feel that the genre of sound art
itself might be limiting sound art’s potential,” says artist Ted Apel
. “Many sound art shows have the theme of ‘Sound Art.’ Imagine a show of visual art with the theme of ‘Visual Art.’ This would be a laughable idea, but it is something we can’t seem to escape with sound art.”
Apel, who is Lecturer in Electronic Music / Sonic Arts at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, was the 2013 winner of the first annual FETA Prize in Sound Art.
Two years ago in Copenhagen Spencer Topel, Juraj Kojs, and Paula Matthusen hatched the idea for a new prize in sound art. “We sat together and discussed the direction of FETA (Foundation for Emerging Technologies