Katharine Norman’s book Sounding Art (242 pages + 1 CD) is now available on electrocd.com. The book describes various aspects of sound art, and presents the work of many artists such as Magali Babin, Luc Ferrari, Barry Truax, Francisco López, Hildegard Westerkamp, Francis Dhomont, Merzbow, John Oswald, and Martin Tétreault.
Here and There (2003) was recently awarded the first prize at the 5th Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Musicale Elettronica Pierre Schaeffer (Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition) (Pescara, Italy, 2005).
Francis Dhomont will give a concert at the [sonor] festival in Nantes (France) on March 9, 2006, featuring Corps et âme, L’air du large, Figures de la nuit / Faces of the Night, À l’orée du conte, Chambre interdite, Un autre Printemps, and L’électro. Afterwards, Dhomont will be the guest of the Lovebytes festival in Sheffield (UK) on March 25, 2006. The composer will present Here and There, En cuerdas, Un autre Printemps, Lettre de Sarajevo, Phonurgie, and Corps et âme.
At the 6th International Electroacoustic Music Contest of São Paulo (CIMESP 2005, Brazil), David Berezan won the First Prize for Styal and Francis Dhomont won an Honorable Mention for Vol d’Arondes. Mathew Adkins and Robert Normandeau also saw their work selected for the finals. Serendipities and Synchronicities by Pete Stollery and Rojo by Hans Tutschku were selected for concert presentation at the 6th BIMESP (International Biennial for Electroacoustic Music of São Paulo) in 2006.
Last September, composer Francis Dhomont was president of the jury for the 2005 Phonurgia Nova Competition (Arles, France). On October 19, 2005, he was the keynote speaker at the EMS-05 conference in Montréal. On October 27 and 28, 2005, he took part in the festival Klang Raum Illusion: 18 Tage neuer Musik in Weimar (Germany) with Frankenstein Symphony and Vol d’Arondes; the latter spatialized on a 192-loudspeaker orchestra by Hans Tutschku. Dhomont gave a concert in Saint-Étienne (France) on November 5, 2005, a concert and a master class in Århus (Denmark) on November 10, 2005 and another concert in Copenhagen (Denmark) on November 11, 2005.