Awesome news from SABAW Media Art Kitchen: the non-profit art organization is re-launching Fete Dela Wsk!, a festival paying homage to contemporary electronic, digital, experimental sonic art, and all other forms of digital culture.
Performances, workshops, exhibits, showcases, and screenings from local and international artists coming from France, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, and Japan will take place at 9 different venues from November 19 to 21 and then again from November 24 to 28.
Paris-based Japanese avant-pop singer Tujiko Noriko will kick off the festivities with a live performance on November 19 at the Parallax Studio.
Experimental theater troupe Sipat Lawin and Slovenian artist Martin Baraga will end the show on November 28 at the Victoria Court.
Performing in between those dates are the likes of Pasta Groove, Radioactive Sago, Caliph8, Elemento, Ampon, and a long list of digital artists that will showcase some of the most rewarding acoustic-meets-digital assault acts that will stroke our ears.
Named after the famed Fete de la Musique, Fete dela WSK, originally called Fete dela Wasaque, touches more than a few aspects of sonic art: cinema, poetry, radio, and religion even.
More than that however is the fact that this event can help artists – from different cultures and backgrounds – learn, grow, and expand from one another, courtesy of the technological interconnections they’ll consume in this festival.
We’re looking at two full weekends of music, madness, and art-driven mayhem happening at nine of the edgiest venues in Manila. Clearly, the Fete Dela Wsk! festival is this weekend’s must check-out event.
For complete festival schedules and venues, check out www.wskfete.com.
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO