Atlas, a Sound Cartography of Europe
Graphic with a forest landscape and a silhouette of a city upside down.
Fri, December 13, 2019 8 pm CET, Concert

The telematic live simultaneous performance »Atlas, a Sound Cartography of Europe« is the prelude to the festival »Sonic Experiments: Telematics«. In a collective work, the performance connects Paris, Athens and Karlsruhe, creating a subjective map.  

The performances of Carmine Emanuele Cella and Minh-Tâm Nguyen in Paris, Dimitris Kamarotos in Athens and Valerio Tricoli in Karlsruhe will be filmed and broadcast live at all participating venues. At the same time, the audience will see video art from Paris, Athens and Karlsruhe by the artist Marina Gioti. The sound matter was collected in advance of the performance, the composers and the video-maker worked together to exploit these geo-localized sources and mix them to their own electronics. During the real-time performance artists interact together, are in dialogue with each other or interrupt the flows arriving from elsewhere.

Music by

  • Emanuele Carmine Cella (electronics, Paris), Minh-Tâm Nguyen (percussions, Paris)
  • Dimitris Kamarotos (electronics, Athens)
  • Valerio Tricoli (fixed media 8 channels & Revox B77 stereo tape machine, Karlsruhe)

Video by Marina Gioti

»Atlas« was developed in cooperation between IRCAM (Paris), Onassis Stegi (Athens) and ZKM | Karlsruhe as part of the EU project Interfaces (EU funding programme »Creative Europe«).

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

IRCAM-Center Pompidou, Paris and Onassis STEGI, Athens

Supported by

Co-commissioned and co-produced by