Sound Development City is an artistic expedition that starts on September 23rd in Lisboa and ends on October 9th in Marseille. 13 selected artists working with sound, music, performance and in other cultural fields will develop 9 projects, based on this year’s theme „Dancing Partners“, while experiencing and reviving urban spaces.
The Sound Development City 2013 participants and projects are:
The participants document the expedition and the progress of the projects by posting sounds, images, texts and thoughts on this site. Also, there will be podcasts by the artists from our Sound Development City radiobus.
Lisboa and Marseille are as the points of departure and destination of this year’s expedition, which serves both as a metaphor and an instruction to the participants. The artists work in and interact with Lisboa (Sept 23rd - 29th) and Marseille (Oct 5th - 9th) while working on their projects. The journey between the cities takes place individually.
Nine Projects will be realized during this year’s expedition by 13 artists from France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Dancing Partners is the theme for 2013: Dancing Partners form a temporary community – as forces navigating the dynamics of the city, they embody alternative life concepts, inspire dreams and call for reflection.
«During our expedition, we want to both identify and create fragile, ephemeral, personal and poetic moments in the dynamic fabric of the city. We want to find out what kind of artistic methods can set something in motion, hence also the dance metaphor. The city acts both as material and stage. The idea of the community is important to us: to create something out of a direct exchange which otherwise wouldn’t take place. These artistic creations can take the form of videos, interactions, performances, sound pieces etc.»
-Gesa Schneider & Andalus, Project Directors
Sound Development City is a project by Sound Development that enables a close exchange between a group of artists from the areas of sound, music, performance and other cultural fields. In the course of a summer expedition, selected artists experience and revive urban spaces.
With the project Sound Development City,Sound Development enables a close exchange between artists of various backgrounds. The project was initiated in 2012 with a first expedition to London, Berlin and Zurich. Sound Development City is financed by Sound Development and put into practice in co-production with Heller Enterprises.
Through the experimental format of Sound Development City, Sound Development aims to give artists the opportunity to realize trans-disciplinary projects. For Sound Development, personal encounters and collaborative work play a key role in developing new ideas – away from academic or institutional settings, Sound Development offers open space to let the unexpected happen and encourage a «culture in the open».
Sound Development is an independent an privately funded platform which has been launched by Nia Schmidheiny in 2002.
«BREAKING NEW PATHS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOUND AND MUSIC BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE WHO WORK AWAY FROM THE MAINSTREAM»