The thought being focused on in the process of project creation is associated with artistic meetings. Meetings that, except from being extremely interesting multicultural creative process shared by artists and creative appointment with the audience, are to be recorded and released on CD. The album is to serve a purpose of Lublin city promotion and of evidence of important cultural and artistic event.
Accompanying series of debates entitled ‘Granice Europy’ (‘Borders of Europe’) refer to the issue of European identity. That issue becomes significant when raised in Lublin that is being the heart of EU borders. We are allowed to raise it for we live close to border that, with its technical swing, managed to surpass even the concept of Berlin Wall. We want to touch upon the issue of our European vision, the issue of limits of our European dream which is being restricted only to common code of values. On these basis the issue deals not only with Ukraine or Belarus but also with Turkey, Israel, Balkans and all other places where European identity is seen as a problem, a plan to be fulfilled. Places where European values shimmer when juxtaposed with other distinct cultural areas.
Via liaison of artists performing diverse musical genre and conveying variety of nationalities new quality will arise. That quality is not subject to common trends, commercialism or adulation of widespread tastes. Despite appearances, there is a vast need for original and ambitious proposals carrying artistic value. There will be coexistence of musical, film, photography and artistic workshops. Exhibitions of variety of artists will be presented during the Festival.
The choice of Lublin an Lviv is not random for both cities are convenient to conduct mass events due to their infrastructure. Cities’ close location to the border make them desirable for European cooperation. Except from Poland and Ukraine one other EU country will be presented annually. The use of international artistic event as a mean of promotion is closely related to Lublin and Lviv’s aspirations to become European Capital of Culture 2016. Events are targeted to the audience of variety of ages, to those who work or spend their holiday in Lublin, to dwellers who are willing to stay in the city for the sake of the Festival. However, foreign visitors coming to the city for the reason of the Festival or to spend their holiday here are also warmly welcomed.
Mirek Olszówka, Chief producer of Inne Brzmienia Art'n'Music Festival
Different Sounds Festival was awarded the title of Cultural Event of 2009. The nomination was granted in Lublin by Gazeta Wyborcza readers.
Special project of Different Sounds Festival 2008, a book with CD of VOO VOO and HAYDAMAKY, received the golden record and nomination to FFRYDERYK award for the year 2009 when the CD was recorded.
LUBLIN CITY AWARD FOR PROPAGATION OF CULTURE FOR THE YEAR 2009 was awarded to Mirosław Olszówka for ‘Inne Brzmienia Art’n’ Music Festival Lublin – Lviv’ project (Different Sounds Art’n’ Music Festival Lublin – Lviv).