Factory of Sound x Are You Syrious?
Student Centre Zagreb / Izlog Festival
Nenad Sinkauz and Alen Sinkauz
For Izlog 2018 a special edition of the Factory of Sound is prepared, intended for Syrian refugee children. It is led by the musicians and composers Nenad and Alen Sinkauz.
Factory of Sound is workshop of electronic and improvised music for children at the age of 8 to 11. It teaches musicians of the future the art of improvisation through the use of their own voice, body, and audio equipment. Playing with musical objects, effects, live sampling, and voice modulation the improvisation ensemble of kids learn a form of instant composition which is appropriate to their age, perception, and musical knowledge.
The workshop at Izlog is a collaboration with the humanitarian NGO Are You Syrious. It lasts six days and ends with a short concert on the third day of the Izlog festival. By focusing the attention on the current political and social challenges such as migration it aims to motivate the audience to be more proactive.
For Factory of Sound and Izlog the aim was also to diversify the audience and to deepen relations with them through active involvement. A side program includes the screening of a documentary about Croatian musicians and Are You Syrious?, and a presentation of their activities, which offers a motivation for people to get involved.
Photo: Tjaša Kalkan