Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe

144 artists x 16 organisations x 3 years

Peder Mannerfelt at CTM 2016. Photo by Camille Blake.

A 3-year initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the SHAPE project 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.

All 16 organisations will collectively choose 48 musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across member festivals and special events. A new pool of 48 artists will be selected subsequently for each of years two and three of the SHAPE initiative.

The SHAPE project launched at CTM 2015 with an open Meet and Greet. Presentations by several SHAPE organisations as well a selection of participating artists provided insight into the upcoming year of activities, musical projects, and beyond. CTM 2016 launched the platform's second year, announcing the 2016 supported artists. Artists supported in 2017 were announced autumn 2016, with a first major presentation at Novas Frequencias festival in Rio de Janeiro.

Participating Artists 2016

  • Andi Stecher [AT]
  • Bakk [NL]
  • Buster Keaton [UK/HU]
  • Charlotte Bendiks [NO]
  • Gas of Latvia [LV]
  • Gil Delindro [PT/DE]
  • HeeWonLEE [KR/FR]
  • Hyperaktivist [VE/DE]
  • Ignatz [BE]
  • iii [INT]
  • Jackson [FR]
  • Julien Bayle [FR]
  • Jonáš Gruska [SK]
  • Killing Sound [UK]
  • Klara Lewis [SE]
  • Laura Luna [MX/CZ]
  • Lanuk [HU]
  • L'ocelle Mare [FR]
  • Marcello Lussana & Eun-Boram Ahn [INT]
  • Marta Heberle [PL]
  • Masayoshi Fujita [JP/DE]
  • M.E.S.H. [DE]
  • Nicolas Maigret [FR]
  • Nik Nowak/Shockglatze [DE]
  • Nonotak [FR/JP]
  • Orphan Swords [BE]
  • Orson Hentschel [DE]
  • Peder Mannerfelt [SE]
  • Piotr Kurek / Heroiny [PL]
  • Primitive Art [IT]
  • Raze de Soare [RO]
  • Spatial [UK]
  • Stara Rzeka [PL]
  • Stine Janvin Motland [NO]
  • Susanna Gartmayer [AT]
  • Syracuse [FR]
  • TeZ [IT/NL]
  • Tole [CZ]
  • Voiski / Polar Inertia [FR]
  • We Will Fail [PL]
  • WoO & Incredible Bob [RS]
  • 9th Cloud & Cyril Meroni [FR]