Sounds Now is a network of 9 European music festivals and cultural/music centres that promote contemporary music, experimental music and sound art.
In this project, we are concerned with the way in which curation reproduces the same patterns of power and exclusion that are dominant at all levels of our societies. Sounds Now aims to actively stimulate inclusion in our professional field and thus open up the capacity and possibility for different experiences, conditions and perspectives in shaping the sonic art that reaches audiences today.
The project includes a range of actions including labs for curators, learning programs run by artists, composers and experts, new productions, symposia and research. These actions will generate a much-needed discourse on music curation, provide experience to participants in a variety of social and cultural contexts, and diversify the current pool of curators by providing new pathways into the profession.