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Sphera

21 23 Jun.

Circular visions for our future

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The new format of the Tones on the Stones Foundation is based on the principles of the New European Bauhaus Project, which rethinks our lifestyles to shape future ways of living, responding to broader current challenges. An environmental, economic, and cultural project, initiated by Ursula Von Der Leyen, aims to redesign Europe and is born from the desire to make the Green Deal a cultural experience, tangible and shared by European citizens with the goal of building a new future together.

These principles have given rise to Sphera, a design event for new paradigms, an interdisciplinary accelerator that values the most visionary contemporary practices, designing future ways of living at the crossroads between art, culture, science, and nature. It is a cross-cutting project that cares about the quality of life of European citizens without losing sight of green and digital innovations. A transformation project that wants to inspire behaviors, change thoughts, and lifestyles considering that what is defined as “beautiful” today cannot ignore being sustainable, inclusive, and ecological.

Pre-sales for Sphera activities will open on Monday, April 8, and will be limited in number. At Tones Teatro Natura, a tent spot is available to fully live the experience of the three days of programming.

Programme

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17:00 - 19:30

Yoga Mirage

Meditation Practice Inspiration

Energy cleansing: a practice to let go of tensions accumulated in the city and to prepare to raise your vibration for the start of the festival. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, she became a teacher of yoga and meditation and holistic arts. She founded Yoga Mirage, which combines music and yoga practice. ”Sex Yoga And Rock ‘n’ Roll” is her mantra and through yoga she teaches us to know and appreciate the concept of “making love” with our bodies. Now Yoga Mirage comes to Sphera to let go of accumulated stress and recharge with positive energy.

What you need for the activity

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Practice mat
  • Water bottle

Meeting point at Tones Teatro Natura.
For those staying overnight at the campsite, the activity continues in the morning.
Price inclusive for yoga activities on the two days.
In the event of bad weather, the practice will take place at the Foro Boario in Crodo.

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21:00

Take it philosophically. How to survive in the era of performance?

TLON - Maura Gancitano and Andrea ColamediciTICKETS

Winners of the Italian Podcast Awards, Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici are the founders of Tlon, a cultural and philosophical dissemination project that takes various forms. Come and learn to survive too!

“The phrase ‘today’s youth are not willing to work’ is often a convenient way to avoid asking why the spell of work no longer works with the new generations. It’s not about people lacking work ethic, quickly labeled with the derogatory cliché of ‘generational laziness’. It is necessary to challenge such narratives, inviting a deeper reflection on the role of work in the value scale of young people, in an era characterized by profound changes and uncertainties.

We will address the theme of disillusionment and anxiety that permeate the younger generations, not only as an isolated phenomenon but as a symptom of a broader malaise, rooted in precarious economic prospects, the looming environmental crisis, and the pervasive sense of uncertainty towards the future. We will explore how, for the first time in recent history, young men and women face the prospect of a lower quality of life than their parents and grandparents, in a startling reversal of the expectations of progress that accompanied previous generations.

The issue of climate anxiety will be placed at the center of this reflection, linking concern for the future of the planet to the reluctance of young people to engage in traditional work models, which often appear at odds with the values of sustainability and environmental responsibility. During the meeting, we will try to outline a new paradigm to understand the work aspirations of young people, highlighting how their supposed disenchantment is, in fact, a need to rethink work not only as a source of livelihood but especially as a bearer of meaning, social contribution, and harmony with the environment.”

Maura and Andrea

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22:30

Marianne Mirage concert

Marianne Mirage is an artist, songwriter, musician, and teacher of holistic arts. Her background has led her to express herself as a songwriter in Italian, French, and English, influenced by her father’s painting, an early taste for blues, soul, and the great voices of jazz.

She graduated in Literature and Philosophy and received a scholarship to the Experimental Cinema Center as an actress. After her early experiences traveling through clubs around the world in London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Istanbul, she signed a record deal with SugarMusic. She is known for the radio hit “Le Canzoni Fanno Male,” presented at the Sanremo Festival in 2017, which was written and composed for Marianne Mirage by Francesco Bianconi (Baustelle). An intense tour saw her opening concerts for significant and diverse artists such as Benjamin Clementine, Brunori Sas, Patty Pravo, and Masego.

