Tue, Jan 24|
City Sonic Vilnius Sound Camp: Open Call
For the first time City Sonic Vilnius* is announcing an open call for sound artists to take part in the Sound Camp. The project was inspired by the diversity of Vilnius's acoustic landscape.
Time & Location
Jan 24, 2023, 8:00 AM – Feb 15, 2023, 12:00 AM
About the Project
City Sonic Vilnius Sound Camp: Open Call
2023 kovo/march/mars 6-12
For the first time City Sonic Vilnius* is announcing an open call for sound artists to take part in the Sound Camp. The project was inspired by the diversity of Vilnius's acoustic landscape. Therefore, through the diverse sounds of Vilnius city, the participants will learn, explore and share their collective or individual creations in collaboration with French sound artists to the Vilnius public to experience a new perspective of the city. This Sound Camp is also about promoting collaboration between artists of different practices and aesthetics, always starting from their energy, their desire, and their creativity.
The events will take place in Kompresorinė Cultural Center, open for interdisciplinary projects. The venue holds an ambisonic sound system which can also be used in the City Sonic Sound Camp. The technical crew will be ready to support the participants.
THE SOUND CAMP WORKSHOPS
The participants will first work on the sound recording (field recording) in the city of Vilnius, which can evolve into situations invented and constructed on the spot.
Each place can be documented in its sonic characteristics or become a basis for the elaboration of a form of a poetic story or a small fiction inspired by the area and its inhabitants.
The audio recordings will be the material that can be processed or reinvented in the studio.
What we are interested in here is to be able to put a form of presence and attention to the urban environment as well as its metamorphosis into resonance and listening, and also to reveal, with the help of sound (or possibly the image of sound) certain particular places in the city of Vilnius but also strange and poetic situations.
All Sound Camp workshops are going to be in the English language.
At the end of 5 days of workshops and joint intensive experiences, an exhibition is planned with a sound (listening to the finalized creative works) and with a visual (a photographic, video, graphic, or multimedia look at the process and the images of this sound experience) component, as well as with sound performances (notably by the 3 guest creators-coordinators-curators, and also by Lithuanian artists).
Finally, in the coming weeks after this first City Sonic Vilnius Sound Camp, it is planned to publish the issues and final creations of the participants in audio, on the web, and in the form of printed materials.
- Artists of any nationality residing in Lithuania, evidencing a committed artistic career are welcome to apply.
- City Sonic Vilnius is looking to attract artists working with sound, visuals or with a interdisciplinary approach, who are adaptable to a collaborative environment and interested in (re)discoveringVilnius city by sound.
- Participants need to bring, for the duration of the workshop, their computers (equipped with editing software) as well as any equipment necessary for sound recordings (digital recorders, microphones, etc.) or materials for their visual creation.
- If you are unable to bring necessary equipment or materials, please specify and we will try to find a practical solution.
SUBMISSIONS AND DEADLINE
- There is no participation fee to this application.
- City Sonic Vilnius team is going to support most of the traveling, accommodation, meals, materials and equipment costs.
- To apply for City Sonic Vilnius/Sound Camp fill out the online submission form. Application form to be found right here: https://forms.gle/pCPP5hGUVZe6wfJr6
- Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of February 2023
- If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
WORKSHOP COORDINATORS/EXHIBITION CURATORS
Philippe Franck, Tommy Lawson, Christian Vialard (France).
More info about workshop coordinators is below.
Philippe Franck (FR/BE)
Intermedia producer and creator living and working between France and Belgium, Philippe Franck (aka Paradise Now) has developed since the 90s the Paradise Now project which favours an actively transversal and collaborative approach. He chooses a sensitive and cinematic approach that embraces different influences and fields (electronics, sound art, post-rock, improvised music...).
He has worked closely with various international video, visual & multimedia artists, choreographers, poets and other adventurous audio creators. His work (performances, installations, multimedia devices) & collaborations have been presented in many cities, festivals, events, countries. He has also produced and participated in several records on various independent labels. He has launched the Transonic label dedicated to sound arts (since 2016).
Philippe Franck is also the founder of Transcultures – Centre of digital and sound cultures in Belgium (since 1996) and director of Pépinières européennes de Création – international network for the mobility of contemporary and interdisciplinary artists (based in Paris). He has initiated City Sonic, international sound art festivals (since 2003, in different cities) and has curated many other international exhibitions and festivals.
He is a teacher in several art schools and is a member researcher of the hypermedia CiTU-Paragraph laboratory at University Paris 8.
Tommy Lawson (FR)
Sound artist, sound designer, digital performer based in Bastia (Corsica-France), Tommy Lawson has been composing works around the concept of soundscapes since the 1990s. He has collaborated with numerous artists and initiated hybrid projects in collaboration with visual & digital arts, video and contemporary dance.
He regularly creates geo-localized sound walks to experience enhanced geo-sonic routes in connection with the living heritage of the territory. He is also an event curator for sound arts and promotion of electronic and electroacoustic music.
In 2008, he launched Zone Libre (Free Zone), a structure for creation, production and distribution through which he has organized the Festival of Sound Arts Zone Libre since 2019 linking several locations of the city of Bastia with sound installations and performances as well as a thematic forum. This event as well as the structure Zone Libre emphasizes the development of transdisciplinary and hypermedia experiences in the field of sound and visual arts.
Tommy Lawson develops his creative work with the integration of sound spatialization in these most recent projects. Recently he has produced his first solo album “Bega (sonic scapes)” on the independent label Transonic, a selection of sound pieces and field recordings made for various installations in France, Romania and Morocco, 1st volume of other releases scheduled for the coming months.
Christian Vialard (FR)
Sound and visual creator, Christian Vialard lives in Grasse on the French Riviera. His music speaks of the complexity of our contemporary world, of its multiple forms, its inconsistencies, its violence, but also about the richness of the people who live there. He uses analogue instruments and samplers specific to electronic music and electric guitars closer to post-punk and noise music.
He works with artists from different worlds, depending on the projects and encounters, for instance, with the writer Eric Arlix and the guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay (ex Noir Désir) for the sonopoetic project Hypogé. His productions include sound installations, videos, paintings and sculptures which are shown in exhibitions and at international festivals.
He founded the experimental label Tiramizu in 2001.
Christian Vialard is in charge of teaching digital practices at the National School of Art in Nice, Villa Arson.
City Sonic Vilnius
City Sonic Vilnius has been recently launched in partnership with City Sonic – international sound art festival initiated by Transcultures (Centre of digital and sound cultures in the Federation Wallonie-Brussels and also coordinator of the European Pepinieres of Creation international network for the mobility of contemporary artists-projects based in Paris) directed by curator/creator/producer Philippe Franck in 2003.
During 2 weeks, City Sonic offers a sound itinerary in the hosting city with installations, performances and workshops, opening all creative doors (from digital/media arts/devices to invented instruments, from audio-visual to multimedia performances/installations, from the electronic/contemporary music to experimental /improvised music, from sound poetry to radio art…), of sound art today.
Mixing an internationalist vision with the will to develop the local scene and support new/young talents as well as more renown but still singular artists, City Sonic approach focus on site specific works and build relationships between territories, locations, practices, communities, creativities and researchesWith a similar approach, City Sonic Vilnius (coordinated by Užiateka and Transcultures Europe) aims to develop in Lithuania and its capital various activities linked to the diversity of sound arts with an interdisciplinary, participative, inclusive and federating vision.