SITE-SPECIFIC FESTIVAL FOR SOUND ART, ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY AND SONIC ARCHITECTURE
WHEN AND WHEN
Zurich, June 24-26, 2022
Reservoir Lyren, Alter Botanischer Garten, Wärmebad Käferberg, Zürichsee Cassiopeiasteg
ORGANIZED BY THE CHAIR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CHRISTOPHE GIROT, ETH ZURICH
More details: sonictopologies.com
How many ways are there to listen to a place? The festival “Sonic Topologies” unfolds the sounds of buildings and landscapes in Zurich. Artists, scientists and architects present site-specific concerts, talks and workshops in a variety of locations. They reveal hidden, overlooked and possible sounds in the urban landscape.
Water bowls, voices and horns freeze in the endless acoustics of an underground water reservoir. Insects drum on herbal plants of the old botanical garden. Drummers on boats play with the waves of the lake. Listeners dive into a pool with an underwater soundscape of a melting glacier.
“Sonic Topologies” opens up spaces of shared sounding, listening and thinking. Encounters between different forms of perception, across species and disciplinary boundaries. The festival explores new ways to hear, interpret and shape the sound of the landscape—with a stimulating combination of site-specific sound art, acoustic architecture and unheard sounds from science.
Artists and Researchers: Gilles Aubry & Anguezomo Mba Bikoro / Ludwig Berger / Andres Bosshard / Joel Cahen / Banu Çiçek Tülü / Nicola Di Croce / Juan José López Díez & Rok Šturm / Magda Drozd & Salomé Voegelin / Camille Emaille & Julian Sartorius / Aio Frei & Franziska Koch / Fabian Gutscher / Beat Hohmann, Anna Hool & Simone Mathieu / Julian Henriques / Patricia Jäggi / Olga Kokcharova / Marcus Maeder / Perila / Jen Reimer & Max Stein / Mélia Roger / Tomoko Sauvage / Nadine Schütz / Alexandra Supper / Li Tavor / Hong-Kai Wang / Christian Zehnder