2021 marks the tenth edition of Helicotrema, the recorded audio festival dedicated to the presentation of narrative and multidisciplinary sound works experienced through collective listening sessions.
This year, the festival takes place in Venice in collaboration with longtime partner Palazzo Grassi/ Punta della Dogana, in Prato hosted by Estuario, and, for the first time outside of Italy, in Barcelona at Hangar.
Helicotrema X premieres on September 3 at the Cinema Galleggiante, an open-air floating cinema curated by Microclima and Edoardo Aruta in Giudecca, Venice.
On this occasion, the festival presents a work by Annea Lockwood and an unreleased site-specific sound piece by Matteo Nasini.
The collaboration with Microclima is particularly significant because it supported the first edition of the festival in 2012 at Serra dei Giardini, Venice.
This year, the festival dedicates part of its program to the topic of travel, considered in its many facets, and to the concept of sound documentation of past events.
With sound works by:
James T. Green / Olivia Bradley-Skill
Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto
Flavia Mazzarino / Tommaso Pandolfi / Filippo Perfetti / Pietro Zanardi
Nicolò Porcelluzzi / Ivan Carozzi
Babu Eshwar Prasad
Gianluca Stazi / Giuseppe Casu
Maria Chiara Ziosi
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venice
29 September 2021
Helicotrema – Recorded Audio Festival opens its tenth edition, presenting three listening sessions on the concept of documentation, inspired by Bruce Nauman’s research.
Several of the American artist’s works take the form of sound traces of gestures and actions. Inspired by Nauman’s approach to sound, Helicotrema X proposes a programme of sound works by artists, authors, musicians and performers who question the potential of sound to act as a trace and document of gestures, actions and past events.
Listening session curated by Blauer Hase and Giulia Morucchio
Live listening session with Nicolò Porcelluzzi and Ivan Carozzi
Listening session with Chris Watson
2 October 2021
21 October 2021
28 October 2021
11 November 2021