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  • 28 > 30-11-2014 – City Sonic @ Ars Musica + Concert Supernova

    21/11/2014

    Invited by Bruno Letort, the new director of Ars Musica, who opens the doors of the festival to electronic hybrid music and adventurous audio creations, Transcultures present City Sonic installations readapted specifically for the context…

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  • 20 > 23-11-2014 – Tournée Duos Transatlantiques

    13/11/2014

    This transatlantic collaboration began in 2013 between Rhizome Productions and Transcultures to create several duets called ‘Transatlantiques (long courrier)’ celebrating the meeting between authors/poets and sound artists in Belgium and Quebec…

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  • 20-11-2014 – Ouvrir la littérature aux arts audio et aux nouveaux médias – Speaker: Simon Dumas

    13/11/2014

    Simon Dumas, author, multimedia artist and artistic director of Rhizome Productions (Quebec) will present the activities of this unique interdisciplinary structure which produces and develops, for several years now, other creative links between literature, sound art and the new media…

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  • 17 > 21-11-2014 – Chœur(s) : Simon Dumas + Louis-Robert Bouchard

    10/11/2014

    This technological residence to develop the ‘Choeur(s)’ multimedia project, a ” poetic presence machine ” initiated by Simon Dumas follows a first step performed at Laval University (LANTISS, Quebec) in January 2014…

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  • 15-11-2014 – Pop Images – Gerard Malanga + Philippe Franck – Talk + projection + lecture

    07/11/2014

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Warhol’s Factory, Gerard Malanga, main assistant and collaborator of Andy Warhol in the 60’s, poet, photographer and experimental filmmaker will be in Paris for a series of events. Don’t miss the exhibition “Gerard Malanga: 50 years of Photo Archives”…

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  • 07 & 08-11-2014 – Conjurer l’automne Fontin @ Maison Maldoror – Liège

    01/11/2014

    Transcultures and its Transonic label are pleased to be a partner of these two evenings of alter musical creations. “Conjurer l’automne” (“Ward Autumn – some nocturnal delights to counter dwindling days”) organised by Eastern Belgium at night…

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  • 20-10 > 01-11-2014 – Park in progress#12 @ Huesca

    13/10/2014

    From late October to November 2nd, the city of Huesca hosts the twelfth edition of the European nomadic project Park in progress which will be part of the festival Pereferias divided into three stages (with the Micronesia, Regen-sites and Periferias events)…

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  • 17+18-10-2014 – Quinzaine Numérique 2014 @ Tournai

    10/10/2014

    Café Numérique Tournai : Joëlle Tillmanne (University of Mons, Laboratory of theory of circuit and signal), Nicolas d’Alessandro (Institute of research numediart, researcher and musician), Jacques Urbanska (artist, community manager, in charge of networks/digital projects for Transcultures) will share their practices, experiences and expertise in the field of digital arts and/or performing arts + 20: 00 presentations installations / performances

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  • 16-10-2014 – Trans Demo, from the research to digital creation – Vice Versa 1.0 – Quinzaine Numérique 2014

    09/10/2014

    Closing the event “Vice versa, 1.0”, ‘TransDemo’ invites artists and researchers to present their ongoing digital projects in a friendly atmosphere, to the public, students and professionals interested to innovation. Transcultures and numediart propose an afternoon of presentations (moderators: Thierry Dutoit for numediart & Philippe Franck for Transcultures): Nicolas d’Alessandro (numediart researcher and musician) on his recent projects combining mobile devices

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  • 14-10-2014 – Les Oracles Liquidation finale + Percées – Québec

    07/10/2014

    Oracles built two bridges between writers, choreographers, audio and multimedia artists. A diptych evening the first part, ‘Liquidation totale (tout doit disparaître) (Total Clearance -everything must go)’ as a creative laboratory, brings together the novelist and essayist Martine Delvaux and choreographer Manon Oligny. The second, ‘The Oracles: Percées’ result of the encounter between the poet Catrine Godin, choreographer Karine Ledoyen,

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  • Open call artist residency, Park in progress #13, Paris-Montreuil

    01/10/2014

    Park in progress est un programme de mobilité européen itinérant /// Park in progress is a European nomadic mobility program…

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  • 07-10-2014 – Paysages sonores – Installations Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s) + performances

