H. Hartman will receive the Karl Sczuka Award.
Swedish sound artist Hanna Hartman has received the Karl Sczuka Radio Art Prize 2021 for her radio work Fog Factory. The production was commissioned by SEAMS (Society for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden) and premiered at the Echoes Around Me Festival in Vienna in October 2020. The Karl Sczuka Prize is considered the most important international award for works of sound art. The award ceremony will take place on 17 October at the Donaueschingen Music Days 2021 – which this year celebrates its first centenary – during which the recording of the piece will be broadcast that evening on SWR (Südwestrundfunk), the second largest and most important public broadcaster in Germany. Hartman had previously won the same prize in 2005 for his work Att fälla grova träd är förknippat med risker (Falling coarse trees is associated with risks).