Giga Hertz Production Award
The jury also nominated two outstanding works from around 150 international submissions: The artist duo »GRAYCODE, jiiiin«, consisting of Jinhee Jung and Taebok Cho, received the Giga Hertz Production Prize worth €4,000 for their audiovisual work »+3x10^8m/s, beyond the light velocity «for Fixed Media. In their piece, »GRAYCODE, jiiiin« make it possible to experience the expansion of the universe through sound. The second Giga Hertz Production Prize, also combined with prize money of 4,000 €, goes to Óscar Escudero for his composition »POV« (Point of View) for saxophone and fixed media. The saxophonist wears VR glasses: he is source and receiver of his actions, through the VR glasses he explores his actions from different »Points of View«.
Special Prize »Artificial Intelligence«
For the first time, an artist is also awarded the special prize »Artificial Intelligence« (endowed with 2,000 €): Martino Sarolli for his play »Lapidario_01«. Sarolli sonifies silicon crystals through the use of neural networks. David Bird also receives a special mention for his composition Decoder for Percussion and Live-Electronics (endowed with 1.000 €). His composition is characterized »by its simplicity with regard to technical means and the mediation of the human-machine relationship«.