Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities

Collaborative European Data Jukebox (E_DJ)


Who is behind this?

Sandor Lederer



Who is joining forces?

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts


JAZZAJ Improvised Music Association


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Ever faced the problem that you have something important to say but no one is listening? E_DJ is a project that connects communities, through collaboration and music. The idea is to develop a tool that can transform data into music that can be performed by musicians. At workshops local musicians and social experts join the creators in developing locally relevant music and play it at concerts or any kind of events. This helps to draw attention to social issues that would not reach wider audience.

Where will your idea take place?

Budapest, Brussels, Essen, Belgrade, Warsaw, Amsterdam

Why does Europe need your idea?

European values of openness, solidarity and diversity will guide us when picking locally relevant topics that need a boost to be reach decision makers or a wider audience. Arts and co-creation will help to get the attention of non-active citizens and stakeholders and help bottom-up inititiatives.

What is your impact?

New connections will be established in selected european cities between artists, activists and social experts that can be seeds for new diverse communities of change makers.
Extended outreach of important local topics that would hardly get the public attention they deserve.

How do you get there?

- In the pilot phase E_DJ creators made up by NGO activists and musicians of the Hungarian infomusic community will develop a tool to transform data (eg on public procurements) into music.
- Creators will visit european cities and conduct workshops with local musicians and activists to turn locally relevant issues (eg. youth unemployment) into music and perform it in a concert.
- Work will be documented and shared to inspire others, tool will be open source and adoptable.

What is your story?

It is an opportunity to advocate for important social issues in completely new ways, mixing policy, arts and technology. Moreover this project can establish a broader community of changemakers beyond the borders of Hungary that will be able to act jointly in topics of regional or European relevance.

Who are you doing it for?

The tool is mainly for local activists, the local or even a broader art scene. With its help they will be able to reach a much broader audience, broaden their constituencies and raise the attention of decision makers.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Would you go to our jazz concert on Coal and Steel in Essen? What data would you turn into music? Do you know about any similar tools / projects?




Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018

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