On 16 and 17 November 2013 the 3rd edition of the annual PNEM Sound Art Festival takes place. An unique festival in the Netherlands, organized by the Platform New Experimental Music.
This festival offers a stage for musicians and artists working on the cutting edge of sound, music and new media. This is also the area of interest of the organisers, an artists' initiative with Victor Notermans, Antoon Versteegde, Karel den Biggelaar, Dan Hoevenaars and Jan Jongedijk. These fine young elderly men have made un-music as a band since 2005 and call themselves Radio Approxim. They own a studio in a former transformer building of the Provincial North-Brabant Electricity Company in Uden, the very building where the Platform New Experimental Music was founded and where they started organising the PNEM Sound Art Festival in 2011.
This festival offers an international platform for the development and implementation of experimental music and sound art. The performers for this particular 'no budget' initiative are 'recruited' through an Open Call. For this third edition of the PNEM Sound Art Festival 90 artists from all over the world submitted their work by means of an 'open call' on the internet. The organisers have selected 30 works, ranging from performances, video works, soundscapes and sound systems.
Just like in the previous editions a special happening takes place called 'Wood Walk Experience', a sound walk specially made for the beautiful woods of 'de Maashorst'. In this year for the first time, you can enjoy the Drive-in Audio Park experience: Soundart in parked cars.
In the field of existing festivals for contemporary music and sound art (like the famous November Music in Den Bosch, the international Gaudeamus music week in Utrecht and HEAR festival in Heerlen, to name just a few), the PNEM Sound Art Festival has emerged as a very interesting and totally unique initiative, where spectators will find a fascinating and versatile 2-day program on a very special location, at the edge of the woods.