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Photographer: Nelly Rodriguez

Photographer: Nelly Rodriguez

Over the course of 2021, the SONIC MATTER_village has been offering workshops to children in community centres of various neighbourhoods in the Canton of Zurich. These were dedicated to the auditory exploration of their immediate surroundings and to the construction of instruments from materials available on site. At the end of each workshop, participants formed small orchestras re-interpreting the sounds they had previously listened to and recorded. The audio pieces that were created at these workshops enabled Zurich’s neighbourhoods to resonate from the perspective of their inhabitants.

The _village project was presented as part of the SONIC MATTER festival on December 5, 2021 at Kunstraum Walcheturm. During a performance with the artists that have lead the workshops, collected audio fragments of the _village program were mixed in with sounds generated live on site. An accompanying installation presented images, objects and sounds from the different workshops.

Idea, curation and coordination: Manon Fantini
Guest artists: Jessica Huber, Michelle Ettlin, MĂ©lia Roger
with support from Anja Temperli, Anthon Astrom, Adrian Notz

With many thanks to our production partner:
Förderverein Hegnerhof, GZ Leimbach, GZ Buchegg, Vereinigung Freizeit Kloten, Kunstraum Walcheturm

The SONIC MATTER_village is supported by Genossenschaft Migros ZĂĽrich.

All SONIC MATTER_village events can be found in our Calendar.