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VIA – VUT INDIE AWARDS 2019 Award Ceremony

On September 19th, during the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, the best newcomer, act, album, label, and experiment was awarded. It was a great honour for me to give the laudatio for the category BEST EXPERIMENT and to announce the winners.


Congrats to all winners 🥳🍾🥂🏆 and thanks for having me as Jury Member for BEST EXPERIMENT and Laudatio Speaker 🙏

  • Best Newcomer: Alice Merton
  • Best Label: Grönland Records
  • Best Act: Apparat
  • Best LP: Bilderbuch – „Mea Culpa“
  • Best Experiment: Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) – „Godmother“ und Nik Nowak – „The Mantis“ (Installation und Performance mit Kode9, Infinite Livez und Moritz Stumm)
  • VIA Special Award: Matthias Hornschuh

You can rewatch the whole award ceremony including my speech here (starting from 1:10:40).

All winners and speakers

Winners – Best Experiment: Holly Herndon & Nik Nowak

Photos by Bernd Jonkmanns


The Shortlist VIA for the BEST EXPERIMENT

Official VUT Press Releases

VUT Press Release
VIA – VUT Indie Awards 2019 Announcement