Our Offices & Partners Abroad

For detailed information please click on the offices and cultural centres below. For further information on the headquarters in Zurich please go to: www.prohelvetia.ch

“To-gather” International Collaboration supported projects

Swiss Indian Network of Experimental Music and Sound (SINEMS)

Field Trip: Listening to the Rocks. Photo courtesy: SINEMS

Field Trip: Listening to the Rocks. Photo courtesy: SINEMS

Swiss Indian Network of Experimental Music and Sound (SINEMS) is a residency and exchange program for Indian and Swiss artists and researchers who specialise in scientific and artistic research in sound technology, sound studies, experimental music and sound art.

Through residencies, projects and partnerships, SINEMS will nurture experimental sound and music practice between India and Switzerland. The SINEMS network includes the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST), International Media Music and Sound Arts Network in Education (IMMSANE), Sonic Matter / Open Lab, and The Indian Sonic Research Organisation (ISRO).

One of ISRO’s projects includes an ongoing collaboration with the Open Invitation collective (Shabari Rao, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, Manush John and Navya Sah). Their Field Trip: Listening to the Rocks is also produced as part of Openlab The Witness by Sonic Matter. Listen to some of recordings from the field trip below, and read the entire blog here

SINEMS is also organising residencies offering exchange between Switzerland and India. The ICST/ISRO-Residency: Spatial Sound Synthesis offers a residency in Zürich, Switzerland, exclusively for a person from India. The resident will have the opportunity to work on their own project in the ICST studio for three weeks.

IMMSANE members André Bellmont and Yati Durant are currently the 2022/23 Artists in Residence at SINEMS. During their 2023 residency in Bengaluru, they will work with students from art schools and music academies in Bengaluru as well as professional musicians and composers in Mumbai and other cities in India.

Fore more information, visit www.theisro.org/sinems.


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