SHAPE platform & Crack Magazine announce online collaboration

SHAPE platform & Crack Magazine announce online collaboration

On March 16 and 23, SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art will collaborate with the Bristol-based magazine and online media Crack on a string of online premieres of performances, video works, compositions and mixes, all created specifically for this two-part online event aimed at global audience.

The SHAPE takeover of Crack magazine will happen in two parts: on March 16, all the audio premieres of this joint activity will be published on, whereas March 23 will see new video works by SHAPE artists published on Crack’s website.

The line-up of this collaboration will consist of 16 European acts – each SHAPE member organisation will present one artist that they initially nominated to the platform.

Insomnia festival present Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes (NL/NO).

Jiska Huizing (NL/NO) is an artist, musician and DJ based in Oslo; Rudi Valdersnes (NO) musician, DJ and producer based in Bergen, Norway. Together they make club music for the edges of the dance floor. Their music together is playful and grounded in the organic, based on improvisation, and often built with rhythms and sounds coming from Valdersnes' home-made percussion instruments and Huizing's field recordings.

In 2018, they released their first collaboration, Drum & Trails, which finds its core in the melodies and rhythms of sheep bells. This record was followed by IDE002 in 2019, containing 4 tracks that each take place in a different location and space. Both releases are recorded live and contain experimental club music that builds on hypnotic rhythms, flirts with the electroacoustic and sometimes hints toward ambient. This year, Huizing & Valdersnes were selected for SHAPE's artist roster 2021-2022.

Together with Julie Silset, Huizing and Valdersnes also run the record label Ideophone Records.

The festivals and organizations of the SHAPE platform would also like to use this opportunity to invite the audience to show their support to Ukraine and its peopl by supporting their favourite Ukranian artists or making a donation.

Each year, the 16 associations, involved in SHAPE, collectively choose 48 emerging European artists and musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, online engagements, workshops and talks across festivals and special events. The platform is supported by the "Creative Europe” programme of the European Union.

To catch the video premieres and new audio works of this online event, follow the Facebook pages and websites of SHAPE and Crack:

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