City Sonic Mons Belgium 11 – 27 September 2014

 

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/

Bozart Electronic Arts Festival September 25 – 27 2014

After just two editions, the BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) is already a reference for lovers of the electronic arts. BEAF attracts both specialists and the general public with artists who exploit the lightning pace of technological developments in order to express their ideas. In the unique setting of the Centre for Fine Arts, we mix music, performances, installations, workshops and conferences into a fascinating whole.
You will become acquainted with world-famous names, and you are bound to come across new discoveries too. For example, the fragile tones of Nils Frahm, the almost physical sound castles of Ben Frost or the intense dark ambient of Mondkopf, and the absolutely unique, whirlwind style of Fuck Buttons. From the start, you are immersed in a festive mood thanks to the sounds of electronic prodigy Max Cooper or the surprising Young Echo collective. You can also view art work by Quayola, Felix Luque Sánchez or renowned architect Luc Deleu.
We also ask the question whether scientists, researchers and artists can mean something to each other. A study commissioned by the European Commission shows for the first time the finest examples hereof in a fascinating series of presentations. In the Centre for Fine Arts, a surprising and intense three-day event packed with electronic arts awaits you.CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES:
Nils Frahm
 – Erased Tapes [DE]
Fuck Buttons  ATP Recordings [UK]
Ben Frost – Bedroom Community [AU]
Max Cooper
 [UK]
Robert Henke (Monolake) –
 Lumière [DE]
Kiasmos
 aka Ólafur Arnalds & Janus Rasmussen – Erased Tapes [DE]
Mondkopf – Paradisium [FR]
Tim Hecker
 – Kranky Records [CA]
Young Echo
 [UK] -in collaboration with the Ancienne Belgique
Powell – Diagonal Records [UK]
Thomas Ankersmit [NL] & Phill Niblock [US]
Ictus & Cédric Dambrain 
[BE]
Lumisokea
 – Opal Tapes [BE | IT]
Saskia De Coster meets Inne Eysermans (Amatorski) – Heinz – Literary musical performance [BE]
Cod.Act, | Michel & André Décosterd – Pendulum Choir [CH]

MEDIA ART & INSTALLATIONS:
Orban Space – Luc Deleu – T.O.P. Office | ICT & ART CONNECT 
[BE]
Strata – Quayola 
[UK]
Tripwire – Jean-Michel Albert [FR] & Ashley Fure [USA]
D.W.I – Félix Luque Sánchez 
[ES]
Steina & Woody Vasulka [US]

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS:
.study – ICT & ART CONNECT
Tools for Unknown Futures – European Cities Of Advanced Sound

Program changes may occur. We recommend that you take a look now and then at our website.

For entrance prises and precise dates and hours please refer to the website

Gig: NISENNENMONDAI / RAPE BLOSSOMS 2014-21-05 20:00 Vooruit Ghent Belgium

Double concert  Nisennenmondai and Rape Blossoms at the Vooruit Ghent Belgium.

I’ve already ordered my tickets.

see also: https://soundcloud.com/rapeblossoms

International Workers Day

International Workers Day

The International



The song of the First and Second International, it was written by a transport worker after the Paris Communewas crushed by the French government. The song was later used as the first Soviet Union National Anthem and Anthem of the (Third) Communist International, until 1944 when the latter was disolved.

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

Refrain: 
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we’ll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They’ll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We’ll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
E’er the thieves will out with their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Each at the forge must do their duty
And we’ll strike while the iron is hot.