Activities: Productions & Open Spaces




Productions & Open Spaces


The productions presented in Sounds Now all relate to one of four  themes of inclusion: gender/gender identity, ethnicity, socioeconomic background and audience. This does not mean that each work has an “agenda”, but rather that it exemplifies, in whatever way the artist wishes, an attempt to step outside the usual themes and representations commonly seen today. Our criteria exist to ensure that the productions presented do not reproduce the usual patterns of representation; however, within that safeguard, artists have total creative freedom.

Open Spaces

Open Spaces are productions that directly engage the audience in the creative process. Local communities new to music work with a curating team to create a musical work that may be presented at a partner’s music festival. Although a quality artistic result is a goal, the priority is to create a meaningful musical experience for audiences. Open Spaces represent a safe zone for testing different techniques that will be re-tested in different cultural contexts.

14.09 — 15.09.2024

Raven Chacon: Tremble Staves

Ultima (NO)

Travis Andrews in Tremble Staves

18.11.2023 — 30.11.2024

Advert – Laura Bowler

hmcf// (UK), November Music (NL), Time of Music (FI), Ultima (NO)

Laura Bowler - ADVERT

02.07 — 07.07.2024

Course and Open Space with Cathy Milliken

Time of Music (FI)

Cathy Milliken


Open Space: SPOR New Music School

Spor (DK)

SPOR New Music School 2024


Bára Gísladóttir: The moon is an eye is a pond and so on and so forth

Spor (DK), hmcf// (UK)

Bára Gísladóttir

25.05 — 24.11.2024

Kaj Duncan David: Only birds know how to call the sun and they do it every morning

hmcf// (UK), Spor (DK)

Kaj Duncan David SPOR 2024

19.02 — 29.05.2024

Open Space: Sounds of the future

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

DJ/Producers Open Space Musica 2024

23.05 — 24.05.2024

Open Space: Asking People to Build Things

Spor (DK)

Current Resonance SPOR 2024


Cường Minh Bá Phạm: Our Voices

Spor (DK), Ultima (NO)

Cường Minh Bá Phạm


Murder Ballads

Spor (DK), Ultima (NO)

19.02 — 30.05.2024

MusiMatrix 2024: Eternal Sound

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

MusiMatrix 2024


Open Space: SCRATCH at Walden Festival 2023

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

Scratch at Walden Festival 2023

07.03 — 09.03.2024

Music Bridge

Onassis Stegi (GR)



Night Air programme at Festival Kortrijk

Wilde Westen (BE)

Night Air medley

08.09.2021 — 30.11.2024

Eating a Man – Christian Winther Christensen

Spor (DK), November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK)

Eating a Man - Christensen - Spor festival

07.11 — 17.11.2023

PERSONHOOD – Jennifer Walshe

November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK)

Andreas Borregaard - PERSONHOOD

07.11.2023 — 31.10.2024

UMVA! – Aurélie Lierman & Silbersee

November Music (NL), Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

Aurélie Lierman

22.10.2023 — 24.02.2024

Noise Uprising: Christophe Trapani

Transit (BE), November Music (NL), Wilde Westen (BE), hmcf// (UK)

Christophe Trapani

21.10.2023 — 24.02.2024

Counterforces: Frederik Croene & Amina Osmanu, Lore Binon, IKRAAAN

Transit (BE), November Music (NL), Wilde Westen (BE)

Amina Osmanu


Open Space: Percussion with Mohammed Reza Mortazavi

Ultima (NO)

Mohammed Reza Mortazavi percussion workshop Ultima 2023


Hatis Noit

Ultima (NO)

Hatis Noit

15.09 — 23.09.2023

Sound Walk: Travelling and Remaining

Ultima (NO)

Sound Walk by Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad Ultima 2023

04.07 — 24.11.2023

6 premieres around Hans Werner Henze’s “Voices”

Time of Music (FI), hmcf// (UK)

Henze new commissions Time of Music 2023

10.05 — 13.05.2023

Goodiepal & Bananskolen

Spor (DK)

Goodiepal & Bananskolen at SPOR 2023

23.04 — 26.11.2023

Sama: The Divine Listening Room

Onassis Stegi (GR), Spor (DK), Ultima (NO), Wilde Westen (BE), hmcf// (UK)

Sama Divine Listening Room

10.10.2022 — 24.09.2023

Freedom to Move with Sofia Jernberg

November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK), Onassis Stegi (GR), Wilde Westen (BE), Ultima (NO)

Freedom to Move November Music


Fonetica: Tiptoe Company at Festival Kortrijk

Wilde Westen (BE)

27.02 — 28.04.2023

Musimatrix 2023: Nemø Ensemble

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

Musimatrix Musica 2023

10.11.2022 — 25.02.2023

Genevieve Murphy: At the Spot Where I Find Myself

November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK), Wilde Westen (BE)

Murphy At the Spot Where I Find Myself


Sandeep Bhagwati: “To Sing While Drowning”

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

To Sing While Drowning Bhagwati

04.07 — 11.07.2022

Time of Music 2022 – 40th anniversary!

Time of Music (FI)

Philip Venables

24.04 — 05.12.2021

Multimodal Community Composition Project Athens

Onassis Stegi (GR)

Multimodal open space project OCC

10.03 — 31.10.2022

Claudia Molitor’s ‘Listen to my World’

hmcf// (UK), Wilde Westen (BE), Spor (DK), Time of Music (FI), Transit (BE), Onassis Stegi (GR)

Claudia Molitor - Listen to My World

15.10.2021 — 21.09.2023

Sound Art in Public Spaces

Wilde Westen (BE), November Music (NL), Spor (DK), Onassis Stegi (GR), Ultima (NO)

Sound Art in Public Spaces

10.03 — 06.05.2022


Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

musimatrix 2022


Eupepsia/Dispepsia from Eva Reiter at SPOR and Ultima 2021

Spor (DK), Ultima (NO), hmcf// (UK), Onassis Stegi (GR), Time of Music (FI), Wilde Westen (BE)

Eupepsia/Dispepsia SPOR festival

06.07 — 22.11.2021

Memorial of Rebellion soon at November Music and hcmf//

Time of Music (FI), November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK)

Memorial of Rebellion Ultima

02.03.2020 — 05.11.2021

MusiMatrix DUO at Wilde Westen

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE), Wilde Westen (BE)

18.06 — 18.07.2021

The bEAST released!

Musica, Impulse Centre (BE)

TThe bEAST is a gigantic DIY instrument

06.07 — 10.07.2021

Nagori Rengakai

Time of Music (FI)

Nagori Rengakai Time of Music Festival 2021

Memorial of Rebellion postponed at November Music 2020 and hmcf// 2020

Ultima (NO), November Music (NL), hmcf// (UK)

Memorial of Rebellion Ultima


Multi-Modal Community Project opening soon at Transit!

Transit (BE)

Frederik Croene


Oslo Musics at Ultima 2020

Ultima (NO)

Composer Sandeep Bhagwati

29.02 — 29.02.2020

Songs of Rebellion

Onassis Stegi (GR)

Songs of Rebellion