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Experimental Music Expo – Open Call!

Experimental Music Expo – Open Call!

During the 2020 edition of the GAS festival, we want to try a new way of working with the festival content. We are therefore launching the showcase concept EME – Experimental Music Expo, taking place October 16th-17th 2020!

EME takes place in Gothenburg on the 16th to the 17th of Octoberand is about presenting established and un-established experimental artists and ensembles – Nordic, Baltic or international – in a smaller format, for initiated industry professionals as well as for the general public. It’s about showcasing musicians and composers and to create an opportunity for you to perform, network and make new connections.

We are now looking for artists and ensembles for this first edition of the EME showcase! The application is open for anyone working in the field of experimental music of any kind. Please note though that you should be able to perform in Gothenburg, Sweden either on the 16th or 17th of October. And you should also be aware that we have a limited capacity, meaning we will have to make a selection from the applications that we receive.

For the first edition of EME we have invited representatives from the contemporary music festivals Dark Music Days [IS], Estonian Music Days festival [EE], Gong Tomorrow [DK], Göteborg Art Sounds [SE], Jauna Muzika [LT], Musica Nova Helsinki [FI], Music and arts festival [IS], Punkt [NO], Spor [DK] and Ultima [NO]. In Gothenburg you’ll also have the opportunity to meet our four international curators New York based Du Yun – singer, composer and curator, David Dacks – artistic director of Music Gallery in Toronto, Cathie Boyd – director, producer and curator for producing art house Cryptic in Glasgow and finally Bert Palinckx – artistic director of November Music in the Netherlands.

So take this opportunity to meet industry professionals as well as local and national presenters and promoters and be part of the first edition of the EME showcase!

The facts
The festival will cover performance fee and food for each showcase artist. The artists cover any travel and accommodation costs and are encouraged to apply for grants from their respective country. Should you need an official invitation letter from the festival, we will be glad to supply you with one. The concerts will be recorded (both video and audio) and later, upon mutual agreement, presented on the festival website.


What we need from you
The application should contain:
– name of artist/ensemble
– country of residence
– number of members in the ensemble
– eligible dates, either 16th and/or 17th of October
– link to audio and/or video recording of previous performances
– link to website
– contact information

Send your application to: info@gas-festival.com
Please state “Application EME” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is May 31st 2020.

The final selection for EME 2020 will be made by the festival’s artistic direction.

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Since 2011, Dag is one of three the co-owners of Gothenburg based production company Producentbyrån. Producentbyrån is a team of producers and project managers working with various artists, companies, festivals, conferences and projects in performing arts, both in Sweden and internationally. Dag has a background as a sound technician and also works as a composer and musician for separate works, film and performing arts productions. Dag works with the GAS-Festival’s communication and graphic design.

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