The Giga-Hertz Award for Electronic Music has been awarded since 2007 by ZKM | Karlsruhe and SWR Experimentalstudio. This year’s artists and composers will be honored during a digital festival from November 28–29, 2020. Due to the conditions of this year, the event will be held exclusively online and broadcasted entirely and free via live stream on the ZKM Website.
The Giga-Hertz Production Awards 2020 go to laureates who have been focusing on immersive, audiovisual works. In addition to the festive award ceremony, the prizewinning compositions will be performed. The award ceremony will take place in the evening of November 28, 2020 in the digital presence of the award winners.
The Giga-Hertz Award is considered one of the most important international awards of its kind and has experienced ever-growing attention in the past years with its accompanying concerts and performances. The previous award winners include such renowned artists as Pierre Boulez, John Chowning, Francis Dhomont, Jean-Claude Risset, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Eno, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Trevor Wishart, Jonathan Harvey, Curtis Roads, Laurie Anderson and Éliane Radigue.