The “Creative Europe”-supported SHAPE platform announces a large showcase at Urvakan festival in Yerevan, Armenia, May 5 – 9. This will be the fifth large SHAPE showcase outside of the EU after Montréal’s MUTEK, Rio De Janeiro’s Novas Frequências, Jinja, Uganda’s Nyege Nyege and St. Petersburg’s GAMMA. Counting 15 SHAPE artists in Urvakan’s line-up, this will also be the largest SHAPE guest showcase so far.
The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2020 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s sixth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from club music and forward-thinking media art to free improvisation and spatial music. SHAPE is also happy to welcome a new member – Italy’s Terraforma, and the festival has already contributed to this newly announced list of SHAPE acts.
Besides many concerts we presented the lecture "immersive audiovisual experiences" with Michela Pelusio, the "Robotic Workshop" with Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan, the discussion round "Critical Music" with Khyam Allami, Cynthia Zaven, Bushra el-Turk, Deniz Peters and Ö1 Klassik-Treffpunkt Live with Helmut Jasbar and Ilan Volkov.
Anton Sarokin is a Belarusian media artist whose new radio work "Zero Plays" was commissioned by Ö1 Kunstradioand ORF musikprotokoll. This is a festival for contemporary and experimental music that took place in Graz until 6. October 2019. Ö1 Kunstradio is traditionally represented at the musikprotokoll with a performance or commissioned pieces - and so the programme dedicated to the artist Anton Sarokin can also be heard as an echo of the musikprotokoll.