From 27 April to 3 May 2015, Dresden will become a hotspot for advanced music and related arts as the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network reunites over 20 music and media art festivals into a Festival of Festivals.
Alexander Dorn – Phantasialand [DE]
Assimilation Process [DE]
Bocca al Lupo (Kathy Alberici with Federico Nitti) [INT]
Buqs – Teun Verkerk & Joris Hoogeboom [NL]
Charlotte Bendiks [NO]
Environmental Auditors [INT]
Evian Christ live [UK]
Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves & Etienne Jaumet – Satori [FR]
Gabor Lazar [HU]
High On Hope – Piers Sanderson [UK]
Humatic Media Catapults – MNM Stage Version ft. Mieko Suzuki [DE]
Le Petit Garçon [NO]
Lorenzo Senni [IT]
Low Jack [FR]
N1L aka Mārtiņš Roķis [LV]
Pasajera Oscura [AT]
Random Logic [SI]
RSS B0YS [PL]
Sounds Fragmenting our Present Past – Nathan Budzinski & Theo Cook [CA/UK]
The Sound of Belgium – Jozef Deville [BE]
Festival Némo/ARCADI (Paris), Cimatics (Brussels), CTM Festival (Berlin), Cultures Electroni-k (Rennes), CYNETART (Dresden), FutureEverything (Manchester), Insomnia Festival (Tromsø), Les Siestes Electroniques (Toulouse), MeetFactory (Prague), SONICA Festival/Mota-Museum Transitory-Art (Ljubljana), Festival Novas Frequências (Rio de Janeiro), ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst (Graz), RIAM Festival (Marseilles), Rokolectiv Festival (Bucharest), Schiev Festival (Brussels), Skaņu Mežs (Riga), SOCO Festival (oficial) (Montevideo), TodaysArt (The Hague), UH Fest (Budapest), UNSOUND Festival (Kraków).
Assembling a mix of club concerts, outdoor interventions, a multi-day conference programme, a film series, lab formats, as well as an exhibition, the festival adopts the theme of “Tools for an Unknown Future” in an attempt to examine how to cope with increasing uncertainty in the field of culture using the tools that have been developed in our society thus far. In times with no illusions of utopia, the urge to find methods of self-empowerment – a safety net in the face of the unknown – is more urgently needed than ever before.
The event will also mark the end of ECAS while serving as a launch event for a brand-new project born within the network; SHAPE platform (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe).
Taking place at venues Lab15, Altes Wettbüro, Hole of Fame, and the Thalia movie theatre, the ICAS Festival is headquartered at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.
Date(s) - 27/04/2015 - 03/05/2015