TWO NEW WORKS COMMISSIONED VIA THE "UBIQUITOUS ART AND SOUND" OPEN CALL

Awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur/Klangkunst, Goethe-Institut, ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound, ECAS – European Cities for Advanced Sound, and CTM festival, the “Ubiquitous Art and Sound” Open Call for works sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation, that also explores the omnipresence of sound in our everyday lives.

These two winning proposals will be presented both as a Deutschlandradio Kultur and ORF Ö1 broadcast, as well as a program within the CTM Festival in Berlin (24.01.-02.02.2014), and the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz (Autumn 2014).

Winners The P.Node Project, from a French network of artists and hackers affiliated with projects such as Dorkbot, Le Placard, and Artkillart among others, and Walk That Sound, by Serbian artist Luka Ivanovic (alias Lukatoyboy) stood out in their approach of combining radio and live performance, as well as for their spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration. 

Read more about the winning projects here.
The original call for proposals can be found here.

ECAS is supported by the European Union within the Culture Programme.

ECAS CONFERENCE KIEV

// May 17th, 11h - 18h
// House of Architects, 7 Borisa Hrinchenka Way, Kiev, Ukraine

Hosted by the Nextsound festival, the ECAS Conference in Kiev aims to explore the changing relationships of art and music within networks, and also to examine the role that creativity has in shaping the networks themselves. The conference also aims to stimulate dialogue between the visiting network and local Ukrainian artists and professionals, notably via a speed-dating session.

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ECAS is supported by the European Union within the Culture Programme.

› 10-4-2013

www.adk.de

ECAS CALL FOR PROPOSALS

// Deadline: May 13, 2013


ECAS (European Cities Of Advanced Sound and related arts) has opened a new call for submissions under the theme "Ubiquitous Art and Sound - Art and the Everyday" within the project Networking Tomorrow's Art for an Unknown Future. The selected project will be developed and presented in 2013 and 2014 at TodaysArt in The Hague, Insomnia in Tromsø and FutureEverything in Manchester.

For more information and to apply: http://ecasnetwork.org/blog/archives/5129

ECAS is supported by the European Union within the Culture Programme.

› 10-4-2013

www.adk.de

MUSIK IN DER WOLKE

// Date: May 17
// Time: 19h - “Sound Atmospheres in Cities and Architecture” talk by Gernot Böhme, 21h – Concert/Screening with works by Walter Ruttmann, Pierre Henry, Thomas Koener, Robert Lippok
// Venue: Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
// Tickets: Talk: free, Concert: 10/5 €

Exploring the way that sound and urban space interact on an artistic level, Musik in der Wolke (Music in the Cloud) regroups eight site-specific compositions, each specially created for a different cultural location in Berlin. From May 1-31st, the public can listen to these compositions via smartphones and GPS.

 

DISK is proud to collaborate on a special talk + concert program which takes place on May 17th, and regroups a lecture on Sound Atmospheres in Cities and Architecture (by Gernot Böhme) as well as a screening of works by Walter Ruttmmann, a playback of works by Pierre Henry, and live performances by Thomas Köner and Robert Lippok

More information: http://www.adk.de/de/projekte/2013/kulturstadt/en/musicinthecloud.htm

Musik in der Wolke is part of a larger exhibition entitled Kultur:Stadt (Culture:City), which explores the role of art and culture in urban design and planning. Full program here: http://www.adk.de/de/projekte/2013/kulturstadt/en/index.htm

PICTOPLASMA RESIDENCY 2013

// Opening: Wed April 10, 2013
// Exhibition runs: April 11 - 14, 2013
// Time: Every day 12-20h00
// Venue: General Public (Schoenhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin)

Francisco Miranda – TOOCO (AR)

From a Near Future.

Each year, DISK and Pictoplasma present an artist in residency, as part of the Pictoplasma Festival. Argentinean artist Francisco Miranda, winner of the 4th residency award, will present his work at General Public.

Miranda creates multi-layered wall objects and spatial installations from elaborately cut wooden forms. Reflecting on the architecture of his native city Buenos Aires, he looks at how the old has evolved into the new. His work combines elements of art nouveau and art deco to create an intricately ornamental species of caryatids to shape a futuristic Argentinean metropolis.

More information on Francisco Miranda here.
More information on Pictoplasma here.

› 25-2-2013

ctm-festival.de

REVIEW: CTM.13 – THE GOLDEN AGE

The 14th edition of the CTM Festival, organized by DISK e.V. and DISK/CTM GbR, took place from 28 January - 3 February 2013. Under the title, The Golden Age, the festival reflected on the (over-)abundance of music in the modern world and its consequences for individuals, aesthetics, politics and the economy.

Some 200 artists/participants from 25 different countries took part in over 150 over perfomances, talks, presentations, screenings and more, all distributed over a diversity of venues: the HAU theatre, Berghain, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Stattbad, Horst Krzbrg, and the Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, home of the DDR’s National Broadcasting corporation until the 90s.

