A 3-year initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the SHAPE platform reunites 16 European non-profit organisations active within the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network to create a platform that aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. The organisations support a total of 144 artists over a three-year period that began in 2015.
SHAPE presents its third year at CTM 2017 with a Meet and Greet at the Projektraum of the Kunstquartier Bethanien. All interested artists, professionals, and the general public are welcome to come meet SHAPE coordinators. A few days later, the Network Speed Dating event assembles a selection of SHAPE platform organisers alongside curators and organisers from other events and networks, to meet in short, one-on-one sessions with pre-registered participants. This is a great chance to present your work and to find out more about the diverse festivals and events that collaborate to make SHAPE happen!
Public sessions at the MusicMakers Hacklab round out the SHAPE platform's involvement in the CTM 2017 Discourse programme.
SHAPE Artists at CTM 2017
CTM 2017 will also feature performances by a wealth of different SHAPE-supported artists over its ten-day schedule of events: Norwegian Coméme family member Charlotte Bendiks, fellow Norwegian and friend Boska, the Gobstopper Records founder and instrumental grime zealot Miles Mitchell or Mr. Mitch, Dutch composer/performer Thomas Ankersmit, Austrian composer and sound performer Stefan Fraunberger, Norwegian vocalist Stine Janvin Motland, futurist duo Amnesia Scanner, who’ve helped provide music for the project Lexachast; the "military fluxus" duo N.M.O.; the electronic/psychedelic folk project Stara Rzeka; Belgian sci-fi mistress Sky H1, and Swedish Staycore darling Toxe.
The SHAPE platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.