Go against EXPectations!  EXP__:  EXPberlin, EXPdetroit, EXPpaca

Together with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago and the Goethe-Institut Chicago, we created a fully digital exposure and collaboration platform for experimental music of all genres from Berlin, Detroit, and the Région PACA to keep artists connected.

EXP__ stands for EXPerimental and EXPonential: musicians and technologists were invited to EXPeriment musically and let their creativity EXPlode freely. The EXPerimentation level combined with the potential collabs with other EXPmembers proved to be EXPonential…
Check out the recap’ video to get an overview of participating artists in order of appearance:
RENU feat. Almevan & Oras Elone, Kesswa & Infinite Livez Live, Alliance Ordinaire, Voov, Grinderteeth, Portrait XO, Vanessa Reynolds, Taj Bell, Tammy Lakkis, Xanah, Sean Tate & Aconite, Hala Ghatasheh, Hyenaz & Jova Lynne, Tiffadelic & 6zm, and many more on the EXPgroup.

About the contest, June to November 2020:
#EXP__ strives to offer a positive break, connecting talents of all means, from pro studios to the DIY scene. Let’s find each other and create together. How to become an EXPmember? Simply join the Facebook group, check out group members’ posts and tracks, give constructive feedback, exchange skills, ask for tips… interaction is highly encouraged as we will send digital gifts from Arturia to the most supportive EXPmembers.
Next, share one of your experimental pieces if you would like. A piece is selected every month and the artist/s receive/s a cash prize as well as Live 9 Intro by Ableton and Metropolis Ark 1 by Orchestral Tools for the first three months. For the next three months, winning pieces will be collaborations between two of the three participating regions and prizes from Orchestral Tools again, plus Massive X from Native Instruments.

With thanks to our partners Ableton, Arturia, NI, and Orchestral Tools, and jury members: Burak Yerebakan, Cindy Wonderful, Juliette Amoroso, Laura Escudé, Leah King, Mehdi Ansari, Mehdi Hassine, Samur Khouja, Shaun J. Wright, XLII, and Zøraya.

Contact us if you would like to support an EXP__ contest in your region or would like more info this on collaborative.

And watch this space for the second round of EXP__ for musicians based in Berlin, Detroit, and Los Angeles… coming up in May 2021.