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Lapsus 2019 - ACT 3: A Sonic Womb

Avant-garde Electronic Music Sessions


The third part of Lapsus 2019 proudly welcomes Suzanne Ciani, a true innovator of the synthesizer and sound design and one of the most incredible creative minds of contemporary music.

Lapsus 2019 is the sixth edition of a festival that is divided into three chapters. Following in the footsteps of ACT 1, in which the sounds of the Eastern Europe were explored through its collaboration with the Unsound Festival in Poland; ACT 2, which delved into the multidimensional sounds of Moritz Von Oswald and Pina; Lapsus ACT 3 –the final event of the year– will be held on December 14, and is entitled A Sonic Womb, signifying a journey through the eminently female beginnings of electronic music.

Eva Geist (Live)

Geist’s music is synonymous with investigation and risk taking, an invitation to a cinematic musical voyages through rarefied melodies, arpeggios, warm rhythms and atmospheres saturated with space disco; an enigmatic sonic story replete with sound design that authentically unifies modern tribalism and spiritual technocracy. Since 2016 Andrea Noce has deservedly earned the respect of her peers in the electronic music scene, releasing her most recent works on internationally renowned labels such as Macadam Mambo, Hivern Discs and Elestial Sound.

Suzanne Ciani (Live)

After an impeccable forty-year professional career —including five Grammy nominations— Suzanne Ciani is a figure of huge importance in understanding the roots of synthetic music and joins the ranks of other female electronic music luminaires, such as Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire and Laurie Spiegel. For her Lapsus concert, Ciani will perform an exclusive show accompanied by her modular Buchla 200e synthesizer, for a performance that will take place inside a bespoke immersive sound environment designed by Intorno Labs.

Circle Of Light (Film screening)

Circle Of Light is a 32-minute colour film directed in 1972 by Anthony Rolan and was developed from Pamela Bone’s photographic material. Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield teamed up to create its soundtrack that even today still sounds remarkably contemporary. Derbyshire and Stansfield perfectly interwove their field recordings of nature with ground-breaking ideas for their time, a vision that some would call proto-ambient; a tapestry of sonic drone, delicate electronica and original sound design. Lapsus has been granted access to the only digital copy in existence of the film.

Infinite Waves (Conversation between Suzanne Ciani and Philip Sherburne)

Prestigious journalist Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, The Guardian) will host an interview with North American producer Suzanne Ciani at the CCCB Theatre. The talk entitled Infinite Waves will revisit Ciani’s career as an electronic music pioneer and one of contemporary music’s brightest minds. They will also discuss the role of women in the electronic music scene, from the 1970s to the present day.

Participants: Suzanne Ciani

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