City of Sound by Joost Fonteyne

Joost Fonteyne (Kortrijk) has been working as a theatre and music programmer for the Limelight Arts Centre since 1988 and became director of this centre in 1999. In 1996 he founded ‘Happy New Ears’ a festival for new music and sound art. He is also the director of this festival.

Since 2004 he co-designed the merge between Beeldenstorm vzw, Dans in Kortrijk vzw and Limelight vzw which eventually led to the birth of the Buda Arts Centre. Since 2006 he was the head of the financial dept. and the media programme. Left Buda February 2008 to pursue other interests.

Joost started to organize concerts of contemporary written musician in 1995, but shifted his interest soon towards sound art and installation. In 2002 he curated ‘Audio Frames’ about the relation of sound and image, and because of the lack of space he shifted part of the exhibition into public space, at first as a solution of the problem of installations interfering with each other but soon as basis principle of the exhibition. This was the start of ‘Klinkende Stad’, and when in 2009 Happy New Ears became ‘Flanders Festival Kortrijk’, it stayed a part of it.


City of Sound: introduction & theory
Tuesday 08/01/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00
Wednesday 09/01/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00

City of Sound: sound awareness – result exercices
Thursday 17/01/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00

City of Sound: soundwalk for the city of Kortrijk
Wednesday 06/02/2013 – 11h00 till … – in Kortrijk

The results of this exercise will be presented in a parallel program during Flanders Festival Kortrijk 2013 with our start up of a collection of soundwalks for the city of Kortrijk.
The kick off of this collection is held on Sunday 21 april 2013.

City of Sound: theory Cinéma pour l’Oreille
Thursday 07/02/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00


LUCA School of Arts
Transmedia – Paleizenstraat 70 – 1030 Brussels – Belgium