Internationally acclaimed composer/sound artist Colin Black won the prestigious Prix Italia Award (2003) in the category Best “Music Radio - Composed Work” for composing and producing his major work The Ears Outside My Listening Room. BBC Radio 3 described this work as "a haunting evocation of Australia", while the Prix Italia Award’s International Jury Report states that it, "... lived up to the claim … that here was a patchwork sonic quilt that can be passed down the generations."
In 2009 Black was commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur's Klangkunst to create a feature length sound art work from field recordings made in East Germany entitled Kilian's Antipodean Dream. Prior to this in 2008 Black was invited by Czech Radio’s rAdioCUSTICA program to create Soundprints: The Prague Pressings for broadcast. Black's sound installation Alien In The Landscape: The Extended Enviro-Guitar (XEG) was selected for the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008 which was held at the Sydney C