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ABOUT

THE PROJECT

Nextones is an international festival of music, audiovisual arts and research. Taking place in the evocative area of the Ossola Valley, its cornerstone is Tones Teatro Natura, a major environmental redevelopment project by Tones on the Stones that transformed a disused quarry into a theater immersed in nature.
Since its first edition, the festival has combined an international music proposal and site-specific performances with a series of activities devoted to the discovery of the natural landscape of the Ossola Valley and to the interaction between artists, the public and the territory, including hikes in the Uriezzo Gorge, talks, screenings, deep listening workshops, sound meditations and artistic residencies. Over the years, the stage at Tones Teatro Natura featured performances by the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, and VTSS.

TONES TEATRO NATURA

Tones on the Stones has converted an old and abandoned quarry into a permanent theatre enveloped in nature. The Roncino quarry is located in Oira, a hamlet in the Ossola Valley surrounded by woods, terraced vineyards and ancient villages of stone built houses. The surrounding landscape shows just how deeply tied the history of this area is to quarrying and to the cutting and carving of stone, as witnessed by the extensive use of stone in local architecture. This is the historical, economic and cultural heritage that Tones on the Stones has always tried to highlight and expand upon.
The conversion of an industrial workplace into a cultural site is also seen as an opportunity to develop an area which already has a strong tourist vocation. Transforming a ‘critical issue’ into an opportunity, promoting the combination of Culture and Nature in a historical moment that has effectively exposed the fragile nature of urban fabric, strikes us as an interesting and highly motivating challenge.
The new Theatre will become the home base for Tones on the Stones, creating a space for so called ‘site-specific’ productions and international co-production projects, as well as spaces to host workshops for training artists and for courses open to everyone on environmental sustainability issues.
The Theatre will stimulate Tones on the Stones in its mission to further pursue research into digital technologies applicable to the production of outdoor live performances which will give rise to productions of large ‘immersive’ theatrical performances and to audio-visual experimental projects and installations with artists in residence. Above all, we now have a space, a real ‘shot in the arm’ for us, where we can meet, compare and create, and in which ‘digital’ is totally at the service of ‘analogue’ and where ‘digital’, as never before, manifestly appears to be the most important aspect of the whole creative process.

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ARTISTS

Richie Hawtin
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PROGRAM

Lucy Railton
Orridi di Uriezzo

Lucy Railton is a British cellist, electronic musician and curator working internationally in sound, dance, film and installation since 2007.

She has released music on labels Modern Love, Editions Mego – GRM Portraits, PAN (with Peter Zinovieff), Shelter Press, Ideologic Organ and ECM and has recently featured on releases by Hala Wardé and Soundwalk Collective, Beatrice Dillon and Laurel Halo.

Lanark Artefax
Tones Teatro Natura

Lanark Artefax is a Scottish electronic musician whose work blurs the boundary between experimental sound design and hybrid musical forms. Over the years, his artistic practice has outlined a new key to IDM, starting with his debut with ‘Touch Absence’ in 2017. His A/V shows have garnered public and critical acclaim, providing the perfect setting for his hyperspatial sound design and ethereal musical atmospheres.

Khompa feat Akasha
Tones Teatro Natura

With the collaboration with the visual artist Riccardo Franco-Loiri (aka AKASHA), KHOMPA developed the Perceive Reality A/V Live Performance, a vivid exhortation to deepen the relationship with reality, avoiding simple and often illusory visions.

Objekt b2b CCL
Tones Teatro Natura

Objekt b2b CCL

Objekt

Objekt is TJ Hertz, a producer and DJ living in Berlin. Born in Tokyo to British-American and Filipino parents, Hertz grew up in Belgium and the UK before settling in Berlin in 2009. He first became known for head-turning club records, beginning with the self-released stamped whitelabel 12”s Objekt #1 and #2 in 2011, and following these up with a remix for Radiohead and releases on influential dance music labels such as Hessle Audio. Shocking out to the disassembled dubstep contortions of “Cactus” and “Unglued”, the juddering mindmelt of “Agnes Demise”, or IDM headturner “Ganzfeld” became a familiar experience for a generation of clubgoers. 

 

CCL

While many DJs approach genre and scope adventurously, few are as expansive and unique as CCL. With an incisively technical and uncannily creative approach to mixing, and a ravenous appetite for music of all kinds, they unite the unimaginable. As a DIY festival organizer and record collector, drawing from their experiences in Bristol, the DIY scene of Seattle and the American Midwest, CCL has a unique affinity for fluidity and liminality, weaving music together through distinct narratives that open wormholes between all genres and tempos. From their critically acclaimed radio show liquidtime to their subglow residency at Berlin institution Ohm, to best clubs and festivals worldwide, they showcase their unique take on sonic storytelling with a highly adaptable sense of dancefloor intuition. 

