SECRET FESTIVAL 2010-2012 MUSIC EXPERIMENT ON THE ISLAND OF ÖLAND SWEDEN
The Secret festival in Sweden are seeking musicians from five different countries to travel to the Island of Öland to participate in a unique festival concept. The residency is for a week with flights, accommodation and 500 euro pay taken care of by the Festival organisers. Two musicians from Ireland are now being sought to take part from the 27th of June to the 3rd of July 2010. It is an open submission for original musicians in the genres of trad, Singer/songwriter or instrumentalist. IMRO members interested in participating can email their info and website details directly to moc.liamtoh@retracoelnhoj Further information on the project is located at: www.myspace.com/theyellowboxoland and www.hemligfestival.se
Brief introduction to the Secret Festival concept Yellowbox in Sättra becomes a place where musicians during four days work together to find new musical arrangements. Participating musicians are introduced to the specific surroundings in order to be partly inspired by the place and also be informed about its unique qualities. Musicians from the region meet musicians from different nationalities and backgrounds. The group lives and works together over the three days. Participants will jointly compose a piece of music inspired by the place to be performed at the forthcoming concerts.
SECRET FESTIVAL A TRAVELING FESTIVAL
Instead of the festival been based in the same venue and in a place that the audience will recognize, the festival organisers want to host events at a number of locations. Yellowbox arranges transport for the audience to be driven to the chosen sites, where the audience is presented with a unique musical concept. During these days Yellowbox will present: o outdoor stages o Musicians from the region play with musicians from different nationalities and backgrounds o New Musical presentations o A youth workshop under the theme of sound and rhythm
EVENT ORGANISERS BACKGROUND DETAILS
John Leo Carter and Helle Kvamme have been renovating on a schoolhouse on Öland, a Swedish Island in The Baltic sea since 2004. Island to Island, Seesaw and Songsmiths has resulted in new exciting opportunities for Musicians and artists.