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This year’s edition of Sanatorium Dźwięku festival will take place on 16-18 August ! 

 

Sanatorium Dźwięku is a festival devoted to experimental contemporary music and broadly understood sound art. Its main aim is to present possibly the widest spectre of phenomena related to the development of musical forms in 20th and 21st centuries. So far we presented realisations of about 120 artists from all over the world. Many of them were created especially for the context of the place during artistic residencies in Sokołowsko.

Sanatorium Dźwięku Festival does not only include concerts but also an array of realisations from the border of sound art, performance and projects created and dedicated especially to this event by musicians, composers and interdisciplinary artists. The festival takes place in a few places in Sokołowsko (Movie theatre Zdrowie, Multimedia Hall, Spring Park or the ruins of 19th century sanatorium). Every year, our festival gathers over 400 listeners from all over the world; our audience are very unique music lovers. The festival is directed by Zuzanna Fogtt and Gerard Lebik in cooperation with Michał Libera.

Sanatorium Dźwięku is a festival known and valued in many countries. It has a worldwide reputation supported by articles published in Polish and foreign press:

Glissando | Pasiecznik | The Wire | Hyperallergic | Olewnick

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MUSICA SANAE

Just as much as name for series of events, Musica Sanae may sound like a promise – a promise of sane music, a music that will do you good, that will sound safe, sober, balanced, a music that will make you feel better, perhaps even music that will heal you. Maybe it actually will, you never know because the very relations between The Sane and The Insane in music are all but balanced and sober.

Since the rise of modern era, music and medicine have been coming together in a strange feedback loop. Its shared territory is obviously delineated by the phenomena of listening – area of laryngological examination as well as milieu for music to happen. Slightly surprisingly perhaps, what seems truly common for them in the past few centuries is a disbelief in the ear – troubling but growing doubt in powers of the ear as a listening device. “Ears made of shells also answer very well” wrote in 1836 John Harrison Curtis, English surgeon, and symptomatically caught all what was already in the air. If shells can hear, what do they hear? Do they hear the same as we do? Or more? Or better? Or different? And eventually – our ears, are we positive we can hear everything there is to hear?

No. Today we seem to know for sure. But over last hundreds of years it was this disbelief that paved the road not only to medical inventions of hearing aids and largyngological research but then also farther on – to telecommunication, to sound reproduction, to wiretapping, to sound art. It is the same disbelief that stood behind the invention of stethoscope by René Laennec or percussive approach of Leopold Auenbrugger – the desire to hear more than we can, to hear the tiniest sound, to hear what is completely mute like tumors in our lungs, diseases in our brains and bacteria in our throats. Today, we do, we can hear it all and we can hear it as much in the field of medicine as music – from experimental to pop.

On the other hand, medicine gained a lot from music and sound discourse. Discovery of wave theory of sound proved that we only hear a limited range of what could be potentially heard. Ultrasonography is obviously rooted in these early modern discoveries in acoustics. But medicine made also other uses of sound apart from this known example, at least as long as new instruments and new sounds are concerned. From tuning forks to pure tones, sound became a diagnostic and healing device making a link between hysteria treatments, ultrasonography and sonopuncture.

In the course of this feedback loop, with the devices, techniques, practices and dispositions invented to run it, our hearing changed irrevocably. We hear more, we have tools and technologies to hear for us, we have new listening skills, we have our ears hear as much as our bones and connecting tissues, we know how to translate and sonify what was mute before – and all in all it seems that the more we hear, the more in this world gets to be heard and thus the field of the inaudible grows and grows infinitely; inaudible, unknown, mysterious, yet to be potentially tuned to, in the future, with new tools and new treatments, unknown today. The more scientific and technological we are, the more space there is for mysticism and occult. Isn’t it the disease of our modern ear?

Musica Sanae is a celebration and a tribute to these long-existing interconnections between medicine and sound, between science and mysticism, between research and speculation. Dozens of musicians, artists, theorists and researchers are meeting under the umbrella of Musica Sanae to report on their own investigations in the area. Some of them will use medical tools while others will do with medical treatments, procedures and beliefs; we will have illnesses and medical cases examined, scientific research turned into music strategies; viruses sonified and hallucination enacted; and all this in unique, usually inaccessible venues of great medical importance.

Curatorial team: Michał Libera, Domenico Napolitano, Renato Grieco, Giulio Nocera, Andrea Bolognino, Farahnaz Hatam, Colin Hacklander.

Tickets

Tickets for 3, 2 or 1 day available at Going., or via e-mail:sanatoriumdzwieku@gmail.com

Tickets for single concerts or after party will be available at the door.

3 days tickets + after party – 300 PLN
2 days ticket + after party – 220 PLN
1 day tickets + after party – 120 PLN
single concert tickets – 25 PLN
after party – 20 PLN

You can also support the festival by transferring donations to In Situ Foundation account. Please title the transfer as “donation” (please note that this is not a form of purchasing festival tickets):

Bank PEKAO S.A.
PL04 1240 1037 1111 0010 1603 1185

Artists

Program

Friday, 16.08

 

16.00 Les énérves – „Stultifera navis” inspired by„Ship of Fools” by Sebastian Brent * | Sanatorium (tower) – opening

16.20 Lucio Capece – installation inspired by sonopuncture * | Sanatorium (staircase) – opening, performance

16.40 Gerard Lebik – installation for medical instruments |  Sanatorium (first floor) – opening, performance

17.00 Olivier Di Placido – autopsy for guitar | Fountain in front of Sanatorium – concert

18.00 Michal Libera about music and medicine intersections | Fountain in front of Sanatorium – lecture

19.00 Luciano Chessa – „Inneschi” – audiovisual installation for hearing aids, medical instruments, brass bells and bull horn * | Sanatorium (main entry) – opening, lecture, performance

