SoCCoS – Sound of Culture, Culture of Sound – is a residency and research network engaging with exploratory music, sound art, and culture. It provides residency opportunities via exchange of artists, cultural workers and theorists.
Through the residencies, SoCCoS offers 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 focuses on language, differences in urban and rural environment, and work with local communities. It practises a structuralist approach in relation to sound art residencies, connecting different sound art practices, geo-social contexts, and art production typologies. It has a strong focus on research, elaborating on geography, culture, sound, language and site-specificity.
SoCCos will engage a new generation of artists through micro-residencies and the subsequent presentation of their work when possible. The activities, residencies, artworks, and related research will be documented on the website and finalized in a book publication.
Associated SoCCoS project partners are: Bambun (IT), Moks (EE), Kumaria (EL) and De School van Gaasbeek (BE).
SoCCos is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.