This year's Giga Hertz Award Festival will take place at the ZKM from 23 to 24 November 2019. The Electronic Music Prize, sponsored by ZKM and SWR Experimentalstudio, will be awarded for the tenth time this year. Well-known representatives from the international music and art scene are expected to attend the ceremony.
This year, submissions for the Giga Hertz Production Awards focusing on machine learning will be given special consideration. In addition to the festive award ceremony followed by a reception, the award-winning and newly created works of the prizewinners will be performed. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of 23 November 2019 in the presence of all prize winners.
The Giga Hertz Prize is dedicated to the world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894). He taught at the end of the 19th century at the Karlsruhe Technical University (today the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and discovered electromagnetic waves there. The aim of the prize is to promote electronic music and to give impulses through new tonal and compositional possibilities.