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Nextones

20—23Jul.

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Nextones is an international festival of music, audiovisual arts, site-specific performance and major audiovisual shows by some of the most interesting artists and researchers on the contemporary scene.

Founded in 2014, the event has become one of the best European festivals devoted to digital and electronic idioms with young spectators arriving from all over Italy and from abroad thanks to a line-up of international artists bringing their live performances, DJ sets and audiovisual shows for a week rich in innovation and site-specific productions.

Since 2021, Nextones has been co-produced with Threes Production which has brought its artistic, innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the project. Threes shares with Tones on the Stones a strong environmental and ecological sensibility.

Download the Nextones Welcome Booklet with all the information about our location, camping, best practices, 2023 program!

Nextones shall be held even in the presence of mildly unfavorable weather. However, should these conditions escalate to a level that compromises the safety of individuals or renders the execution of the performances technically infeasible, the production team shall be entitled to suspend or reschedule the shows. In case of a cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, ticket holders will be eligible for a refund, unless a minimum of 90 non-consecutive minutes of the performance has been completed.

Programme

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17:30

Hatis Noit

Orridi di Uriezzo

In the stunning setting of the Orridi di Uriezzo, the Hatis Noit performance projects us unto an abstract dimension between ancient Japan and a technological future.

Hatis Noit is a Japanese artist and singer based in London, creator of profoundly emotive and at the same time avant garde musci in which gagku, opera, Bulgarian song and pop all find a perfect astral conjunction, thanks to a unique and visceral voice that has enraptured artists such as David Lynch and won praise from newspapers such as the New York Times and the Guardian, both of which acclaimed the latest album Aura.

In case of bad weather, the performance will take place inside the suggestive Limonaia of Villa Caselli in Masera (VB).

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19:00

Pontus Lidberg

Tones Teatro Natura

The visionary Swedish artist Pontus Lidberg, choreographer, director and dancer, presents us, with the dancer Paulo Arrais, an excerpt of the new work destined for the Biennale Danza 2023 in a site-specific version for Tones Teatro Natura. Winner of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pontus Lidberg is firmly established as a visionary artist, fusing dance and film. He has created works for companies including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Vienna Staatsoper Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Acosta Danza, Beijing Dance Theater and many others. His film, The Rain, received numerous awards. The New York Times wrote “memorably, The Rain illustrates what filmed dance can say that staged dance cannot.” His film Labyrinth Within won Best Film at the Dance on Camera Festival in 2012. His first feature film, Written on Water, starring Aurélie Dupont, premiered at Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art in Montréal in 2021 .

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20.00 - 21.00

Gang of Ducks

Tones Teatro Natura

Gang of Ducks is a multidisciplinary platform from Turin.
Gang of Ducks Soundsystem will celebrate the platform’s ten years anniversary with two special DJ sets.

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22.00 - 23.00

Holy Tongue

Tones Teatro Natura

Holy Tongue is a project of percussionist Valentina Magaletti with producer Al Wootton and Japanese multi-instrumentalist, composer, and artist Susumu Mukai: the trio travel through dub, dance and psychedelia for a high-energy performance bordering on a spiritual experience.

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23.00-00.30

Stenny

Tones Teatro Natura

Raised in the industrial suburbs of Turin, Stenny is one of the most longeve Ilian Tape affiliates. His research draws from club culture and avant-garde electronics, fusing elements of Techno and Bass Music. He offers an adventurous and versatile DJ set, dodging genre boundaries through precise and intuitive technique.
In 2019, Pitchfork magazine described his debut album ‘Upsurge’ as a counter-argument to the more rigid strains of Techno, “an impressive testament to introspection and personality.”

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00.30 - 03.00

Courtesy

Tones Teatro Natura

Najaaraq Vestbirk (b. 1987) also known as Courtesy, is a Danish artist based between Copenhagen and Berlin. Her multidisciplinary practice began on the dancefloor, using it as a starting point to
examine the organic relationships formed between strangers, investigating the ways people coalesce
in these transcendent spaces and the intimate exchanges that occupy it. Spanning installation,
composition, DJ sets, performance, photography and video, Vestbirk is highly interested in the liveness and interactive potential of performance, particularly in collective exchange and questioning
ways in which the artist can absolve the line between artist and audience.

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20.00 - 21.30

Gang of Ducks

Tones Teatro Natura

Gang of Ducks is a multidisciplinary platform from Turin.
Gang of Ducks Soundsystem will celebrate the platform’s ten years anniversary with two special DJ sets.

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21.30 - 22.30

Katatonic Silentio & Lorem

Tones Teatro Natura

Born Mariachiara Troianiello, Katatonic Silentio moves the border between electronic music, performing arts and sound studies. Her sets oscillate between an analog past and a frenetic technological future, mixing concrete, dub and ambient music to arrive at ethereal soundscapes of pure abstraction. Performing alongside the independent artist and researcher Francesco D’Abbraccio as Lorem, a multimedia project using Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence.

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22.30 - 23.30

Lorenzo Senni

Tones Teatro Natura

Lorenzo Senni, one of Italy’s most celebrated artists, will present a very special live audio-visual performance. He has performed some of the world’s leading cultural institutions and festivals, from Centre Pompidou in Paris to Tate Modern in London, to Sonar and Primavera. A multidisciplinary artist with a punk/hardcore background and now devoted to, among other things, the deconstruction of trance, Senni’s research touches fields as diverse as visual art, fashion, film, theater and television.

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23.30 - 01.30

VTSS

Tones Teatro Natura

VTSS has quickly established herself as one of the most vital, uncompromising and visible new talents in the electronic music scene. As a DJ VTSS cuts an imposing figure in the upper reaches of big (dark) room, peak-time energy. At the same time, her productions have moved from distinctive, disruptive variations of club music towards a more diverse, highly personal strain of electronica.

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01.30 - 03.30

Richie Hawtin

Tones Teatro Natura

Richie Hawtin is a genuine original. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career. He’s one of the great masters of world electronics, a pioneer of the technological avant-garde, able to be at ease in dialogue with the most diverse disciplines, from visual art to dance: Mister Richie Hawtin, who with his DJ set will transport the festival audience directly into another dimension. Defined by the New York Times as “one of the intellectual forces in the world of electronics”, an artist also celebrated by some of the most prestigious places of international culture such as the Guggenheim in New York or the Grand Palais in Paris, where in 2011 he collaborated with a name of the caliber of Anish Kapoor.

Like every year, Nextones entrusts its visual identity to the photographic language which, for this new edition, uses the eyes of the ICTM photographic duo formed by Federico Floriani and Marta Marinotti.

Their approach is closely linked to the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, in which the artists take care of every part of their photographic subjects: from the processing of materials to the preparation of props, while remaining open to improvisation and experimentation.

Through the reportage technique, the ICTM duo works on continuous and repeated inspections and on obsessive observation, which ends up representing stereotyped places as raw and unrecognizable imaginary landscapes. The other essential aspect of their work is the complete artificiality: reality is treated and modified through artisanal techniques.