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Beethoven Foundation

In accordance with its statutes the foundation sponsors projects of cultural excellence and events which enhance the prestige and international importance of the City of Bonn as a city of culture, and especially as the birthplace of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Priority will be given to projects which accompany and supplement the Beethoven Festival Bonn. According to the guidelines adopted by the Board of Trustees the sponsored projects should be expected to meet with an extraordinary response, be supportive of international co-operation and make a significant contribution to the attractiveness of Bonn as the seat of international organisations and as a congress location.

The foundation also sponsors projects and events of individual artists, groups of artists and cultural institutions (museums etc.) from the entire spectrum of arts and culture. Projects should be clearly and unmistakably related to Bonn; national and international co-productions are nonetheless welcome.

ECHOES - Soundforum Bonn 2022

ECHOES - Soundforum Bonn 2022 is the new sound art project of the Beethoven Foundation Bonn in 2022.

The Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the City of Bonn has appointed the renowned Canadian sound artist Robin Minard as Stadtklangkünstler Bonn 2022. During his artistic research residency in Bonn this year, the 68-year-old will work with the scientists of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) as a cooperation partner. He is also part of an artistic-scientific research expedition. From both projects, sound-artistic works will be created on site after the trip.

"ECHOES - Soundforum Bonn 2022" combines artistic and scientific research in the city with the expertise of Museum Koenig as a cooperation partner. Together, sound art and natural science pose questions about the thematic complex of nature, the destruction of nature, biodiversity and sustainability. An artistic exhibition project is planned at Museum Koenig from the beginning of September 2022.