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Sounds of Silences 2017 Winners

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Prizes awarded at Sounds of Silences 2017
International Competition of Musical Competition for the Moving Image

On October 28 in the framework of RomaEuropa Festival 2017 at Macro di Testaccio – La Pelanda (Rome), the international jury composed by Alvin Curran (composer), Andrea Ravagnan (Cineteca di Bologna), Andrew Bentley (composer and professor at Sibelius Academy – Helsinki) Giulio Latini (Multimedia Communication professor at “Tor Vergata” University of Rome) and Stefania Lo Giudice (Romaeuropa Art and Culture Foundation), have awarded cash prizes to the 3 winners with the following motivations.

First prize (3000 Euro) went to Fabrizio Giraudo  (Italy)

for the music of “High Sign” (B.Keaton, 1920)
“On the expressive level, the composer succeeded in creating a mature and effective relationship between sound and image, achieving a deep balance between convention and experimentation.”

Second Prize (2000 Euro) went to Ludovico Failla  (Italy)

for the music of “The Goat” (B. Keaton, 1921)
“While respecting the language of film, the composer succeeded in using irony in an an experimental way.”

Third Prize (1000 euro) went to Myriam Boucher  (Canada)

for the music of “The Paleface” (B. Keaton, 1921)
“The jury appreciated the way the composer built a relationship between the sound design and the visual narrative.”
The jurors also appreciated the high quality of the music of “Cops” (B.Keaton, 1922) written by Xavier Madore and of “Neighbors” (B.Keaton, 1920) composed by Gabriele Paolozzi.

Sounds of Silences is organized by Edison Studio with the aim at making a valid contribution towards redefining the meaning, aesthetics and conceptual structures of silent cinema. New soundtracks can do more than simply “accompany” the images on the screen, but can reveal their hidden content, thereby giving a new voice to what would otherwise remain silent.

logoSIAE nw-picc bianco03with the support of Società Italiana Autori ed Editori for the project “SIAE – classici di oggi”
and with the collaboration of the Cineteca di Bologna (Film Archive of Bologna) and the Romaeuropa Festival 2017

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