From 116 entries across 10 countries, the jury selected the best international sound art piece, which scoops €10,000 and an opportunity to exhibit at Madrid’s Espacio SOLO, and three further runners up who each take €1,000 to support their practice.
The winners of the 2020 PowSOLO Awards are:
Best Sound Art: Phonoptics Readers - Enrique del Castillo (Spain)
Made up of two hand-made optical readers running simultaneously, light is translated into sound, producing an ever-changing stream of compositions.
Discovery of the Year: Menagerie - Nolan Lem (USA)
Invention of the Year: Fluid Memory. Fluidic Computer - Ioana Bremer Moser (Romania, based in Berlin, Germany)
Viral of the Year: Bing Bang 850 - Etienne Krähenbühl (Switzerland)
The jury also gave a special mention to Auspicio by Enrico Ascoli and Hilaro Asola (Italy), a soundscape of birdsong using the gases released during wine fermentation.