ECAS Launch @ TodaysArt in 2010, September 25
I.C.A.S. – International Cities of Advanced Sound – is a global network of independent, non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing sound cultures, music and related arts.
E.C.A.S. – European Cities of Advanced Sound – is its European branch. The network’s aims are to create sustainable structures, to support the work of member organisations and to create a platform for knowledge sharing, critical reflection, co-productions, and cross-organisational events.
The I.C.A.S. / E.C.A.S. meeting at CTM.09 is the second big, international gathering of festival organisers focussed on sound production and related arts. Following several day-long round-tables during Montréal’s Mutek festival in May 2008, this meeting will be dedicated to core elements of the network: knowledge sharing, the exchange of new projects, and the further development of the network. It will be organised in line with I.C.A.S. / E.C.A.S. ideals of community and collaboration instead of competition between cultural entrepreneurs.
This is a creative platform for reflection and learning on an individual and global level, requiring from its members that they constantly reinvent, question, inspire and challenge each other. The greater aim of I.C.A.S. / E.C.A.S. is to support members in building up sustainable infrastructures to foster, promote and sponsor experimental and critical sound cultures within their specific localities and contexts.
The E.C.A.S. network currently consists of 9 co-organizers and 9 affiliated member organizations from 18 cities in 15 European countries.
• CTM (Club Transmediale) – Berlin
• Cimatics – Brussels
• CynetArt – Dresden
• FutureEverything – Manchester
• Insomnia – Tromsø
• Musikprotokoll – Graz
• Skanu Mezs – Riga
• TodaysArt – The Hague
• Unsound – Krakow
E.C.A.S. member organizations:
• Dis-Patch – Belgrade
• Festival Pomladi / MOTA – Ljubljana
• Full Pull – Mälmo
• Les Siestes Electroniques – Toulouse
• NuMusic / NuArt – Stavanger
• RIAM – Marseille
• Rokolectiv – Bucharest
• Sperm – Prague
• Ultrahang – Budapest
E.C.A.S. Facebook page