Introducing Sounds Now!

The Sounds Now project aims to achieve greater inclusion in contemporary music and sound art by exploring new pathways in curating.

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Sounds Now mentors

Meet the Sounds Now mentors for 2020-2021!

Du Yun

Tarek Atoui

Julia Gerlach

Vigdis Jakobsdottir

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Curating Diversity course - POSTPONED

Due to COVID-19, Time of Music Festival regretfully must postpone the Curating Diversity course planned for July 2020.  Emerging curators are invited to re-apply next year for this 7-day course in Viitasaari, Finland.

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Promoting inclusion through curating

Sounds Now focuses on new and emerging curators as a way to promote inclusion in contemporary classical music, experimental music and sound art. Over 4 years, the project will explore the social and artistic impact of the curator’s role through coaching and co-working labs with international music curators, the testing of innovative curating formats, the creation of new works and networks, a formal learning course and research.

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Sandeep Bhagwati calls out the everyday racism of “world music”

Sandeep Bhagwati


Thoughts on curation from the directors of SPOR

SPOR Festival

01.10 — 31.05.2023

Listen to My World

hmcf// (UK), Spor (DK), Transit (BE), Wilde Westen (BE), Onassis Stegi (GR)


Marilyn Nonken: Identity and Diversity

29.06 — 05.07.2020

Curating Diversity Course 2020 – POSTPONED

Time of Music (FI)