The Electronic Music Award supports conceptual and grassroots experimental music artists recasting the boundaries between music genres. Meet the Shortlist:
Elizabeth Bernholz is a British composer, producer and performer who conceived the moniker and performance persona Gazelle Twin in 2009.
Kate Carr is a sound artist and field recordist who works across composition, performance and installation.
Gwen Siôn is an experimental composer, producer and multidisciplinary artist working with sound, sculpture, DIY electronics, moving image and installation.
Iceboy Violet is a Manchester-based producer, vocalist and DJ. Their sound combines dark melancholic electronics with a powerfully raw vocal delivery.
With thanks to our independent Electronic Music Jury, GAIKA, Fink and Nemone Metaxas, who said,
“I was blown away by the creativity, diversity and talent across the award especially given the bleak landscape of the last few years…We felt our four shortlisted artists create new possibilities in electronic music through their conceptualisation, building of new instrumentation, production and performance leading to groundbreaking sounds which we feel will endure whilst pushing the boundaries of the genre even further.”
The recipient of the £10,000 Arts Foundation Fellowship will be revealed at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday 23 February 2023, with all Shortlisted Artists receiving £1,000. Presented in partnership with Leeds 2023 Year of Culture!