    01/10/2014

    Result of collaboration between Art Zoyd (music creation center), le phénix (Valenciennes), le manège.mons, Transcultures in the framework of the platform for innovative music Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s), Electronic landscapes is an evening dedicated to the creative diversity of the electro sounds today. Electronic live performance, interactive installation, dj set… around the show “Il se trouve que les oreilles n’ont pas

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  • 05-10-2014 – Park in progress#11 – Nuit européenne de la jeune création – Chypre

    27/09/2014

    Organised by the the ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, a contemporary arts and science centre dedicated to research, creativity and innovation the Cyprus edition of Park in progress will take place in the “Nicosia Municipal Gardens” that surround the Parliament and the Municipal Theatre, very near the Buffer zone, where more than 20 artists from Cyprus and from all over

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  • 04-10-2014 – Twist de Arnaud Eeckhout + Vivian Barigand @ La Nuit Blanche Bxl 2014

    26/09/2014

    Welcome to the 4th dimension with this illusionist installation premiered at Festival City Sonic in Mons in 2012. We should have thought of this: aluminium foil on a grand scale, here demonstrating its powerful hypnotic properties, both visual and aural. The foil itself, which twists and undulates, interacts with the space and the bodies of the viewers; suggests wind, rain,

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  • 03-10-2014 – Digital video creation – Projections + presentations/talk (Gabriel Soucheyre + Nathan Karczmar)

    25/09/2014

    As part of the ‘Digital Emergences’ lectures/workshops cycle and manifestation “Vice Versa 1.0 /Quinzaine numérique @ Mons”, Transcultures and Arts² invite Gabriel Soucheyre (director of Vidéoformes) and Nathan Karczmar (initiator of Videocollectifs) to present their projects and initiatives. Vidéoformes, festival of video art and digital cultures initiated in Clermont-Ferrand (France) in 1986 and directed by Gabriel Soucheyre supports with Transcultures

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  • 27-09-2014 – Opening Vice Versa 1.0 – from research to digital creation – Quinzaine numérique @ Mons

    20/09/2014

    ‘Vice Versa1.0’ celebrates and questions the fertile intersections between applied research and digital creation. With this polymorphic manifestation which is part of the Quinzaine numéique (Digital Fortnight) of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels (and the one organised in Mons on the theme “to programme or to be programmed”), Transcultures in co-production with the manège.mons proposes a selection of works by innovative artists

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  • 25-09-2014 – Partage d’écoute #2 – Sébastien Biset – Cosmopoetics (ces arts sonores astropoétiques)

    18/09/2014

    Launched during the previous edition of the City Sonic festival, these shared listening sessions are meetings with professionals from the music world (musicians, critics, artists, curators…) who spend about an hour sharing their passion for music as well as sound art practices and commenting on chosen excerpts. For this second “Partage d’écoute” (“shared listening session”) at City Sonic 2014, Sébastien

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  • 24-09-2014 – C2M1 performance – Magali Desbazeille + Siegfried Canto

    17/09/2014

    ‘C2M1’ is a “media performance” exploring written and coded communication, from the invention of writing to mobile phone texting by way of printing technologies. The question raised by ‘C2M1’ is the following: what is the direct influence of new technologies on language? In order to provide an answer, ‘C2M1’ is conceived around the presence of a screen as well as

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  • 18-09-2014 – Pierre Beloüin Partages d’écoute + launch of Optical Sound revue #2

    12/09/2014

    Launched during the previous edition of the City Sonic festival, these shared listening sessions are meetings with professionals from the music world (musicians, critics, artists, curators…) who spend about an hour sharing their passion for music as well as sound art practices and commenting on chosen excerpts. For this first City Sonic 2014 “Partage d’écoute” (“shared listening session”) Pierre Beloüin

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  • 17-09-2014 – Sonic Kids Void – Buid your own speaker

    10/09/2014

    La maison haut-parleur (“The speaker house”) is a workshop given by sound and visual artists Arnaud Eeckhout+Mauro Vitturini (under the name of Void) in the context of which children learn to build their own sound speakers with everyday objects: plastic bottles, hairbrushes, cardboard boxes, sheets of paper or tree branches will become vibrating membranes which amplify sounds and modify the

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  • 14-09-2014 – Sonic Garden Party – Baudouin de Jaer + Maurice Charles JJ + Quasi una fantasia

