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SoCCoS – Sound of Culture, Culture of Sound – was a residency and research network engaging with exploratory music, sound art, and culture. It provided residency opportunities via exchange of artists, cultural workers and theorists.
Through the residencies, SoCCoS offered time and space away from known environments and everyday routines, to discover new sites, different cultures of sound art and source materials, in order to develop special skills and expand artistic networks. The project focused on language, differences in urban and rural environment, and work with local communities. It practiced a structuralist approach in relation to sound art residencies, connecting different sound art practices, geo-social contexts, and art production typologies. It had a strong focus on research, elaborating on geography, culture, sound, language and site-specificity.
SoCCos also engaged emerging artists through micro-residencies and the subsequent presentation of their work. The activities, residencies, artworks, and related research were documented on the network's website and finalized in a book publication titled Tales of Sonic Displacement (2016).
Associated SoCCoS project partners were: Bambun (IT), Moks (EE), Kumaria (EL) and De School van Gaasbeek (BE).
SoCCos was funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.