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The idea to start a project on field recording went through a longer period, in which we saw more and more artists not only working with field recordings, but also questioning and reflecting on them, f.e. to what extent can they be considered as such, what kind of spectrum of possibilities does working with it involve. Moreover, some aspects of current artistic practices appear both urgent and likely to cross paths as regards the potential of field recordings, for instance the awareness of the fragility of our environment, the artistic crossing of borders, the user-friendliness of technology. Working with field recordings also has a strong philosophical dimension: how do we position ourselves in relation to the world and its manifestations? These reflections then put in question the practices of experimental music and sound art itself.

“Sounds of Europe” was initiated by Q-O2 in collaboration with CRiSAP (London), IRZU (Ljubljana) , MTG/Sons de Barcelona (Barcelona) and different other European organisations and artists, supported by the European Culture Programme.

FIELD FEST will open the project in Brussels, also the first stop of the traveling website:

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
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B-1080 Brussels