Dr Magz Hall Wins 2021 PRS Oram Award
The Oram Awards are a platform for innovation in sound, music and related technologies. It is a partnership between The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop & PRS Foundation to elevate the work and voices of women, girls and gender minority music creators in electronic music.
“I am delighted. It’s fantastic recognition for radio art and sound art I have been making since 2000, it means that I can start research and development on an exciting new longer term project”
“Waves of Resistance is a radio art work about how radio can help us in times of isolation. I was commissioned for Galway 2020 by Louise Manifold for the Aerial Sparks Project, and was installed during the pandemic on the island of Innis Orr. It has been aired on the radio in Ireland and Scotland and streamed at festivals in the UK and the Netherlands. It was funded by the Irish Arts Council and the Irish Marine Institute.” Dr Hall
With this support from the Oram Awards Dr Hall will kickstart initial research and development for Radio Playtime, a bespoke sonic sculptural playground inspiring children and visitors alike to think about radio electronics and make concrete influenced music offline.
Dr Magz Hall is a radio and sound artist, who works with a focus on expanded radio art in all its forms. She has worked internationally since 2000 having exhibited at YSP, Jerwood Arts, Barbican, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, The V and A London, MACBA Barcelona, Place Des Artes Montreal and other galleries and festivals with broadcasts across the world. She is a senior lecturer at CCCU in Canterbury where her practice based research focuses on radio and sound art.
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