Heidel is now based in Fjellstrand, at the peninsula Nesoddtangen outside Oslo. She has previously lived several years in France and USA. The prize, worth $1000 is awarded for “a commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music”.
Heidel will use sounds, fragments and sentences from recordings of interviews she has made with the different artist working at Nesoddparken, an artist center she initiated in 2006. She tries to get the uncensored essence of any thoughts, doubts, intuitions and reflections the artists may have during their work processes. The material will also consist of recordings of sounds from the different artistic working processes with various materials and of instrumental sounds from small pieces for piano, clarinet, cello, violin and flute played by musicians connected to the center, including herself on flute. The voices/thoughts will be translated and recorded in English along with Norwegian and other languages represented by the various nationalities connected to the center.
Other prizewinners included the Canadian- American composer Emily Doolittle, who received the Theodore Front Prize for an orchestral piece, the American composer Paula Matthusen who received the New Genre Prize for a structured improvisation for laptop ensemble and the Australian composer Katy Abbott received the Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize for a string quartet.
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