Friday, November 28th, 2014, 19.30 SHUT UP AND LISTEN! AWARD 2014 Award ceremony and presentation of selected works As in previous years, the SHUT UP AND LISTEN! AWARD has been held within the framework of this year’s  festival, inviting composers and sound artists to submit works in two categories. Category 1) Audiovisual Work Category 2) Work for Solo Percussion resp. Solo Percussion and Sound Projection/Electronics Contributions should preferably show a reference to the festival theme TIME, AND AGAIN and have a  maximum duration of 10 minutes. The participation in the competition was free of charge. There was no  age limit and the entire selection process was anonymous.  Out of 42 submissions from all over the world, three works were selected and will be presented at  Echoraum, Vienna on November 28th, 2014. The award includes a purse of € 300.- each, as well as the  SHUT UP AND LISTEN! TROPHY 2014.   WINNERS AND AWARDED COMPOSITIONS Marta Azparren & Sergio Blardony (E) Tracto Audiovisual Work Abel Paúl (E/UK) Wrong Answers to Robert B's Wrong Question For solo metal sheet  Keisuke Yagisawa (J) xtx to Audiovisual Work JURY Category 1 (Audiovisual Work) Bernhard Gál  Austrian artist, composer and musicologist Bernhard Gál is equally at home within the domains of  contemporary music, installation art and media art. He has created sound installations and intermedia art  projects, combining sound, light, objects, spatial concepts and video projections into intense and often  site-specific, multidimensional art works. He also composes music for acoustic instruments and electro-  acoustic music, as well as performing live as a (laptop) musician. Gál runs the record label Gromoga  Records and is director of the Austrian art organization ‘sp ce’. 2006-2007 he taught sound art at the  University of Arts in Berlin. 2010–13 Gál held a research position at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary doctoral college ‘Art and the Public’.   Tina Frank Tina Frank is a graphic designer and media artist as well as professor for graphic design at The University  for Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. The focus of her work lies in Print, Corporate Design, Signage Systems and within the experimental field of music visualisations. Taschen Books listed Tina Frank in their book »Graphic Design for the 21st Century« among the top 100 graphic designers worldwide. Many of her  coverdesigns have been published in numerous design reference works and are considered influential.  With generative tools she creates immersive works to visualize  music, hotel rooms, etc. Since October  2008 Tina Frank is head of the department of graphic design and photography at the University for Art and  Industrial Design in Linz.   Category 2 (Work for Solo Percussion resp. Solo Percussion and Sound Projection) Belma Bešlić-Gál  Born 1978 in Tuzla (BiH). Austrian composer, artist and pianist of Slovenian/Bosnian descent, living in  Vienna. First music studies (piano) with Planinka Jurisic-Atic in Tuzla. Piano studies at the Liszt School of  Music Weimar (1996–2001, a. o. with Gerlinde Otto and Lazar Berman). Studies of composition and music  theory at the University of Arts in Graz (a. o. with Bernhard Lang, and Klaus Lang). Master classes in  Darmstadt and Munich (Brian Ferneyhough, Rebecca Saunders, Raphael Cendo, German Toro Perez,  Wolfgang Rihm). The fundament of her artistic reflection is time. Further issues include cultural  challenges of postwar/transitional societies, nihilism, futurism and manipulations of temporal perception  in (intermedia) music constellations.  Lukas Schiske Born in Vienna in 1962, Lukas Schiske trained as a percussionist at the University of Music in Vienna, later  specialising in new music. He has been a founding member of Klangforum Wien since 1985. He has worked  with a variety of ensembles and orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the RSO-  Sinfonieorchester, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Staatsopernorchester, as well as various  chamber music formations. He has also worked in wider areas such as Jazz, Rock and Theatre and  participated as a soloist in prestigious music festivals at home and abroad. He has participated in  numerous television, radio and CD performances.
shut up and listen! 2014 Interdisziplinäres Festival für Musik und Klangkunst