SONIC SOMATIC
3rd edition
Centro Commerciale di Novoli, Florence
October 5 - 8, 2017

According to the previous editions, also this year the Festival involves international and Italian visual artists presenting a programme of performances, workshop, sound walks and site-specific installations. For the first time, the whole festival takes place in one specific venue, focusing on a peripheral area of the city that remains out of the traditional cultural circuits of the city centre and that in the last years has undergone important urban and social transformation: the area of San Donato in Novoli.
Free entrance for all the events
Some of them are upon reservation

SCARICA IL PROGRAMMA IN ITALIANO

Thursday, October 5th
6.30 PM - 8.30 PM Piazza Centro Commerciale di Novoli
ELECTRICAL WALKS
Christina Kubisch
PERFORMANCE
Starting at 6.30, 7.15 and 8.00 PM
Among the sound-art pioneers, Christina Kubisch presents her Electrical Walks for the first time in Florence. The public, equipped with special headphones, is carried by the artist in a sound walk that detects the electromagnetic phenomena invisible to our eyes.
UPON RESERVATION sonicsomatic@gmail.com
 
6.30 PM - 9.30 PM Spazio Sfitto, Piazza Ugo di Toscana n.27
DESERT BLOOM
Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger and Christina Kubisch
VIDEOINSTALLATION
Entirely shot in Las Vegas, Desert Bloom originates from the collaboration between Christina Kubisch and the artist duo of Austrian composers Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger. The film is a fascinating visual and sound journey into the bright oasis rising in the middle of the Mojave desert.
 
9.30 PM Spazio XL (2nd floor), Centro Commerciale di Novoli
DETECT
Sync (Marco Monfardini)
AUDIO/VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Detect is a site-specific audio video performance created moving from the frequencies which we normally are not able to hear. Monitoring, detection and recording of sounds characterize the performance during which Marco Monfardini reveals to the public the inudibile which surrounds the complex of San Donato.

Later on, Spazio XL (1st floor), Centro Commerciale di Novoli
RUST LIVE SESSION
Pietro Michi [FossaDelRumore]
LIVE  DJ SET
Rust Live Session is a journey to the discovery of noise music, a sound exploration of its metamorphosis. Ranging between industrial music an noise, Pietro Michi's live set will resume - through the sound -  the industrial past of the San Donato area.
Rust is part of a series of mixes and listening sessions conceived by Pietro Michi for Radio Papesse.
All the mixes are available on radiopapesse.org

Friday, October 6th
3.00 PM - 8.00 PM, Piazza Centro Commerciale Novoli
ELECTRICAL WALKS
Christina Kubisch
SOUND WALK WITH HEADPHONES
The Electrical Walks are sound walks ideated by Christina Kubisch offering a new experience of the urban space. Visitors are provided with a map and special headphones, will be able to hear the sound frequencies emitted by the surrounding devices (screens, mobiles, lights, electrical panels, etc…).

6.00 PM Virgin Active, Centro Commerciale Novoli
T.REX* T.RAINING TO DANCE
Strasse
PERFORMANCE
T.REX is a performance conceived for the users of Virgin Active centre and for everybody willing to join. T.REX is a public training guided by two performers and animated by a live mixes soundtrack: a physical warm-up with the aim to prepare the body to the dance.
UPON RESERVATION sonicsomatic@gmail.com (we advice you a comfortable outfit)

7.30 PM - 8.00 PM Spazio XL (2nd floor), Centro Commerciale Novoli
VUOTI
Radio Papesse
GUIDED LISTENING SESSION
Radio Papesse presents a guided listening session with works from its archive. The session revolves around topics such as the urban emptiness and the marginal spaces in relation with the still empty spaces of the complex in San Donato.

6.30 PM – 11.00 PM Ugo di Toscana square n. 27
DESERT BLOOM
Peter Kutin e Florian Kindlinger
VIDEO INSTALLATION

8.30 PM - 11.00 PM piazza Ugo di Toscana n. 24
A TEXTURAL JOURNEY
Josefin Vargö and Ayhan Aydin in collaboration with Johannes Burström
TASTE INSTALLATION
A Textural Journey is a taste installation that connects the experience of food and sound. It is represented as a journey in different stages between meals with different texture and flavour, associated with specific sounds.
UPON RESERVATION sonicsomatic@gmail.com

 

Saturday, October 5th
11.00 AM - 13.00 PM Unicoop, Piazza Centro Commerciale di Novoli
4.00 PM 6.00 PM Unicoop, Centro Commerciale di Novoli
TASTE THE CHANGE OF FREQUENCIES
Josefin Vargö and Ayhan Aydin in collaboration with Johannes Burström
WORKSHOP
Taste the Change of Frequencies is an experience that combines taste and sound, revealing how this element is able to modify taste. Wearing some headphones, people will experiment the relation between the sound frequencies and the ways in which they can intervene on taste itself.
 
3.00 PM - 8.00 PM Piazza Centro Commerciale di Novoli
ELECTRICAL WALKS
Christina Kubisch
SOUND WALK WITH HEADPHONES
 
3.00 - 8.00 Spazio XL (2nd floor), Centro Commerciale di Novoli
VUOTI
Radio Papesse
AUDIO INSTALLATION
Public space and urban emptiness, post-industrial landscapes and utopian architecture are the objects of interesting investigations and sound narrations. Radio Papesse’s archive collects some examples and proposes a selection of tracks in relation with the still empty spaces of San Donato.
 
6.30 PM - 8.00, Spazio sfitto, Piazza Ugo di Toscana n.27
DESERT BLOOM
Peter Kutin e Florian Kindlinger
VIDEO INSTALLATION
 
7.00 PM Spazio XL (1st floor), Centro Commerciale di Novoli
ALL BLUE EVERYTHING
Roberto Fassone
PERFORMANCE
All Blue Everything is composed by a performance and a video gathering together a compilation of the best sound tracks of 2016 and video materials found online in an elaborated and frenetic collage. It is the story of a boy who is not able to sing. The public is highly advised to dance and have fun.

Everyday
October 5th - 7th October 3.00 PM - 8 PM
October 8th ottobre 11.00 AM - 1.00 PM 
NOVOSONICA

Andrea Mi
SITE SPECIFIC SOUND INSTALLATION
Novosonica is a sonorization conceived for the speakers in the shopping mall. Playing on acoustics as the sensorial dimension of the space, it invites to a “sound meditation”.
Download NOVOSONICA mp3 from Radio Papesse website.

Sunday, October 8th
3.00 PM - 8.00 PM Centro Commerciale di Novoli
ELECTRICAL WALKS
Christina Kubisch
SOUND WALK WITH HEADPHONES
 

 

 

 

 

Realized thanks to the contribution of
Comune di Firenze nell’ambito dell’Estate Fiorentina 2017

In collaboration with
Piazza SanDonato Food, Leisure & Shopping | Associazione Piazza San Donato | Virgin Active | 100 Montaditos

Technical Partner
Lotto Zero | Omicron

Graphic Project
Dania Menafra