Centro Commerciale Novoli, FlorencePh. Michelle Davis
Sonic Somatic returns to rock the suburbs this year with its first-ever edition outside the historic center, set to take place in the San Donato/Novoli area, particularly its standout shopping complex. This hybrid visual art-contemporary sound festival places the human body at the center of its performances and installations, touching down in a variety of venues to better explore how sound is diffused and perceived. Group listening sessions, guided walks with headphones and individual exercises will all be organized, aiming to explore the relationships between space, time and body and how they shift. A key name in the lineup is Christina Kubisch, a German sound-art pioneer who will lead several "Electrical Walks" sessions in high-tech headphones (October 5, slots from 6.30-8.30pm and October 6, slots from 3-8pm, piazza Centro Commerciale Novoli; firstname.lastname@example.org to book). Gym bunnies and budding fitness fiends will want to take part in the T.Rex* Training to Dance session (October 6, 6pm, Virgin Active, Centro Commerciale Novoli; email@example.com to book), guided by two performers who'll teach you how to best prime your body for a dance session or workout. View the full program on the website.