Fenoba is a Nordic Baltic Festival Network, consisting of representatives and organizers for music festivals in all the Nordic and Baltic countries. The network will visit Gothenburg 18 – 20 October, to take part of GAS-festival, EME showcases and GAS-talks. The Fenoba activities will take place at Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater, and are free to visit.

The idea behind the Fenoba-network is to create an exchange of artists and collaborations between countries and to form an openness between festivals. The network is also meant to be a tool for its members and their ideas, and a platform to enable learning between Nordic and Baltic music festivals and organizers. 

During GAS-festival 2022 there will be several activities where organizers and artists of all kinds can meet with Fenoba delegates. We are looking forward to an exchange, both local and international, of ideas and music. Please read below about the Fenoba-activities that are open to the public. All activities take place at Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater, with free entrance.

19 Oct 

14.00 – 16.30: Artist Presentations (GAS-talk) 

18 – 20 October GAS-festival launches the new showcase format Experimental Music Expo. During the Artist Presentations, the EME-artists get 10 minutes each to introduce themselves, talk about and show their work. A perfect introduction, as most of the artists will then perform their showcases at closeby venues during the 19th and 20th. 

20 Oct 

14.00 – 15.00: Swedish Fika

Want to meet the Fenoba delegates and artists in a relaxed manner? During the Swedish Fika you can talk about whatever is on your mind, all while drinking coffee and nibbling on cinnamon buns and cookies. 

15.00 – 16.30: Panel discussion (GAS-talk) 

Listen to delegates of Fenoba discuss matters of music, the festival format and the future. The overall theme for the discussion will be based upon questions such as:

  • How can we develop the festival format to make room for the free word and political action through artistic expression? 
  • How do we explain and defend the significance of festivals, if we claim them to be an important function of society? 
  • How do we create a future for festivals of art music, where the general public feel welcome to participate, meet and experience sound art together? 

After the Fenoba activities the 19-20 there will be EME-showcases, starting at 17.00. Each showcase is about 40 minutes.

The Fenoba network consist of Spor (DK), G((o))ng Tomorrow (DK), Klang-festival (DK), Estonian Music Days (EE), Baltic Music Days (EE/LV/LT), Musica nova Helsinki (FI), Dark Music Days (IS), Cycle Music and Art Festival (IS), Ultima (NO), Punkt (NO), Göteborg Art Sounds (SE).