    07/09/2014

    Three intimate concerts in private gardens of the Mons Belfry historical district (rue des compagnons). First composer Baudouin De Jaer proposes a solo violin performance based on pieces inspired by Swiss art brut visionary Adolphe Wölfli (1864-1930), upon whom he based his 2011 Sub Rosa a beautiful release ‘The heavenly ladder’.Maurice Charles JJ a.k.a. Jean-Jacques Duerinckx is a musician mostly

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  • 11-09-2014 – Opening – City Sonic, International Sound Art Festival 2014

    02/09/2014

    Happy City Sonic & Park in progress@Mons 2014 ! On a peacefull September 11th City Sonic#12 will be lauched with the European Night for Young Creation, which also opens the tenth edition of the European nomadic project Park in progress. Before that great event, we’ll start the guided visit of the City Sonic itinerary on the site of the Arbalestriers

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  • 18 > 25-07-2014 – Percées project – Simon Dumas + Thomas Israël + Paradise Now

    11/07/2014

    After initially working in Quebec Productions Rhizome in May, Simon Dumas (artistic director of Rhizome), Thomas Israël (digital artist-filmmaker-artist) and Paradise Now (sound designer) develop interaction between image and sound performance breakthroughs a poetry project (text: Catrine Godin)-dance (choreography: Karine Ledoyen), his video will be premiered in October in ‘Quebec en toute lettre’ then in Mons2015. Production : Productions Rhizome,

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  • 16 & 17-07-2014 – “Web Art” an introduction by Jacques Urbanska (workshop)

    10/07/2014

    Since the birth of the Internet, many creators have taken this medium to explore the limits, divert or redefine its purpose. Creating animated images that buzz that mobile applications and multiple online and offline works… Through a playful workshop exploration and experimentation, media artist Jacques Urbanska (arts-numeriques.info) will present a panel of web art works and original tools that provide

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  • 07 > 11-07-2014 – Béranger Grimbert + Charlotte Van Kemmel (residency)

    04/07/2014

    Bérenger Grimbert, French electronic musician develops with actress Charlotte Van Kemmel Belgian a new audio-sensory performance. On the site of the former slaughterhouses at the Frigo (Fridge) where Transcultures is located, these young artists to develop their work shifted universe to achieve a multidisciplinary performance that carries us into crazy worlds, somewhere between meditation and a physical experience. spinarsoon.com

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  • 03 > 07-2014 – t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e – Chambre(s) d’hôtel – Bruxelles

    01/07/2014

    ‘Chambre(s) d’Hôtel’ (Hotel rooms) created by the dance interdisciplinary company t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e (initiated by Pierre Larauza and Emmanuelle Vincent) is an urban installation combining a performance and a radio interview. A single architectural object, a hybrid and technoid caravan, combines a piece of fiction and a reality. This travelling hybrid device is experienced as a transit location loaded with possibilities. Experimental

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  • 30-06 > 04-07-2014 – Emergences Sonores

    28/06/2014

    Under the coordination of Stéphane Kozik (sound artist and multimedia), three students (Wilson Rose, Christopher Fernandez, Vivian Barigand) of The Visual Arts School of Mons Arts2 were selected to participate in a workshop “Sonic Emergences ” preparatory to the presentation of their new sound installations in the next edition of the City Sonic festival in September. Production : le manège.mons,

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  • 20-06 > 31-08-2014 – Julien Poidevin – Géosonic mix – Charleroi

    15/06/2014

    In this context, the site specific and geolocative project ‘Géosonic mix’ of French artist Julien Poidevin offers an intimate and sonic immersion. From sounds recorded in the city, quotes of authors and sound clips, “Géosoni mix@La Louvière” invites us to a unique experience somewhere else between our presence in the city and an imaginary trip. Equipped with a GPS and

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  • 17 + 18-06-2014 – Bains numériques#8 – Professional meetings

    08/06/2014

    Transcultures (Philippe Franck, Jacques Urbanska) with Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture (Mauro Del Borrello, general manager of le manège.mons and Mons2015, Pascal Keiser, artistic director for digital programme and director of TechnocITé) and the City of Mons (Joelle Kakompole, deputy mayor in charge of culture) are invited by the Arts Centre of Enghien-les-Bains to participate to the professional encounters organised in the framework of Festival Bains numériques.

