From 15 October to 5 November, Casco presents live concerts exclusively online by musicians that embrace the poetic and political within their work. The concerts will be streamed from Casco’s emptied ground-floor office “frontstage” that overlooks the shared courtyard and old platanus tree, or from the musician’s home.
Thursday, 15 October, 20.00–21.00
Thursday, 22 October, 20.00–21.00
Thursday, 5 November, 20.00–21.00
Each musician selected a song which they would like to “common” by leading listeners to sing along with them. Each concert is streamed from Casco’s YouTube channel, and includes live captioning of lyrics for the entire set and NGT (Dutch sign language) interpretation for the song that the musician will lead us in singing along. Please send your audio (if voice) or visual (if sign language) recording of you singing to email@example.com and we will stitch all voices together to create a chorus for each song.
From October to January, together with Dear, an artist-led initiative by Martha Jager and Sophie de Serière, Casco will function as a messenger between writer and reader and distribute a lyrical letter by post each month. Using the traditional reach of the written letter, Dear, seeks to connect readers with poets, writers, and artists, establishing a sense of closeness in a time marked by distance. This second series of Dear, will feature limited edition letters by artists and musicians Geo Wyeth, Urok Shirhan, Angel Bat Dawid, and Shabaka Hutchings.
A link to subscribe as a recipient of the letter will be announced on Casco’s Instagram. The letter will be postmarked from Utrecht at the end of the month.
From November to January, we kick start our new season of Common Air, Casco’s radio broadcast streamed on Stranded FM. The season features musical works from Casco’s archive, outcomes of research around the season’s theme and contributions from artists and researchers in the fields of art, music, sound, and politics including Amal Alhaag, Wok the Rock, Hiwa K., Serena Lee, Hong-Kai Wang, Hessel Schaaf, Bhavisha Panchia and Morgan Bassichis. Each episode will stream live from Stranded FM at 14.00 on 19 November and 17 December 2020, and 21 January 2021, or later on Casco’s SoundCloud.