Europe: A Soundpanorama
Goethe Institute Belgrade, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radio Belgrade, European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Ars Acustica Group, the Institute for Music and Sound at the Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe (ZKM)
Out of 186 contributions submitted from 25 European countries, an international jury headed by radio producer and sound artist Götz Naleppa selected 10 winning entries and invited their composers (La Cosa Preziosa, Katrinem, Francesco Giomi, Konrad Korabiewski, Stefan Malešević, Etienne Noiseau, Tamer Fahri Özgönenc, Pablo Sanz Almoguera, Softday and Ladislav Železný) to attend a workshop and perform the outcome in a live performance at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany in October 2011.
‘(...) The entries submitted ranged from finely captured audio landscapes and dense acoustic conglomerates depicting the multitude of sounds in an urban space, to rhythm montages, strolls and the occasional light-hearted portrait of a region. (…) The large number, variety and high quality of the entries clearly demonstrates that there are outstanding artists in the field of radio art and composition.’ - Europe, A Soundpanorama press release
Over the course of one week in Karlsruhe, the ten artists developed a brand new live, multichannel soundpanorama reflective of their combine European experiences. The piece drew from their individual works as well as some new material, and was shaped under the guidance of renowned sound artist Thomas Köner.
The new 'ensemble' piece was performed live alongside the individual ten winning entries a as part of the Audio Kultur Festival at ZKM on 22nd October. It was later broadcast by Deutschland Radio Kultur and participating European radio stations. The participants also presented a talk on their experience at ZKM as part of the Audio Kultur Festival.