student Mike Gatt. A number of new extensions, developments and refinements will result in a newly developed software application ('E-Analyse' derived from Pierre Couprie's iAnalyse) which can apply a range of possible approaches. (Image: Pierre Couprie's "iAnalyse 3")