Salon Bruit started in 2002 in Berlin as an open platform for international artists of various backgrounds who experiment with sound, art, music and noise in unconventional ways. Regular meetings with Berlin residents and visiting guests led to an increase in our audience, an ever-expanding radius of action and ultimately
to the establishment of the nonprofit association Salon Bruit eV. in 2008. Our activities includes concerts, performances, independent radio projects, creative workshops and exhibitions in Berlin and other European cities.
A unique quality of the association is its open, interdisciplinary and independent approach. Our interests lie in the international exchange of ideas and the consequent synergies that this encourages. The emphasis is mostly put on the idea of sharing and networking, which is enhanced by our policy of inviting a mixture of local and visiting artists to the same events. These events take place mostly in the smallest cinema in Berlin, the "Lichtblick Kino". A renowned independent cinema in the old eastern part of the city. Most of this is documented and some of it played locally on air when the occasion arises. Salon Bruit's roots are deeply entwined with local Free Radio scene in Berlin. Past collaborative projects have been Ersatzradio, RadioRiff, Reboot.FM, radioherbst, Mikro.FM, Dazwischenfunken in Potsdam, Funkwelle and most recently Herbstradio.
Furthermore, Salon Bruit supports the organization of workshops in relevant areas from the conveyance of artistic and scientific concepts to the technical implementation of ideas on the basis of physical and informational practices in technology. Topics generally oscillate in the realms of free software and open hardware, accommodating both a broad and a specialized audience.
As a self run series of events Salon Bruit sees itself as a cultural ambassador as well as an intermediary in cultural exchange. Normal boundaries are broken down with the heavy air of improvisation that fills the space and the focus on tools and methods used which are considered almost as important as the resulting sounds.
This means there is great freedom in these noise creations, characterized by an innovative and experimental approach and use of tools. Similarly, the interaction with other arts such as video, light, dance with unconventional working methods results in a unique aesthetic.
The presentations are primarily interdisciplinary and speak to all the senses. Acoustic and optical phenomena such as the perception of overtones, afterimages, interference etc. are used to create an immersive experience for the audience. As well as in concerts, this can take place alongside plastic arts in sound installations, dance or audio-visual performances
Salon Bruit continues building its European network in order to travel and interact with other artists at co-organized projects across Europe. The most extensive contacts have been made so far in France, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark and most recently Poland.
Important tool in the expansion of our network is the collaboration and organization of larger events and festivals. Combining energies with other groups as part of radio, film, music and arts festivals or congesses, such as the Gallery SoToDo arts performance congress in Berlin and Paris, at the OT301 in Amsterdam, in the Gallery NoD in Prague and in 2009 as a part of the iD Project in Gorzow in 2009, Poland. -- via Salon Bruit Website
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