The Sound Exchange exhibition in the Foyer of HAU2 provides further context to the extensive exploration of experimental music cultures in Central and Eastern Europe at CTM 2014. On view throughout the entire festival, the Sound Exchange Exhibiton presents individual artistic positions, regional groupings, and currents in Central and Eastern Europe’s experimental musical cultures from the 1960s to the present. Through various documents, images, and sounds, eight exemplary pioneers and their works are portrayed in regional and historical context, as are their underlying artistic processes and positions.
Central and Eastern Europe has a lively, international network of musicians, cultures and festivals. Since the period of transition started in 1981, however, local traditions and their protagonists – especially the underground movements – have partially been forgotten or escaped wider notice as they reinvented themselves. Curated by Carsten Seiffarth and Carsten Stabenow of Dock e.V., Sound Exchange began its search for the roots and current state of experimental music culture in these regions in 2010, pursuing commonalities and singularities found within these regions and discussing their relationship with the international history of experimental music.
CTM 2014 presents some of the findings and achievements of the extensive Sound Exchange project through a special condensed programme at the festival, which includes two performance evenings, Sound Exchange I and Sound Exchange II, as well as the a daytime programme with screenings, lectures and a discussion round.
The Sound Exchange programme is linked into further dialogue with parallel developments in Russia and the West via a variety of talks and film screenings investigating experimentation in Eastern Europe as well as through the Generation Z : ReNoise exhibition on music and technology pioneers in post-Revolution Russia.
The Sound Exchange exhibition and programme at CTM 2014 is presented in collaboration with DOCK e.V.
Opening: Saturday 25.1.2014 | 19h
Runs: Sunday 26.1. – Sunday 2.2.2014 | HAU2
Hours: daily 19h – till end of concert programme