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Sonic Acts Newsletter December 2016

Sonic Acts Festival 2017. Design by The Rodina.

SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL 2017 - THE NOISE OF BEING

We are very excited to announce a new edition of Sonic Acts Festival, which will take place in Amsterdam from 23 to 26 February 2017 at Paradiso, Stedelijk Museum, de Brakke Grond, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Bimhuis and OT301, with an exhibition at Arti from 1 till 26 February. Over the course of the four-day festival, Sonic Acts invites artists, theorists, and scientists to expand on their research in relation to topics that are connected to the theme: The Noise Of Being. A limited number of Early Bird passes are still available at a discount price of €75 (regular price: €90). Regular passes for the festival will go on sale from 1 January. There are also Group passes available for €65 (minimum of 5 persons). Conference and Day tickets will go on sale in January.

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Maryanne Amacher. Photo by Kathy Brew.

LISTENING SESSION: THE MINI SOUND SERIES

As legendary as Maryanne Amacher’s work remains, few if any of Amacher’s listeners have been able to experience her variegated body of work as a whole. The Listening Session on 13 December at de Appel arts centre offers a live-annotated audio-outline of moments throughout Maryanne Amacher’s 50-year career, comprised entirely of unpublished audio. The listening session is accompanied by pertinent and likewise unpublished images of scores, notes, and texts selected from the Amacher Archive, presented by Bill Dietz, Amy Cimini & Robert The. Admission: €7,50 / €5,00 (students/CJP).
 
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s a r a s a r a. Photo by Michel Jocaille.

PROGRESS BAR DECEMBER & JANUARY

Progress Bar returns to Amsterdam’s Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin, with two new editions of ‘cutting edge thinking and dancing’ (FACT Magazine, 2015). Continuing to support radical club culture and celebrate the work of vanguard music producers, filmmakers, artists and activists, the next edition, on 17 December, includes NTS resident DJ Cõvco, production duo God Colony with rapper Flohio, Juha, experimental club artist Shalt, Shygirl with producer Sega Bodega, Wartone, and a talk by artist Aaron McLaughlin about his experimental project space PostNorma. Then, on 21 January, 'the political party you can dance to' returns with J. G. Biberkopf, s a r a s a r a and Progress Bar resident Juha. Progress Bar will also form part of Sonic Acts Festival 2017, so stay tuned for more updates.
 
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Tatjana Gorbachewskaja icw Katya Larina, Nikel Materiality. Photo by Rosa Menkman.

RESEARCH SERIES #27: NIKEL - THE CITY AS A MATERIAL

Tatjana Gorbachewskaja is an architect who grew up in the Russian town Nikel, located in the far North near the Russian border with Norway. For Dark Ecology she researched the materials of her hometown together with Katya Larina, resulting in Nikel Materiality, which consists of a small publication, a presentation and guided walk through Nikel. Mirna Belina interviewed them. This interview forms part of Living Earth – Field Notes from Dark Ecology Project 2014–2016, a three-year art, research and commissioning project initiated by Sonic Acts and curator Hilde Methi. The Living Earth publication is available at the Sonic Acts webshop.
 
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The Geologic Imagination, ePub and Mobi edition – Sonic Acts 2015.

THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION DIGITAL EDITION

The Geologic Imagination is now available as an ePub and Mobi edition. The publication is a richly illustrated and beautifully designed collection of essays, visual contributions and interviews. With this book Sonic Acts examines how art and science map and document new insights, and how the changes and transformations that occur on a geological scale can become something humans can feel, touch, and experience. The new digital edition is available at the Sonic Acts webshop.
 
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Murmansk Azimuth Christmas Tree. Photo by Rosa Menkman.

CHRISTMAS SALE AT SONIC ACTS SHOP

Christmas time is gift time. Lots of Sonic Acts items such as books, t-shirts and bags are available at the Sonic Acts webshop, including special Christmas discount prices until the end of the year. For example: Living Earth: 16,50 (normally 19,50), The Geologic Imagination e-publication: 5,99 (normally 7,99), Travelling Time: 10 (normally17,50), The Dark Universe: 10 (normally17,50), The Dark Universe e-publication: 5 (normally 7,99), all bags: 3, all t-shirts: 10... plus many more publications and merchandise!
 
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UPCOMING SONIC ACTS EVENTS

17 Dec / Progress Bar with Cõvco, God Colony + Flohio, Juha, Shalt, Shygirl + Sega Bodega, Wartone

12 - 13 Dec / The Maryanne Amacher Archive Seminar

13 Dec / Listening Session The Mini Sound Series
 
21 Jan / Progress Bar with J. G. Biberkopf, Juha, s a r a s a r a and more
 
1 - 26 Feb / Sonic Acts Exhibition at Arti

23 - 26 Feb / Sonic Acts Festival 2017






Sonic Acts is generously funded by Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Mondriaan Fonds, Fonds 21, VSB Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and supported by Paradiso, Stedelijk, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, de Brakke Grond, Arti et Amicitiae, Bimhuis and OT301.


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