Sheffield Sound Art Success in 2016
Staff and students at the University of Sheffield featured in every major composition competition for sound art in 2016.
Electroacoustic music, or sonic arts, in the Music Department at The University of Sheffield achieved something extraordinary in 2016, with staff and students represented in every single major composition competition. These competitions, which span the globe, represent the pinnacle of the electroacoustic field, with prize-winners receiving substantial performances and broadcasts as a direct result of their achievements.
The year started with PhD student Alejandro Albornoz receiving Third Prize at SIME (France) for his piece 'La Lumière'. Issac Baggaley (MA), Chris Bevan (PhD) and Dimitrios Saava (PhD) were all finalists in the same competition. This was shortly followed by Vanessa Sorce-Levesque, another PhD candidate, receiving First Prize at JTTP (Canada). Dr Adam Stanovic, lecturer in Sonic Arts, later received an honorable mention at Musica Viva (Portugal) and a nomination at the Destellos Competition (Argentina) whilst his colleague, Dr Adrian Moore, was a finalist at Metamorphoses (Belgium). The year finished with success for PhD student James Surgenor, who received First Prize at Musica Nova (Czech Republic), with Stanovic again a finalist.