For its twelfth edition, the Sound Arts international festival City Sonic launched in 2003 by Transcultures, Center for digital and sound cultures, in co-production with manège.mons, will exclusively focus on sound emergences, inviting young Belgian and international creators to artistic residencies who will then be broadcasted from Mons on for the first time.
As for the previous edition, City Sonic features the European project Park in progress. Initiated by European Pépinières for young artists, this project is a nomadic innovative event (which will also take place with other artists in Cyprus, Luxemburg and Spain from October to December 2014) that promotes mobility and encounter between interdisciplinary creators; two dozen interdisciplinary artists from Belgium, Japan, France, UK, Czech Republic, Turkey … working on sound material in different ways, will be welcomed for artistic residencies on the former slaughterhouse site where Transcultures is located in Mons to present on Thursday, September 11th at 8:30 p.m, a European Night of the young creation for the opening of the festival, a program of short creations (performances, installations, projections) resulting from a one-week residency. These conceptions will then be shown until the end of the festival in the Grande Halle des Abattoirs and set the content of the Sounds in progress# 2 exhibition.
On the Arbalestriers site, the work of the winners of the call for proposals of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s) (platform for innovative music linking the Belgian and French Hainaut regions) initiated by the le manège.mons, Art Zoyd and Le Phénix (Valenciennes where these installations will also be exhibited in October), as well as a selection of installation projects from the Visual Arts School and Music/theatre Conservatory of Mons Arts2 and the Visual Arts School of Brussels ESA Saint-Luc, resulting from workshops led by City Sonic artists throughout the year.
The artworks from the Park in progress, European nigth of the young creation, will be shown until the end of the festival, in the Grande Halle of the Anciens Abattoirs and will make up the exhibition “Sound in progress #2″.
For details please refer to: http://citysonic.be/festival2014/en/
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Arise ye prisoners of want
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The Internationale unites the human race.
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