Thanks to your votes, I am delighted to announce that Resonance/Dissonance and I have been nominated for the Songlines Music Awards 2012 in the Newcomer category alongside Bombino (for the album Agadez), Fatoumata Diawara (for the album Fatou) and Trio Tekke (for the album Samas).
The top four nominees in each category were selected by a public vote on the Songlines website. The winners of each award will be selected by a Songlines jury and will be announced in Songlines Magazine #84 (June 2012), published on April 27.
A compilation album Songlines Music Awards 2012 featuring all 16 nominated artists will be released on CD and download on March 19. It will include ‘An Alif/An Apex’ taken from Resonance/Dissonance. You can order it from Amazon here.
Aside from profile pieces on all the nominees in the current issue of Songlines, the magazine will be running an extended awards feature in their podcast and updating the Songlines Music Awards iPhone app with audio excerpts and reviews of this year’s nominees.
BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting a ‘World on 3’ programme focusing on the awards and the nominees on Friday March 16th.
I never expected a work such as Resonance/Dissonance to have so much support, so a sincere thanks to all of you who have listened so intently and supported it so much. It really means a lot!