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Composing With Sounds
Closing event of the EU-project: Electroacoustic concert with pieces by Christoph Ogiermann, Luís Antunes Pena and students' compositions
at the ZKM_Cube, 8 p.m., admission € 5
Composing With Sounds
Closing event of the EU-project:
11a.m. – 4 p.m.: Symposium „Electronic music in the class room: Examples from Europe“
5 p.m.: Presentation of the students' electronic compositions created for the project
8 p.m.: Electroacoustic concert with pieces by Daniel Teruggi, Leigh Landy, Joran Rudy and Ludger Brümmer
ZKM_Cube, Symposium/Presentation: admission free, concert: admission € 5
The project was financed with the support of the European Commission
:: Calls for Tenders 2013
Giga-Hertz-Prize for Electronic Music and for Sound Art 2013
Online application via www.giga-hertz.de until May 31st, 2013
In 2007, the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO inaugurated the annual Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music. The Giga-Hertz Award addresses to composers working in the fields of electronic and acousmatic music. A Grand Prize and four Special Prizes are awarded once a year by an international jury.
The four internationally oriented Special Prizes of 8.000 € aim to initiate and support new projects, and are geared to composers of electronic and acousmatic music.
In 2013 exciting enterprises within the field of electronic and acousmatic music will be honored. The application takes place im two steps:
A reference piece not older than five years and not longer than 20 minutes should be submitted. It also shoudl be ensured that such piece could be performed live in a concert without much technical effort. For the work that is to be realized, it is desirable to submit a project design.
Some of the reference pieces of the awardees will be presented during the IMATRONIC Festival in November 2013. The new compositions and works will be presented for the first time within the framework of the IMATRONIC Festival to be held at the ZKM in the autumn of 2014. Any further information to apply can be found under www.giga-hertz.de.
The Grand Prize of 15.000 € honors the artistic achievements of outstanding composers: not awarded as part of a public competition, selected by jury nomination.
For the first time awards will also be given in the category "Sound Art - Sound as medium of visual arts". Next to a Grand Prize for lifetime achievement endowed with 15.000 €, up to four Spezial Prizes of 8.000 € will be awarded. Honored will be works that break up the time limitation and linear structure of music and complement the tonal with visual and spatial elements, e.g. a sound installation, a sound sculpture etc.
The Giga-Hertz Award honors the world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894), who taught at the Karlsruhe technical university where he discovered electromagnetic waves at the end of the nineteenth century.
The award for electronic and acousmatic composition is unique in Germany and underlines the importance of electronic music: the award is supported by the most important German studios for electronic music – the SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO in Freiburg and the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics (IMA) in Karlsruhe.
The Giga-Hertz Award for Sound Art is an initiative of the ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie.
Artist in Residence Programme 2013/2014
The ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics is offering studio spaces for composers of electronic music for the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014. The residencies are offered for working periods in Karlsruhe of either 1 or 2 months' length. The terms and conditions of the residency programme can be requested via email.
All submissions must be conducted via email only to this address: email@example.com
The submissions must include the following: a proposal for a work to be realized at ZKM, a biography of the artist and a link to some previous works (please don't send whole tracks as email attachments!). Please also list the preferences for the dates of your potential stay in Karlsruhe.
Deadline for submissions is 31.05.2013.
:: IMA in the media
The Giga-Hertz-Award on the ZKM Videocast
Everyone who missed the Giga-Hertz-Award in past November, has now the chance to watch the whole gala on the ZKM Videocast. Please follow this link to get redirected to the recording.
During february and march, the IMA will be broadcasting selected recordings of the festivals "Piano+" (November 2012) as well as "Quantum Leaps" (September 2012) in its DEGEM webradio slots. Please follow the link in the menue on the left, to get redirected to the DEGEM station.
:: Recent Prizes
:: "Bell Fantasia" by Junya Oikawa has been honored with the renowned QWARTZ Award in the category Experiméntation!
The piece was produced at ZKM and commissioned by Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik 2012.
Oikawa stood up against several other nominees, namely Ursula Bogner, Memotone, Vitor Joaquim, Lasse-Marc Riek and Soundwalk Collective. Furthermore the album "DNA" by Markus Popp, aka OVAL has been honored in the same category.
For further information, please click here.
:: Orestis Karamanlis has been awarded several prizes already for his piece "Toys", which was created in 2011 at ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics. Alongside a First Prize at Musica Nova Award 2012 and the "Medal of the Camera dei Deputati della Repubblica Italiana" at IX International Composition Competition "Città di Udine", he recently received the "Prix du Public" at 2012 Metamorphoses Competition. Congratulations!
:: Current cooperations
Acht Brücken | Music for Cologne
The swiss composer Reto Stadelmann is currently working on a composition commissioned by Acht Brücken Festival and ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics. Stadelmann developed the piece together with choreographer Stephen Wynne.
"Opportunity" was written for the "Sounddome", which will guest in Cologne especially for the premiere of the piece. The concert will take place on May 9, 2013 at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen in Cologne, tickets can be purchased via the website of the festival.
:: News from the ZKM blog
The internationally acclaimed composer of electroacoustic music Gilles Gobeil talks in the category "Dialogue" of the ZKM blog about current projects and his musical development. Gobeil was a guest artist of ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics during the past summer. You can find the article (in German only!) here.