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The 60 Seconds Radio international competition
The 60 Seconds Radio international competition Avatar (2021)

This year Avatar awarded the 2nd prize for radio creation in the 60 Second Radio Competition.

The jury of the 7th edition of the 60 Second Radio international competition met on June 3rd. From our 37 finalist, three Grand Prizes were awarded by our international jury. This event collected 200 radio art works produced by artist from some 30 countries. Radio art, collage, soundscape, radio theatre, sonic prose and poetry, sound art, creative documentary, mutant radio, sonic captures filled our ears.

The winners!

LEFT-RIGHT-NOT-RIGHT, E-S-P-I-K-E-R-S DUO, AMÉRIQUE DU SUD

"Polarization and subdivision of a usurped temporality." Myriam Lambert

"Powerful and bold! Impeccable production. Unquestionably a masterstroke." Paul Charpentier

"With perfect technic, E-S-p-i-k-e-r-s built us a total metafictional machine : like a radio alarm clock interrogating itself, making mistakes and driving crazy but existential." Anne-Line Drocourt

"Be productive, follow the lead. Radio can always be a revelation." Boris Chassagne


I, A SOLITARY DRAMA, UNA WALKER, IRELAND

"Palpable quest for a touch, a raport, a closer contact." Myriam Lambert

"Immersive solipsism. This piece overflows with charm and intimacy." Paul Charpentier

"In a one-act tragicomedy, Una Walker walks us into universal solitude." Anne-Line Drocourt

"It could of been a simple walk. Una reminds us of what is lost." Boris Chassagne

 PERCEPCIONES DE UN SILENCIO, VERONICA CERROTTA, ARGENTINA

"Sagacious false silence in which an elusive affable language unfolds." Myriam Lambert

"The beauty of mystery. Expressive yet full of restraint. Magical." Paul Charpentier

"A damp sound layer, flickering tropical birds and a surging voice: Veronica Cerrotta creates mental landscapes for us that could as well be a ghost ship or a Conrad novel." Anne-Line Drocourt

"We follow Veronica’s pulse into nature and cultures." Boris Chassagne
 

ESPERJOS FRONTERIZOS, ALVARO GABRIEL DIAZ-RODRIGUEZ, MÉXICO

"A soundscape ressembling a score, emphasizing the division between two very distinct societies." Myriam Lambert

"A magnificent soundscape that shines in its subtleties. Superb exploration of multiple realities." Paul Charpentier

"Playing with stereo as an invisible frontier, Alvaro Gabriel Diaz-Rodriguez projects us into a powerful everyday miniature, bringing together the familiar to the inhabited void with which we have to deal." Anne-Line Drocourt

"A frontier where realities intertwine, keeping the historic distance of what is to come." Boris Chassagne


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60 Seconds Radio was pleased to count as its partners for the 2021 edition the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in Ottawa (CCUNESCO), the Avatar audio and electronic arts centre in Quebec City, as well as many international radio broadcasters. This competition celebrates the key values of radio artists: their desire to communicate with others and express new ways of producing and listening to radio through radio art. The passion that artists from almost every continent have for radio is in the very DNA of 60 Sec Radio. As radio has now existed for more than a hundred years, the medium and its artists have shown much resilience.

60 Seconds Radio is open to all schools of radiophonic expression: radio art, fiction, collage, sound art, drama, radio documentary, soundscapes, hybrid works, cosmic radio, and more. Artistic creativity, innovation, and originality remain the basic criteria that will guide the juries.

> 2020 WINNERS

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