Göteborg Art Sounds, or the GAS-Festival, was founded in 1999. Today it is Sweden’s largest festival for sound art, modern composition, improvisation and electronica. Live performances are intertwined with sound installations, and pre-recorded sounds and compositions are mixed with live improvisations and sheet music. During the previous eight festivals we have hosted artists such as Laurie Anderson, Kim Gordon, Tan Dun, Pharoah Sanders, the Arditti Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Keith Rowe, Phill Niblock, William Basinski, Machinefabriek, Supersilent, Philip Jeck, Sidsel Endresen, Kangding Ray, Maja Ratkje and Denseland to name a few.
In addition to the musical elements, public talks, workshops and seminars have always been an integral part of the festival. The artistic director for the festival has since 2009 been Swedish composer and sound artist Staffan Mossenmark. The festival has an international profile and the main focus is to present exciting contemporary artists of high quality. During the coming years we will continue collaborating with other festivals, culture- and educational organizations and promotional networks, both national and international.
Staffan Mossenmark | Artistic Director and Project Manager
Staffan Svensson | Project Manager and Artistic Director