📢 “MusicAIRE project highlights” is back to showcase the 46TH project, supported by MusicAIRE “sound river system”, organised by Association Urban Boat.
Sound River System is a European cooperative project involving various emerging participants in the music sector, labels, venues and support structures, revolving around the organisation of a tour of creative residencies, crossed and mobile, between German, Belgian, French and Dutch artists, punctuated by several stopover concerts throughout those cross-border countries. This cooperation aims at bringing together and initiating future partnerships between the different participants in and out of their borders, in an original and visible way, to encourage the circulation of artists, while confronting them to other approaches to their work and to actively invest in territories lacking concert venues in order to target wider audiences.
Those mobile residencies will take place aboard the Urban Boat barge, which provides a rehearsal room, cabins, and most importantly, an entirely autonomous outside stage, fitted with solar energy. the At each stopover, the goal will be to get musicians from different countries on board, at each step of the procession, who will work together on new compositions to play at the next stopover.
Working together on a tour across France, Belgium and Germany or Nederland, with parties from each country will not only strengthen the relationship between them but also put light on a unifying, federative project at the European scale. It will also be an opportunity to involve indirect territorial partners in the position of welcoming the project and participating in its co-financing (premises, associations, public authorities…). Furthermore, the energetic autonomy of the boat and its “fully-equipped” concept (stage, bar, dressing rooms, catering and accommodation) also offer technical simplicity and a reduction of costs of production. Recordings and radio broadcasts (Milk Me Radio Berlin) will leave a mark of those achievements.