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Making music together, apart: announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on 18 January 2021

Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson

The prize is being offered for the best interactive music experience, broadly construed, which has been developed during the academic year by either an undergraduate or a postgraduate in any department at the University of York. Given the current global circumstances, this year we are particularly interested to see or hear submissions responding to the theme "Making music together, apart".

Please submit a link or zip file by email or Drive share to music@york.ac.uk by 4pm Monday Week 9, Summer Term. Subject to quality, the prize is awarded at the start of Autumn Term on the recommendation of the Department of Music Board of Studies, and the winning entry may be made publicly accessible via the Department of Music homepage.

Submissions must be self-contained, well explained and documented, and cite any work (including code) on which they are based. You're encouraged to make use of web audio (eg Tone.jsTom Collins Research), but other forms of submission are welcome too.

Submissions could be compositional (eg Madeon's Adventure Machine), but could also be educational, musicological, a performance or production portfolio, etc., anything as long as they constitute an interactive music experience – the musical material is not fixed, but can be manipulated by users.