Visiting Artist (Atelier Elektronik & Salims Salon)
Cedrik Fermont (aka C-drík aka Kirdec) is a composer, musician, mastering engineer, author, radio host and concert organiser who operates in the field of noise, electronic and electroacoustic music since 1989, born in Zaire (DR Congo), he grew up in Belgium and now lives in Berlin. Explores electronic, experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa, label manager at Syrphe, concert organiser, author, radio host at Radio Staalplaat and Colaboradio, etc.
What makes artistic collaboration work?
I think that listening to each other is one of the most important steps. Learning each other’s techniques, expectations, goals and musical language. Dialogues or plurilogues and not monologues. Personally knowing each other is a plus.
How important is the context, in which you perform, to you?
The context is not systematically the most important thing, I can always adapt.
What is important for you when curating a concert/festival?
It is important that the artists feel good and respected and that the audience discovers something interesting, perhaps new or different. I value originality, but it is not systematically a priority. To me it is also important to reach a certain gender balance and when possible to not only invite artists coming from Europe and North America. Another important point is to give the opportunity to newcomers or little-known artists to perform as well, and not only invite headliners.