The point of departure for this year’s edition of the festival is a venture to prove that a return to normality is the only solution and our main priority. Over and above, we want to make evident that we are unable to function without real, tangible contact with art in situ. Sanatorium of Sound is a festival whose greatest value is presenting the art of sound and all-new experimental forms in the context of its location – a spa town situated in the Central Sudetes. The landscape of the mountains surrounding Sokołowsko, the post-German 19th-century architecture and marvellous air has always been the inseparable attributes of concerts, exhibitions and any other reflection on new trends in contemporary music. This time it could not be different. Let us hope that the global crisis is behind us and that this year we shall meet again: close to nature, close to music, close to each other, responding to the post-pandemic effect of the need for an authentic experience. We’re back to normal.
Sanatorium of Sound is a festival devoted to experimental contemporary music and broadly understood sound art. Its main goal is to present the widest possible spectrum of phenomena related to the development of musical forms in the 20th and 21st centuries. Thus far, we have shown the works of about 200 artists from around the world, many of them were created especially in the context of the place during artist residencies in Sokołowsko.
Zuzanna Fogtt, Gerard Lebik