Benjamin | Sleeping Concert @ Sonic Somatic

a night of sound and music at the Cascine Park




Benjamin is proud to collaborate with Sonic Somatic, the incredible festival dedicated to the interactions between sound and visual arts that will take place from October 4th to the 6th at the Cascine Park in Firenze.

The night of Saturday October 5th, Radio Papesse, Sonic Somatic and Fondazione Fabbrica Europa will present a SLEEPING CONCERT at PARC_Performing Arts Research Centre.
The guest dj and artists are Invernomuto with Black Med , Christian Naujoks, Alpin Folks [listen to their alpine dj sets on Radio Papesse archive], Biodiversità Records fest. Pietro Michi and USER FROM PT and Hagai Izenberg


The event will start at 21.30 and will go on up until 7 in the moring...
don't forget to bring your own sleeping bag! 

PARC_Performing Arts Research Centre
ex Scuderie Granducali
Piazzale delle Cascine 4/5/7
50144 Firenze

Free entrance upon reservation


What's going to happen...

Following scholar Alessandra Di Maio’s adaptation of the Black Atlantic theory to the Mediterranean, Black Med aims at intercepting the trajectories that sounds trace passing through this protean area. Divided into different chapters, the Black Med listening sessions are based on a DJ set supported by a series of projected slides containing theoretical texts and backstories referring to the musical pieces, grouped by elegiac themes. The sessions explores different journeys of sound movement, touching topics such as alternate use of technology, migrations, peripheries and interspecies communication. 

[Christian Naujoks, ph. OKNO Studio]

Christian Naujoks is an artist working with music, theatre, performance, installation and painting. He has also been active as a DJ in the Hamburg electronic music scene associated with the Golden Pudel Club and released three solo albums on Berlin-based label Dial Records. In Florence he performs his latest album Wave, its most exquisitely melancholy and most expertly crafted work so far. A rarified and gently captivating expression of ambient romance.

Biodiversità Records presents FossaDelRumore and USER FROM PT in Logos Terapia, an electroacoustic set where sound effects interwine processed field recordings. Logos Terapia takes its cue from an investigation into the digitalization of the frequency interferences that elapse between nature and the sleeping human being, both energy sources. Biodiversità Records is a Florence based independent label. Since its foundation in 2017, it is committed to safeguarding the biodiversity of its catalog, supporting musicians who share an interest in nature, ecology and experimentation.

Hagai Izenberg is a sound artist, composer and musician, founder member of the electronic band Rendezvous. Born in 1978, he lives and works in Israel. Radio Concrete is a monthly experimental radio show which deals with live mixing and processing of field recordings together with radio broadcasting and concrete sounds. Fresh raw materials including everyday sounds, samples from tv & radio, news editions and advertisements are all gathered on a regular basis and then mixed together with live sources (FM and AM stations and other live online streaming sources) and objects (such as amplified/hacked toys).


With a stack of records and a stack of books on the console table, Alpin Folks orchestrates an image of both familiar and exotic nature, combining diverse sound sources and quotes from literary and scientific texts. The reading, from being the evening ritual that precedes sleep, here accompanies the dawn and mixes with the dream before waking up. Alpin Folks is a duo formed in 2010 by Martino Margheri and Alessandra Tempesti (aka Gea Brown) who share a mutual interest in electronic music and visual imageries in which one can get a panic experience of nature. 

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