Transcultures, Centre interdisciplinaire des cultures électroniques et sonores (direction artistique : Philippe Franck), est une association qui a été créée en 1996 à Bruxelles pour promouvoir et développer les croisements entre les pratiques artistiques/culturelles contemporaines et les enjeux arts/société/technologies. Elle explore plus particulièrement les champs de la création numérique et des arts sonores. Depuis 2008, Transcultures est installée à Mons sur le site des Anciens Abattoirs pour y développer un centre interdisciplinaire alliant production, médiation et réflexion pour les créateurs et les cultures électroniques et sonores.


Transcultures, Interdisciplinary Center for Sound and Electronic Cultures (Artistic Director: Philippe Franck) is an association born in 1996 in order to promote and develop crossings between contemporary artistic practices and arts/society/technology stakes; focusing in particular on sound art and digital creation. Since 2008, Transcultures is settled in Mons (Belgium) and through its new interdisciplinary center, is working on production, mediation and reflection regarding electronic and sound projects.

City Sonic / Park in progress 2014 - International Sound Art Festival - 11.09>27.09.2014

For its twelfth edition, the International Sound Arts festival City Sonic launched in 2003 by Transcultures, Center for digital and sound cultures, in co-production with manège.mons, will exclusively focus on sound emergences, inviting young Belgian and international creators to artistic residencies who will then be broadcasted from Mons on for the first time.

As for the previous edition, City Sonic features the European project Park in progress. Initiated by the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, this project is a nomadic innovative event that promotes mobility and encounter between interdisciplinary creators; two dozen interdisciplinary artists from Belgium, Japan, France, UK, Czech Republic, Turkey … working on sound material in different ways, will be welcomed for artistic residencies on the Ancient Abattoirs site where Transcultures is located in Mons.

The result will be show at the festival opening. These art works will then be shown until the end of the festival in the Grande Halle of the Ancient Abattoirs and set the content of the Sounds in progress# 2 exhibition.




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