"From 2000-2019 my wife Evelyn and I ran a cultural centre and international artist residency programme called MoKS. The centre was located in a rural village in southeast Estonian village of Mooste. Due to my interest in sound based artistic practices and musical experimentation, MoKS had a rich and varied sonic history that included many projects, workshops and concert events by visiting artists. Presented here is a smattering of fragments from these activities, including soundscape recordings from the village itself to feed the environmental and cultural context. This is by no means a comprehensive survey and in fact represents only a mere drop in the celestial ocean of activity that happened over the years. But I hope this mix gives some sense for the listener, of how we helped infuse the most unlikely sonic creations into this offbeat corner of the globe, thanks to the spirit of many wonderful artists."
John Grzinich has worked since the early 1990s as a freelance artist with various practices combining sound, moving image, site-specificity, and collaborative social structures. He has lived in Estonia since 2003 and apart from his personal artistic practice, teaches and coordinates activities for the artist-run organisation MoKS.
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