Consouling Sounds: in Residence
This fall, Consouling Sounds opens up the doors to its first Residency Project. In ‘Consouling Sounds: in Residence’, the label takes a new step towards a redefinition of what a contemporary record label could look like. In a musical landscape where the DIY-perspective seems to spread to other genres, it becomes more and more important for the artist to actively experiment with the way he or she wants to present his or her music. For this first edition, three musical projects are invited to work closely together with the label and with each other. In this process they become more closely involved in every step of the way towards the release of an alternative album, and they exchange personal experiences. Moreover, they receive funding to experiment with product development. Does music always need to be spread through traditional physical media? Can we develop other products to support a release? How do we overcome the gimmicky in such a process? What is the interplay between the artistic and the economic in this respect and does it, in the end, pay off?
In the first research track we bring together Empusae , Monnik and dustbug and work with them for a year. We take our first steps towards becoming a house specialized in product development for the music scene. We build on a network of other adventurous maker companies and private partners. The results will be presented to the outside world under the form of three coinciding releases and several performances and public Q&As. The project is possible through the support of the Flemish Government.
In collaboration with: N.V. Koffies De Draak , Jewelry designer Aline Gorsen , Art director Christel Morvan, CC Ter Dilft, Muziekcentrum Track, Barcyclette, Snuffel Hostel Bruges.