Goodmesh Concours is the first multidisciplinary art competition of its kind. Breaking the norms of art and music contests, we ask participants to combine music with another art form for an artistically driven and boundaryless exploration of uniting art forms based on one simple theme: ‘fish’.
In the past 3 editions of the Goodmesh Concours, we have received applications from hundreds of applicants, representing over 50 nationalities and over 100 musical instruments and non-musical art forms. This is a clear testament that young artists are ready to think outside the box and come up with new and exciting ways to bring art to people.
“What an excellent idea for a competition. To bring all art forms together, encouraging young artists to be so creative, and even providing a platform to support them afterwards! I really do think Goodmesh is going to make a difference in the art world.”
From online submissions in the first round, the jury selected five finalists from Australia, Sweden, Germany, Hungary and France who all performed live in The Hague on December 1st, 2022, at the Finals of the Goodmesh Concours 2022.
The Jury: “With excellent performances of works by Kurtág and Janáček by cellist Mátyás Virág and pianist Róza Radnóti, the lighting, visuals and dancing came to life in a mesmerizing way. The tension during the performance was equal to that of literally catching a fish. When you get a bite you get goosebumps and you want to keep the catch with you.”
1st Prize: € 5.000,- plus International Press Exposure, Goodmesh Management: Live performance opportunities, artistic branding and guidance, Professional photoshoot and video recording
Ensemble Emergenz - improvisation and artistic swimming (Germany)
The Jury: “Mimicking the sound of water mixed with real fish sounds hypnotizes in the spectacular performance with unique instruments such as the water piano and two sub bass recorders. With an art swimmer tangled in ropes on the big screen behind them. All this in the bathtub of Theater de Regentes, which was once a swimming pool, appeals to the imagination. Excellent soundscape to evoke the horror of pollution of the oceans.”
2nd Prize: € 3.000,- plus International Press Exposure, Goodmesh Management: Live performance opportunities, artistic branding and guidance, Professional photoshoot and video recording
Johannes Rydén and Simon Rydén - solo baroque cello with dance (Sweden)
Rachel Xi Zhang
Percussionist, Phd and jury member of Goodmesh Concours 2022
The Jury: “Live ‘dancing’ with just two hands underneath a camera of which the footage shown on a huge screen on stage combined with a cellist playing such wonderful baroque music was intriguing. A unique experience. We do understand the audience’s choice!”
Audience Prize: € 1.000,- plus International Press Exposure, Professional photoshoot and video recording
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
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