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  • 02-04-2014 – Livescape – Concert performance – Braine-l’Alleud

    30/03/2014

    Braine-l’Alleud > Académie de Musique > 20:30 Livescape brings together the nature, machine and human dimensions in a unique performance, audio and visual which is above all sensory experience, immersing the viewer in total immersion in the near universe of science fiction movies. This young Mons collective invited to many international festivals, explores in his live lab, possible connections between

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  • 02-04-2014 – Talk – Todor Todoroff : Reintroduce the gesture in electroacoustic music

    29/03/2014

     Braine-l’Alleud > École des Arts > 19:00 Todor Todoroff (Belgian composer-engineer and teacher, longtime collaborator of choreographer Michèle Noiret) marks in his music a special interest in multiphony, exploring the space of sound and testing new methods of sound transformation. Along with acousmatic music, he developed virtual instruments for gestural control of electroacoustic music for concerts. “Combining motion capture and

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  • 01 + 15.04.2014 – workshop – Margarida Guia : Fields of voice

    28/03/2014

     Saint Symphorien > Le Carosse > last workshop Sound artist, performer and poet, Margarida Guia (Portugal) will give a series of introductions and vocal exercises to the residents of Le Carosse (an institute for mental disabled persons near Mons). In the framework of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s) / FEDER Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen Avenue G. Maigret 39 7030 Saint Symphorien – only

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  • Numediart, when research & technology make an interest in cultures by Jacques Urbanska

    28/03/2014

    In this favourable context, a small group of teachers and researchers from the UMONS1 decided, in 2005, to launch a vast research program. Thierry Dutoit, instigator and now project director, explains: “Open to culture, we foresaw the importance of collaboration between…

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  • 26-03-2014 – Talk – Philippe Franck : Nomadic connected devices, places and audio streams … listening the drift

    20/03/2014

    MONS > FACULTÉ D’ARCHITECTURE ET D’URBANISME > 12:30 We will comment on ambulatory works (pioneer and contemporary) that re-trace and “increase” the city connected to other (hidden) areas/urban locations and redefine it into a multi audio ever changing deterritorialized/reterritorialized space, by activating our moving listening. Between physical and virtual architectures, places and non-places, sound streaming via the Internet and embedded devices,

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  • 27-03-2014 – Talk – Art Zoyd, 44 years of differentiated musical creation

    20/03/2014

    Mons > Arts2 > 11:30 Unclassifiable musical group founded in 1969, Art Zoyd is also since 1987 a recording and creation studio, based in Valenciennes (France). UFO in the French music industry, Art Zoyd encourages young artists through residencies, productions and creations. Transversality plays a major role in the artistic choices of their creative studio. At the Art School of

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  • 20>23-03-2014 – Exposition spamm.be – Mobile Awards Art(s) & Network(s) – Festival VIA 2014

    12/03/2014

    Exposition spamm.be + Mobile Awards 2014-Art(s) & Network(s) + présentations/ateliers ouvert découverte du Net Art Launched by Transcultures at the occasion of Transnomades 2013 (Quinzaine Numériques of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels), the Mobile Awards – Art(s) & Network(s) intend to stimulate the online artistic creation giving it greater visibility . The 2014 edition are focused to artworks created to be broadcasted via the

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  • 21-03-2014 – Workshop Nomades Numériques – Damien Pairon: introduction to the digital video softwares

    11/03/2014

    As part of Festival VIA, the dance show ‘Hors Champs’ of Michèle Noiret will be premiered in Mons, fon March 21 and 23 at Theatre Le Manège. On this occasion, Damien Pairon (multimedia-video artist) will coordinate a workshop in the framework of Nomades Numériques (series of workshops on creative digital practices launched by the manège.mons as part of the European

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  • 19 > 22.03.2014 – Festival Vidéoformes

