Giga-Hertz-Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art 2023

06. December 2023 — 10. December 2023

Laurie Spiegel, 1982 © Apple II Studio, Foto: Enrico Ferorelli

“Radical Polytronics” – this is the name of this year’s Giga-Hertz-Festival taking place in Karlsruhe from December 6 – 10. In addition to the awarding of the Giga-Hertz Prize, contemporary electronic music and sound art will be brought to life for young and old.

For five days, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe will be transformed into an experience space that makes the diversity and spectrum within electronic music accessible. Visitors can discover the world of electronic music and sound art through concerts, DJ sets, artist talks and workshops for all age groups. Highlights from the program include “Acousmatic Dreamland” by and with Ludger Brümmer, a concert with bela and This Machine! and “Uncharted Interactions” by Yvette Janine Jackson and Yu-Jung Chen.

Award ceremony of the Giga-Hertz Prize

The main event of the festival is the presentation of the Giga-Hertz Prize as well as the awarding of two production prizes and the PopExperimental Award. This year’s main prize goes to the American composer Laurie Spiegel. The production prizes go to the American performer and composer Lea Bertucci and the French-born sound artist Jessica Ekomane. The PopExperimental prize will be awarded to the Finnish-German trio This Machine!

Award ceremony on December 9, 6:30 p.m. in the Cube of the ZKM.
Further information here.


ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe


Spiegel, Laurie