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Phonurgia Nova prix 2006
sound is art)))
Phonurgia Nova awards 2006
deadline :1st septemberThe Loud-speaker is probably the greatest common denominator in all our lives to-day. Video, multimedia, car radios, mobile phones are all crafting a new life for sound. In all domains sound is an objet of research, of reflexion.
It is essential to open up creative, imaginative spaces for sound.
And to encourage people to listen.
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Third Coast Festival Update
To get you geared up (and signed up!) for the Third Coast Conference this year, we offer these two favorite sessions from conferences past.
Jad Abumrad (2005) takes us through the uses and abuses of music in radio documentaries, and Gregory Whitehead (2002) guides us through a survey of imaginative radio in an increasingly unimaginative media landscape.GOT A FOLLOW UP QUESTION?
Archived sessions are great, but you have to be here in person to ask our session presenters the perfect follow up questions or take them aside to talk shop. Join us in Evanston, IL (just north of the Chicago) for our sixth annual conference focusing on the art and craft of making stories for radio and the Internet.
The conference, plus a flurry of special events, takes place Oct. 25-27. Early registration ends September 1st:
99 WAYS AND AN UPCOMING DEADLINE
You have just under a month (until September 8) to participate in the 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story project AND have your “Way” be considered for the 2006 ShortDocs.
Remember, if your Way is chosen, we’ll bring you to Evanston for our upcoming conference in October.
What are you WAY-ting for?! Read more about it here:
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[UPD] FEATURE: ‘Bilals (final) Battle’…
Sounddesign: Willem Davids
Featuring: Bilal S (alias ‘Scotty J’)
Country: The Netherlands
Broadcast: June 03, 2006, RVU radio
â€¢ Sound ‘BILALS (Final) BATTLE’ (mp3, 29’45”)
â€¢ Script (E) <- (script ‘Bilals Battle’ in a new window)
‘Bilals Battle’, the magnum opus of Rob Muntz and Arthur van Amerongen, is a virulent protest against the traditional way of documentary making in Europe.
In this tradition, the makers never leave the studio and are completely disconnected from the new, multicultural Europe.
They concentrate on dull subjects such as almost dead white folksingers that might be interesting if you live in the eternal forests of Finland and Sweden.
However, there is a whole new reality in Europe, with a Moslem population of 12 percent, but you will never find them back in so called European documentaries.
Muntz and Van Amerongen broke out of the studio and went to Morocco, a dangerous trip since their protÃ©gÃ© Bilal turned out to be a complete lunatic.
After the young Moslem fundamentalist Mohammed Bouyeri killed Dutch cineaste Theo van Gogh in November 2004, the Moroccan community in the Netherlands came under heavy pressure.
The once so quiet multicultural haven Holland was already aroused and shaken up by September 11th and the rise and fall of the populist politician Pim Fortuyn.
Moroccans and Moslems in general were seen as the 5th column of Al Qaeda and became the scapegoats of the once so tolerant Dutch society.
Documentary makers Rob Muntz and Arabist Arthur van Amerongen decided to take sides with the underdogs and dedicated their prizewinning radio show ‘De Inburgerking’ (2004) to young Moroccans in Holland.
After this pioneering and innovative radio show, Muntz and Van Amerongen wanted to make a documentary with Moroccan gangstarapper Bilal Soufiani.
Bilal S (alias ‘Scotty J’)
They followed Bilal during a year in Holland and went with him to Morocco, where his parents were born.
By following Bilal in Morocco, they wanted to analyze the process of Dutch Moroccans searching for the so called â€˜import bridesâ€™.
What followed was rollercoaster radio.
Bilals mother desperately wanted her only son to marry, in order to get his life back on track.
The young Moroccan manipulated the two naÃ¯ve and politically correct documentary makers with his alcohol and drugs consumption and his obsessive visits to Moroccan prostitutes.
After a devastating 6 weeks in the Moroccan hell, Bilal became completely reckless and threatened to put a huge amount of narcotics in the luggage of Muntz and Van Amerongen, moments before their return flight to Amsterdam.
It was not the documentary Muntz and Van Amerongen had in mind, but the program gives a unique and provocative insight in the world of a young Moroccan gangstarapper.
Three months after the documentary was recorded, Bilals father Ahmed (a well known criminal and drugs dealer) was found murdered in the Algerian Sahara.
by RVU radio
via IFC ‘contact’
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