    09/03/2014

    Clermont Ferrand Pour sa 29ème édition, Vidéoformes, festival international d’art numérique, se met aux couleurs (trans) belges en invitant des artistes et projets soutenus part Transcultures. On y retrouve la performance-installation Fragments #43-44 (également soutenu par numediart et la cellule arts numériques du Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) de Gauthier Keyaerts en collaboration avec François Zajega (visuels) et Yacine Sebti (programmation),

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  • 19-03-2014 – Conférence – Philippe Franck : Other resonances – an introduction to sound art

    09/03/2014

    Louvain-la-Neuve > PointCulture > 18:00 What are the roots of the sound art that cross disciplines? What are the main features of these forms and adventurous sound practices? How does site specific audio creation dialogue with the urban space? How does it develop? What are the possibilities and these pitfalls? These are some questions and issues that Philippe Franck (Transcultures,

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  • 19-03-2014 – Conférence – Bobvan : The sound of mythscape

    09/03/2014

    Bobvan (Belgian musician, film director, multimedia artist) revisits, in the framework of “Résonances”, some of the highlights of his adventurous artistic journey by focusing on the sound dimension of his work. It shows how sound, both in its temporal and spatial deployment, contributes to the emergence of a series of “mythological modules” which, by their controlled accumulation, resonate with each

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  • 14-03-2014 – Concert micro-tonalités – Jean-Paul Wittek : Tender is the night

    04/03/2014

    Braine-l’Alleud > Académie de Musique > 20:00 Jean-Paul Wittek and Myriam Pierre play, with two pianos, ‘Three quarter-tone piece’ of Charles Ives (leading North American composer, crossing sound research, contrapuntal writing and popular loans) and some extracts of ‘24 preludes quarter-tone (op.22)’ of Ivan Wyschnegradsky (French composer of Russian origin, who worked on the micro-intervals). Astrid Gallez (flute) plays a

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  • 12 + 13-03-2014 – Conférence – Sébastien : Biset Usure, bricolage et hacking : usages et détournements dans l’expérience musicale

    02/03/2014

    12.03 > Braine-l’Alleud > École des Arts > 19:00 13.03 > Louvain-la-Neuve > PointCulture > 18:00 Sébastien Biset, art historian, musician and leader of the project “Archipel” for Point Culture, proposes this lecture in the framework of the event “Resonances”. What types of knowledge reveals the singular practice of DIY? How do they apply to musical invention and what fun

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  • 10-03 > 03-04-2014 – Résonances Visite de l’exposition – Animations kids + Caravane-Son-Média

    01/03/2014

    Braine-l’Alleud > École des Arts While the exhibition “Resonances” (curator : Philippe Franck) can be seen till May 5th at the School of Arts of Braine-L’Alleud, the students can have a guided tour of the exhibition and participate to two workshops to enable them to better understand the works presented in the course and plastic sound proposed by the School

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  • 20 > 23-03-2014 – Festival VIA / Mobile Award / NetArt Exhibition

    01/03/2014

    Exposition spamm.be + Mobile Awards Mons > Le Manège/Maison Folie > 12-18:00 City Lights (Digital Video Windows) UMons > Université > 20:00 Launched by Transcultures on the occasion of the Transnomades festival as part of the Quinzaine numérique initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels in 2013, the Mobile Awards – Art (s) & Network (s)

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  • 12-03-2014 – Workshop – Sonic Kids : Nicolas d’Alessandro, Muzzpod

    01/03/2014

    Using an iPod and a synthetic voice software, children will create an original choral without using their vocal cords. Tenor, baritone, soprano or alto chorister…everyone is involved in the composition of a song he can take home after the workshop given by Nicolas d’Alessandro (musician, researcher at numediart /University of Mons and inventor of digital instruments) free 7m3, rue de la

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  • 27-02-2014 – Opening of Geosonic – Julien Poidevin + DJ City Sonic – Paradise Now live Transonic Night Gauthier Keyaerts/The Aktivist + Supernova + Ordinaire