She was the artist who opened the Italian concerts of Patti Smith. The American legend herself chose Marianne after seeing her in a YouTube video singing the gospel “Jesus Loves Me” while playing the guitar, an instrument she never parts with. Back in Italy, Marianne Mirage wrote “The Place,” a song requested by director Paolo Genovese for the soundtrack of his latest film, the eponymous “The Place,” a box office hit of the autumn season. The song she composed and sang was nominated for a David di Donatello as best original song and later won a Nastro d’Argento.

Following this, director Pupi Avati chose “Corri,” a song written and sung by Marianne for his film “Il fulgore di Dony.” In October, her latest album was released under the Sugar Music label, “Vite Private,” which featured Marco Giallini in the short film directed by Fabio Resinaro “L’amore è finito,” about which she said, “it was an honor to work with a great legend of Italian cinema.” An intense tour saw her performing all over Italy with more than 30 dates, including Santeria and Monk in Rome as the opening act for the highly esteemed international songwriter Tamino. In 2020, amid the pandemic, she became a teacher of yoga, meditation, and holistic arts. She founded Yoga Mirage, combining music with yoga practice. This led to an album nicknamed “Mirage,” which can be described as a sonic journey that takes you out of reality.

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00:00 - 02:00 — Meeting at Tones Teatro Natura at 23:30

The Night of Magical Herbs

A special course at the approach of St. John’s Day and between the shortest nights of the year, when light triumphs over darkness and when so-called magical herbs reach their full power. In this unique course, we will learn how to recognise magical herbs, prepare ointments and amulets of good luck and fortune, learn how to heal ourselves with herbs and learn the symbolism associated with this night and these particular herbs! Ready for a magical night!

What you need for the evening

  • Torch or headlamp (mandatory)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Kway
  • Water bottle

Meeting point at Tones Teatro Natura.
In case of bad weather the activity will be postponed to the following morning, if the bad weather persists the next morning the activity will be cancelled.

Saturday’s day unfolds between workshops and experiences in nature, exploring the territory of the Ossola Valley.

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10:00 - 14:00

Apiario del benessere

Slow down, breathe, listen, think. The Hive Air for the well-being of body and soul. The Wellness Apiary is an emotional place where various health-related activities take place, all centered around bees, their understanding, beneficial use, and interaction with humans and the planet. A special setup allows the air from the hive to spread inside the apiary, offering a unique and privileged viewpoint into the life inside the beehive. This space was created inside the ancient hut where the main Apiary of Baceno has always resided, located in “ai Ghebi”. A unique sensory experience in a welcoming structure, immersed in the green of the meadows, surrounded by lime and chestnut trees and guarded by the imposing Mounts Cervandone and Cistella. Everyone can breathe the air of the hive: young people, adults, the elderly. It is the ancient secret to finding psychophysical well-being and reducing stress.

The Experience

Observation of the Apiary in safety, with face protection masks provided by the Apiculture operators. Meeting with the Beekeeper: tools and equipment and the types of beehive, floristic analysis of the territory and of the bees at work. It will be possible to hold the Queen Bee in your hands and observe her very closely. Discovery of the internal organization of a bee family: the frames, the brood, the wax, the honey, the pollen. Honey Tasting, Hive Products and Herbal Tea. Introduction to Apitherapy

  • Fee: 10 Euros per person
  • Activity duration: About 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Sports Area of Baceno. Foot transfer to the Main Apiary / Wellness Apiary (5 minutes walk)

Suitable clothing for the rural environment is recommended.
In case of bad weather, the activity will be cancelled.

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11:00 — Meeting at Tones Nature Theater

Modular Picnic with Atmospherica

A project that looks to nature with the power and harmony that only music can convey, aiming to reduce its impact on the planet through sustainable choices via renewable energies. The environment created in this journey of musical exploration and interaction with the surroundings paints a scenario where the sonic world is shared with the audience in an accessible space. Atmospherica originates from an idea by Giacomo Vanelli and Francesca Pavesi (aka IDRA). Through the use of modular systems and Ambient sounds, Atmospherica collective’s intention is to bring the listener into a close dialogue with their self, in that constant vibration unconsciously shared between humans and nature.

Necessities:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Water bottle

How will the day unfold?

