Newsletter September 2013 #3 – City Sonic 2013

Newsletter September 2013 #3 – City Sonic 2013

The opening of the sound arts festival City Sonic which was associated this Summer to the European Night of young artists (in the framework of the European project Park in progress) was successful and we had nothing but good feed-back from the public, the media and the professionnals. You still have a few days to visit the sound itinerary downtown Mons and discover several performances, Dj sets in the nomadic bus, Showcase Emergences (concerts-AV performances by young artists), lectures and commented play lists. Already we are preparing our participation in the Quinzaine numérique/Digital Fortnight (many digital arts events in several cities in the Federation Wallonia-Brussels – 21 sept-6 oct), never stop!

07 > 21/09/2013
City Sonic Sound itinerary in the city



More than 20 installations in the centre of Mons starting à la Salle Saint-Georges + Médiathèque + Maison Folie + Site des anciens Abattoirs (+Sonic Boutique)
Start Salle Saint-Georges – Grand’ Place – Mons

Nomade @City Sonic 2013


Visit the installations
Salle Saint-Georges
Waves – Daniel Palacios + MashtaCycle 1.0 – Gauthier Keyarts, Christian Frisson, François Zajega

guided tour of
the installations > 16:30

Performance MashtaCycle 1.0 + meet the artists
Mons   > Grand’Place > 17:00


In the framework of le projet transfrontalier nomade, supported by les fonds FEDER-Interreg IV

  • Free

DJ set Next Baxter (post electronica)
Mons   > Grand’Place > Bus nomade > 18:30

Happy Hour + Jam session
Mons   > Grand’Place > Bateau Ivre > 19:30


Partage d’écoute – Sébastien Biset
Le bricolage et le hacking : usages et détournements dans l’expérience musicale
Médiathèque / le manège.mons
Mons > Auditorium Médiathèque > 12:00


Sébastien Biset (experimental musician, in charge of the Archipel programme for Point Culture) will talk about DIY and hacking : uses and abuses in the musical experience (in French only).

In the framework of le projet transfrontalier nomade, supported by les fonds FEDER-Interreg IV

  • Auditorium Médiathèque – Ilot Grand’ Place
  • Free entrance

Showcase Émergence
Sylphides : electro AV performance
Mons > Auditorium Médiathèque > 18:30


Showcase Emergence is a series of events (organised at la médiathèque/le manège.mons, during City Sonic and the whole year) to support young alter musicians of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. Sylphides is a musical project of sound creation, videos, photos that emerged in 2010. Composed by Laurence Lemoine (lyrics and vocals) and Patrick Masson (music) from Mons and Ath (Belgium), the duet mixes electronic music, experimental electronic, sound improvisation and also live, the music is accompanied by videos and images projected. A unique electronic world, made of atmospheres and strange sounds.

In the framework of le projet transfrontalier nomade, supported by les fonds FEDER-Interreg IV

  • Auditorium Médiathèque – Ilot Grand’ Place
  • Free

City Sonic 2013 @106

City Sonic takes part to the opening of the 106

(new location of the Foundation Mons2015)
Mons > 106 Rue de Nimy > 14:30 – 00:00


City Sonic is happy to take part to the opening of the 106, the new site of the Foundation Mons2015, presenting two video installations : Two boys and balloons by Arnaud Eeckhout & Sébastien Herickx (Be) + Decoding rule by Vivian Barigand & Arnaud Eeckhout (Be).

  • 106, rue de Nimy, Mons
  • Free entrance

Closing performance
+ sonic drink
Isa Belle + Paradise Now + Ariane Chesaux

Mons > Site des anciens Abattoirs > 17:00 + 18:00


Isa Belle + Paradise Now (midi controller/live + Tibetan bowls, gongs, chimes…) + fumigations invite Arian Chesaux (multi instrumentist -CH) for a relaxing concert-performance in her new device ‘Do Deca ‘ premiered at Park in progress#7/European night of the young creation, associated to the opening of City Sonic#11.

Production : City Sonic, special thanks to Jacques Urbanska & Emilien Baudelot

  • Site des anciens Abattoirs – 17 rue de la Trouille – Mons
  • Free

check also

Launch event LP Music for death from circles to square + review Optical Sound

Paris > Galerie du Jour (Agnès b.)


Launch event of the new LP limited edition music for death from circles to square, a compilation featuring Optical Sound associated artists: Simon Fisher Turner, Rainier Lericolais, Scanner, Coil, Black Siffichi, Cocoon, That Summer, Jérôme Nox, Crhistian Vialard,…et Paradise Now + Gerard Malanga + sonic performances by Black Sifichi, Gerome Nox, Christian Vialard and the new review of Optical Sound (design : Nicolas Ledoux) featuring a selection of poems and photographs by Gerard Malanga selected & introduced by Philippe Franck.

  • Project room, Galerie du Jour, Agnès b.
    44 rue Quincampoix, Paris 75004
  • Free entrance

27 & 28.09.2013
Launch event Memento Body Thomas Istraël

Bruxelles > La Lettre Volée


In the framework of the Digital fortnight (2weeks on the digital arts initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Federation Wallonia-Brussels), La Lettre Volée (pubisher) presents an exhibition of media artist Thomas Israël and a launch event of this monography (coordinated by Philippe Franck) + a sound performance by Gauthier Keyaerts (27 sept – 7pm) + meeting with Philippe Franck and the artist (+screening) on Sept 28, 5pm.

  • La lettre volée, 146 avenue Coghen – 1180 Bruxelles
  • Exhibition 14:00 > 19:00
    Opening 27.09 – 18:00
  • Free entrance