UPCOMING: Sound walk KUREGEM to be launched during the
RAT RECORDS weekend at Werkplaats Walter 21st of May 2021

NL/ Hoe kunnen we - ook door te luisteren - deelnemen aan de openbare ruimte? Verandert onze perceptie van een buurt als we onze ogen sluiten en gewoon luisteren? Hoe klinkt het om samen in een buurt te wonen? Welke geluiden zijn ons meer of minder bekend? Het project SOUND WALK KUREGEM is een uitnodiging om naar de omgeving te luisteren en de veelzijdige realiteit van deze woonomgeving te ontdekken. Het doel is verschillende actieve luisterervaringen, verhalen en geluiden uit Kuregem te verzamelen. Hieruit creëren we een geluidswandeling die voor het publiek toegankelijk zal zijn via de app “my city my sounds”. Het project is gebaseerd op individuele ontmoetingen en gespreken over geluid en luisteren in deze buurt.

FR/ Comment partageons-nous l’espace public en écoutant? Est-ce que notre perception d’un quartier changerait si on fermait les yeux et écoutait seulement? Quels sons caractérisent le “vivre-ensemble” ? Quels sons nous sont plus ou moins familiers? Le projet SOUND WALK CUREGHEM invite à écouter attentivement son environnement et à découvrir la réalité multidimensionnelle de ce quartier. Le but de ce projet est de collecter des expériences d’écoute, des sons et des histoires tout autour de Cureghem. Ensemble nous créerons une balade sonore qui sera accessible au public via l’appli “my city my sounds”. Le projet est basé sur des rencontres individuelles et des conversations autour des sons dans ce quartier.

with the support of Cultuurdienst Anderlecht and Werkplaats Walter

"Walking in the dark / Space eraser" has been selected 
by the Tempo Reale Call for Works #09 / COVID-19!

more information on the selection here

all tracks of the selection here

"Walking in the dark" is part of the MediSouP Online Concert
"Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices" 11th March 2021

Many countries have been experiencing severe lockdowns and curfews relational to the COVID-19 pandemic that have affected the local, private and public soundscape and the sonic spatial politics of their respective natural or urban environments, creating a new obscured ecology or agency in the mapping of sonic space and materiality. Some places sound quieter and less active, and certain people have had no difficulty to adapt to the new reality, while others find it unnerving: empty streets, closed stores, regular mask-wearing and adhering to social distancing can suggest an uncanny reality and perception of space. Human and non-human interaction has changed, filtered through a mask, muffling dialogue and obscuring faces, which is making it harder to recognise people who were once so familiar. 
From a critical conceptual perspective, this strange, temporary era seems to form intensive affective and vibrant dynamics regarding subjective interpretations of our ever-changing world. How do we feel during this period of such uncertainty? What is our relationship with society in these circumstances? How is our physical and sonic space now transformed, transgressed materially, and under what kind of affected conditions? And what does the present, or future now sound like? 

Elaborating on the above, selected participants re-imagined the sound that they envision in this new on-going reality with audio works which ranged from acousmatic compositions to soundscape recordings and from spoken word to experimental noise works. All selected audio works will be hosted in the “Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices” concert, the very first of the MS Concerts series, to be held virtually, from MediSouP's YouTube Channel. The concert will be kindly broadcasted in parallel by EastEast radio and We’re All Bats platform.

concert notes


confluences 2021