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We Come in Peace

It is time for change and movement, after a lot of thought and creative, chaotic pondering. Next week, the 27th of October, Cat Eyed People’s Playground will rise to the sky and go on a journey south, and land in Copenhagen. During the following twelve months we will be located at Onkel Dannys Plads and will collaborate with Råhuset. It is a dream come true.

We leave Gothenburg and Masthuggskajen with sadness, it has been a brilliant place and we have met a lot of wonderful people, had inspiring talks and fun in rain, sunshine and snow. But now it is time for new adventures. To move on has always been part of the plan with CEPP. We a nervous, excited and soooo ready to kick it in Copenhagen – meet new people, get inspired and challenged and to have fun in-between.

Copenhagen – We come in peace!

Beats & Ord visits Oslo

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On the 10th of October Beats & Ord will take part in Music Technology Days 2017 (Musikkteknologidagene 2017) at the Norweigan Academy of Music (Norges musikkhøgskole) in Oslo, Norway. Beats & Ord will be presented in a new and more refined version that is all digital, using video instead of physical signs.  It will be great fun and interesting to meet the public, and see the installation in action again.

 

Ars Electronica, the past summer and the future

 

The summer passed way to fast and it has been a few months of catching up after our workshop in Bergen. Currently we are working on a larger physical 3-D installation that hopefully will meet the public before the end of the year.

During September we got the opportunity to visit Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria a got loads of new inspiration. Traveling back to Gothenburg we unfortunately was informed that Cat Eyed People’s Playground must move already before the end of October and at present we are trying to get all settled and find a new site for our workshop, events and exhibitions. So at present everything except looking for a new location has come to a stand, but we hope to be back in ‘business’ by the beginning of November.

 

 

Digital Technology in Arts Education, DTAE, Bergen Norway

 

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to both be part of and attend the conference Digital Technology in Arts Education DTAE, at Western Norway University of Applied Science, in Bergen Norway. Thanks to a Mobility Funding from the Nordic Culture Point we were able to go there and thanks to an invite from the conference we held a Slot Car Music workshop with the conference participants. A thoroughly inspiring conference, new acquaintances and beautiful surroundings.

 

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The International Science Festival Gothenburg

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Time to start kicking of the spring and summer events. We start of with a special edition of Beats & Ord at Brunnen, as part of the International Science Festival in Gothenburg the 12th, 13th and 14th of May (next weekend).

On the Friday evening we open the exhibition with Beats & Afterword. Saturday morning we begin with buckets of coffee and breakbeats, Breakbeats for Breakfast. Sunday we finish of with Beats outside the Box.

And if that was not enough we also take part in the School Programme with a 90 minutes workshop-version of WordJam.

So we will keep ourselves busy 🙂

March and already April

 

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It has been a couple of hectic months and all of a sudden it was April. During February and March we hosted four Word Jams at Brunnen. We could have wished for more participants but other than that it were brilliant and creative events. At present we are evaluating and working with the reports for the funding we received.

Next time will be during the International Science Festival Gothenburg in May when we will guide six school-classes through the word-jam-jungle. That will be great fun!

During the festival we also host three events together with Brunnen all with a focus on hip hop and our exhibition Beats & Ord.

At the end of May we are of to Bergen, Norway, with Slot Car Music were we will participate in the conference Digital Technology in Arts Education.

Last but not least we have repainted Cat Eyed People’s Playground so that it is ready for take off in June.

Countdown WordJam Göteborg

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On Saturday, 11th March, WordJam Göteborg will kick of with two text-focused workshops. Followed by a sound-oriented workshop on Sunday, 12th of March. Once again we are happy to welcome Pelle Møller from Denmark and Per Olav “Skranglebein” Hoff Mydske from Norway as our coaches. Together with Geert “Langemand” Madsen they will guide the participants through the workflow and help them learn and develop creative writing skills and to add sound to the words (lyrics maybe).

WordJam Göteborg will take place at Brunnen, and the events are made possible with support from the City of Gothenburg and our collaboration with Brunnen.

Welcome!