SONIC SOMATIC
FLORENCE, OCTOBER 8-10, 2015

Trial Version and International Feel present SONIC SOMATIC, a three-day festival that aims to explore sounds’ world moving between contemporary music production and visual arts through the specific perspective of the body. Spanning music performances, collective listening sessions and site-specific installations, SONIC SOMATIC condenses in a few days a wide cultural offer playing with the relation between body, space and sound.
SONIC SOMATIC is conceived as a diffused festival involving a diversity of spaces in the city of Florence. The courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi, the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, the Cimitero degli Inglesi and the Museo Marino Marini will host site-specific sound projects created in close dialogue with the cultural identity and the physical architecture of such places.

SONIC SOMATIC is a project by Trial Version and International Feel in collaboration with Blauer Hase and Giulia Morucchio
with the contribution of Estate Fiorentina 2015 - Mucipality of Florence

in collaboration with
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Museo Marino Marini
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
AAAA Associazione Astronimica Amici di Arcetri
Cimitero degli Inglesi

Graphic design
Milos Bogojevic

Partner
Andersen Cafe

Thursday, October 8, 2015
PALAZZO STROZZI
from 11 am to 11 pm


Erik Satie: Vexations by Alessandria Di Nardo 
Written by Erik Satie in 1893, Vexations is renowned for being the longest music composition ever: a short score exhausting in 152 notes and written on five pentagrams, that Satie invited to play for 840 times. Played for the first time after seventy years by John Cage in New York, Vexations has been performed in public only 24 times challenging both the player and the public. In Florence, Vexations will be played for the 26th time and for the first time entirely by a female musician.

Friday, October 9, 2015
OSSERVATORIO ASTROFOSICO DI ARCETRI
from 6 pm to 9 pm

HELICOTREMA. FESTIVAL DELL’AUDIO REGISTRATO
curated by Blauer Hase in collaboration with Giulia Morucchio
Submarine
Collective listening session with tracks by: Anna Raimondo, Isabella Bordoni, Carlo Giordani, Claudio Beorchia.
White Noise 
Collective listening sessions with tracks by: Stefano Giannotti, Giacomo Raffaelli, Atau Tanaka, Francesca Grilli, Stijn Demeulenaere, Alberto Tadiello

7 pm
Blind Injections 
Site-specific installation by Giacomo Raffaelli
The phenomenon of the gravitational waves is the only part that has not find yet a direct proof in nature among the whole theory formulated by Einstein in 1916. In order to find out its existence, the scientists working at VIRGO built a detector of huge dimensions, with tunnels running kilometres in the surrounding country of Pisa, Italy. Blind Injections is an audio-visual installation ideated for the library of Arcetri, which explores the audio potentialities of VIRGO and some specific aspects – both scientific and anthropologic, of a project in which the scientific research is expressed in its most utopian dimension. 

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015
CIMITERO DEGLI INGLESI
11.30 am


HELICOTREMA. FESTIVAL DELL’AUDIO REGISTRATO 
curated by Blauer Hase in collaboration with Giulia Morucchio
I Trasparenti at the Cimitero degli Inglesi, tracks by: Hildegard Westerkamp, Pauline Oliveros, Alberto Tadiello and James Webb.

MUSEO MARINO MARINI
9 pm
HELICOTREMA. FESTIVAL DELL’AUDIO REGISTRATO
curated by Blauer Hase in collaboration with Giulia Morucchio
In occasion of the exhibition Alfred Jarry Archipelago. HA-HA, Helicotrema presents a session of collective listening held at Museo Marino Marini by the critic and radio historian Rodolfo Sacchettini, where sound works, audiodramas, audiotheatre, radiodocumentaries and sound landscapes dialogue together. 

9.30 pm
Expanding Illuminance di Thomas Köner
Audio-video performance
Produced by Les Rencontres Internationales Paris in collaboration with Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), Expanding Illuminance is a hypnotic journey between two utopian visions of the future proposed by two sci-fi classics: Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang and the cult movie from the ‘80s Tron by Steven Lisberger.