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I'mPULSE Clandestino, 4th Asia-Europe Music Camp

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02 Jun 07 - 10 Jun 07 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department I'mPULSE, Asia-Europe Music Camp Culture

Gothenburg (Sweden)

ASEF presented I'mPULSE Clandestino, the 4th Asia-Europe Music Camp from 2nd-10th June, 2007 on the sidelines of the Clandestino Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. I'mPULSE is a programme of ASEF designed to provide a platform for young people to exchange their ideas on music, primarily aiming to encourage fresh minds to pursue the development of their music concepts by learning from each other.

Fifteen emerging musicians from Europe and Asia engaged in a one-week dialogue through comprehensive music experimentation. A close-up on the representation, translation and migration of Asian and European dub music-culture was presented by guest musicians Aniruddha Das (a.k.a Dr. Das), Neil Fraser (a.k.a Mad Professor), Daito Manabe and resource persons like Steve Barker (On the Wire/BBC Radio).

Aleksander Motturi (Artistic Director of Clandestino Festival) and Dickson Dee (a.k.a Li Chin Sung) composed the team of curators for this project. Four music workshops and more than 40 hours of rehearsals paved the way to 8 public performances at various venues around the city: Museum of World Cultures, Storan Opera House, Berg211 Music Club, and The Music House in Gothenburg. Three of them were collaborative performances and involved at least five I'mPULSE musicians.

The outcomes from the meeting were made available to public in the form of a DVD, a CD and an accompanying booklet co-developed by ASEF and Clandestino.