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Giga-Hertz-Prize 2013 - the winners!
In honour of their life-time achievements in the field of electronic music the main Giga-Hertz-Prize for Electronic Music is awarded to the US musician and researcher John Chowning and the franco-canadian composer Francis Dhomont (10.000 € each). Production Prizes are granted to the composers Ying Wang, Alexander Schubert and Roque Rivas (8.000 € each). The Encouragement Prizes for Electronic Music this year are given to Daniel Blinkhorn and Leo Hofmann (4.000 € each).
The newly created Giga-Hertz-Prize für Sound Art, initiated by ZKM, will be given to Pierre Henry, the pioneer of musique concrète, in honour of his life-time achievements. Encouragement Prizes in the Sound Art category are awarded to Evelina Rajca and Anthony Elliott.
The award ceremony will take place within the IMATRONIC festival on 30.11.2013 at ZKM | Karlsruhe. More info at the website www.giga-hertz-preis.de.
New ZKM | IMA resident artists
The follwoing artists will be guests in the studios of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in the first half of 2014: Maurillo Cacciatore, Dietrich Eichmann & Jo Schlosser, Christoph Illing/Titus von der Malsburg, Stelios Manousakis, Nye Parry, Marc Richter, Sebastien Roux, Gerrit K. Sharma, Sto & Manon and Marco Timlin. Also, as part of a collaborative project with Stockholm's EMS the following Swedish artists will be in residency: Lise-Lotte Norelius, Jens Hedman & Eva Sidén, Helene Hedsund and Lars Åkerlund.
Wed-Fri, 27.-29.11.2013 ::
IMATRONIC: Piano +
Concerts with experimental piano music
im ZKM_Cube, 8 p.m., Admission per night: 10/7€
Sat, 30.11.2013 ::
IMATRONIC: Giga-Hertz-Prize 2013
Festive award ceremony plus concerts by the prize winners
im ZKM, from 7.30 p.m., Admission free
Wed, 04.12.2013 ::
Produced at IMA: Structures
Klangdom-concert with electroacoustic music
im ZKM_Cube, 8 p.m., Admission 5€
Do, 05.12.2013 ::
IMA lab 21: Emilio Mendoza
Guest artists in conversation with Ludger Brümmer
im ZKM_Cube, 6 p.m., Admission free
:: Calls for Tenders
Giga-Hertz-Prize for Electronic Music and for Sound Art 2013
The winners for the 2013 edition of the Giga-Hertz-Prize for Electronic Music and for Sound Art have been chosen.
Please refer to the site www.giga-hertz.de for more info.
Artist in Residence Programme 2014
The call for applications to partake in the residencies programme at ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics at the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014 is now closed. We will open a new call for artistic residencies for the second half of 2014 sometime around March 2014. Details will be announced on this website.
:: IMA in the media
Current project reports
The Hornemann Institute at the HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim is publishing project reports of projects funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in the form of E-Publications for download. Amongst these is the report for the project "mediaartbase.de", which was conducted by ZKM | Insttitute for Music and Acoustics with its partners EMAF Osnabrück, Documenta Archive and the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest. The project was about digitizing archives and was funded from 2008-2011. This is the link to the E-Publication (in German): http://126.96.36.199/hornemann/german/epubl_projekte138.php
Currently a book publication about the EU-project Ambiant Creativity, in which the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics was project partner, is available. The book is mainly in French but included an essay in English on "Spatial Music", written by the director of the IMA Prof. Ludger Brümmer. The book has the title "Créativité Instrumentale - Créativité Ambiante" and is published by Enactive Systems Books (2012, ISBN: 978-2-953ß856-1-7), edited by Annie Luciani, Olivier Tache and Nicolas Castagné.
Link to the english project website: http://acroe.imag.fr/proj/aicreativity/node/41&page=1
Currently there is a short video clip documenting the EU-project "Composing With Sounds" in the ZKM Videocast. In the iTunesU-channel of ZKM there have been a few additions to the collection of IMA. Namely: the full documentation of ima labs with composers Kotoka Suzuki, Reto Stadelmann and Hanns Holger Rutz, plus a short excerpt from the performance by Nurse With Wound and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
During October and November, the IMA will be broadcasting selected recordings of the festival "next_generation 5.0" (June 2013) as well as a portrait of the composers Hiromi Ishii and Wilfried Jentzsch. Please follow the IMA | webradio 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.
:: News from the ZKM blog
The composer/director pair Hannes Seidl and Daniel Kötter talk about the creation of their recent theatrical production "Fernorchester" of which parts were finalized at the studios at ZKM. The work was premiered at the in last fall. You can find the article (in German only!) here.