15:00 > 17:00 | Sonic Nomads - TEC
A DJ set which is offset and perplexing takes place within the Charleroi trams at the city center. It is with Frau Picha and her sonic performance project, ‘barocco-narcissistic’ and a concert/reading by Werner Moron (writing-reading) with Mirror Gasparrini (Monster, Blue Velvet – Banjo/guitar), and “Paracommand’artistes”, whose nomadic and contextual works contribute to an awareness of the economic and ideological conditions that influence his behavior as well as our apprehension of art.
Production : Transcultures en partenariat avec TEC Charleroi
Self-taught, Mirco Gasparrini is a person behind many projects: ‘Blue velvet’ (independent rock), ‘Everyone is Guilty’ (American folk), Monster (post-rock / experimental music), ‘Ysun’ (music and poetry), and ‘Bandits’.
Werner Moron (Liège) developed a multi-faceted artistic approach based on a permanent critical distance from the art market during many years.
Frau Picha (Brussels) is a barocco-narcissistic sound performance project (solo or collaborative) a human-machine interface laboratory whose sayings/words delineate the tone of « let’s have fun, serious!
18:00 | Conférence/Partage d’écoute #1
Max Neuhaus Opus1 (Première belge)
With the invitation of City Sonic, Gilles Malatray (director of the referential blog, ‘Desartssonnants, landscaper, and sound artist) is giving a lecture about the virtuoso North American musician-percussionist, Max Neuhaus (1939-2009), who was a major pioneer of sound art. In the tradition of John Cage, whose work he greatly admired, Neuhaus tapped into new domains, which gave rise to many unusual approaches and creations that were never before heard.
Partenariat Transcultures, Point Culture, Desartsonnants
With his works ‘Listen’ (iniated in 1966), Neuhaus is father of Soundwalks (listening-promenades), via audio devices where the the artist sweeps a wide field of sound creation. The listener is immersed in a swimming pool, with a sound design scheme of sirens of emergency vehicles, sketches, device partitions, and installations in public space. Max Neuhaus has developed an important theoretical reflection, an innovative research, based on numerous experiments, including sound movements in space, and psychoacoustic effects influencing the postures of listening.
20:00 > 21:30 | Sonic Church #1
Schlingencharleroiblängen (live - création)
Embarking on this concert of Charlemagne Palestine invited by City Sonic, he takes possession of the large organ of the Basilica Saint-Christophe on September 8th, 2017. In the program, is the environmental composition, “maximalist”, to be broadcasted, in the spirit of the series Schlingen-Blängen, which he has carried out in several churches in the world for several decades. The ‘enfant terrible’ of the generation of New York minimalists repeatedly reinvents another sonic space-time…at the same time spellbinding as it is celestial and mysterious. He transforms the organ (which he regards as the most advanced of sonic instrument), and the body of the church into a gigantic chamber of resonance where hundreds of tons of harmonics meet, which vary acoustically, depending on the position of the visitor.
Production : Transcultures
21:30 > 22:30 | Balade sonore en ville
Balade d’écoute en ville (Max Neuhaus Opus 2 - première Charleroi)
In the spirit of ‘Listen’, (early urban audio works of Max Neuhaus) and of this New Yorker’s Soundwalks and pioneering sound art, that takes along listeners out-the-walls to discover the musics of the city, Gilles Malatray (“walker listening” and audio activist) proposes a special ‘STEP’ – Sensitive Audio Course, to discover Charleroi between two ears. Intimate spaces in surprising places, the walkers guided by Gilles Malatray (and his unusual instruments of listening) rediscover, the open large ears, in the city, to decipher it as such a partition of alive music, to experience it as a concert in 360°, and a sound installation of open sky.
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