[spectre] Le Placard festival Praha

Milos Vojtechovsky milos at skolska28.cz
Fri Apr 6 19:22:16 CEST 2012

Le Placard festival Praha
12 hours of live sound for the Net, the gallery and headphones
Sat, April 7, 2012, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

On 7th April Skolska 28 gallery will host the first edition of Le 
Placard Headphone Festival in the Czech Republic.

Initiated in 1999 by French musician Erik Minkkinen (known as a member 
of  Sister Iodine and other experimental music projects), Le Placard is 
a nomadic streaming festival that presents concerts listened to solely 
with headphones, a novelty that has attracted an international following 
and given rise to an extensive network of enthusiasts, musicians and 
promoters. Le Placard started in Paris at time when police raids on 
unlicensed events were frequent and finding venues for alternative music 
was difficult. So instead Erik Minkkinen organised a headphone party in 
his small apartment, called \'placard\' after the French word for 
\'cupboard\'. Since then this concept has grown to an international 
streaming festival, with many cities providing listening rooms for local 
and remote performances. To the present , more than a hundred of Le 
Placard festivals have taken place, connecting various cities. In 
Bohemia Le Placard will be for the first time.

Local artists musicians and performers are invited via the site of the 
Placard leplacard.org to register their performance to the extent of the 
available slots. Each slot offers a 30 min. open space to express. All 
performances will be played from 10 am to 10 pm and streamed on the web.

There is no fixed line-up and no tacit order or hierarchy and the 
attendance is free: anyone who wishes to perform can subscribe for a 
live or DJ set, plug the personal gear and perform. All performances 
will be streamed in real time and could be listened all around the 
world, especially by the growing Placard listeners community.

Mostly physically present in the same space (Skolska28), performers and 
listeners linked by a system of headphones share during this long event 
the same special half-silence and quiet creative excitement. Also the 
concept of Le Placard was thought to guest virtual performers registered 
on the site. Basically everyone connected on internet should stream his 
live from his own room and be diffused both on the web and the emmetting 
space. Performers and listeners just have to register first on the site 
and follow some easy process explained via an e-mail received on their 
own adress.

in cooperation with cultural magazine A2 and radio lemurie taz

Skolska 28: Communication space at ul. Skolska 28, P-1
in courtyard - through passage,
ph. +420 296 325 066,
skolska28 at skolska28.cz


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