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Creative-Europe Project "Re-Imagine Europe": New cooperations in Graz
One of the central cooperations this year is with IEM, the Institute for Electronic Music in Graz, and the renowned Parisian institution INA GRM. The GRM, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, was founded in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer, the founder of Musique Concréte, as a research institution. There, one could experiment for the first time with electro-acoustic sounds and tape recordings. In the 1970s, the composer François Bayle, a member of the GRM, created the Acousmonium, an orchestra of up to 80 loudspeakers. Each of them can be controlled separately. In specially developed compositions, it was now possible to precisely model the sound and distribute and diffuse it throughout the room. The legendary Acousmonium, designed by Bayle, will be specially set up for a special event in the György Ligeti Hall of Graz's Mumuth. Curated by François Bonnet, director of INA GRM, acousmatic compositions and live concerts will be performed on two days by the leading artists of the electronic and electro-acoustic scene, such as Jan Jelinek, Lucy Railton and KTL - the super duo around Sunn O))) guitarist Stephen O'Malley and Editions Mego label boss Peter Rehberg.
Behind Re-Imagine Europe runs a Europe-wide art production and presentation project through which interdisciplinary festivals such as Sonic Acts in Amsterdam or centresfor contemporary art such as the Bergen Kunsthall jointly develop programmes. Since 2014, the Elevate team has played a leading role in the development of this multi-year transnational art project. The project started in 2018. The upcoming Elevate Festival will see the next round of events. Until 2021, it will be possible to link art with science and political discourse at various locations in Europe. Thanks to Elevate, Graz is one of the hotspots of Re-Imagine Europe.
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