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“A sanatorium in the Central European border village of Sokolowsko plays host to a festival celebrating and interrogating healing vibrations and sounds of the body”
The Wire - Global Ear (Issue 429)
“Organized by Gerard Lebik and Zuzanna Fogtt, it’s a warm and intimate yet firmly international festival devoted to an array of sound artists with often contrasting perspectives”
Richard Johnson
The Wire - On Location (Issue 404)
“Sanatorium of Sound has given hundreds of experimental sound art devotees reason to ascend to a small, mysterious Polish village, nestled only a short distance from the Czech border. The annual event is housed in and around a mystical 19th-century sanatorium, where the first international treatment centre for tuberculosis was founded by Dr Hermann Brehmer in 1855”
“Just a fabulous few days overall–great people, some wonderful music, a super-beautiful place.”
Just Out Side
“The program of 2017 edition rests on a few masts, and the clutter of ladders, sails and ropes spread between them presents the experienced audience with the most breakneck transitions and knots”.
Jan Topolski
"Festiwal Sanatorium Dźwięku, organizowany w Sokołowsku przez Zuzannę Fogtt i Gerarda Lebika, to jedna z najważniejszych w Polsce inicjatyw popularyzujących eksperymentalną twórczość muzyczną."


13 August

Sound installations - entire period of festival, open from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Start: Sanatorium Westybul / Park / Góry Suche / Garbatka 797 meters above sea level
Sanatorium Red Chamber
Sanatorium Red Chamber
Sanatorium Red Chamber


Sanatorium of Sound is a festival focused on experimental music and broadly understood sound and sonic art. His main objective is to present the widest possible spectrum of the phenomena related to the development of musical forms in the 20th and 21st century, maintaining the balance between the traditions of experimental music of the past few decades and the new, still structureless tendencies. So far the festival presented realizations of about 200 artists from all over the world. The festival is directed by Gerard Lebik and Zuzanna Fogtt and held in Sokolowsko-spa village in the mountains on the Czech-Polish border.

Sanatorium of Sound is a festival run by In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation in Sokolowsko. The main goal of the foundation is to create a space for art, education, and interdisciplinary creative processes promoting activities in the field of international heritage dedicated to contemporary art and culture, focusing on music, sound and visual art, performance, and film. Since 2007 In Situ organizing: Sokolowsko Film Festival Hommage à Kieslowski, Contexts-International Festival of Ephemeral Arts, Sanatorium of Sound, and since 2017 has been keeping the Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Archives.