The NextSound international festival for advanced music and digital arts will be held in Kiev on May 16-18.
This new project will present the latest experiments in audio and video as well as premiere performances of world-renowned artists, most of whom will play their first time in Ukraine.
NextSound follows the global trend in an attempt to synthesize different creative systems – namely, audio and video, to create new artistic techniques. One of the conceptual frameworks of the event is to create innovative contexts, among other things.
The project aims to combine creative scene in Ukraine and inspire musicians to experiment with new, modern ways of work and give them a platform for communication and joint projects with colleagues from abroad and from Ukraine.
The festival is organized by the Ukrainian avant-label Nexsound founded by Andrey Kiritchenko in 2000. For 13 years already Nexsound artists represent Ukraine on major European festivals of modern experimental music and media art. Today it lists more than 60 releases, including Muslimgauze, Kim Cascone, Francisco Lopez, I/DEX and others, and cooperative works with Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, A-Musik, Plop.