Travelling Time: Sonic Acts Festival XIVth edition in Amsterdam

Acousmonium at Sonic Acts XII by pablosanz, on Flickr
The new edition of the Sonic Acts festival will held in Amsterdam on 23-26 February 2012. Travelling Time is the name of the theme of this year, which is completely dedicated to the human experience of time. As in the words of the curators:

Time dictates our schedule; time gives us structure. But in fact, there is nothing so complex and ambiguous as time: the arrival the early twentieth century of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics has tampered with our straightforward concept of time.

These technological advances have produced a gap between ‘machine time’ and ‘human time’. Art, film and music all have the ability to make abstract concepts of time tangible and comprehensible; they can all manipulate time. In art, a relationship between time and movement creates a sense of space and can identify differences and correspondences between machine time and lived time.

Sonic Acts XIV is a four-day festival of performances, lectures, exhibitions, presentations, and film screenings.

If you want to stay updated on the theme, the programme and locations the official website is

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Gianpaolo D'Amico

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Gianpaolo D'Amico is an independent creative technologist for digital media. He is the founder of sounDesign and a music obsessed since he was 0 years old.