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″.

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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
Robert Henke (Monolake) –
 Lumière [DE]
 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 
 – Opal Tapes [BE | IT]
Saskia De Coster meets Inne Eysermans (Amatorski) – Heinz – Literary musical performance [BE]
Cod.Act, | Michel & André Décosterd – Pendulum Choir [CH]

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

.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