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June 6, 2005

CURMBOX is a room for electronic and new music in Frankfurt. Their statement is no nonsense:

we artists and performers of the C U R M B O X have been undergoing police repressions abusive laws the pressures of cultural industries and capitalist economy for a long time. to denounce these intolerable pressures we declare that sound art will be so that everybody will demonstrate his know-how and creativity in the dark an international underground! let 10.000 waves joyfully illuminate and fertilize the cultural aridity! the idea of sound art is metaphoric: even if celebrate create have amateur cultural practices emerge among indifference market and daily repression are a fight we demand a pacific action! sound art is a pacific action but it remains a fight! sound artists are working towards another end. this other end is militant: it is a question of producing an utopia. u-topia = lack of proper place. for us in a prospect of action it means being everywhere at the same time. it also means: being numerous but no masses! Iit further means cultural diversity! meeting the others! refusing identity withdraws of all kinds as people can have lots of piercings and be really set in their ways egoist monomaniac or limited. here is the fight: not a fight for sound free punk classic or else! but for all that in once and to keep the possibility of doing that. for the emergence of diversity! for diversity against compact masses! for the right to create to meet freely each others to imagine our future off the pre-formatted frames proposed by the market the security ideologies and the ready-to-think of some activists. to prove that we are organized thoughtful responsible and that we are fully aware of our acts as well during our cultural events as every day. to demonstrate that we represent an important part of the population that we can be your neighbours your friends your family. which way to go?