21.00 Peter Ablinger – „Regenstück (1-6)”, perf. Riccardo La Foresta, kNN, Tony Di Napoli, Giulio Nocera, Olivier Di Placido, _SEC ** | Sanatorium (black room)

22.00 Rashad Becker – piece about psychology and psychotherapy as social synthesizers based on archives of Sozialistischen Patientenkollektif * | Cinema

23.00 Papa Zura – after party | Multimedia

 

Saturday, 17.08

 

Various hours, various locations – Peter Ablinger – „Weiss/Weisslisch 11e”

12.00 – 14.00 and 15.00 – 18.00 (half hour sessions) – Phonoscopie – individual sound massage (2 persons every 12 minutes) *** | Pralnia

14.00 – 22.00 Les énérves – „Stultifera navis” inspired by„Ship of Fools” by Sebastian Brent * | Sanatorium (tower) 

14.00 – 22.00 Lucio Capece – installation inspired by sonopuncture * | Sanatorium (staircase)

14.00 – 22.00 Gerard Lebik – installation for medical instruments |  Sanatorium (first floor) 

14.00 – (till the batteries run out of energy) – Luciano Chessa, „Inneschi” – audiovisual installation for hearing aids, medical instruments, brass bells and bull horn * | Sanatorium (main entry)

14.00 – 16.00 Biuro Dźwięku Katowice | Park

16.00 Peter Ablinger – performance „Circle” | Fountain in front of Sanatorium

16.30 Erik Bünger – „Aglossostomography”, lecture performance on how to speak without a tongue * | Multimedia

17.00 – 19.30 Testcard – „The Dream Machine Project – performative installation for brain waves and bio feedback ** | Sanatorium (black room)

17.30 Michał Libera, Barbara Kinga Majewska & Tony Di Napoli – „Pigtwitch”, tableau vivant about sound treatment of hysteria in Salpêtrière Hospital */*** | Biały Orzeł

19.30 Anthony Pateras – „Pseudacusis”, composition for electroacoustic septet and audio hallucinations, perf. Tiziana Bertoncini (violin), Lucio Capece (bass clarinet), Riccardo La Foresta (percussion), Gerard Lebik (saxophone), Mike Majkowski (double bass), Chiara Mallozzi (cello), Anthony Pateras (live mix) * | Cinema

20.30 Michał Libera, Barbara Kinga Majewska & Tony Di Napoli – „Pigtwitch”, tableau vivant about sound treatment of hysteria in Salpêtrière Hospital */*** | Biały Orzeł

21.00 Seppo Renvall & Aspec(t) – film ** | Cinema

21.15 Carl Michael von Hausswolff – composition based on sonic extraction of HIV virus’ DNA chain * | Cinema

22.30 Felicia Atkinson, „Hedera Helix”, electroacoustic piece about plants, healing, architecture and ruins * | Sanatorium (red room)

23.30 Dunno BBW, after party | Multimedia

 

Sunday, 18.08

 

Various hours, various locations – Peter Ablinger – „Weiss/Weisslisch 11e”

12.00 – 14.00 and 15.00 – 18.00 (half hour sessions) – Phonoscopie – individual sound massage (2 persons every 12 minutes) *** | Pralnia

14.00 – 22.00 Les énérves – „Stultifera navis” inspired by„Ship of Fools” by Sebastian Brent * | Sanatorium (tower) 

14.00 – 22.00 Lucio Capece – installation inspired by sonopuncture * | Sanatorium (staircase)

14.00 – 22.00 Gerard Lebik – installation for medical instruments |  Sanatorium (first floor) 

14.00 – 14.00 – (till the batteries run out of energy) – Luciano Chessa, „Inneschi” – audiovisual installation for hearing aids, medical instruments, brass bells and bull horn * | Sanatorium (main entry)

14.00 – 16.00 – Biuro Dźwięku Katowice | Park

17.00 Maria della Morte- performance on infertility * | Sanatorium (staircase)

18.00 Rudolf Eb.er – studies in psycho-active acoustics and noise-induced hallucinations * | Multimedia

19.00 Tiziana Bertoncini – „Nero Lento”, performance on psychosis ** | Sanatorium (black room)

20.30 Hatam / Hacklander consider constructs of sanity and the power relations that produce and validate them through a new audio-visual performance * | 

22.00 Audrey Chen – concert |  Sanatorium (red room)

 

 

* Musica Sanae commission /// ** Polish premiere /// *** please specify performance (Phonoscopie or Pigtwitch), date and hour of your request writing to: kasia.sanatoriumdzwieku@gmail.com

 

Editions

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Accommodation

During the festival we offer the following forms of accommodation:

  • Camping area – we provide access to bathrooms and toilets.

Price: 1 night – 25 PLN per person

Spots in the multi-person room and in the camping area are limited

To book a spot please contact us via e-mail: sanatoriumdźwięku@gmail.com

We can also help with room reservations at the nearby guest houses. For more information please contact us at: sanatoriumdzwieku@gmail.com

Contact

Zuzanna Fogtt – tel. 502 081 491
Gerard Lebik – tel. 509 452 317

email: sanatoriumdzwieku@gmail.com

Correspondence address:

Fundacja Sztuki Współczesnej In Situ
ul.Różana 3, 58-350 Sokołowsko