C0C - THE FESTIVAL AS A PERFORMANCE
Last November a new edition of #C0C took place in Turin, the answer to the chaos of these uncertain times, a statement on creativity and shared art as a community’s true heritage, a glimpse into culture in times of uncertainty, and an effort on the meaning of spectacular absence.
Four days of music, intercultural performances, conversations, projections, soundtracks, in Torino at OGR, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, and Porta Palazzo area: a reflection on creativity and shared art as a true heritage of a city, with the aim of creating a happy time and space for art, in support of local scenes and communities.
“Perché è proprio questo il punto, il pensiero dietro C2C Festival: cultura genera cultura, e c’è sempre un modo, una soluzione, per poter far cultura, qualsiasi siano le condizioni dell’universo al di fuori del dancefloor.” – Rolling Stone
DJ Nigga Fox
Suoni d’Artista: Artetetra
We call it avant-pop: Nationhood
Beatrice Dillon is a London-based artist and musician. Her recent solo debut album ‘Workaround’ combines her love of UK club music’s syncopated suss and Afro-Caribbean influences with a gamely experimental approach to modern composition and stylistic fusion, using inventive sampling and luminous mixing techniques adapted from modern pop to express fresh ideas about groove-driven music and perpetuate its form with timeless, future-proofed clarity.
Bill Kouligas is an artist, designer and musician based in Berlin, known as the founder and artistic director of the multidisciplinary platform and record label PAN. In his artistic practice Kouligas draws inspiration from diverse sources, traditions, and various subcultures. He adapts those sources and relates them to contemporary life through an evolving experimentation with different media in multidimensional works through sound, visual and performance.
Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer and musician currently based in Milano. Her work explores the psycho-physical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw complex geometries in time and space.
DJ NIGGA FOX
DJ NIGGA FOX
Real name Rogério Brandão, Dj Nigga Fox is a Portugal-based artist who’s born in Angola, and his dark and tribal musical hybrid is informed by kuduro, afro-house, funaná, kizomba, Angolan deep, tarraxinha, batida, thus creating some of the freshest music we’ve heard in recent years.
Francesco Cavaliere is a visual artist, writer and sound producer
born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1980. He lives and works between Berlin
and Turin. His works are capable of enlivening his listeners’ inner
states through a polymorphic activity that combines writing, sound,
voice, drawing, sculpture, which together stimulate the imagination,
undertaking long journeys crossed by ephemeral presences. He
writes sound stories and music based on particles of sound, noise
and language, often integrated with installation and scenographic
elements or live performance, showing a particular taste for the
most diverse forms of exoticism. Over the years he has developed a
veritable dictionary to catalogue the metamorphic beings that
inhabit his own abstract fantasy universe: hybrids of objects,
animals, plants, planets, trails, cosmic objects and physical and
perceptual phenomena generated by glass, minerals and voices,
recorded and performed with digital and analog technologies.
“I am a talking scribe … my voice is a cloud, my pen hisses.”
Dominican producer and multimedia artist Kelman Duran creates a club-situated, tense merger of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Despite being rooted in the thriving L.A. club circuit, his music doesn’t lack a higher, political message. Duran explores the legacy of the black rebellion during Haitian Revolution and today’s unbalanced racial climate, reinterpreting and propelling the parameters of Afro- rhythms like reggaeton and dancehall.
Welsh electronic producer Lewis Roberts, better known as Koreless, released his much-anticipated debut album ‘Agor’ via Young this year. It straddles various worlds of trance, ambient, contemporary classical, sound design, vaporwave and garage, while not sounding like an example of any of them: ‘Agor’ welcomes you to dive into a world of beauty, ecstasy and slow-motion horror, just below the surface.
Brooklyn-born and based experimentalist and multi-instrumentalist Taja Cheek, aka L’Rain, is mapping the enormity of how to change. Her recent second album, ‘Fatigue’, demands introspection from ready ears with an array of keyboards, synths, and hauntingly delicate vocals that create a genre entirely her own.
Mana is Daniele Mana latest project which recently found its home in the legendary London based Hyperdub,
His works are featured by unpredictables evolutions and an unique taste for melodies. He write and produce for theatre, film and advertising alongside his artistic projects as Vaghe Stelle , One Circle, an ensemble formed by Mana, Lorenzo Senni and Francesco Fantini, and his latest project Mana who recently debuted with an album on the iconic Hyperdub.
After his 2017’s debut EP for Hyperdub, ‘Creature’, which was a taut, evocative suite of beatless, almost neo-classical electronics, and the darker and hallucinating album ‘Seven Steps Behind’ he’s about to release his second full length record ‘Asa Nisi Masa’ named after a scene from Fellini’s 81/2.
Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti has been torching the fringes of electronic music since the mid 1990s, a process that’s found him melting a wide spectrum of musical innovation into his cult brand of experimental minimalism. Since the beginning, Ripatti has tried to find a balance between his experimental urges and drive to create more universal music. As his more recent albums have traveled into darker, more extreme realms, he has craved something different for balance.
Sabla is a project born and raised in Turin, devotely committed to the study of hypnotic sounds and polyrhythmics.
He’s co-founder of Gang of Ducks, a collective which takes care of music releases, editorial issues and art projects.
At the beginning of 2015 his debut ep, “Spirits“ was published on the G.o.D. label, collecting good feedbacks among public and critics.
He has played his first live set at Boiler Room Berlin and then he has released the “DanzaGuida“ ep on DISK, the label led by Don’t Dj.
He also recently appeared on compilation on
Amsterdam’s Knekheluis, Bristol Normcore and Hivern Discs.
Turin born and based, Sara Berts is an Italian composer and sound artist. Her work is saturated with elements from the natural world blending with electronics.
Sara Berts music is a meeting ground, a place of active exchange between two bandwidths of reality, the visible world and its allusive aliveness of another order of being.
Skee Mask is a versatile producer from Munich, who doesn’t want to be identified.
He got influenced by a lot of different types of music over the last years, which made his productions pretty various. In his sets he tries to create a deep trip, consisting of organic grooves and diverse clang accompaniments.
Friends for almost 2 decades, the two Joshua’s formed Space Afrika after years of listening to music together, sequestered by harsh Northern winters. With their slow-stepping, spacious urban dubscapes, Space Afrika harness ambient, Detroit techno and shades of early nineties Sheffield with a fresh and open approach to composition — this is dub techno stripped-down, sealed in a time capsule and sent back from the near future.
XIII is the moniker for Italian composer Alessio Capovilla under which he examines the most tactile and digital reaches of his sound. His work focuses on sound modelling: imperfect sounds, unpunctual distortion and unsuitable atmospheres. It is a constantly evolving dialogue between ancient tools and new technologies through synthesis, computer music and field recording, cross beats and genres.
Following the success of her 2018’s immediate cult classic‘Devotion’, English singer-songwriter Tirzah released her second album ‘Colourgrade’ this year. The album explores recovery, gratitude and new beginnings, presenting a singer having discovered the type of love that is shared between a mother and a child for the first time, whilst simultaneously working as an artist.
Davide Tomat (aka Tomat) is a producer and sound designer from Turin, focused on space drone ambient sounds, psychedelic electronic music and crooked rhythms. Co-founder of Superbudda Creative Collective, he released records as Tomat and Tomat Petrella together with Italian jazz trombonist Gianluca Petrella on the Berlin label !K7 Records. He is also a member of art media collective SPIME.IM.
OGR – OFFICINE GRANDI RIPARAZIONE, TORINO / EUROPA
PORTA PALAZZO, TORINO / EUROPA
FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE BAUDENGO, TORINO / EUROPA