At 11:00 AM, the meeting point is at Tones Nature Theater, where a walk of about one hour will start, ending in Veglio, a village on the borders of the municipal territory of Montecrestese. One of the oldest inhabited nuclei, it served a control function at the entrance of the Antigorio Valley, the toponym deriving from the Latin root vigilia, meaning a place of vigilance, also evidenced by the presence of a tower house. The oldest houses date back to the 13th-14th centuries and retain traces of opus spicatum masonry, typical of the Romanesque period; many others were rebuilt in the following centuries, especially in the 16th century. Upon arrival in the meadows of Veglio, the ATMOSPHERICA concert will be listened to. After the concert, there will be a picnic prepared by Wood*ing Wild Food Lab and a meeting with the small agricultural reality Runchit, which will share its experience and the changes in the landscape it is forced to face. The activity will conclude around 4:00 PM.

The price includes the activity and lunch box by Wood*ing Wild Food Lab.
MAX 50 places.
In case of bad weather, the concert and picnic will be hosted inside the Oratory of San Marco.

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16:00 - 18:00

RE-WILDING: GROUNDING

By removing our shoes and walking barefoot for several hours on the beach, on stones, on a lawn, or in a forest, in addition to savoring a deep sense of freedom, we experience an extraordinary sense of connection with the ground we are traversing. The muscles of the plantar arch, ankle, and shins gain unexpected energy, and throughout the day, the body becomes charged with positive electrons. When these come into contact with the ground, which is charged with negative particles, they rebalance its electrostatic charge, resulting in significant benefits on stress, the immune system, mood, and much more. Allowing ourselves moments where we renounce the use of shoes will enable us to establish a more authentic relationship with the surrounding environment, forcing us to proceed slowly, to carefully choose where to place our foot in order to avoid obstacles. Thus, we have the opportunity to choose our personal path, our way, and, consequently, to become aware of our uniqueness as individuals.
During the practice, participants will be asked to remove their shoes and walk freely in the forest. This will attempt to perceive the temperature of the ground, the roughness of the stones, the soft volume of moss and grass, the freshness of the streams crossed if present, and focus on the sensations experienced along the way.

Necessities for the activity:

  • Raincoat
  • Cap
  • Backpack to store one’s shoes during the activity
  • Water bottle

Meeting at Tones Nature Theater.
In case of bad weather, the activity will be postponed by a few hours, and if it cannot be made up, it will be canceled.

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18:30

Where are we with the ecological transition?

The Deputy Director of Sky TG24, Alessandro Marenzi, engages in dialogue with national excellence committed to shaping the futureTICKETS

43 years old, with eleven years at Sky, a lover of numbers and words, Alessandro Marenzi is part of that large group of journalists from Turin who have made a name for themselves in the national media landscape.

The “numbers man” arrives at Sphera to discuss the hot topic of the relationship between economic, social, industrial, and environmental development, and to enliven the debate with prestigious guests from the scientific community, politics, and national start-ups.

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20:00

A lecture by Telmo Pievani

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The renowned evolutionist and philosopher of science, Telmo Pievani, winner of the prestigious Chatwin prize, is set to give a lecture of international significance at Sphera. As a professor of Philosophy of Biological Sciences at the University of Padua and a visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, his participation promises to enrich the debate with unique perspectives of high scientific and informative value.

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22:00

Carmen Consoli concert

Carmen Consoli has been a trailblazer in the Italian music scene, achieving numerous firsts throughout her illustrious career. She was the first Italian artist to perform at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and the only Italian to participate in the Bob Marley anniversary celebrations in Ethiopia. She has headlined at Central Park, achieved three consecutive sold-out shows in New York, founded her own label – Narciso – and drawn inspiration from Verga and mythology, incorporating Arabic and French into her songs. Consoli was the first woman in the long history of Club Tenco to win the Targa Tenco for Best Album of the Year with “Elettra” and the first woman to be appointed as the Maestro Concertatore for the Concertone of the Notte della Taranta. She has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and an Ambassador for Telefono Rosa. She is the only artist to have won the Amnesty International Italy Award twice, with “Mio zio” and “L’uomo Nero.” “But above all, Carmen is a magnificent combination of a rocker and an intellectual…a voice full of pain, compassion, and strength” (Jon Pareles, New York Times). Her discography has been a celebration by critics and audiences alike, as well as her surprising and rich live activity that has seen her triumph in theatres, arenas, and sports halls with ever-changing formations and musical styles, ranging from acoustic to electronic, from experimentation to constant nods to her Sicilian roots. Many international stars appreciate her music, from David Byrne who chose her for his Meltdown Festival in 2015, to Robert Plant with whom she shared the stage at the Lucca Summer Festival 2022, from Peter Gabriel who wanted her at the Womad Festival in 2023, to Elvis Costello with whom she shared a memorable tour in August 2023.

