Short list of the “1/1” competition for sound artists

Nikita Bugaev, Plumbutter
Nikita Bugaev, Plumbutter

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) 

Nikita Bugaev, Russia — Te

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 — Waiting Positions

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)

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