The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2019 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s fifth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and acousmatic music. SHAPE is also happy to say that its 2019 roster is created with a 50:50 gender balance.
CTM 2019 Radio Lab winners: Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman & Israel Martínez
Awarded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival, Ö1 Kunstradio, and The Wire magazine, the CTM 2019 Radio Lab open call sought unusual explorations of the artistic possibilities of radio and live performance or installation mediums, while also addressing the CTM 2019 – Persistence festival theme. The organisers would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their proposals, which totalled 175 entries from 43 countries, and collectively addressed the call’s themes and challenges from a wide and interesting array of perspectives.
Getting into conversation with artists: musikprotokoll 2018 offers several workshops and talks in cooperation with Graz art institutions. With Chaya Czernowin, Fred Frith, Kurt Hentschläger, Kathy Hinde and others. The Ö1 radio focus "Next door – explorations in Europe's neighbourhood", in the context of which several countries have been portrayed in detail in recent years, is also reflected in the ORF musikprotokoll: Susanna Niedermayr and Rainer Elstner – editors of the Ö1 series Zeit-Ton – present new music from Egypt in talks with artists. The live radio programme "Ö1 Klassiktreffpunkt" will also be back in Graz, presenter Renate Burtscher will speak with composer Georg Friedrich Haas.