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11:00 - 12:30

Little Vegan Witch

Discovering the "awesome plant-based cuisine" with a presentation and Show Cooking by Annalisa Chessa @littleveganwitch

Annalisa Chessa is the creator behind the social media channels Little Vegan Witch, through which she aims to spread her passion for vegan cuisine and a sustainable lifestyle that respects animals and the environment. She believes in both tradition and change, which is why she loves reimagining classic dishes from Italian and international cuisine in a 100% plant-based key. The event includes the presentation of her latest book, “Awesome Plant-Based Cuisine” (Gribaudo), and a Show Cooking session inspired by seasonal products.

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11:30 - 13:00

Porthos presents: Heroic Viticulture and New Latitudes with Sandro Sangiorgi

Porthos engages in educational activities aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of wine, considering it not just a means of self-discovery but also a form of art. Porthos is represented by one of Italy’s most esteemed and renowned sommeliers, Sandro Sangiorgi. Join us at Sphera to experience it for yourself!

Sandro Sangiorgi is a journalist, author, and communicator. Since 1978, he has been professionally involved in wine and gastronomy, initially managing a family restaurant in Latina. In 1981, he became a Professional Sommelier and began his career as a freelance wine communicator. In 1981, he was the runner-up in the competition for aspiring sommeliers, and in 1984, he was the second-best sommelier in Italy in the professional competition. From 1982 to 1991, he was one of the most sought-after speakers at the Italian Sommelier Association courses. During this period, he undertook study internships in Italy and abroad as a speaker on Italian wines and as a student for foreign wines. In 1986, he actively contributed to the founding of the consumer and enthusiast association Arcigola. In 1989, he co-founded the International Slow Food Movement with others from the Arcigola core group. From 1991, he left AIS and worked steadily with Slow Food, becoming the main reference for wine education and other gastronomic themes such as coffee, chocolate, beer, and spirits. His tasting courses have been organized throughout Italy and attended by more than 15,000 people. Among the international venues where he has taught, the University of Bordeaux stands out. His texts, created with Egidio Fedele Dell’Oste, for the original Slow Food education, are still today the backbone of the manual “The Pleasure of Wine.” At the end of 1999, he left the editorial part of Slow Food and became an independent publisher with the magazine Porthos, dedicated to enogastronomy, which immediately garnered consumer favor. Since 2001, he has been responsible for the educational project “Porthos tells…,” having met more than 20,000 people over many years, spreading the Porthosian thought, the ideas of the Crew, and the culture of wine as history, myth, empiricism, territorial stewardship, and well-being throughout Italy.

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11:00 - 12:30

The Art of Gnocchi with the Potato Festival

Who better than the Sciüre of Montecrestese can teach how to prepare perfect gnocchi? The undisputed stars of the Potato Festival, women with magical hands, who have been creating gnocchi for decades with an extraordinary local product, will hold a lesson on how to make gnocchi like a true artisan.

The first edition of the Potato Festival took place in 1994, initiated by the Montecrestese Musical Band. Today, it is a highly successful event organized by the ProLoco with an impressive 25,000 attendees per year. The simple and humble potato, which over the centuries has been a source of sustenance in this piece of mountainous territory adverse to other crops, has been given great dignity by this festival, making it the star of various dishes, some of which are drawn from the Ossolan tradition. The moral principles of the event were inspired by the simplicity of this tuber: unity, friendship, and solidarity among all 420 volunteers, guided by the goal of promoting local traditions and products, always in search of quality in every aspect.

  • Reservation required: 1 euro

WOOD*ING WILD FOOD LAB with EAT YOUR HABITAT

During Sphera, the food service is provided by WOOD*ING WILD FOOD LAB, the first and only *Bio Regenerative catering service in the world. Through the exploration of pristine natural environments and the collection of invasive and non-native wild botanical ingredients, it is possible to create dishes and cocktails with unique flavors that contribute to the rebalancing of ecosystems. Wood*ing, founded in 2010 by Valeria Margherita Mosca, is the first and only food lab in the world that exclusively works with wild food. It’s a research and experimentation lab on the use of wild food for human nutrition and diet.

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