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Jo Thomas awarded Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica

Jo Thomas has won a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica for her work the Crystal Sounds Of A Synchotron. Thomas won in the category of Digital Music and Sound Art, and will receive €10,000 for the piece, which injects electrons into a synchotron particle accelerator and records the arranged micro melodies in 5.1 surround sound.

Also awarded in the same category were Cheng Xu's Scape-Sequenser using sounds and images of daily life in Shanghai, and Anselm Venezian Nehls and Tarik Barri's #Tweetscapes, which converts German tweets into sound. Listen to an excerpt from Thomas's piece below.