Akousma Festival XVI Profiled

Source: The Link. We’re a little late on this one, but still an interesting overview.

Entering its sixteenth edition, Akousma features a narrower program than previous years, but an enticing one nonetheless.

Split across three venues—Société des arts technologiques, Le Vivier, and Usine C—the festival offers immersive works of electroacoustic music and even some IDM—intelligent dance music.

The festival positions itself principally as a platform for acousmatic music concerts.

For the uninitiated, acousmatic refers to the omission of the visual source from a sound. For the purposes of the festival, acousmatic means sitting quietly in a dark concert hall, surrounded by experimental music.