SHAPE platform and XLR8R online music magazine announce two-week collaboration

The online music magazine XLR8R and SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art partner up for two weeks – from November 11 to 25 – of unique livestreams and mixes from a selection of 2020 SHAPE artists. The collaboration highlights a path that the majority of SHAPE member festivals have chosen to take during the tumultuous times of the Coronavirus pandemic: a (hopefully) temporary switch to online activities to continue engaging their audience and supporting artists. The format of this collaboration is presented in something of an online festival. Live video streams and exclusive audio material will be accessible via Facebook and will be archived on Youtube and XLR8R afterward.

Between the many artists, TodaysArt presents c/a, the electronic music and performing arts duo based in South London.



The lineup consists of 16 acts, with each member festival presenting an artist they initially nominated to the platform.

The full list of participants can be found below:

 ➤ c/a, presented by TodaysArt (The Hague)

 ➤ Aquarian (DE), presented by CTM (Berlin)

 ➤ Farida Amadou (BE)/Steve Noble (UK), presented by Skaņu Mežs (Riga)

 ➤ Elvin Brandhi (UK), presented by MeetFactory (Prague)

 ➤ Dorota (HU), presented by UH Fest (Budapest)

 ➤ Hugo Esquinca (MX/DE), presented by

 ➤ Oli XL (SE), presented by Insomnia (Tromsø)

 ➤ Borokov Borokov (ES), presented by Maintenant (Rennes)

 ➤ Rojin Sharafi (AT/IR), presented by musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst / ORF (Graz)

 ➤ LYZZA (NL), presented by Rokolectiv (Bucharest)

 ➤ Sacrifice Seul (FR), presented by Les Siestes Électroniques (Toulouse)

 ➤ Piezo (IT), presented by Terraforma (Milan)

 ➤ Kӣr (RS), presented by SONICA (Ljubljana)

 ➤ Ben Betrand (BE), presented by schiev (Brussels)

 ➤ FOQL, presented by Unsound (Kraków)

Each year, the 16 associations involved in SHAPE collectively choose 48 creatively strong artists and musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops, and talks across festivals and special events. The platform is supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.