Sanatorium of Sound 10 – SPRING




In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation, Zuzanna Fogtt and Gerard Lebik would like to invite you to the 10th edition of the Sanatorium of Sound Festival in Sokołowsko, Poland.
Celebrating the anniversary is an occasion for surprises. The upcoming edition is presented under the theme Time. Rhythm. and it will take place on 22-24 March 2024. The events will take place as part of HILO – Norwegian-Polish Platform for New Music Development – a platform for collaborations between Polish and Norwegian artists, musicians, curators, educators and organisers working in the field of new music in the broadest sense.
Time. Rhythm. Time. Rhythm.
Time. Rhythm Rhythm. Time. Rhythm Rhythm.
All these years, we have tried to present a programme rich in experimental artistic activities, which will once again revolve around the issue of time. This edition, we will focus on the organisation of time in music–rhythm. It orders, subjugates, and sometimes also surprises, confuses.
During this year’s Sanatorium of Sound Festival, we will discover new and surprising rhythms of musical expression. Sometimes they will be bold and tangible (Rafał Ryterski) or mechanical (Mariam Gviniashvili), sometimes barely perceptible, subcutaneous (Giuseppe Ielasi) or dreamy (Peder Niilas Tårnesvik). At other times improvised, as if scattered (Krzysztof Cybulski) or hypnotising with the same quality (Judith Hamann). We will see what happens to the metre when two rhythms are juxtaposed (Nora Klungresæter and Susanne Xin). The music will also pulsate in the rhythm dictated by the visuality (Gerard Lebik plays Wacław Szpakowski, Sanatorium of Sound Ensemble plays “Treatise” by Cornelius Cardew: Hamann, Ielasi, Lebik). Finally, we won’t forget the movement of the body through which the rhythm flows (DJ sets: Karolinda, monster, Ziúr).
Time. Rhythm.
We also see rhythm as one of the fundamental concepts to describe contemporary culture. The word ‘rhythm’ itself comes from the Greek rhythmos (ῥυθμός), which means coordinated movement, and is also related to the verb rhein (ῥέω)–’to flow’, ‘to move’. Etymologically, therefore, it refers to an organised, repetitive movement. In music theory, the rhythm of sounds gives meaning and order to a composition. But it also plays a key role in community building and the transmission of cultural values. Defined more broadly, still as an organising force, it affects both the functioning of individual entities and the structure of whole societies. At present, rhythm seems to be a concept undergoing intensive exploration and innovation, especially in the context of socio-cultural changes and the dynamic development of technology, as can be seen, for example, in computer algorithms, data processing and analysis processes or machine learning, which are based precisely on the rhythm of computational cycles.
At the same time, rhythm remains an effective tool for redefining one’s own corporeality and learning to carefully observe and embrace the changes taking place in the postmodern world. Henri Lefebvre wrote that one should listen to one’s body in order to be able to recognise the different kinds of rhythms surrounding us. Pauline Oliveros taught a similar practice. It is the body that serves as a metronome.
Time. Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm. Time Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm.
The project ‘HILO – Norwegian-Polish Platform for new Music Development’ was co-financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA) 2014-2021 and the state budget.
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