Online application Giga-Hertz Award 2019

Submission period March 4 – May 31, 2019
Since 2007, the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic and acousmatic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (formerly Institute for Music and Acoustics) and the SWR Experimentalstudio. The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Awards, endowed with 5,000 €, serve to initiate and promote new projects. The focus of the Special Prizes is to honor a work, and not a person.

The works submitted can be of diverse combinations and types of style. There are no aesthetic constraints, only functional criteria that relate to content.

Thus, all compositions submitted should meet at least one of the following criteria:

– Compositions using live electronic
– Composition for fixed media
– Mixed music
– Concert installation
– Transmedial composition
– Experimental sound performance
– Interdisciplinary performance (with relevant music or sound components)

In 2019, the topic »machine learning« should be given particular attention in the selection of the working scholarship.

In this context, artists should be motivated to apply in particular with musical works which have been realized through the use of machine learning. Alongside this, other works which have been realized with digital or electronic technology can also be submitted.

Previous awardees of the Grand Prize were important figures like Laurie Anderson, Curtis Roads, Brian Eno, Pierre Henry, Pierre Boulez, John Chowning, Francis Dhomont, Jean-Claude Risset, Pauline Oliveros, Emmanuel Nunes, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Trevor Wishart and Jonathan Harvey. Giga-Hertz Special Prizes former years went inter alia to Hans Tutschku, Maurilio Cacciatore, Astral Colonels, Huihui Cheng, Elvira Garifzyanova, Alexander Schubert, Jagoda Szmytka & Vinyl -terror & -horror.

Registration is via online application. On the online form you enter all the necessary information. Application deadline: May 31, 2019!

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