Past Competitions

2015 Winners

  • First Prize – Christophe d'Alessandro, Boris Doval, Lionel Feugère, Olivier Perrotin, Cantor Digitalis, is a singing voice synthesizer controlled using chironomy, i.e. hand gestures, with the help of interfaces like stylus or fingers on a graphic tablet or computer mouse. 
  • Second Prize – Peter Bussigel, Ndial, is an automated sampling and sequencing with manual controls to navigate sound worlds in unpredictable ways.
  • Third Prize – Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Amelie Hinrichsen, Till Bovermann, PushPull, a central control element is bellow combining inertial sensor data with mechano-analog sound input and digital synthesis.
  • People’s Choice Award Best Instrument and Performance – Jonathan Sparks, Nomis, produces melodies and loops via light and gestures.
  • People’s Choice Award Most Unusual Instrument – Ed Potokar, Magnetic Percussion Tower, combines aspects of kinetic sculpture, music box design, drum machine, and interactive art.

 

2015 Judges

  • Joe Paradiso - Director of the MIT Media Lab's Responsive Environments Group and Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT. Dr. Paradiso is a physicist who has worked with NASA and a designer of electronic music synthesizers and MIDI systems.
  • Graham Marsh - Producer, mixer, writer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist with four Grammy awards and numerous Grammy nominations. Graham has engineered, produced and played for artists such as Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkely, and Cee Lo Green among many others.
  • DJ Hurricane – Hip hop DJ, producer, and rapper, known for his work with the Beastie Boys. One of New York's premier turntablists, DJ Hurricane fostered his skills alongside Run D.M.C. and is currently developing hip hop artist JBYRD while serving as Playpro Media speaker on the history of hip-hop. 
 

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