The festival took place from October 15-22, with three additional pre-GAS events taking place from October 11-14. During this edition of the festival, we presented artists from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The United Kingdom at twelve different venues in and around Gothenburg.
The festival theme addressed the state of our post-pandemic reality:
“In the aftermath of a global pandemic, where the collective has been put on hold and where distance has become the new normal, the importance of the actual physical encounter with art becomes even more urgent. GAS 2022 wishes to be a manifestation for freedom as an idea, and where sounding art, free speech and people’s need to act through artistic expressions are the core perspectives. A place where the individual and the collective are given space to think, feel and experience freely and together. We hope that the festival can be a place for interesting talks and encounters with our artists and become a manifestation for the festival as format and as an important and permissive space that will arouse both curiosity and new thoughts.”
Three of the festival’s concerts were selected by our international artistic guest curators Cathie Boyd and Joost Fonteyne. Sonia Killmann [UK] and Alex Smoke [UK] were selected by Cathie Boyd and Zwerm [BE] was selected by Joost Fonteyne.
New for the 2022 edition of Göteborg Art Sounds was EME – Experimental Music Expo. EME was about presenting established and un-established experimental artists and ensembles in a smaller format, for initiated industry professionals as well as for the general public. The festival also hosted network meetings, artists presentations and panel discussions for and with the Nordic-Baltic festival network Fenoba as a way for festival directors, artists and industry professionals to discuss burning issues, meet and experience sounding art, network and make new connections.
Alexandra Nilsson [SE] I Alex Smoke [UK] I Andrius Arutiunian [NL] I Arash Pandi & SLØR [IR/DK] I Art of Spectra [SE] I Cerpintxt & Ruben Sonnoli [EG/UK] I Gageego! [SE] I Göteborgs Symfoniker [SE] I Hampus Lindwall [SE] I Hans-Ola Ericsson [SE] I Heidi Hörsturz [NL] I Herman Müntzing [SE] I Julie Østergaard [DK] I Katariin Raska & Christian Meaas Svendsen [EE/NO] I Laure Boer [FR] I Manca Dornik & Phoebe Bognár [SI/AU] I Myriam Boucher [CA] I France Jobin & Markus Heckmann [CA/DE] I NEKO3 [DK] I Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard [DK] I Pablo Sanz [ES] I Paper Music [SE] I Pierre-Luc Lecours & Ida Toninato [CA] I Places, Spaces [SE] I Silvia Rosani & Esther Saladin [IT/CH] I Sonia Killmann [UK] I Sonneurs [FR] I XAIM [IL] I Zwerm [BE]
Staffan Mossenmark | Artistic Director
Staffan Svensson | Project Manager
Cathie Boyd | Artistic Guest Curator
Joost Fonteyne | Artistic Guest Curator
Andreas Lindahl | Presenter
Emma Axberg | Producer EME and Fenoba, Social Media Strategist
Richard Reynolds | On-site Producer
Lovisa Magnusson | On-site Producer
Maria Rylander | Administration
Dag Rosenqvist/Producentbyrån | Communications and Marketing
Fredric Bergström/Nippon Pippon | Technical Coordinator and Web Developer
Polina Ulianova | Documentation
Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
Göteborg International Organ Festival
Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling
Högskolan för Scen och Musik