Here you will find who does what in the festival organization. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Göteborg Art Sounds is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
PRODUCER - EME, Fenoba -22
Emma Axberg is a project manager and producer, with a special interest in cross-artistic and international cultural projects. She is an experienced actor in musical theatre improvisation who regularly performs on different stages in Gothenburg, and loves to explore different expressions of improvised performance art. Apart from improvisation, she also reads performance poetry and teaches workshops in creative writing. She has a great interest in independent and non-profit stage projects, and has engaged in different constellations as playwright, director and actor. She is working as producer and coordinator with EME - Experimental Music Expo and the Fenoba Conference - for the 2022 GAS-festival.
Staffan Svensson, trumpet player and composer. Born 1963 in Falkenberg and currently living in Göteborg. Over the last three decades he has established himself as a versatile musician at the Scandinavian and European stages for jazz and improvised music. He works with purely acoustic as well as in electro-acoustic groups and also in the interaction between contemporary classical music, choir music and contemporary dance. He is one of the founders of the music resource company Göteborg Artist Center as well as the rehersal space complex Bunkern in Gothenburg.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
Dag Rosenqvist - Producentbyrån
Dag Rosenqvist has been working with communication, audience projects and graphic design for the GAS-festival since 2010. Dag is also a composer and musician who has released a large number of albums over the last 15 years, as well as created music for film and dance pieces. He is one of two co-owners of Gothenburg based producer’s agency Producentbyrån founded in 2008. Producentbyrån is a team of producers and project managers working with various artists, companies, festivals, conferences and projects in performing arts in Sweden and internationally.
Fredric has been working with GAS from the very beginning back in 1999 with the main focus on solving interesting technical challenges. It spans from working as a technical planner/producer, live video/audio technician and working with the GAS website. Fredric has also been performing his own as well as many other composers' music on multiple GAS-festivals as conductor, death-jazz bass player as well as electric drone/hurdy-gurdy player.
ARTISTIC GUEST CURATORS 2022
Since a few years back, we are part of several international festival networks, consisting of artistic directors and curators. In order to address issues regarding the role of art in a rapidly changing world – and as a way of changing the way we program and what the festival is and can be we have chosen to collaborate with three international guest curators. We believe that this will strengthen us as a festival, and we also believe this will help us broaden the view on what sounding art can be. Our three international curators are:
Artistic Guest Curator
Du Yun works at the intersection of opera, cabaret, electronics, noise and more. Her opera, Angel’s Bone won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and in 2018 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow. Du Yun is currently Professor of Composition at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and distinguished visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. As a curator, she was the Artistic Director of MATA Festival 2014-2018, conceived the Pan Asia Sounding Festival and founded a FutureTradition Initiative in China where she works with folk musicians from around the world.
Artistic Guest Curator & Director of Klarafestival, Belgium
Joost Fonteyne started to work at arts centre Limelight in 1988. In 1996 he founded the new music festival Happy New Ears. From 1999 onwards the festival incorporated sound art in its program, first with exhibitions titled Audioframes and later the project Klinkende Stad gave a yearly selection of internationally acclaimed sound art projects. Happy New Ears was ended in 2009 and in 2010 Joost founded and became the Artistic Director of the Flanders Festival Kortrijk in which sound art still holds an important place. Besides concerts, every year the festival presents sound art exhibitions. In 2017 Joost became director of the mixed gentre concert and festival organizer Wilde Westen. And in 2019 he was appointed director of Flanders Festival Brussels that organises with Klarafestival the largest broadcast festival in Belgium and the informal Walden Festival.
Artistic Guest Curator
Cathie Boyd is an internationally respected director, producer and curator. With over 25 years of experience, she works across art forms like music, visual arts and film. Her artistic practice includes international commissions and collaborations presented in over 25 countries. She set up renowned producing house Cryptic in 1994 with the desire to create innovative performances. She also started Glasgow’s Sonica Festival, for which she received the Scottish Award for New Music in Creative Programming in 2012. Other awards include European Woman of Achievement for the Arts and an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First.