KAGEL awarded Rolf Schock Prize 2005Mauricio Kagel has been awarded the prestigious 2005 Rolf Schock Prize for Music. Awarded annually, the Schock Prizes honour figures from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, visual arts and music. The awards are made by the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and are each worth SEK 400,000.
In the citation, the judges described Kagel's contribution to music:
for six decades [he] has created a unique musical universe in which a variety of sources of sound have been investigated and incorporated into scenic action, film and radio plays. In Kagelís work playful candour is combined with strict artistic discipline, bold new creations with in-depth historical perspective.
Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, is to award the prizes at a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music on 27 October 2005.
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