Polish music festival Unsound had its 2016 edition on October 16 – 23. The festival’s SHAPE showcase featured sound art installations by Jonas Gruska and Killing Sound‘s Sam Kidel, Stara Rzeka’s special collaboration with Samo, a traditional band from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and performances by Voiski, Stine Janvin Motland, We Will Fail, M.E.S.H., Peder Mannerfelt, Laura Luna and KABLAM.
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The 2016 edition of Ljubljana’s SONICA festival, titled SONIC.ARCHITECTURES, was dedicated to sound and architecture. Ever since its first edition, SONICA festival (as well as its predecessor Spring Festival Ljubljana) has been discovering and reviving unconventional spaces with sound interventions.
Norwegian DJ and producer Charlotte Bendiks was one of the several SHAPE artists performing at The Hague’s TodaysArt festival last weekend (23-25 Sept 2016). Her DJ sets focus on sexy dance and body music. Although her main genre is classic house, her sets are inspired and influenced by music ranging from disco to African groove and Latin beats. She is widely known for creating euphoric, hot and sweaty dance floors. Doing live vocals and percussion as well as integrating other musicians has become somewhat of a trademark for this girl – transforming the whole performance more into a happening instead of just a simple DJ set.