As always, the festival was held in parallel to and in collaboration with the transmediale – festival for art and digital culture.

Festival documentation of the festival can be found via the CTM.13 Press Review, the
CTM.13 Flickr Gallery, and the CTM.13 Videoblog via Realeyz.TV.

› 15-2-2013

generalpublic.de

GENERAL PUBLIC RECEIVES AWARD

General Public is one of seven Berlin project spaces to be elected for the "Preis für Projekträume" – a new support program and award for independent art spaces in Berlin, award by Berlin's Senate for Culture.  Berlin's State Secretary of Culture, Mr. André Schmitz handed over the certificate worth 30 000 EUR on February 27, 2013 at a ceremony at General Public. Other awarded spaces are:

Art Laboratory Berlin e.V.
berlinerpool e.V.
Organ Kritischer Kunst
SAVVY CONTEMPORARY e.V.
Schinkel Pavillon e.V.
WestGermany

The jury comprised Tatjana Fell (artists, curator), Katrin Bettina Müller (journalist, art critic), Stéphane Bauer (director Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien). You can read the official press statment of here.

 

THE ICAS SUITE BERLIN

From September 5 to 8, 2012, DISK orgnaizes the ICAS SUITE BERLIN, a unique, collaborative music festival that evolved from the collaboration of more than 35 festivals and music initiatives around the globe. Four days brimming with concerts, club nights, and workshops at venues around the Kotbusser Tor open up a colorful panorma of leftfield pop music holding out on the fringes of forced marketability. Next to numerous highlights, the ICAS SUITE BERLIN showcases a great deal of talent yet to be discovered from the home turfs of the participating festivals.

In the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound – network, a group of 34 organisations and festivals on 5 continents join forces to promote independent and artistically daring music cultures and give each other mutual support. On the invitation of DISK's CTM Festival, the ICAS SUITE BERLIN within the Berlin Music Week sees ICAS member organizations and other international festivals join forces with Berlin labels and music initiatives to test and spark new collaborations.

› 14-5-2012

ctm-festival.de

CTM.13 – THE GOLDEN AGE

The 14th edition of the CTM Festival, organized by DISK e.V. and DISK/CTM GbR, will take place from 28 January - 3 February 2013. Under the title, The Golden Age, the Festival this time seeks to reflect on the (over-)abundance of music in the modern world and its consequences for individuals, aesthetics, politics and the economy.

The HAU theatre, Berghain and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien will once again host most events, yet further venues will likely round out the festival map according to the specific needs of individual projects.

As always, the festival will be held in parallel to and in collaboration with the transmediale – festival for art and digital culture

CTM Festival invites artists and researchers as well as agents, initiatives and organizations to send us project proposals till July 31 relating to the first draft of the festival theme The Golden Age.

Read more about the theme and how to send in proposal on the CTM Festival website.

› 14-5-2012

waxtreatment.de
gretchen-club.de

WAX TREATMENT AFRICA SPECIAL

DISK e.V. supports Hardwax in organizing its Waxtreatment Africa Special, that takes place at Gretchen Club during Berlin's Carnival of Cultures on 26/27 May 2012. Featured artists will be Mark Ernestus with Jeri-Jeri, Shed, Analog Africa Soundsystem, Friedman & Liebezeit, Shakleton, Mark Ainly, Applebim, MMM and many others.

"Every sound you hear is the drum of an African beat," stated the reggae band Wailing Souls. This is true today more than ever. For all club music whether in Europe, the USA, Japan or Oceania has fragments of African DNA deeply inscribed in its genetic material. But what happens if we try to connect the descendants with their ancestors and cousins from the African mother country of repetitive beats?

The Wax Treatment Africa Special, brings this family – old and young – together for two days on a dance floor, talking, eating and dancing together. DJs and live acts old and new interlace fresh beats from African countries with the club culture of the West - Roots and Wire. Featuring interview panels with musicians and label makers, activists and leaders discussing their work. Films, record sales, West African and Caribbean food. An evocation of the ancestors, equipped with the deadliest beats in the current club scene.

› 14-5-2012

mutek.org
ecasnetwork.org

ICAS SYMPOSIUM AT MUTEK FESTIVAL 

MUTEK Lab - Tools for an Unknown Future is a 3-day symposium organized by the ICAS/ECAS network and MUTEK from May 28 to May 30, 2012, just before the core activities of the MUTEK festival in Montreal start. Featuring a mix of keynotes, panels, case studies and presentations, the symposium covers the topics defined by ICAS/ECAS as key areas of work for the next couple of years: „Festivals as Laboratories“, „Bridging Cultural Sectors“, „Citizen Innovation“, „Ubiquitous Art and Music“ and more.

Find the program overview › here.

The symposium coincides with the annual ICAS/ECAS partner meeting. ICAS - International Cities for Advanced Sound & Related arts - is a network of likeminded independent festivals around the globe that works to foster collaboration and exchange within arts and music. The European branch ECAS is supported by the European Commission of Culture. DISK e.V. currently is the main organizer of the European network.