Up Node is a platform for collaboration between a network of Nordic festivals for experimental music and sonic arts. The collaboration consists of seven festivals in Northern Europe and aims to strengthening new emerging artistic expressions within the Nordic Countries towards exchange of knowledge between the partners and to increase mobility for Nordic artists.
GOALS FOR THE NETWORK
Establishing a 3 year project
Professional transactional development
Nordic artist empowerment
The Up Node collaboration aims to build a sustainable infrastructure to establish, sustain and promote international awareness of electronic music environments in the Nordic countries.
The Up Node network aims to support and encourage new talents on the electronic music scene in the nordic countries. By carefully selecting and hosting artists from the different counteries invovled in the network and actively build bridges between a vide range of artistic invoriments and expand the awerness of the individual artist and also the cultural fields, scenes and genres represented.
To establish awareness on the environment of professional and unique electronic music festivals in the North and function as a quality stamp for artists booked in the artist exchange program, as well as the skills shared in the knowledge exchange program
Events arranged within the festival organized by Up Node members includes concerts, educational workshops, panel discusions, network meetings.
Through seminars, conference and workshops we aim to ensure sharing knowledge and produce new research within the field of music and related arts.
The artist exchange programme is the pulse of the network. The programme is based on rotation and co-curation. We invite artists to join the network and visit the other collaborators to share their music with new audience. Each festival carefully select an artist for the exchange programme and add the artist to the Up Node programme.
The Up Node network support the expansion of new audience to the field through branding.
As much as the festival is about music and the artists on stage, festivals would be nothing without the people working behind the scenes. The Up Node network is also a network for the people working with administration, booking or technicians.
There is no progression without a great story and documentation. We therefore aim to communicate on multiple formats to ensure our insights and agendas are spread and travels beyond Up Node. We aim to create a captivating stories that reaches an audience that share our values and vision.
International knowledge development
Public knowledge development
THE PURPOSE OF UP NODE IS TO ENABLE A BETTER COLLABORATION AND SUSTAINABLE EXCHANGE FOR NORDIC MUSIC – WE WANT TO SHARE CREATIVE FORCES ACROSS BORDERS
A transdisciplinary approach to the artistic production within the project further drives a qualitative development for these smaller artistic communities, by empowering artists in the development of new means and expressions and extending exposure to multidisciplinary audiences.
By introducing participators to new geographies in a range of almost 4000 kilometres across the globe, the encounters empowers artists, partners and audience alike in the acquisition of new aesthetic experiences and situations.