The Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, granted the Giga-Hertz Award 2020 to Alvin Lucier in recognition of his lifetime achievement. The award has been issued by ZKM since 2007 with the stated aim of promoting electronic music and providing incentives for new tonal and compositional possibilities. Additionally, winning two Giga-Hertz Production Awards were Chris Cheung's RadianceScape 2016 and Mark Pilkington's Hidden Forest. Honorable mention for the Production Award was given to Annie Rüfenacht and Sandra Schmid and to Siamak Anvari. A two-day festival was held virtually and broadcasted online and encompassed the award ceremony, a concert of Lucier's compositions, a panel discussion and film screening on Lucier and his works, and a concert of the Production Award winners and honorable mention awardees.


ManiFeste, a festival of music and sound art, was held 31 August–14 September 2020 at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination...

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