    23/02/2014

    LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE> FORUM DES HALL > 18:00 (VERNISSAGE) + 20:00 (CONCERTS) For the opening of Julien Poidevin’ site specific creation ‘Geosonic mi’x, a ballad is proposed with the artist who worked on a geo-locative audio journeyon the site of Louvain-la-Neuve university, while Paradise Now offers “City Sonic dj set ” subtly mixing audio sources works produced by the international sound art

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  • 21.02.2014 – Jean-Paul Dessy + Jarek Frankowski “Cellectro” (piece for electronic & cello)

    18/02/2014

    BRAINE-L’ALLEUD > ACADÉMIE DE MUSIQUE > 20:00 Originally this project (created at Sonic Lab # 2 – Festival City Sonic 2013) is inspired by the Polish atmosphere proposed by Jarek Frankowski and a unique encounter between classical and contemporary universes. Jean-Paul Dessy (cello- Musiques Nouvelles) enters the world of electroacoustic created by Jarek Frankowski (composer and sound engineer born in Poland),

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  • 20-02 > 03-05-2014 – Résonances – Les Arts Sonores en Brabant Wallon

    16/02/2014

    BRAINE-L’ALLEUD > ÉCOLE DES ARTS > 20-02 >> 18:30 OPENING + DJ SET RAFAEL MUNOZ GOMEZ Curated by Philippe Franck (director of City Sonic & Transcultures), the Art School of Braine l’Alleud presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between sound and contemporary arts. On two floors, one can find installations by young Belgian international & artists Arnaud Eeckhout, Mauro Vitturini, Rodolphe

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  • Call : TransAwards Art(s) & Network(s) 2014 + spamm.be

    15/02/2014

    Transcultures, Digital and Sound Arts Centre present, with the support of Mons 2015, an introduction to the Net Art in 3 days dedicated to the various Net Art forms. On this special occasion, Transcultures launch a call for proposals for its 2014 TransAwards…

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  • Call for contribution – City Lights (Digital Video Windows) – VIA 2014 festival – deadline : 08-03

    13/02/2014

    City Lights (Digital Video Windows), is an evolutive and opened to citizen participation project. Initiated by thenumediart Institute in April 2013 (175th anniversary of the UMONS Engineering Faculty), it aims to create an indoor architectural facade mapping of the Houdain street UMONS building. Numediart (Research Institute for Digital Arts technologies) and Transcultures (Center for Digital Cultures – Mons) today launched call

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  • 12.02.2014 – Lecture François Zajega Touchless Interfaces from 2D to 3D – Mons

    06/02/2014

     MONS > FACULTÉ D’ARCHITECTURE ET D’URBANISME > 12:30 This lecture (in the framework the series of lectures and workshops ‘Augmented Digital Territories’ launched by Transcultures in partnership with the Dept of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Mons) traces the different image analysis systems which have been implemented in interactive installations for a wide audience (that is to say a

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  • 06.02.14 – Introduction to sound art (sound-espace-movement) – Lectures Philippe Franck + Todor Todoroff – Brussels

    06/02/2014

    How does sound art play with the urban space, both as a living vibrating organism and a source of pollution source  to transform it? From historical examples (Max Neuhaus, Bill Fontana, Christina Kubisch, …) but also many contemporary pieces with different site specific approaches (including productions of the soundart festival City Sonic), Philippe Franck will discuss some issues related to audio architectures,soundscapes to latest geolocative developments.(in French only) Todor Todoroff, electronic music composer, teacher and engineer / researcher will then talk about his experience as a

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  • 05.02.2014 – Résonances autres, une introduction au arts sonores, d’hier à aujourd’hui – Lecture Philippe Franck – Braine l’Alleud

    03/02/2014

    What are the roots of the sound art that cross disciplines? What are the main features of these forms and adventurous sound practices? How does site specific audio creation dialogue  with the urban space? How does it develop? What are the possibilities and these pitfalls? These are some questions and issues that Philippe Franck bring light to stimulate critical thinking and discussion. After an introduction to the genesis of the  sound art through the avant-gardes of the twentieth century and some great pioneering figures practices, Philippe Franck will also discuss his experience and approach of curator/ founder

