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E-tropolis line-up complete

The line-up for the industrial, EBM and synthpop festival E-tropolis in Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Ruhr, on March 28 is complete.

For the most part, though, people just happening to pass by the two-block campus during Public Practice sessions are at the best advantage to enjoy the notes in the air, mixing with the environment. “We organize it so that several musicians are playing concurrently, in different areas of the campus,” explains Ming Ng, director of Active Arts. “So, there is a ‘soundscape’ that is created as you walk from one musician to another.”

Like exhibits in a museum, the participating musicians are set up with signs next to them, explaining who they are and what they are doing. Once in a while, people will stop to listen or to ask the musicians a quick question, but some don’t quite know what to make of the situation. “One man tried to drop a dollar into my saxophone case,” Oto recalls with a laugh.

Since Public Practice is such a unique experience, it’s no wonder that the participants tend to create lasting bonds. The relationships begin outdoors on the Music Center campus, when one musician might stroll up to another to sight-read through some duos. At the end of the project everyone takes part in a group dinner and discussion, and the relationships often extend far beyond that day. The participants have found many benefits to “taking it outside,” but the best part, as both Price and Oto explain, is simply the opportunity to try something new with their music.

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RAP KREYÒL AN AKSYON

Rap Kreyol an Aksyon est une société engagée dans la promotion et le soutien de la tendance musicale émergente du Rap Créole Haïtien. 

Soumission de musique : Les artistes participants doivent soumettre leurs morceaux de musique dans un format de haute qualité, accompagnés des informations nécessaires telles que le titre de la chanson, les paroles, les crédits et les métadonnées pertinentes. Les morceaux soumis doivent être originaux et conformes aux exigences de contenu énoncées par Rap Kreyòl Aksyon.

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