For its seventh edition, City Sonics invades the city center of Mons with over thirty installations and environments. Once more, the festival questions sound and matter and listens to its stories about us and others, about here and there, about the sounds of the world and their sweet opposites.
On twelve locations, “indisciplinary” artists offer creations and dialogues with visitors of all ages and categories. This temporary enchantment of the city is poetic resistance against the dark planetary times that are upon us and the chaosounds that aggress us daily. Sound is a fantastic medium that addresses our body and senses: there is no need to be a music lover or contemporary art expert to enjoy these works of sound.
The path chosen by the sound pirates of City Sonics invites you on a stroll through space/time, created by these works in what becomes a space of permanent metamorphose.
Some new escape routes this summer:
– On top of the route along the installations, we invite you on other paths that redefine the real and imaginary maps of a multiple city.
– The Sonic Kid program offers encounters, workshops, routes and a “kids party” for the little ones, a direct dialogue with the artists who put their talent and technique at service of the sound awakening.
– The Sonic Garden Party (Sunday 5th of July) will decorate several private gardens of the old center of Mons with sound, poetry and performances to enjoy in these bucolic surroundings.
– The festival opens its first web radio, Popsonics, child of the electronic culture webzine Poptronics and the festival City Sonics. It wants to go further than classical journalism and archiving, by becoming a real tool of creation and by offering online access to the live performances of the opening weekend, of the sound creations and interviews…