The Nordic network Sounding Towers was established for sharing artistic practices with partners and local communities and to develop practices of resonance - in sound art, visual art, music and performance - that address environmental and societal challenges in creating a liveable future on earth. In 2023 this group evolved into Unexpected Ensemble.
During 2022, with support from Nordic Culture Point and Nordic Culture Fund, the Singing Places pilot project brought together six artists with extensive experience and specialised skills in creating art with resonance and environment. With development meetings in Gnesta and on Anholt the group has been developing collaborative artistic practices in relation with place and presented public performances and workshops during ANTENN festival and for the Anholt community.
Unexpected Ensemble now continues to develop artistic practices with resonance; through the sonic and haptic qualities of sound; with poetic resonance, as a reverberation of meaning and images; and social resonance, including kinship with the more-than-human and relation to place. In November 2023, Unexpected Ensemble will present a manifestation of this work in interactive performance, video, sound, tactile sculpture, and music at Åbne Scene in Aarhus, Denmark.
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