CULTURAL CENTRE IN ROSKILDE RECEIVES DONATION TO STRENGTHEN UP-AND-COMING ELECTRONIC MUSIC

PUBLISHED THURSDAY 16.4.2020

INSP cultural centre to receive DKK 1,000,000 (approx. EUR 132,000) over the next three years for the establishment of a new house for electronic music.

Roskilde Festival has donated DKK 15,000,000 (approx. EUR 2,000,000) to projects and organisations created by, for or with young people, through the open call initiative called ‘Young Voices’.

The donation to INSP will benefit the establishment of Kedelcentralen, a new house for electronic music. The house will be a continued development of INSP Sound, the electronic music community already existing at the cultural centre.

“Music has always been at the core of INSP. Three years ago, we got the idea to create a space for musical inspiration, and now this idea has grown so big that it calls for its own creative space, namely Kedelcentralen,” says Mads Østergaard Nielsen, head of secretary at INSP Sound.

The house for electronic music will, among other things, include a recording studio and facilities for teaching and performing.

Inclusion of marginalised young people

INSP supports the inclusion of young people with different backgrounds and from various environments. This diversity will, according to Mads Østergaard Nielsen, also characterise the new house for electronic music:

“INSP is unique in that a lot of different people meet and interact across social and cultural divisions. This means that Kedelcentralen will embrace both professional musicians and young people from different backgrounds. We would like to make electronic music more accessible to the marginalised young people that already come here on a daily basis.”

Every year, Roskilde Festival donates all profits to humanitarian, other charitable, non-profit and cultural work with a special focus on children and young people. Since 1972, the festival has generated more than DKK 420,000,000 (approx. EUR 56,400,000) for these purposes.

‘Young Voices’ is the most ambitious open call the festival has ever launched. 32 initiatives within arts, music, social change, environment and climate have received a total of DKK 15,000,000 (approx. EUR 2,000,000) of the festival’s profits from 2019.

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