The fourth edition of the transdisciplinary Seanaps Festival has taken place from October 15-18, 2020 in Leipzig. The festival sees itself as an homage to life and its sounds, as a vibrant mixtape for curious ears, created in interaction with a global experimental music scene – an intense moment of collective listening. It is conceived as an interface between music, sound art and the living environment – presented, explored and discussed through different formats.
In four days of performances, concerts, sound installations and listening walks, the festival will bring audio art to the west of Leipzig. A program with discussion panels and presentations will reflect upon artistic research on a cultural-political level.
16:01 „Rastros“ live from Westbahnhof - Live broadcast from the installation „Rastros“ in Westbahnhof, with 1:∞ ( Lena Czerniawska and
Emilio Gordoa ).
In their installation „Rastros“ (eng. Traces) 1:∞ focus on obsolete technology by extracting
and recycling devices that are no longer indispensable. Mechanical structures, motors,
and recycling resonance elements, texts, drawings, and field recordings, light, and
photography serve as material to create a room of thoughts.
16:43 Talk with Pierre Berthet + Rie Nakajima at Radiolab
17:20 Concert Pierre Berthet + Rie Nakajima as Dead Plants & Living Objects
Rie Nakajima and Pierre Berthet create various ways to vibrate things so that their acoustic
shadows dance around: invisible air volumes that constantly reshape, move in space, enter the
most secret places, and inside ourselves. A way to get closer to things’ inherent spirits is to listen
to them. Eventually encouraging them to produce sounds and resonate by various means: to hit,
caress, shake, beat, scrape, scratch, claw, boil, clap, rattle, rock, throw, move, magnetize, clamp,
cook, pinch, galvanize, motorize, bow, blow, pluck, heath up, let flow, freeze, drop, drip, connect,
roll, mix, extend, sing...
Presented in cooperation with Meakusma Festival (Belgium)