Struer Tracks is an international sound art festival taking place between august 22nd and September 7th 2019 in Struer, the City of Sound. The festival is a biennial event.
Events and happenings
At Struer Tracks you can experience sound art exhibitions created by artists from all over the world, specifically for the City of Sound. During the festival there will be sound installations in the streets and straits, in parks and open spaces as well as in buildings and in empty shop fronts around the city. For this second edition curator Christian Skovbjerg Jensen has asked artists to consider what we should be listening to. The artworks will function as small portals, connecting us to a bigger world, to the strange and unknown – to a whole new universe of sounds. There’s no admission fee, the exhibitions of the festival are free for everyone.
This year’s programme also features a number of unique performances, listening theaters, workshops, concerts and other noisy and immersive arrangements for both children and adults. Struer will be buzzing with sound.
Why sound art?
At first glance, sound art might seem like a small niche, located somewhere in the borderlands between disciplines such as visual art and music. But sound art is also provides us with an opportunity to look up and beyond the established art forms simply by spreading our ears. It’s an invitation to listen, and to listening anew. To laugh, to wonder and to examine a world we thought we knew. Sound art offers a perspective, bringing the ears into focus. It’s a reminder: We live in a world surrounded by sound but don’t always notice it.
Struer Tracks #1
Struer Tracks literally opened with a bang in 2017, where the citizens of the city came together through noise – through the event BRAGET (the bang) they put their own sound on Struer. This was the pistol shot which marked the beginning of a well-attended and critically acclaimed sound art exhibition.