Alessandro Cortini with Marco Ciceri
Tones Teatro Natura

Alessandro Cortini will present  his live improvisational version of “Nati Infiniti.” He reimagines this piece into a unique, evolving dialogue via an audio-visual show designed together with, and by, Marco Ciceri. This concept highlights the interconnectedness of all things and invites us to embrace our own transformative power. Utilizing the infinite life of minerals reveals a world where they constantly grow, evolve, and interact. They are not just physical objects but embody the universe’s boundless potential.

Cosimo Damiano with Domenico Romeo
Tones Teatro Natura

Cosimo Damiano is a Roman electronic producer with roots in the rave scene. Currently a member of Salò, he released his first LP Hypnos in 2021, a primal journey through electroacoustic and experimental sounds. At Nextones, he presents a new audiovisual live show born from his collaboration with designer Domenico Romeo. Born and raised in Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria, and currently living in Milan, Romeo is an artist, graphic designer and art director active in the fashion industry and graphic arts.

Marie Davidson
Tones Teatro Natura

Born in Montreal, Canada, Marie is an electronic music performer, DJ, singer and songwriter. Active for more than a decade, Davidson’s work is characterized by her idiosyncratic vocal delivery, and an ever expansive palette of sound. Renowned for her generous performances mixing hard-hitting percussions, haunting synth melodies and catchy punchlines. She has also been acclaimed for her broad catalog of recorded music, under her own name and as Essaie pas on labels such as Ninja Tune, Cititrax (Minimal Wave), DFA Records & more.

Robert Hood
Tones Teatro Natura

Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ›Minister Of Information‹ with ›Mad‹ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill‘s Axis and

his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dance floor minimalism that directed much of techno‘s path throughout the late Nineties.

18.07.2024
Thursday
Lucy Railton
Orridi di Uriezzo

Lucy Railton is a British cellist, electronic musician and curator working internationally in sound, dance, film and installation since 2007.

She has released music on labels Modern Love, Editions Mego – GRM Portraits, PAN (with Peter Zinovieff), Shelter Press, Ideologic Organ and ECM and has recently featured on releases by Hala Wardé and Soundwalk Collective, Beatrice Dillon and Laurel Halo.

19.07.2024
Friday
Lanark Artefax
Tones Teatro Natura

Lanark Artefax is a Scottish electronic musician whose work blurs the boundary between experimental sound design and hybrid musical forms. Over the years, his artistic practice has outlined a new key to IDM, starting with his debut with ‘Touch Absence’ in 2017. His A/V shows have garnered public and critical acclaim, providing the perfect setting for his hyperspatial sound design and ethereal musical atmospheres.

Khompa feat Akasha
Tones Teatro Natura

With the collaboration with the visual artist Riccardo Franco-Loiri (aka AKASHA), KHOMPA developed the Perceive Reality A/V Live Performance, a vivid exhortation to deepen the relationship with reality, avoiding simple and often illusory visions.

Objekt b2b CCL
Tones Teatro Natura

Objekt b2b CCL

Objekt

Objekt is TJ Hertz, a producer and DJ living in Berlin. Born in Tokyo to British-American and Filipino parents, Hertz grew up in Belgium and the UK before settling in Berlin in 2009. He first became known for head-turning club records, beginning with the self-released stamped whitelabel 12”s Objekt #1 and #2 in 2011, and following these up with a remix for Radiohead and releases on influential dance music labels such as Hessle Audio. Shocking out to the disassembled dubstep contortions of “Cactus” and “Unglued”, the juddering mindmelt of “Agnes Demise”, or IDM headturner “Ganzfeld” became a familiar experience for a generation of clubgoers. 

 

CCL

While many DJs approach genre and scope adventurously, few are as expansive and unique as CCL. With an incisively technical and uncannily creative approach to mixing, and a ravenous appetite for music of all kinds, they unite the unimaginable. As a DIY festival organizer and record collector, drawing from their experiences in Bristol, the DIY scene of Seattle and the American Midwest, CCL has a unique affinity for fluidity and liminality, weaving music together through distinct narratives that open wormholes between all genres and tempos. From their critically acclaimed radio show liquidtime to their subglow residency at Berlin institution Ohm, to best clubs and festivals worldwide, they showcase their unique take on sonic storytelling with a highly adaptable sense of dancefloor intuition. 

20.07.2024
Saturday
Alessandro Cortini with Marco Ciceri
Tones Teatro Natura

Alessandro Cortini will present  his live improvisational version of “Nati Infiniti.” He reimagines this piece into a unique, evolving dialogue via an audio-visual show designed together with, and by, Marco Ciceri. This concept highlights the interconnectedness of all things and invites us to embrace our own transformative power. Utilizing the infinite life of minerals reveals a world where they constantly grow, evolve, and interact. They are not just physical objects but embody the universe’s boundless potential.

