Re-Imagine Europe bij Sonic Acts Academy, Elevate Festival en Lighthouse in februari & maart 2020

20 februari, 2020

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Met veel plezier kondigt Re-Image Europe een drietal events aan in Amsterdam (NL), Graz (AT) en Brighton (UK) met workshops, residenties, werken in opdracht, presentaties en releases die door dit transnationale samenwerkingsproject tot stand zijn gekomen.

Met veel plezier kondigt Re-Image Europe een drietal events aan in Amsterdam (NL), Graz (AT) en Brighton (UK) met workshops, residenties, werken in opdracht, presentaties en releases die door dit transnationale samenwerkingsproject tot stand zijn gekomen. Lees er hieronder meer over in het Engels.

Sonic Acts Academy

21 - 23 February 2020
Various locations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sonic Acts Academy 2020, the international festival at the intersection of innovative audiovisual, performative art and critical thinking, takes place from 21 to 23 February in Amsterdam. Sonic Acts Academy, the research-oriented version of the acclaimed Sonic Acts Festival, takes its cue from inspiring artistic research informed by the urgency of the climate crisis. It offers three evenings of live cinema, experimental concerts and progressive club nights alongside a conference with cutting-edge international theorists and artistic voices at partnering institutions Paradiso, De Brakke Grond, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and OT301.

Highlights of Re-Imagine Europe related projects during Sonic Acts Academy:
Philip Vermeulen’s sensorially powerful audiovisual installation More Moiré², a new commissioned work that will premieres at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In a panoramic Ganzfeld environment, with no horizon or anchor, the immersive cinematic experience puts visitors’ senses to the test. 

Released as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2020 and now available for digital download, CONDITIONS : 1218 – 0719 is the first release by MÆKUR, the collaborative project of Maiа Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats. During the Academy, MÆKUR will transform the space at De Brakke Grond into a radio studio, playfully engaging with FM and AM broadcasting formats. How can radio respond to site-specific needs in useful and collaborative ways? To answer this, MÆKUR track how new technology outmodes past forms, often repurposing old equipment to make new radio labs, expanding how we listen and programme.

And many more activities will take place as part of Re-Imagine Europe: workshops by Anna Bunting-Branch & Aliyah Hussain,Karl Klomp & Heleen Blanken,Ben Russell; new commissioned works by Anthea Caddy, Hugo Esquinca & Yuk Hui, the presentation of previously commissioned works commissioned by Kali Malone, Marja Ahti, Jonáš Gruska, and lectures by Daniel Mann & Eitan Efrat, Marjolein Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, as well as Progress Bar, a club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy, showcasing a growing community of artists who occupy clubs to empower through sound.

Elevate Festival

Various locations, Graz, Austria
4 - 8 March 2020

The Elevate Festival 2020 raises the central question of the relationship between humans, nature and technological development. At Elevate Festival 2020 “Human Nature” is the thematic framework for an inspiring, diverse and thought-provoking festival experience of music, art and political discourse through a variety of performances, concerts, club nights, lectures, panel discussions, workshops and documentaries.

One of the central collaborations of this year’s festival is part of Re-Imagine Europe, and a collaboration between Elevate Festival, the IEM (Graz’s own Institute for Electronic Music) and renowned Parisian institution INA GRM. INA GRM’s Acousmonium, a loudspeaker orchestra consisting of up to 50 individually controllable loudspeakers, will travel to Graz for a special event in the Györgi Ligeti Hall of Mumuth..A series of specially developed compositions and live concerts will feature international stars of the contemporary electronic and improv-scene, including minimal electronics engineers Jan Jelinek, John Chantler and BJ Nilsen, advanced cellists Okkyung Lee and Lucy Railton, sound hardliners Stephen O'Malley and Peter Rehberg aka KTL, experimental electronics duo utrumque, and also the curator of the programme, François Bonnet (aka Kassel Jaeger).

And many more activities will take place as part of Re-Imagine Europe: new commissioned works by Jimi Tenor, Dorian Concept & Zanshin, and presentations by Harry Witchel, Nayantara Ranganathan & Manuel Beltrán, Adrian Freedman, Michel Bauwens, Thomas Hamre and Simona Rakusa, Daniel Pinchbeck, Nayantara Ranganathan, Moon Ribas, Zenia Ermoshina & Daniel Erlacher.

The Space in Sound

25 March 2020
Lighthouse, Brighton, United Kingdom

Lighthouse presents The Space in Sound, a day of talks and evening performances exploring ways sound can occupy space. The event offers an opportunity to discover ways in which sound appears in its physical, psychological, compositional, digital, electronic and analogue forms. Themes will interrogate spatial sound, architecture, objects, experimentation and how it can play, interact and synergise between individuals, communities and the environment.

Several projects which were commissioned by Re-Imagine Europe partners will be part of The Space in Sound: Lee Gamble’s ‘In A Paraventral Scale’, which was commissioned as a 3D ambisonic piece by Elevate Festival, and Ji Youn Kang, Nina Pixel and Hugo Esquinca, whose pieces were co-commissioned by Sonic Acts and A4 for the ‘The Pentacle’ (15.3), a powerful high fidelity mobile speaker system developed by STEIM Amsterdam, consisting of 15 self-designed loudspeakers and 3 self-designed subwoofers.

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Re-Imagine Europe is a transnational project of ten cultural organisations from across Europe, addressing the social and political challenges we face today through art and discourse. A collaboration between Sonic Acts (NL), Paradiso (NL), Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), INAGRM (FR), Kontejner (HR), Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), Disruption Network Lab (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).

Re-Imagine Europe is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.