Significant sound institutions to expand and activate sound art with regional project
Talent development, networking and further dissemination of sound art among performing artists and audiences is the focal point for the regional sound art project, which has now received DKK 400,000 in support from Region Midtjyllands Kulturpulje 2021.
In the future, the Central Jutland Region will become an international stronghold for sound art. This is the ambitious mission of the partners behind the project ‘The sound art of the future in the Central Jutland Region - talent development and networking’.
With the project, Sound Art Lab, SPOR and Struer Tracks want to upskill, support and disseminate sound art, presenting artists and audiences with better working conditions as well as achieving greater familiarity with the art form.
“The ambition is to create relevant meetings between art and the public, between the regional and the international and between the established and the not yet discovered. We are inviting you to experiment and think beyond the narrow definitions, and hopefully the project will inspire and contribute to development both inside and outside the region here and now but also many years into the future, ”
says Anne Marqvardsen, festival director and artistic director at SPOR festival.
Broad geographical anchoring of Sound art
Combining the forces of Denmark's largest and most prominent festivals for sound art, SPOR festival in Aarhus and Struer Tracks, along with the national workshop for sound art, Sound Art Lab in Struer, the conditions for developing an internationally unique environment for sound art in the region are great, says head of Sound Art Lab, Jacob Kreutzfeldt:
"Our dream is to bring together leading actors across the region, enabling us to a) support artists' working conditions, b) develop sound as an artistic field and c) develop the region's status as an international hotspot for sound art and experimental music."
In addition to the three partners that represent the Central Jutland Region, several actors will contribute to executing the project, including the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, the Jutland Conservatory of Music and Kunsthal Regelbau 411.
The project will start in earnest later this summer when the Sound Art Lab is officially inaugurated on August 27, 2021.