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  • 01.02.14 – Musiques Nouvelles Andy Warhol’s night (Factory happening 1964-2014) – Brussels

    29/01/2014

    Andy Warhol has definitely marked a “pop” culture with multiplied icons and fascinating superstars. In 1963, he launched the Factory in Manhattan, a factory to create images that attracts talent, poets, musicians and distinguished visitors from around the world. From this rich heritage essential to our contemporary life and in the framework of the Warhol’s exhibition “Life, Death and Beauty”

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  • 24.01.2014 – Live Supernova (+ Oscar Martin, Constanza Piña) @ DATABAZ Angoulême

    20/01/2014

    ANGOULÊME > DATABAZ > 20:30 Founded in 2012 by Philippe Franck (aka Paradise Now – singing / playing guitar, other) and Gauthier Keyaerts (aka The Aktivist, Very Mashta – electronics, miscellaneous), Supernova (Brussels) explores electro-organic open territories, mixing songs, instrumental pieces and poetry fragments in an intimate atmosphere. Also invited to this event devoted to other sounds, by Philippe Boisnard and

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  • 25.01.2014 – Transcultures, experiences and approaches – Lecture by Philippe Franck – Angoulême

    20/01/2014

    ANGOULÊME > FASTERI At the invitation of Philippe Boisnard (digital artist, teacher), Philippe Franck will present the different sound art/digital arts/festivals activities and interdisciplinary approaches of Transcultures + discussion with the students of FASTERI (Angoulême Supervision of Technology, Relief and Interactivity Training) Pôle image Magelis Morning fasteri.org

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  • 25.01.2014 – Sonic workshop Margarida Guia : les champs de la voix

    20/01/2014

    LE CARROSSE > SAINT-SYMPHORIEN For the second year, Margarida Guia, Portuguese sound artist, comedian and poet, will lead a serie of workshops (starting in January) with the residents of Le Carrosse (centre for disabled persons near Mons). For these workshops sound poetry, the artist accompanies a group of adults with various disabilities. From the vocal work, these workshops (until this

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  • 13 > 17.01.14 Sonic translations (Atelier vertical) – Brussels

    11/01/2014

    This workshop called “sonic translations” organised by Balthasar Nathalie and Philippe Franck within the “vertical week” workshops at the School of Art Saint-Luc (Brussels) offers a series of lectures (by Philippe Franck/City Sonic introducing to the history of sound art and Sébastien Biset/Archipel on sound and situation) and practical initiations (by sound artists Arnaud Eeckhout, Stéphane Kozik, Sébastien Biset) introducing

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  • 16.01.2014 – Lecture Philippe Franck Sonic City, la cité espace d’interventions sonores

    11/01/2014

    How does sound art play with the urban space, both as a living vibrating organism and a source of pollution source to transform it? From historical examples (Max Neuhaus, Bill Fontana, Christina Kubisch, …) but also many contemporary pieces with different site specific approaches (including productions of the sound art festival City Sonic), Philippe Franck will discuss some issues related

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  • 08 + 09.01.2014 Musiques Nouvelles Andy Warhol’s night (Factory happening 1964-2014)

    03/01/2014

    Andy Warhol has definitely marked a “pop” culture with multiplied icons and fascinating superstars. In 1963, he launched the Factory in Manhattan, a factory to create images that attracts talent, poets, musicians and distinguished visitors from around the world. From this rich heritage essential to our contemporary life and in the framework of the Warhol’s exhibition “Life, Death and Beauty”

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  • 17.12.13 > 04.01.14 – Gauthier Keyaerts : Fragments 43/44

