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The Future Sounds of Post-Soviet Terra Incognita – Electronic and experimental music and advanced sonic culture all over 10 time zones (CIS, Russia and Baltic States)

 

Magadan Time (UTC+11)
Vladivostok Time (UTC+10)
Yakutsk Time (UTC+09)
Irkutsk Time (UTC+08)
Krasnoyarsk Time (UTC+07)
Omsk Time (UTC+06)
Yekaterinburg Time (UTC+05)
Azerbaijan Time, (UTC +04)
Moscow Time (UTC+03)
Kaliningrad Time (UTC+02)

 

Sonic activists Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl, run the electronic label and sonic research platform Laton. They have organized and curated numerous sound and media festivals and events in Austria, Slovakia, Belarus and Russia with participation of the most important representative artists (Katya Zavoloka, Terre Thaemlitz, Mika Vainio, Alva Noto, Pan Sonic, Tommi Grönlund, CM von Hausswolff, Mesak etc.) of the genre.

Over the last years, with the project “Sonic Zones” they have pioneered an extensive network and intense exchange with the sonic scenes and its protagonists of the successor states of former Soviet.

This mammoth work comes punctuality 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It takes us on a sound archaeological research journey into the sonic terra incognita of the successor states of the former USSR, with its urban moloch mega-cities and millions cities, autonomous and isolated areas on the edge of the world, led us in the Arctic, the Urals and Caucasia, Siberia and in the far Far East, dives in and co-discoveres with us this living electronic sound cultures, spanning 10 time zones of this huge terretoriums.

 

SONIC ZONES – Project containment:
Record box (14CD bundle)
— Book (release: 12/2011)
— Monthly contributions in various international magazines (VICE) and radio programms (Ö1- ORF) during 2011
— Touring showcase (various artists - featuring presentations and performances by the artists who collaborated on this project)
— Communication & research network
— Archive

 

SONIC ZONES at VICE:
SONIC ZONES: DAS INTERVIEW
VICE SONIC ZONES: MAGADAN TIME - PART 1
SONIC ZONES: MAGADAN TIME - PART 2
SONIC ZONES: MAGADAN TIME - PART 3
SONIC ZONES: MAGADAN TIME - PART 4

 

SONIC ZONES at Radio Ö1-ORF:
Sonic Zones: Reise in ein grosses Musik-Territorium
Sonic Zones Teil 1: Die Eigenständigkeit des Westens
Sonic Zones Teil 2: Die Städte der Individualisten
Sonic Zones Teil 3: Kalaschnikow-Electro
Sonic Zones Teil 4: An der Schwelle von Europa zu Asien
Sonic Zones Teil 5: Einen Schritt hinter dem Berg
Sonic Zones Teil 6: Stahlstadtkinder aus Kemerowa und Nowokusnezk
Sonic Zones Teil 7: Zu weit ab vom Schuss
Sonic Zones Teil 8: Im Korsett des Permafrost
Sonic Zones Teil 9: Musik aus Russlands Fernem Osten
Sonic Zones Teil 10: Musik vom Ende der Welt
Sonic Zones Teil 11: Reise in ein großes unbekanntes Musikterritorium
Sonic Zones: Wo einst die Sowjetunion war

 

CLUB ZONE:

DEC 11, 2009
PAN SONIC – FINAL LIVE SHOW EVER
/RUSSIA


NOV 27, 2009
FOCUS KARELIA / RU

OCT 30, 2009
FOCUS SWEDEN / UZBEKISTAN

SEP 25, 2009
FOCUS KALININGRAD / RU

JUN 26, 2009
FOCUS LITHUANIA / NORWAY

MAI 22, 2009
FOCUS POLAND

APR 17, 2009
FOCUS UKRAINE/BELARUS

MAR 20, 2009
FOCUS SIBERIA/GEORGIA

FEB 20, 2009
FOCUS KAZAKHSTAN/CENTRAL ASIA

JAN 16, 2009
FOCUS ESTONIA

DEC 12, 2008
FOCUS TATARSTAN/ RUSSIA

 

 

VIDEOS:

LOVE-FINE/ Kasan, RU live @ Zone Part 11, Secession, Vienna 2009

ADD/ Petrozavodsk, RU live @ ZONE Part 10, Secession, Vienna 2009

GANZHA/ Almaty, KZ @ The Future Sounds of «North Asia», Vienna 2009

PARK MODERN/ Vladivostok, Far East, RU live @ The Future Sounds of «North Asia», Vienna 2009

ANTIPHODES/Khabarovsk, Far East, RU @ The Future Sounds of «North Asia», Vienna 2009

ALBERT RIVKIN/ Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky, Far East, RU @ The Future Sounds of «North Asia», Vienna 2009

KRITCHEV vs BAN/ Minsk, BY live @ ZONE 2009

ZAVOLOKA/ Kyiv, UA @ ZONE 2009

JORJICK/ Tiflis, GE @ ZONE 2009

STIRLITZ feat. POONK/ Kaliningrad, RU live @ ZONE 2009

VOLOS/ Kemerovo, Siberia, RU live @ ZONE 2009

GLJAM/ Tallinn, EE live @ ZONE 2009

F.R.U.I.T.S/ Moscow/RU @ IN TOUCH Festival, Minsk/ BY 2009

RADIUS 1 @ Contemporary Art Tower, MAK, Vienna 2005

 

LINKS:
Club Zone
Myspace - Club Zone
Laton

 

Sonic Zones is an idea and concept by Anna Ceeh / Franz Pomassl.
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