Sounds of Silences
The collective Edison Studio, with the support of the SIAE and with the collaboration of the Cineteca di Bologna and Romaeuropa Festival 2018, announces the III edition of the international music composition competition for the images Sounds of Silences. The aim of the competition is to stimulate musical creativity in its interaction with the audiovisual medium and, in particular, the sonic interpretation of historical films of silent cinema starting from the attention to the timbre that characterizes instrumental, electronic and electroacoustic music. of our days.
In the preliminary phase of the competition, the contestants must send, by May 15, 2018, an audiovisual work of which they will have composed the musical part. A first international jury composed of several experts in the field will select four finalists who will be invited to create an electroacoustic soundtrack by October 20 for a medium-length film of the silent Charlie Chaplin chosen by Edison Studio in collaboration with the Bologna Film Library.
A second international jury, also made up of experts in the sector, will award prizes to the finalist competitors during a public event to be held in November 2018 in the context of Romaeuropa Festival 2018 at the premises of the Macro Testaccio La Pelanda, Rome.
The prize pool of the competition is € 6,000. The Competition is open to all composers of any nationality born after 12/31/1982. Participation in the Competition can be both individual and collective.