Göteborg Art Sounds 2010

The festival was held between May 3-9th 2010 and hosted concerts, installations, dance performances, soundscapes, talks, seminars and film screenings. The theme for the festival was Burning.

The idea was to present individuals, groups and phenomenon that were signified by their burning commitment and the potential to instigate a debate. Our aim was to find topics and expressions that dealt with our society and the world around us while still promoting artistic values. We wanted to place the audience and the art in a contemporary context. We wanted to find a mix of artistic expressions that had a burning attitude, firmly connected to the world we live in. Themes like democracy, activism and equality acted as the connecting idea through talks, film screenings and readings.

In addition to the more traditional music and art venues there we’re concerts at Hagabadet (a very posh public bath house), at Skansen Kronan (a fortress from the 17th century), in Nordstan (the city’s largest shopping mall) and at Feskekôrka (the largest remaining fish market in Gothenburg). There were intimate solo performances, artists meetings, ritualistic space rock, powerful drone pieces and the most serene and lush chamber music.

Participating artists

Aidan Baker [CA] | Alexander Berman & Richard Widerberg [SE] | Amy Knoles & Michael Sakamoto [US] | Andreas Gedin [SE] | Ann Ighe [SE] | Anna Westberg & Joel Brindefalk [SE] | Axel Dörner/Werner Dafeldecker/Sven-Åke Johansson [DE/SE] | Batagraf [NO] | Blood Stereo [GB] | Brösarp [SE] | Christiam Wallumrød Ensemble [NO] | crWth [FR] | Danny Saul [GB] | Dror Feiler & Gunilla Sköld-Feiler [SE] | Duo EN.D.E [SE] | Dylan Nyoukis [GB] | Erik Gandini [SE] | Esther Shalev-Gertz [SE] | Forty Fingers [SE] | Franck Vigroux Trio [FR] | Fredrik Nyberg [SE] | Hans Appelqvist med band [SE] | Iraqi Bodies [IQ/SE] | Isabell Schierenbeck [SE] | Jana Winderen [NO] | Jasper TX [SE] | Joakim Forsemalm [SE] | Johan G. Winther (Tsukimono) [SE] | Johannes Anyuru [SE] | Jørgen Johansen [SE] | Kajsa G Eriksson [SE] | Karin Blixt [SE] | Karin Flodhammar [SE] | Karin Johansson [SE] | Keith Rowe/Kjell Bjørgeengen/Streifenjunko [GB/NO] | Lena Dahlén [SE] | Lena Ulrika Rudeke [SE] | Liondialer [GB] | Lisa Ullén & Nina de Heney [SE] | Magnus Bärtås [SE] | Maja Hammarén [SE] | Malin Kling [SE] | Marie Kretz [SE] | Master Musicians Of Bukkake [US] | Michelle Collins [SE] | MonoMono [SE] | Nana April Jun [SE] | Norrbotten NEO [SE] | Otto von Busch [SE] | Palle Dahlstedt [SE] | Papegojan som krympte [SE] | Paul Schütze & Simon Hopkins [GB] | Per Anders Nilsson [SE] | Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit [US/NL] | Renzo Aneröd [SE] | Saralunden feat. Steven Cuzner [SE] | Seasons (pre-din) [GB] | Sewilius Berg [SE] | Sigrid Strömgren [SE] | Simon Ohlson [SE] | Sonanza [SE] | Stefan de Vylder [SE] | Sten Sandell [SE] | Svarte Greiner [No] | Syna Outtara [SE] | Tanya Tagaq [CA] | The Moth [SE] | Tina Carlsson [SE] | Tony Blomdahl [SE] | Twice A Man [SE] | UKON [SE] | Ulf Friberg [SE] | USIT [SE] | Valby Vokalgruppe [DK] | VED [SE] | William Basinski [US] | World Domination [SE]

General Information

Festival Organization

Staffan Mossenmark | Artistic Director, Staffan Svensson | Chief Financial Officer/Artistic Advisory, Anders Hultqvist | Artistic Advisory/Producer, Ole Lützow-Holm | Artistic Advisory/Producer, Malin Enberg | Marketing/Project Manager, Sofia Åhrman | Marketing, Dag Rosenqvist | Web Editor/Producer, Jan Schmidt | Press Relations, Fredric Bergström | Web Production, Ola Ingvarsson | Web design, Helena Persson | Artistic Visual Creation, Ebba Westerberg | Producer, Daniel Bothén | Producer, Tommy Lindström | Producer, Johan Blomqvist | Producer, Alastair McDuff | Producer, Otto Båth | Producer/Sound Engineer, Göran ”Guran” Blomgren/Sound Cop | Technical Coordination, Kristian Kavale | Technical Coordination

Financial Aid

Göteborgs Stad Kulturnämnd | Kulturrådet | Rikskonserter | Svensk Musik | Västra Götalandsregionen

Partners

ABF Göteborg | Annika Berger/Skyward | Bohusläns Museum | Folkteatern | Folkuniversitetet | GAC | Geiger | Gerlesborgsskolan | Göteborg & Co | HBT-festivalen | Koloni | Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs Universitet | Levande Musik | Musik i Väst | Nefertiti | Producentbyrån | Pustervik | Världskulturmuseet

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