august 2019 , Ben Bertrand recording a new album at les ateliers claus with Christophe Albertijn
THU 19 SEP
Ewa Justka (pol) + Eric Copeland (usa) at Brasserie Atlas
presales started for MON 07 OCT: Keiji Haino (jap) + Ches Smith (us)
Fred Frith – Woodwork / Live Aux Ateliers Claus, out 23rd August on Klanggalerie
out on 28th September
In 2019, Temitayo Olofinlua, a Nigerian writer and academic, was denied a visa to attend the European Conference on African Studies in Edinburgh, UK. The British High Commission in Nigeria said they were “not satisfied” that Olofinlua would leave the UK at the end of her trip.
The visa refusal was later rescinded by the UK Home Office. Olofinlua went to the conference and has since returned to Nigeria.
Others have not been as lucky. In April 2019, the UK visa authorities prevented 24 out of 25 African scientists working on infectious diseases from joining their colleagues at various events taking place as part of the London School of Economics Africa Summit. The people most invested in and best-positioned to tackle the problem of diseases on their continent, were barred from participating in an event about “the challenge of pandemic preparedness.”
Read the ARTICLE HERE
This is the story of how Warsaw was the fourth European city in history to have its own studio dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic music, despite being ruled by a communist regime that was hostile to free thinking and avant-garde art.
One of the stories from this article is also available in an audio format. Click the player below to listen to our podcast Stories From The Eastern West on how the studio began and the experiments of Eugeniusz Rudnik...
After World War II, Poland fell under the Soviet Union’s influence and had to cope with a forcefully-imposed communist regime. Harsh censorship and a considerable lack of democratic, economic and civil rights were huge everyday constraints on the development of art and culture, nevermind the regime’s open hostility to its more experimental side.
Artists were supposed to create works useful for the system, to help turn people into communist comrades, or homo sovieticus. Meanwhile, the indirect messages carried by the likes of abstract art were widely believed to be dangerous and always suspected of conveying reactionist, anti-communist messages.
the complete article HERE
THU 19 SEP 2019: Ewa Justka (pol) + Eric Copeland (usa)
les ateliers claus x brasserie atlas
28th September at les ateliers claus
SAT 10th Aug, 21h30 illustrated concert: Ben Bertrand (bass clarinet with electronics) meets “The Witches” Mathilde Vangheluwe & Valentine Gallardo
THURSTON MOORE - ANDY MOOR - ANNE-JAMES CHATON live at les ateliers claus on 06.04.2014