This year, the U.S. composer Laurie Spiegel will receive the Giga-Hertz Award for Lifetime Achievement, offered by the ZKM | Karlsruhe together with the SWR Experimentalstudio. The award is endowed with €10,000. The Production Awards of €5,000 go to U.S. composer and performer Lea Bertucci and French-born sound artist Jessica Ekomane. The Finnish-German trio This Machine! will receive the PopExperimental Advancement Award, endowed with €5,000 and donated by the Fördergesellschaft ZKM/HfG e.V., which for the first time after 2022 will be awarded in collaboration with the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. On the occasion of the awarding of the Giga-Hertz Award, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is organizing a festival of electronic music and sound art for the first time this year, which addresses music enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to concerts, visitors will be welcomed to DJ sets, artist talks, and workshops.