I’m excited to be one of the musicians taking part in this new initiative of the European Jazz Network beginning with a residency in Sokołowsko (Poland)

Participating musicians in 2019-2020:

  • Aviva Endean (clarinet, Australia)
  • Benedikt Wieland (bass & electronics, Switzerland)
  • Inge Thomson (vocals & accordion, Scotland)
  • Joanna Duda (piano & electronics, Poland)
  • Lucia Cadotsch (photo – vocals, Switzerland)
  • Morris Kliphuis (horn, Netherlands)
  • Ramon Landolt (keyboards & synths, Switzerland)
  • Resina, alias of Karolina Rec (vocals & cello, Poland)

Sound Out
Sound Out is a professional development and mentoring platform for creative musicians working in jazz and improvised music who challenge normal categorisation. Sound Out will involve European and Australian partners and is devised for creative musicians (composer/performers/devisors) of any age working in jazz and improvised music. The platform is designed to enable ambitious artists to explore the sector and to take a significant move forward in their practice, to exercise their imagination to plan new projects, to establish mature working relationships with other artists as well as international producers, programmers and presenters of live music and to present that work in international contexts. It will demonstrate and encourage strategic thinking so that artistic imaginations and the creative ideas that stem from them can be realised in order to make a significant, international impact on their careers. Sound Out is produced by Martel Ollerenshaw (Arts & Parts Ltd/Australian Music Centre) and is an initiative of the Europe Jazz Network under the Artistic Exchange Platform. Sound Out is made possible because of the contributing partners: Pro Helvetia (Switzerland), Adam Mickiewicz Institute and National Forum of Music/Jazztopad (Poland), Buma Cultuur (The Netherlands), Australian Art Orchestra and Jazz from Scotland.

Multi-disciplinary residency
Sound Out will involve a multi-disciplinary residency in Sokołowsko (Poland) in August 2019, ongoing mentoring from experienced operators in the sector and will result in a series of new creative projects that will be produced and performed in Europe and Australia.