Factory of Sound x Are You Syrious?
Factory of Sound is workshop of electronic and improvised music for children at the age of 8 to 11 led by the musicians and composers Nenad and Alen Sinkauz.
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. For Izlog 2018 a special edition of the Factory of Sound is prepared, intended for Syrian refugee children.
The workshop lasts six days and ends with a short concert on the third day of the festival. It is a collaboration with the humanitarian NGO Are You Syrious and by focusing the attention on the current political and social challenges such as migration it aims to motivate the audience to be more proactive. In addition, it aims to diversify the audience and to deepen relations with them through active involvement. The side program including the screening of a documentary about Croatian musicians and Are You Syrious?, and a presentation of their activities, offers a further motivation for people to get involved.
Photo: Tjaša Kalkan