GAS 2020 – Opening!

Welcome to an evening of exploratory music at Högskolan för Scen och Musik, Sunday October 11th 2020. During the evening we will present one live concert, two pre-recorded concerts from Canada and the UK, plus live Q&A’s with all of the artists. Kathy Hinde – Twittering Machines [GB]Bristol based sound artist Kathy Hinde presents her…

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The final artists announced

The line-up for this year’s festival is now complete! Musically just as disparate as we want it to be, the artists’ expressions move from solo violin and voice explorations, to a drone performance captured at an old mine building and a collaboration around brand new orchestral works. Some of it performed live, some as pre-recorded stream-only performances.

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More artists for GAS 2020!

Last week we shared some of the artists that make up the program for this years edition of the festival. And now it’s time to announce the some more. Just like the last batch, the artists below represent a wide variety of genres in sounding art – from transatlantic online concerts to contemporary music to chamber opera – both live and online!

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First artists announced

This year’s edition of the festival will be a different one for sure. But just like always, artistically the festival will feature a wide variety of genres and artistic expressions, and we are very happy with how the program turned out!

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The 2020 GAS-Festival

As some of you may have guessed by now, the 2020 edition of the festival will be different from previous years. But after much thought and long discussions within the working group and with our partners, we have decided to go ahead with the festival that’s set for October 10th-16th!

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New presentation forms in Contemporary Music

The re-thinking of the traditional presentation forms and our work with new/experimental presentations forms involves a very diverse field with many elements to consider – like how we work with audience segments, how we choose the spaces to present the artistic works in, how we communicate with the audience and the society, how we choose artists etc.

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David Dacks

Nature is a construct. What in Canada is often termed “wilderness” is a concept rejected by Indigenous peoples. For millennia, rivers, lakes portages and trails enabled vast trading networks throughout North America. This is no wilderness; it is home.

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Our Curators!

For the 2020 edition of the GAS festival we are once again working with four international guest curators who will help us shape the festival. This edition’s curators are New York based artist and curator Du Yun, artistic director David Dacks, director and producer Cathie Boyd and artistic director Bert Palinckx.

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GAS 2020

With GAS 2020 we wish to explore the significance of place in relation to listening and to the artistic experience. But it’s also about exploring the significance of place in relation to its social geography and questions concerning inclusion and exclusion.

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