​​Oct  6 - 14th 2018

2nd International art and music festival
5th - 14th Oct 2018

 fest      2018 ​​
Hearing Art Seeing Sound
Արվեստ Առանց Սահմանների միջազգային Փառատոն

An annual interdisciplinary Art/Music/Science Festival that combines different disciplines, providing a platform for new work and creations. The unique concept lies in the collaboration format, with the Festival bringing together non-traditional creatives for curated performances, masterclasses, discussions, and seminars.
Organized by Progressive Art Agency.

HASSFest18 will take place from October 8th - 15th, 2018, and will feature collaborations between over 20 internationally recognised artists, working with local Armenian creatives and establishments. The Festival will curate and produce several premiere events spanning electronic music parties, immersive sensory experiences, performance exhibitions, masterclasses, seminars, and live concerts.

The Festival will feature four international interdisciplinary ensembles: Crossmodalism (UK/EU), the Lanz & Kocher Radical Musak Septet (Switzerland), (Armenia-France). Each ensemble will work with a specialist curator in order to develop a programme specific for HASSFest18, with an overarching theme of IGNORANCE as it relates to society in the 21st century. A fifth collaborative project exploring the intersection of video art, theatre, and electronic music, curated by HASSFest, will provide the climax of the Festival. An open call from the Festival to international arts communities will bring in contributions from around the globe for a month-long sensory experiences with live performances over the duration of the Festival.


HASSFest aims to bring Armenia to the foreground of the international artistic scene - by creating a unique cultural event, with a primary focus on the creative potential of collaboration.


The Festival is a unique platform for intellectual and cultural exchange between creatives, operating across a diverse range of disciplines - contemporary music composers, visual artists, writers, and much more. Curated by an international team based around Europe and the USA, HASSFest encourages dialogue and education through art; pushes the boundaries of contemporary art; and offers opportunities for young artists to develop their creations.

The goal of HASSFest is to curate creatives, and provide a space for collaboration between non-traditionally linked disciplines - culminating in a unique cultural event in Yerevan. Further than just combining music and art, it allows the bringing together of diverse ethnicities and nationalities for a truly international approach.