City Sonic 2014 - International Sound Art Festival

11 sept. 2014
OPENING
Park in progress #10

11 sept. 2014
OPENING
Park in progress #10

For this tenth edition, twenty five interdisciplinary artists working the sound in various ways, will be hosted in residency on the former slaughterhouse site to present, for the opening of both festival City Sonic and Park in progress@Mons, a European Night of the young creation.

11 au 27 sept. 2014
FESTIVAL - EXHIBITION
City Sonic #12

11 au 27 sept. 2014
FESTIVAL - EXHIBITION
City Sonic #12

The sound itinerary of this 12th edition will be exclusively dedicated to sound emergencies inviting young Belgian and international artists in residency whose creations will be presented in Mons. Then, workshops, concerts and performances, meetings… will complement the event…

27 sept. 2014
OPENING
Quinzaine Numérique

27 sept. 2014
OPENING
Quinzaine Numérique

The closing of the festival will also be the launch of the Quinzaine Numérique. The opportunity to show the results of our collaborations with the Institute Numediart though the exhibition “Vice versa, from research to media arts”.

  • Bye Bye City Sonic#12

    Twenty five European artists in residence on the site of the old slaughterhouse for the itinerant project Park in progress#10 ; A great European Night of Young Creation during more than three hours with 20 performances, installations, projections and the City Sonic Party grooving till dawn ; Sound emergences works by Arts2, d’ESA Saint-Luc, d’Art Zoyd ; Travelling installations of

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Editorial

For its twelfth edition, the International Sound Arts festival City Sonic launched in 2003 by Transcultures, Center for digital and sound cultures, in co-production with manège.mons, will exclusively focus on sound emergences, inviting young Belgian and international creators to artistic residencies who will then be broadcasted from Mons on for the first time.

As for the previous edition, City Sonic features the European project Park in progress. Initiated by the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, this project is a nomadic innovative event that promotes mobility and encounter between interdisciplinary creators; two dozen interdisciplinary artists from Belgium, Japan, France, UK, Czech Republic, Turkey … working on sound material in different ways, will be welcomed for artistic residencies on the Ancient Abattoirs site where Transcultures is located in Mons.

The result will be show at the festival opening. These art works will then be shown until the end of the festival in the Grande Halle of the Ancient Abattoirs and set the content of the Sounds in progress# 2 exhibition.

City Sonic Channel

Last blog news

11.09 - Openings

11.09 - Openings

City Sonic and Park in progress, the European night of young creation from 18:30 until the end of the night…

12 > 27.09 - Exhibitions

12 > 27.09 - Exhibitions

The City Sonic and Sound in progress exhibitions are open every day from 12 to 18:00 (except on Mondays)…

14.09 - Sonic Garden Party

14.09 - Sonic Garden Party

Afternoon concerts in the private gardens of the Belfry Area…

17.09 - Sonic Kids

17.09 - Sonic Kids

The speaker house: a sound workshop for the ears of the youngsters…

18.09 - Partage d’écoute #1

18.09 - Partage d’écoute #1

Pierre Beloüin proposes a special sound trip from the 80s to nowadays and will lanch the second edition of the Optical Sound Magazine…

24.09 - C2M1

24.09 - C2M1

Media-performance through written and coded languages, from the invention of texting to the coming of the printing press…

25.09 - Partage d’écoute #2

25.09 - Partage d’écoute #2

Cosmopoetics (these ‘astropoetic’ sound art), or the relationship between experimental music and the cosmos.

27.09 - Quinzaine Numérique

27.09 - Quinzaine Numérique

City Sonic Festival closing & Opening of the Quinzaine Numérique@Mons …

Artists

City Sonic 2014, with Park in progress and the opening of the Quinzaine Numérique features more than fifty artists from a dozen different nationalities (Belgian, French, British, Czech, Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese…). Performances, installations, screenings, concerts, exhibitions, meetings … to entertain adults and kids.

Sonic Radio

sonic-radio_City-Sonic_Transcultures-2014Sonic Radio is the radio of the festival City Sonic, that offers interviews, jingles, reports, sound pieces and other sonic surprises… in live during the preparation, the installation and opening of the festival and broadcasted on the website of the festival and through dropouts via indie radio partners.

Hosted this year by Gilles Malatray of DESARTSONNANTS and Zoé Tabourdiot.

Before the opening of the Sonic radio on September the 8th, tickle your ears discovering Transonic artists, the label for over sounds started by Transcultures.

The team

Meet the team

Meet the team

Besides the Transcultures team, many people contribute to the development of City Sonic. Feel free to contact them for more information.

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