From May 21 – 22 the project “Burn_Slow: Nordic-Baltic Sound and Radio Art for Mental Well-being” was held on-lineincluding workshops, lectures, concert and contest for young sound artists. International jury has selected ten best works of contest to be presented on June 12, 18:00-20:00 EEST on art and activism festival PIXELACHE HELSINKI 2021: Burn___ online radio program accessible on official festival website:  

Ieva Vīksne. Audio mediataion

#Burn_Slow online concert program will include 16 young Nordic-Baltic sound artist audio works – 10 contest winners, 6 honorable mentions as well as works by #Burn_Slow mentors – experienced sound artists and composers – Mantautas Krukauskas (LT), John Grzinich (US/EE), Jacob Remin (DK), Ieva Vīksne (LV) and Krista Dintere (LV). Project is organized by media art organization ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education in collaboration with PIXELACHE and Liepaja University Art Research Laboratory MPLab with funding of Nordic Culture Point.

Masterclass hosted by Jacob Remin

young artists are inspired by #Burn_Slow artist talks, workshops and personal experiences and their audio works touch such subjects as listening experience, extended time, being present, revisiting memories with the help of field recordings, acoustic ecology, perception of analog vs. digital radio and other themes.

International jury has selected 10 best artist works of “Burn_Slow: Nordic-Baltic Sound and Radio Art for Mental Well-being” contest. Winners in alphabetical order: Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Diana Lelis, Andrejs Poikans, Agita Reke, Inga Salurand, Ivo Taurins, Evija Vebere,
Spare Vitola, Milda Ziemane, Elza Ziverte.  Honorable mentions: Glociks, Toms Krauklis, Ella-Mai Matsina, MakeMake, Nejausi, Waterflower. Jury members are sound art and electronic music natives and educators John Grzinich (Estonian Academy of Arts, EKA), Krista Dintere (Liepaja University) and Mantautas Krukauskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, LMTA).

It is still possible to view #Burn_Slow Opening from May 21 with Artist Talks, performance and discussion on the role of sound and art in promoting mental well-being on YouTube:

More info on #Burn_Slow: Nordic-Baltic Sound and Radio Art for Mental Well-being audio program – on project and organizing party websites: