SHAPE – a NEW project of 16 ICAS members!!!

3 years – 16 festivals – 144 artists


Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe. 

A new 3-year initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the SHAPE project reunites 16 European non-profit organisations active within the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network to create a platform that aims to support, promote, and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.


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SHAPE thus attempts to present a variety of idiosyncratic sounds from all over Europe, and to provide audiences and professionals with insightful lectures, talks, and workshops by experts in various fields related to sound and performance.

All 16 organisations will collectively choose 48 musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across member festivals and special events. A new pool of 48 artists will be selected subsequently for each of years two and three of the SHAPE initiative.

The SHAPE project will launch at CTM 2015 with a Meet and Greet on Thursday 29 January, 2015 at the Projektraum of the Kunstquartier Bethanien. Presentations by several SHAPE organisations as well a selection of participating artists will give an insight into the upcoming year of activities, musical projects, online casino and beyond. All interested artists, professionals and the general public are welcome to come meet SHAPE coordinators and musicians!

A selection of SHAPE artists will also perform at CTM 2015 – stay tuned as we unveil these names during January.

Participating Artists 2015

Stay tuned as we reveal the list of SHAPE 2015 artists in the latter half of January.

A comprehensive SHAPE website will soon be published!

Member Organisations

Biennale Némo / ARCADI – Paris, FR
CTM Festival / DISK e.V. – Berlin, DE
Cynetart Festival / TMA Hellerau e.V. – Dresden, DE
Festival Maintenant / Association Electroni[K] – Rennes, FR
Insomnia Festival / Association – Tromso, NO
Les Siestes Electroniques / Association Rotation – Toulouse, FR
Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
MoTA – Museum for Transitory Art – Ljubliana, SL
ORF musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst/ ORF – Graz, AT
RIAM Festival / Technè – Marseilles, FR
Rokolectiv Festival / Association – Bucharest, RO
Schiev Festival / Black Drop Productions – Brussels, BE
Skaņu Mežs Festival / Association – Riga, LV
TodaysArt Festival / The Generator Foundation – The Hague, NL
UH Festival / Ultrasound Foundation – Budapest, HU
Unsound Festival / Fundacja Tone – Krakow, PL


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