ZiXP, a local festival for sound art and experimental music
We organised the festival for the first time in 2018, with the hypothesis that there are several artists in Leipzig who are engaged in experimental music but don’t know each other, as there were few places and events in that time that focused on it and especially on the local scene.
Through an Open-Call we have reached 10 musicians and 7 of them could participate. In 2019 there were 20 musicians and 5 sound artists and in 2020 30 musicians.
The dynamic is now alive and there are several festivals and event series dealing with this music or similar. ZiXP benefits from this dynamic and remains the place where local musicians from Leipzig and around can meet and try out or create new works together.
LiLe, Live experimental music in Leipzig
Since 2020 LiLe is a concert series for experimental music with a focus on sound research, reduced music and improvisation as well as composition in a partly-determined framework.
Each event presents a solo or duo of local musicians and one set by a guest artist or band from outside Leipzig.
The concert series tries to draw a broad horizon of experimental music, with improvisation as well as composition, with classical, modern and self-made instruments for acoustic, electronic or electroacoustic music, performance and dance.