18:00 > 20:30 | Sound itinerary City Sonic #15
City Sonic#15 – When Sound Transforms the City Initiated in 2003 by Transcultures, Centre for Digital and Sound Cultures, City Sonic defends sound creativity in all its contemporary dimensions. Here is a reminder that sound should not be confounded with music or speech which are “languages that form off-shoots to/from the world of sound”. It is these audio arts made from unconstrained materials, which bypass musical and linguistic codifications that City Sonic represents by favoring creation in the urban context.
For this fifteenth edition, which will be the first one in Charleroi, City Sonic welcomes a total of more than 70 Belgian and foreign artists from different backgrounds (visual, digital, electro and contemporary music, radio creation …). This prospective international festival of sound arts proposes a program of installations (mainly creations or premieres by Belgian artists) to transform the center of Charleroi into a sound city, starting September 7 up to the 17th. To play with or broadcast sound is to confront times, subjects and energies, but also to have them interact with historical landmark spaces and cultural locations such as the Galerie de la Bourse, the Saint-Christophe Basilica, the Saint-Antoine Church in Padua, Maison Dorée, Quai 10, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Charleroi Danse studios. This also includes alternative commercial spaces, such as the Pop Up Store, and passageways such as the King Baudouin Bridge or Quai Rimbaud. The City Sonic itinerary in Charleroi illustrates the tracing of a loop that links a dozen places… each with its autonomy and its contextual artistic audio installations. City Sonic also offers unusual live events in partner locations. These include the Manufacture Urbaine, hosting the opening events on Sept. 7.
21:00 > 23:30 | Concert/Performances
The artist turns out makeshift tools or instruments that he uses in his installations and during sonic performances. In his work, tools rise to the rank of instruments and their making becomes an artistic gesture, as well as their use.
Alain Wergifosse (Liège) amplifie des objets, manipule électroniquement les sons et le larsen et compose des vidéos expérimentales interactives depuis le début des années 80. Il a participé depuis Barcelone à …
Colin Ponthot (Bruxelles) développe une production plastique de l’échelle de l’espace à celle de l’objet domestique. Il a exposé de nombreuse fois en Belgique et à l’étranger : City Sonic, Luxembourg Capitale …
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