SOUND EXCHANGE embarks on the search for the roots and present-day experimental music culture in Central and Eastern Europe, which has a lively internationally linked scene of musicians, artists and festivals. Between November 2011 and November 2012, SOUND EXCHANGE DAYS will take place that are connected to local festivals in seven cities – Krakow, Bratislava, Tallinn, Vilnius, Budapest, Riga and Prague – with concerts, performances, workshops and a wandering exhibition on the experimental music scene in Central and Eastern Europe. Together with the co-curators on site, country-specific programmes were developed on topics such as electronic sound experiments, Dadaist happenings and New Wave, Minimal Music, Fluxus, Experimental Electro-Acoustic Music, Graphic Notations and Real-Time Improvisation. SOUND EXCHANGE FESTIVAL CHEMNITZ will close the project in November 2012, and will bring together the programme modules from all participating countries in a five-day festival.

Mi-65, Bratislava

© Michael Rudolph, Carsten Stabenow
Artistic Direction: Carsten Seiffarth, Carsten Stabenow
Advisor: Golo Föllmer
Co-Curators: Marek Choloniewski (PL), Slavo Krekovic (SK),
Aivar Tonso (EST), Antanas Jasenka (LT), Zsolt Sörés (HU),
Viestarts Gailitis (LV), Milos Vojtechovsky (CZ) und Andreas Winkler (GER)
Production: Markus Steffens, Florian Wachinger