Cosimo Damiano with Domenico Romeo
Tones Teatro Natura

Cosimo Damiano is a Roman electronic producer with roots in the rave scene. Currently a member of Salò, he released his first LP Hypnos in 2021, a primal journey through electroacoustic and experimental sounds. At Nextones, he presents a new audiovisual live show born from his collaboration with designer Domenico Romeo. Born and raised in Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria, and currently living in Milan, Romeo is an artist, graphic designer and art director active in the fashion industry and graphic arts.

Marie Davidson
Tones Teatro Natura

Born in Montreal, Canada, Marie is an electronic music performer, DJ, singer and songwriter. Active for more than a decade, Davidson’s work is characterized by her idiosyncratic vocal delivery, and an ever expansive palette of sound. Renowned for her generous performances mixing hard-hitting percussions, haunting synth melodies and catchy punchlines. She has also been acclaimed for her broad catalog of recorded music, under her own name and as Essaie pas on labels such as Ninja Tune, Cititrax (Minimal Wave), DFA Records & more.

Robert Hood
Tones Teatro Natura

Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ›Minister Of Information‹ with ›Mad‹ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill‘s Axis and

his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dance floor minimalism that directed much of techno‘s path throughout the late Nineties.

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TICKETS

The 4 days Pass (Camping included) is sold out.
The 3 days pass (Camping included, July 19-21) is now on sale.
This ticket provides entry to all concerts held at Tones Teatro Natura, as well as access to the daily activities hosted at the campsite.

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The 2 days Pass (no camping) is now on sale.
This ticket provides entry for Friday and Saturday night’s performances at Tones Teatro Natura.

Purchase your tickets on DICE

Friday ticket is now on sale.
This ticket provides entry for Friday night’s performances at Tones Teatro Natura.

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Saturday ticket is now on sale.
This ticket provides entry for Saturday night’s performances at Tones Teatro Natura.

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Nextones shall be held even in the presence of mildly unfavorable weather circumstances. However, should these conditions escalate to a level that compromises the safety of individuals or renders the execution of the performances technically infeasible, the production team shall be entitled to suspend or reschedule the shows. In case of a cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, ticket holders will be eligible for a refund unless a minimum of 90 non-consecutive minutes of the performance has been completed.

VENUES

TONES TEATRO NATURA, OIRA
Tones Teatro Natura is the new great project of Tones on the Stones, born in 2020, in full lockdown, which through a process of environmental redevelopment has begun to transform the former industrial site of Cava Roncino in a permanent theater surrounded by nature. The former Gneiss Quarry is located in Oira, a small village in the municipality of Crevoladossola, among woods, terraced vineyards and ancient stone villages of the Ossola Valley. The surrounding landscape shows how much the history of the territory is deeply linked to the extraction of stone, to its processing evident in the wide use in rural architecture. A historical, economic and cultural heritage that Tones on the Stones has always tried to tell and enhance.
ORRIDI DI URIEZZO
The Orridi di Uriezzo, also called 'The Grand Canyon of Piedmont', are a series of gorges carved into granite by streams that in the past flowed downstream of the Toce Glacier. The narrow valleys, the tortuous tunnels and the gorges that you can admire today were formed once the glaciers disappeared. The drying up of the various streams fed by the glaciers has left space for a real canyon that today can be visited on foot.
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GETTING THERE

By plane

Milan Malpensa Airport is located 95km from Nextones. From the airport you can take a shuttle to reach Domodossola.

Navetta Malpensa – Domodossola

By train

Domodossola Station
Novara – Domodossola line
Milano – Domodossola line

trenitalia.com

By bus

Busses leave from DOMODOSSOLA Train Station. The closest stop to the festival venue is PONTEMAGLIO. The public bus service schedule is limited, you may not be able to reach the festival by bus at all times. It is recommended to check in advance the Domodossola-Cascata del Toce bus line to plan your trip.

Domodossola – Cascata del Toce

By Taxi

Piazza Matteotti, 23 – Domodossola
Tel. +39 03242740

By Car

Satellite coordinates: 46.177417, 8.321972
Superstrada del Sempione, follow signs for Crodo, SS 659, exit marked Oira.

Parking

The car park is located very close to the quarry, in front of the Caseificio Ossolano plant at Oira.
Superstrada > exit for Oira > take the road running parallel to the Caseificio Ossolano

CAMPING

TBD
CAMPING

Immerse yourself in Nextones’ spaces and mindset for a 360° experience at the Camping.

Also here we invite you to take care of your personal belongings – wastes included, to respect nature and people working around you.

 

CHECK-IN

Friday 21st: 10am – 10pm

If you arrive outside these timings please inform us at camping@nextones.eu so that we can welcome you!

Complete the pre check-in online no later than July 18th!

Check-in

RULES & FAQ’s

CHECK OUT

Sunday 23: 10am – 12pm