The open competition was announced in April 2020. Its purpose is to support Russian and international sound artists during the pandemic, and also to study the processes taking place in the art world under quarantine, to take a look at the work going on in self-organized home “workshops” all over the world.
Over 140 applications were received from 75 authors from Russia, France, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, India, the USA and Germany. All competition works are available online under the tag #oneononecyland on our SoundCloud channel. An album will be released, with the first part containing works from the competition short list, and the second featuring the work by the winner.
«We are eternally gratefully to the all sound artists who responded to our request to share the sound of their quarantine, their response to the pandemic, and simply the way that musicians are passing the time in these somewhat unusual conditions.
We examined 50 works in more detail, from which we painstakingly selected 80 minutes of material. We were very pleased to see that the participants used a wide spectrum of sound and took diverse approaches. We have completed work on compiling an album in two parts, the first part featuring 17 works by different authors, and the second containing a full sound statement, and we are ready to announce the winners!» — Sergey Komarov, curator
First place (500 USD)
Short List (Each nominee receives 100 USD)
Anastasia Koroleva, Russia — Dying Come Alive
Boris Shershenkov, Russia — FIY
Castle In Time Orchestra, Israel — Soundpainting From Home
Evgeny Khlopotov, Russia — 5.1m Distance Symphony
Evgeny Markov, Russia — Monatransient
Ludovic Finck, France — Re-Percussion
Helga Zinzyver, Ekaterina Shelganova, Alina Kugusheva — Poses of Waiting
Julia Giertz and William Rickman, Sweden — Bytebeat Bonfire
Marina Karpova, Ivan Belov, Russia — Inertia
Simon Cacheux, France — Elapsed Time
Tori Morgunova, Russia — Process Of Becoming
Ilia Belorukov, Russia — Dishwasher, take 1
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, India — Towards an Amicable End
Hans Tammen, USA — Between the Earth and Sky
Olga Kokcharova, Switzerland — Rear Window
Ilia Douganov, Russia — Mucik Boks (excerpt)