The €30,000

Köster Award

for a music video!

To celebrate the opening of the realtime – international festival of new music, the realtime forum for new music will for the first time hand out the 30,000€ Köster Award for the best music video.

A qualified jury selected the winning video from all submissions and will announce the award at the grand closing gala.

Encounters

10 Finalists

We are delighted to help the genre of New Music to gain more visibility. We were particularly pleased with the high quality of submitted projects. The Köster Prize is considered as the highest endowed music video prize in the category of contemporary music. The award winners of both the Köster Prize and the Young Talent Prize have now been selected by the jury and informed by us. These prizes will be awarded at the grand closing gala of the realtime – international festival for new music on 16 May 2021.

The 10 best music videos that have made it to the final round are being released here already. Congratulations to all finalists. Many thanks to all filmmakers who took part in the competition.

Breathing Trees

by Fabian Friese and Tim Redlich (Germany, Bremen)

on the composition „Luft und Holz II“ by Ezzat Nashashibi

Corona

by Carmen Büchner (Romania)

on the composition „Shapes & Sizes“ by Regin Petersen

Digital nature

by Jingling Yu (China)

on the composition „Shapes & Sizes“ by Regin Petersen

Human Grime

by Raoul Wilken (Poland)

on the composition „Shapes & Sizes“ by Regin Petersen

König Gero Chordeograph

by Pawel Kleszczewski and Kasia Zimnoch (Poland)

on the composition „Chordeograph_AR_workshop_excerpt“ by Gero König

Lindemann, Stefan – Intrade e Danza

by Nanja Heid (Germany, Bremen)

on the composition „Intrada E Danza“ by Stefan Lindemann

Nashashibi, Ezzat: Luft und Holz II

by Natalia Spychala (Poland)

on the composition „Luft und Holz II“ by Ezzat Nashashibi

Prelude to hatred

by Piotr Gromek and Wojciech Biały (Poland)

on the composition „Something yellow- and a little bit green“ by Claudia Janet Birkholz

Shapes & Sizes

by Klaudia Pawlikowska and Paweł Marek (Poland)

on the composition „Shapes & Sizes“ by Regin Petersen

The Struggle for life

by Mateusz Pastewka and Bart White (Poland)

on the composition „Intrada E Danza“ by Stefan Lindemann

Contemporary music made visual.

Sounds, noise, rhythm, little fragments of melody: In our everyday life we are surrounded by music, even if we aren’t paying attention. Contemporary music puts the sounds of our everyday life into context.

It transforms the well-known into the strange, takes the listener into new worlds and invites him to hear with new ears.

The realtime – international festival for new music has a goal:

The profile of contemporary music is being sharpened. In today’s commercial music industry, videos are part of daily business for quite some time. Contemporary classical music, however, is rarely associated with videos.

The realtime - international festival for new music is running a festival competition in collaboration with the Filmbüro Bremen.

Contemporary Music is fascinating, unusual and novel – and it is time for it to gain new artistic interpretations. This movie award is open to all artists who seek to interpret contemporary music in a visual form. All types of visual realization, whether film, video or animation, are welcome. The amount of prize money is not intended to reflect the expected cost of the production. The prize is awarded solely on the basis of artistic merit. Artists were invited to choose one of the pieces listed below for their visual composition.

Further information here

The submissions will be presented on the last day of the festival. The winner will receive € 30,000: the highest-value award for a music video in the field of classical music. Participants under the age of 25 will also be eligible to win a Junior Award.

Birkholz, Claudia Janet: Something yellow- and a little bit green
for piano, toy piano and tape
Claudia Janet Birkholz, piano and toy piano

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Cho, Sunjoo: “Imjae II“ Part 1
Bremer Schlagzeugensemble

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König, Gero: Chordeograph_AR_workshop_excerpt
Gero König, Chordeograph

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Lindemann, Stefan: Intrada E Danza
for alto flute in G und Violoncello
Ensemble New Babylon
Chloé L’Abbé (flute)
Lynda Anne Cortis (Violoncello)

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Nashashibi, Ezzat: Luft und Holz II
for flute, clarinet and tape
Ensemble New Babylon
Chloé L’Abbé (flute)
Martin Abendroth (Clarinet)

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Petersen, Regin: Shapes & Sizes 2011
Ensemble Kwartludium,
Dagna Sadkowska (Violin)
Piotr Nowicki (Piano)
Robin Rimbaud Scanner (Electronics)

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