Giga-Herz Award for Electronic Music

230px-heinrich_rudolf_hertz.jpgZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe :: Giga-Hertz-Award 2008 -The 2nd Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music is open for entries until April 19, 2008. The Giga-Hertz-Award addresses composers working in the areas of electronic and acousmatic music. Four Special Prizes are awarded once a year. Candidates are judged on the basis of a composition not more than five years old and a proposal for a projected work.

The Special Prize consists of a project realization grant to the amount of 8.000 Euro with which the prize winners realize their submitted proposal either at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in Karlsruhe or at the SWR-EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO in Freiburg.

An international jury will decide about the awarding of the 2nd Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music. The members of the jury 2008 besides the heads of the two involved studios – Ludger Brümmer (Head of ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe) and Detlef Heusinger (Head of Experimentalstudio for acoustic art, Freiburg) – are: François Bayle, pioneer of electroacoustic and acousmatic music who developed the famous Acousmonium; and Jonathan Harvey, one of the most skilled, and imaginative composers of our time who in 2007 was awarded the first Giga-Hertz-Grand Prize in recognition of his lifework; Armin Köhler, editor-in-chief for New Music at the SWR broadcasting corporation and responsible for the Donaueschingen Music Festival;
and Peter Weibel, CEO of the ZKM Karlsruhe, former artistic director of the Ars Electronica in Linz, and professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The Giga-Hertz-Award is in memory of the world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894), who taught at the Karlsruhe technical university at the end of the nineteenth century; it was there that he discovered electromagnetic waves.

To apply and for further information go here.

Mar 20, 2008
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