    07/12/2013

    Fragments # 43-44 is based on both technology (IT mediation, various digital interfaces, …) and on instinct, on improvisation. When the user activates this interactive AV device, it can trigger and transform collections of sounds, as well as take the controls of different visual worlds, all moving in space, or using precise movements. This device (in collaboration with François Zajéga,

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  • 19.12.13 – Aymeric Hainaux aka Émotional + Ordinaire

    07/12/2013

    Aymeric Hainaux (French nomadic artist, designer, beatboxer and performer aka Dent-de-Lion)uses its human beatbox with two microphones, an echo pedal and a cassette player. His rule # 1 is “No loop, live action only”. Everything is designed in-house, under the eyes of the public. Emotional is the new alias and new Aymeric Hainaux’s new project. A raw, physical, poetic, low-tech and

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  • 18.12.2013 – Park in Progress Workshop – Montreuil

    07/12/2013

    A dozen of european artists from the program Park in progress meet young artists from La Plaine Saint-Denis, particularly related to urban artistic fields and the Hip-hop culture. Claudio Stellato along with Stéphane Broc carry on the project initiated on the previous Park in progress editions of Pannonhalma (Hungary) and Nottingham (UK) and share their approaches with young dancers from

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  • December 2013 – Simon Dumas + Philippe Franck : Chœurs poétiques – Quebec

    07/12/2013

    As an extension of our recent collaboration Les Transatlantiques (photo of the participants after the performance the Sonic Garden Party at the recent festival City Sonic Mons ), Simon Dumas, artistic director of Rhizome Productions ( Quebec) and poet, and Philippe Franck, artistic director of Transcultures (Mons) and sound designer are working on a multi-video projection 360 degrees device with a

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  • Decembe 2013 – Stéphane Kozik + Arnaud Eeckhout – Mons

    07/12/2013

    These two artists combining audio and digital practices are welcomed to the Fridge (Site of former slaughterhouse) for a new step in their performance ‘Digital Breakfast’ transforming objects of our daily breakfast in unusual musical instruments http://stephanekozik.be/index.php/live/digital-breakfast

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  • 04.12.2013 – Pascale Barret : Tchiki Boum (Workshop Sonic Kids)

    01/12/2013

    DJ’s for one day, in a cabaret spirit given par Pascale Barret (performer, media artist, glamour DJ aka Frau Picha), children will be the players of a colourful party. Masks, colored stickers, sequins, feathers, turntables, microphones … let the party begin! In the framework of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s), platform for innovative music supported by FEDER-Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vanderen Free entrance Info

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  • 19.11.13 – Damien Caille-Perret : Actéon (opera) – Le Phénix – in the framework of ESH

    13/11/2013

    This lyrical show with a spectacular set is inspired by Ovide’metamorphoses (with music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Baptise Lully) is a good way to (re)discover a masterpiece of the Greek-Roman history. 19-11-13 – 20.00 Price : 9€ instead of 32€ – billetterie@lephenix.fr In the framework of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s)  the transborder platform for innovative musicsupported by le fonds européen FEDER-Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlanderen Le

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  • 06>09.11 Isa Belle + Paradise Now : Massages sonores

    03/11/2013

    In early November, Isa Belle + Paradise Now are invited in Valenciennes by Le Phénix (in association with various events in the framework with Europalia India) and also by the city of Saint-Sebastien-Sur-Loire (in the framework of Festival Allez au lit !) to propose sound massages introducing to the organic body-sound relationship. One can discover the benefits and physical properties of sound and

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  • 06 & 07-11-13 – Workshop & show Kapila Venu – Valencienne (in the framework of ESH project)

    03/11/2013

    Workshop Kapila Venu An initiation to Kuttiyattam, traditional theatre from South India by the great actress Kapila Venu. 06-11-13 – 19.00 In the framework of  Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s) transborder platform for innovative music supported by le fonds européen FEDER-Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlandere  Le Phénix – Boulevard Harpignies, Valenciennes Show Kapila Venu  A gestual theatre in the tradition of Kuttiyattam by Kapila Venu revisiting Indian legends with a spiritual

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