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  • 08-06-2014 – A pentacostal evening Aki Onda + Antoine Chessex + films

    01/06/2014

    For another Monday Pentecost night, Eastern Belgium at night in complicity with Transcultures invites Antoine Chessex, a fascinating Swiss saxophonist (who has worked with many adventurous artists such as Maja Ratkje Jerome Noetinger, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Lasse Marhaug …)

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  • 01>08-06-2014 – Werner Moron + Philippe Franck : Ours bipolaires @ Saline Royale

    30/05/2014

    Artist in residency at the Saline Royale (Arc-et-Senans/France), “City of utopias”, in the framework of the Odyssey program (an initiative of the association of the Centres des Rencontres), Werner Moron (Beglian multidisciplinary artist, founder of Paracommandarts) has invited Philippe Franck

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  • Call for proposals – MAP artists-in-residence at Transcultures – autumn-winter 2014

    22/05/2014

    In the framework of the MAP programme, Transcultures, Interdisciplinary Center for Digital and Sound Cultures in association with the City of Mons and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, launches a call for two artistic and creation residencies…

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  • 14-05-2014 – Sonic Kids – Gauthier Keyaerts – La bouclothèque

    07/05/2014

    During this workshop, Gauthier Keyaerts shows to the children how to record various sounds, cut them out and then integrate them into an interactive device. This fun tool (based on a friendly interface) will (re) create different soundscapes like walk in the woods, sounds of the sea or of the city… a friendly interface playing with the movements of the

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  • Call – Park in Progress / City Sonic 2014

    02/05/2014

    About Parkinprogress Park in Progress is a nomadic mobility program initiated by the European Pépinières for young artists, supported by the European Commission (Culture programme) and  gathering together young artists and professionals from the creative and cultural world, who work on the different steps of creation, production, diffusion of a project in which transdisciplinary experience is developed. Parkinprogress moves around

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  • 06-05-14 – (Big) Data art @ Big Data Week Wallonia

    01/05/2014

    For this « Big Data Week Wallonia » coordonated by Mundaneum, in Mons, Jacques Urbanska (arts-numeriques.info, Transcultures) and Wolf Kuehr (project managerMons2015 – respublica) provide an introduction to the (Big ) Data Art through various examples of works followed by a video conference with artist Manuel Lima. Designer, author, lecturer and researcher based in New York, Manuel Lima is a

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  • 07-05-2014 – ReWICs 2014 – Talk Jacques Urbanska – Underground 2.0…

    30/04/2014

     Charleroi > La Géode > 10:40 Underground 2.0… les nouvelles cultures numériques alternatives, talk by artist/Web curator Jacques Urbanska provides a first introduction to Net Art hacktivist illustrated by numerous examples of works connected or from the Web culture, using networks as a raw material for the creation and activism. If the term Net Art even now includes a whole

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  • 07 + 21 + 28-05-2014 – Atelier Nomades Numériques – Field Recording

    30/04/2014

    Field recording and digital sound editing – Initiation Mons > Gentianes > 14:00 – 16:00 Led by musicians and sound artists Arnaud Eeckhout and Emilien Baudelot, this workshop provides young people of the Gentianes (host structure and educational assistance in the region of Mons Borinage) a thorough introduction to the techniques of field recording and sound editing with digital technologies.

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  • Call – Biennale Watch This Space 2015

    14/04/2014

    Watch This Space is a biennial organized by the 50° nord Network around emerging artists. It takes place in the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the cross-border territory (Southern England and Belgium) and consists in coordinated projects and solo exhibitions that members of the Network set up with artists from the euroregional territory. The 8th edition will be held over

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  • 16>17-04-2014 – Workshop Nomades Numériques : Net Art overview – Jacques Urbanska

    10/04/2014

    Gifs, mème Internet, Neenart, glitch, art(s) & network(s)… Quiévrain > Maison des Jeunes The “digital nomads” workshops are part of the European project nomade initiated by the manège.mons, le phénix (Valenciennes) and the Manège of Maubeuge. They offer in the region of Mons Borinage, workshops introducing beginners and curious to various creative digital practices .Since the birth of the Internet

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  • 9>10-04-04-2014 – Workshop Sound Boxes – Derek Holzer

    01/04/2014

     Liège > L’An Vert > 9:30 – 18:00 This workshop (organised by Stephan Ink under the auspices of d’Une Certaine Gaieté) allows you to create your own electro-acoustic instruments, will be led by Derek Holzer (Berlin), performer /instrument inventor that makes its own instruments. Each participant will create his own sound box consisting of a small amp, a speaker and

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