The ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics has presented the annual Giga-Hertz Award for Electronic and Acousmatic Music together with the SWR EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO Freiburg since 2007. The Giga-Hertz Award for 2016 is endowed with a total of € 20,000. The three internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Awards for Production, each endowed with € 5,000 serve the initiation and production of new projects, and are directed at composers of electronic and acousmatic music. Fascinating projects in the field of electronic and acousmatic music will likewise be pre-sented with awards.
In this year, the notion of exo-evolution – a central topic of the new art format GLOBALE – will be of particular importance for the Giga-Hertz Award. Artists are asked to apply with musical works that are realized with special interfaces, tools and instruments. The selection for working scholarships will be made with special regard to these aspects. Works that have been realized using digital or electronic technology, however, can still be submitted.