The STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT is linking cultures and venues through music and art.


The project

The STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM  MOVEMENT is a performance and  intervention which is on the one hand meant to give life to different urban spaces and non-places, and on the other hand to break  down cultural barriers through artistic methods. According to the motto „deeply rooted  in the urban“, established negative connotations of traditional and folksy appearances and behaviors should  be broken down and mixed up. The SCSSM was created to free the roots of traditional Austrian culture  from a conservative and narrowminded image. The SCSSM stands  for frankness and the willingness for cultural exchange as a sign for a versatile and constructive coexistence in urban areas. 



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The SCSSM in its actual form with its Austrian background - created in  „Steel City“ Linz, Upper Austria - shall just act as a symbolic place holder,  rather the SCSSM hopes to be an impulse for further openness in the minds of people of diverse cultural and national backgrounds, in the sense of appreciation of ones own roots as well as tolerance and respect towards other cultures.  

The project doesn‘t only reflect Austrian traditions in the visual way but  also the development towards an actual  valid urban sign language. Also the musical part of the project is a cultural melting pot. The jamaican roots of the soundsystem get mixed up with elements of contemporary  Upper Austrian sound culture. Music is the link through cultures and venues and is held in high esteem.





The soundsystem as multifunctional sound-sedan will be carried through parts of  the city, surrounded by individuals carrying and wearing symbols of  their own cultural background, to share and  mix it and to immerse into a moving cultural collage. The sound-sedan aka B/L/OOMBOX  is an adaption of a traditional Austrian mobiliar, the so-called  „Bauerntruhe“ (= farmer‘s box),  which was used to keep all the precious goods of the family. 



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The STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM  MOVEMENT isn‘t just a Soundsystem.  It too hosts different kinds of  workshops, organized in cooperation with local initiatives for local residents. The  workshops deal with creative forms of expression e.g. DJing, songwriting, music production, visual art, street art, political, environmental, social and cultural education, alternative transportation vehicles, self sufficient and  independent living and the discussion of sociocultural aspects of art  in relation to the actual location and the personal background of the residents. Results of the workshops can either be shown in the STEEL CITY  SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT performances or at different  atypical venues to create impulses for further networking among the participants. Dependent from possible cooperating  initiatives, certain urban areas within a radius of 400 km around  Linz/Austria (to begin with) will  be chosen to host the STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT.



The SCSSM-Crew


Amanda Augustin, Lorena Höllrigl, Maria Kerndle, Lukas Kopf, Lukas Jakob Löcker, Alexander Maitz, Daniel Mandel, Evi Pribyl, Veronika Schwaninger, Martin Winkler.






SCSSM - backpack #1





linz/austria 27.june 2013



Why fund it?

By funding us you support a movement that wants to give positive impulses to the society through art music and fun!


To realize our travel with our STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT in Austria,

we will need about € 6810,-.  



This amount is devidet in following points:  



 - 12 persons / 7 days                                        € 3360,-

             € 25,- / accomodation

             € 15,- / daily needs  


 - expense allowance SCSSM - Team            € 1200,-  


 - car trailer (for the soundsystem)                    € 200,-     


 - travel expenses + transportation                     €300,-

            3 cars, 1 trailer                                                  

            700 km                                                


 - Sound System Service                                     € 500,-     


 - other equipement (cabels,...)                          € 400,-  


 - workshop-materials                                          € 500,-   


 - advertisment/print costs                                  € 300,-   


 - music production fees                                       € 50,-


                                                                     total € 6810,-  




in detail this means


We would be a team of 12 persons (incl. technique,DJ, film-team...) with a residence of one week. In this week we would like to arrange a three days workshop and the last day there would be the procession, with all the participating persons. In the transportation costs included is a car trailer for

our soundsystemand three cars for the involved persons.


For a smooth production flow a regular service of the sound system is absolutely essential. Materials for the workshop are necessary (t-shirts, solder station, cabels, boxes, backpacks, location...).


Each location brings new difficulties and work with it, for that reason, we need to buy some new/longer cabels and someadaptation materials. No soundsystem can live without music, therefore we need to buy the rights of the songs too. The costs for the promotion in advance, are basically for advertisement and print.  




so, as you can see, we need a lot of different things to realize the project, therefore we really need your support!




The STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT is a performance and intervention which is meant to give life to different urban spaces and non-places. It is breaking down cultural barriers though artistic methods, especially through music and art. THE PROJECT INITIATORS The STEEL CITY SOUND SYSTEM MOVEMENT initial concept was developed during a lecture of... See more