Åke Parmerud and Roger Cochini will each be awarded the Qwartz Hommage Pierre-Schaeffer during the gala of the 5th Qwartz Electronic Music Awards at Cirque d’hiver Bouglione in Paris (France) on April 3, 2009. This prize pays tribute to a composer of electroacoutics. The previous prize winners are Bernard Parmegiani (2006); Henri Pousseur (2007); Beatriz Ferreyra and Jean-Claude Risset (2008).
Élektrophonie presents the 2005 Nuit bleue from July 8 to 10, 2005 at Arc et Senans’ Saline Royale (France). Nuit bleue 2005 is the 4th edition of this festival dedicated to new electroacoustic and electronic music, and is presented in coproduction with the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and Musiques & Recherches (Belgium). Every acousmatic composition will be spatialized on acousmonium by Sébastien Chatron, Jonty Harrison, Isabel Pires and Annette Vande Gorne. The night will feature compositions by Pete Stollery, Adrian Moore, Denis Smalley, Stephan Dunkelman, Ingrid Drese, Robert Normandeau, Francis Dhomont, Patrick Ascione, Andrew Lewis, Trevor Wishart, Annette Vande Gorne, Elizabeth Anderson, Theodore Lotis, Roger Cochini, Bernard Fort, Jonty Harrison, John Young, David Berezan et Beatriz Ferreyra, amongst others. The concert will then be repeated integrally in Birmingham (UK) on July 16, 2005.