Giga-Hertz Prize 2014 & Award Ceremony »Motion Picture 2.0«
A man sits amid several turntables
Sat, 29.11.2014, 7.30 pm

This year the Giga-Hertz Award for Electronic Music goes to musician, legendary producer (among others, of Talking Heads, U2, and Coldplay) and multi-media artist Brian Eno. In addition to the Lifetime Achievements Award presented to Brian Eno, the Award for Production will also be presented to Brazilian-born Giuliano Obici, to the Spaniard Lula Romero, and to the Danish duo Vinyl-Terror & -Horror.

The award winner of the »Motion Picture 2.0« competition will also be selected on the same evening: The ZKM, together with the Federal Ministry for Education and Research as part of the Science Year 2014 – The Digital Society, invited all interested to submit their experiments with the new recording technology »Motion Picture 2.0«.

Following the awards ceremony, French composer Pierre Henry will hold an exclusive concert with his work »Le fil de la vie« from 2012. The 87-year-old pioneer of electro-acoustic music will be presented with the Giga-Hertz Grand Prize for SoundArt-2013.

The ZKM and SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO are to present awards to composers in the category »Electronic Music«. This year the Giga-Hertz Prize is endowed with € 25.000 prize money. The three internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Awards for Production, each endowed with € 5.000, serve to initiate and fund new projects, and are directed at composers working in the field of electronic and acousmatic music. Innovative projects in this field will also be awarded in 2014. Renowned artists are honored with the Giga-Hertz First Prize endowed with € 10.000 – this will not be publically listed, but determined on the basis of proposals put forward by members of the jury.

This year’s jury includes Ludger Brümmer (Director of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics), Björn Gottstein (musicologist and journalist,Artistic Director of Eclat- Festival), Detlef Heusinger (Artistic Director of the SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO), Alain Thibault (composer, Artistic Director of Elektra Festival) and Peter Weibel (Chairman of the ZKM | Karlsruhe).

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie