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Nextones 2024
Val D'Ossola
Festival
July 2024

Nextones is an international festival of music, audiovisual arts and research. The festival takes place in the picturesque area of the Ossola Valley, having Tones Teatro Natura as its cornerstone. The 2024 edition takes place from July 18 to July 21 and features site-specific performances and large audio/video shows by some of the most interesting artists and researchers on the contemporary scene.
Nextones is part of Tones Teatro Natura’s summer season.

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ARS SONORA
Villa Panza, Varese
Concert
July 2024

As part of Sere FAI d’estate, Villa e Collezione Panza proposes Ars Sonora, a cycle of three concerts aimed at experimenting with contemporary sounds in dialogue with the poetics of the villa and the collection, and with Giuseppe Panza di Biumo’s research strongly inspired by 20th-century American minimalism.
As Threes, we curated the evening of 7 July at Villa Panza with the acousmatic sound and ghostly melodies of Bellows, the musical duo formed by Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti, and artist and researcher Francesca Heart.

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Una Boccata d’Arte
Gioia Dei Marsi (AQ), Abruzzo - Bassiano (LT), Lazio - Guardialfiera (CB), Molise
Curatorship
June 2024

Una Boccata d’Arte, the widespread contemporary art project returns from 22nd June to 29th September 2024. 20 villages across Italy, one for each region, host 20 projects produced by 20 Italian and international artists after a period of residence in contact with the local area and communities.
A project by Fondazione Elpis in collaboration with Galleria Continua and with the participation of Threes Productions.
As Threes, we will curate projects in the following locations:
Gioia Dei Marsi (AQ), Abruzzo, featuring an art intervention by Agostino Quaranta coordinated by Andrea Croce. Bassiano (LT), Lazio, featuring an art intervention by Elena Rivoltini coordinated by Irene Angelica.
Guardialfiera (CB), Molise, featuring an art intervention by Beatriz de Rijke coordinated by Michele Tiberio.

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Terraforma Exo
Parco Sempione, Milano
Concert, Curatorship
June 2024

Terraforma Exo is a new cultural manifestation for a new ecology of sound produced by Threes Productions, whose first edition will take place on June 15th and 16th in Milan’s Parco Sempione. 

Conceived as a curatorial intervention expanding beyond enclosed venues to explore new geographies, Terraforma Exo confronts the challenges of navigating contemporary cultural landscapes by facilitating moments of deep introspection and critical thinking. 

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Nuit des Cabanes
Villa Medici, Roma
Concert
June 2024

Nuit des Cabanes is the summer event taking place in the gardens of Villa Medici in Rome.
As Threes, we presented Laurel Halo performing ‘Atlas’ with Leila Bordreuil, Low Jack DJ set and soundscapes curated by Latency on Saturday, June 8th.

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Windows To Look In
Fundação de Serralves, Porto - MUNCH, Oslo - Bourse de Commerce, Paris
Other
June 2024

WINDOWS TO LOOK IN is a project by artist Lorenzo Senni, one of the winners of the 12th edition of Italian Council (2023), the prestigious international program of the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage that promotes Italian art in the world.

After premiering at Fundação de Serralves in Porto and MUNCH in Oslo, WINDOWS TO LOOK IN will be shown at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris along with a lecture and concert by Lorenzo Senni on June 6.

Lorenzo Senni offers the Bourse de Commerce to trace the creation of his work through audio and written documents and a documentary by Australian filmmaker Courtney Herrenberg. The film shows in particular Lorenzo Senni’s decisive encounter with American photographer John Divola, whose series of photographs Dead Mirrors (1970) was an important source of inspiration for WINDOWS TO LOOK IN.

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Frankenstein
Assab One, Milan
Curatorship
May 2024

OHT tackles, for the first time, a classic of Western literature; Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.
A collaboration between Threes Productions and Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa.
Produced by OHT

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Nightclubbing
Bologna & Torino, Italia
Other
April 2024

We’re excited to present ‘Nightclubbing’ in collaboration with Dr Martens.

Set to unfold on April 5th in Bologna and April 13th in Turin, Nightclubbing celebrates the “club” as an essential cultural space for artistic and social expression, riding an unexplored line between the dancefloor and the avant-garde. Inspired by seminal spaces of the late 90s and the early 2000s, Nightclubbing conceives aesthetics and approaches beyond the conventional.

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Magnolia & Threes Productions present Amnesia Scanner
Circolo Magnolia, Milan, Italy
Concert
February 2024

Threes Productions partners up with Magnolia to host the experimental electronic music duo from Berlin consisting of Finnish producers Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala on February 9, 2024.

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Suites 2
Combo, Milan, Italy
Concert
January 2024

Suites is an intimate yet collective dimension taking place once a month in the evocative setting of Combo’s dehor. Program includes live performances from Canva6, Soft Cou, Martyna Basta, Sofie Birch and Ciro Vitiello

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VISIO “Fools Circle 9wys”
Basement, Fondazione Elpis, Milan, Italy
Curatorship
January 2024

Basement is a new experimental space for young artists dealing with sound and artistic practices, produced and hosted by Fondazione Elpis and curated by Threes. The first installment will be the site-specific installation by VISIO titled “Fools Circle 9wys”. An audio/video project which forms an integral part of a research developed by VISIO and Rustan Söderling. The project is realized in the context of a residency supported by SHAPE+, a platform for innovative music and interdisciplinary art co-founded by the European Union.

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FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​||​|​|​|​|​TA at Chiesa Rossa
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan, Italy
Concert
December 2023

Threes and Fondazione Prada present the performance of FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​||​|​|​|​|​TA, for the sixth concert at the Church of Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa. FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​||​|​|​|​|​TA’s sound art and music draw inspiration from various natural phenomena, reflecting his deep fascination with exploring sounds and noises never heard before. In 2009 the Japanese composer handcrafted an original instrument: an eleven-pipe organ without a traditional keyboard. He conceived this unique instrument solely through his imagination, without any specialized knowledge, with the intent of creating a soundscape rather than a conventional musical instrument.

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Suites
Combo, Milan, Italy
Concert, Concert
September 2023

Suites is the new music review curated by Threes in collaboration with Combo. The idea behind the project is to bring the young talents of the experimental electroacoustic scene to the city, and to create an intimate listening dimension.

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La Terra delle Sirene – Public Program
Madre, Naples, Italy
Curatorship
September 2023

The public program of “La Terra delle Sirene” is the educational project conceived for Fondazione Donnaregina by Villa Lontana Records and Terraforma taking place at Madre in Naples. The proposed workshops are addressed from time to time to adults and children and develop content and interactive investigations from the discipline of ethnomusicology, solicited by artists such as Walter Maioli, Francesca Heart, Sara Persico, BB (Alessandro Bava and Fabrizio Ballabio), Modular on the Spot Naples (MOTSNA), Babau.

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NEXTONES 2023
Oira, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
Festival
July 2023

Nextones, the international festival dedicated to the most radical experimentation in the field of audiovisual art and electronic music took place in Oira (VB) from July 20 to July 23. Multimedia and site-specific performances, live audio-video and DJ sets, workshops and outdoor activities to explore and discover the extraordinary surrounding area, in a symbiotic contact with Nature, are at the heart of the Nextones programming.

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Il Pianeta Redenta
Villa Redenta, Spoleto, Italy
Festival
June 2023

Il Pianeta Redenta is a project conceived by Terraforma as part of Festival dei Due Mondi that aims to reinterpret the gardens of Villa Redenta in Spoleto through a series of visual, installation, and performance interventions.

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Latency 10 Years
Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Concert
June 2023

On Tuesday 27 June, on the occasion of Nuit Des Cabanes at Villa Medici in Rome, Threes invited the French record label Latency to co-curate their tenth anniversary showcase. The evening hosted the Iranian percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, the contemporary classical concert by TLF Trio and the DJ set by OK Williams. To crown the project, a series of original productions by HTRK, Trawangsawelas and Damsel Elisium provided the soundscape to a portion of the garden of Villa Medici.

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Sirenland – Biennale Architettura
Ieranto - Venice, Italy
Curatorship
June 2023

“Sirenland” is a site-specific project by BB and Terraforma in collaboration with Villa Lontana Records on pristine sounds of bygone eras that give rise to new acoustic spaces and times. The stage draws inspiration from Ieranto’s mythological and industrial past by proposing a reverse groove exedra made of fiberglass while musician Walter Maioli performed in close dialogue with the architectural structure of the bay, evoking its mythological past and bringing forth a new musical/archaeoacoustic archaeology of the place. “Sirenland” is part of the activities of Spaziale. Each one belongs to all the other Italian Pavilion of the 18th. International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia curated by Fosbury Architecture.

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TERRAFORMA 2023
Villa Arconati - FAR, Castellazo di Bollate, Italy
Festival
June 2023

The 2023 program gets inspiration from Organic Music Societies, spotlighting Don and Moki Cherry’s visionary and collaborative experiments in the art of living. In this regard, Terraforma is inviting Blank Forms, who recently published a volume exploring Don and Moki’s work, as a co-organiser for the matinée lectures and concerts. Some of the artists in the music program included: Actress, Nkisi, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Hudson Mohawke and many more.

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Tranceparenti
Bagni Misteriosi, Milan, Italy
Festival
May 2023

Threes Productions and Fondazione Marcelo Burlon present Tranceparenti. Kicked off in 2016 as part of the requalification project of the Bagni Misteriosi pool in Milan, Tranceparenti is a multidisciplinary format devised and curated by Threes, which sees the intermix of site-specific concerts, visual arts, publishing, and performance. The project acts as a one-day festival, bringing together a plural and diverse line-up, in one of the most iconic spaces of Milan’s urban landscape. In partnership with Fondazione Burlon, the next edition of Tranceparenti continues to break the boundaries of the expected, in the unique setting of the open-air cultural space.

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Il Pianeta XL 2023
MACRO, Rome, Italy
Curatorship
March 2023

On the occasion of the second Roman edition of Il Pianeta XL, Terraforma occupied the spaces of the Macro Museum in Rome, transforming them into a temporary club. The evening hosted a series of live shows, DJ sets, installations and talks for PAN’s 15th anniversary with Bill Kouligas, Crystallmess, Heith, Honour, Katja Novitskova, Low Jack x Le Diouck.

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SET UP
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Concert
February 2023

Set Up is a project in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi in Venice. On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February, 2023 two nights of music and performing art will invade the rooms of Punta della Dogana for an event in continuous flow, where performers and public become one with the empty museum spaces, through dance, live, dj-sets and original performances. For the occasion, Terraforma invites Nkisi, Carmen Villain and Toulouse Low Trax.

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La Planète Comme Festival
Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France
Festival
January 2023

In recent years, Il Pianeta has transformed into a multifaceted project that explores new territories to bring new horizons through a series of installations and performative interventions. On January 19, Il Pianeta becomes La Planète Comme Festival: a site-specific event at the Bourse de Commerce. Opening the evening, percussionist Enrico Malatesta plays “Occam Ocean Occam XXVI”, the exceptional project born from the collaboration with Eliane Radigue. Following, the debut concert of the two brothers Chuquimamani-Condori & Joshua Chuquimia Crampton, both multidisciplinary artists and musicians belonging to the Pakajaqi nation of the Aymara people. To close, a long-time friend and enthusiast: DJ Marcelle, also known as “Another Nice Mess”, who brings her three turntables to Paris.

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Threes 10 Years Anniversary
Worldwide
December 2022


It’s been 10 years! The most important part of celebrating an anniversary is thanking the people who made it possible: a huge thank you to our community, for supporting Threes over so many years.⁠

Threes was born in 2012 as the founder of Terraforma, to explore through cultural paradigms and to inspire an ecological vision, in the belief that art and culture can generate virtuous circles of inclusion and environmental awareness. Over the years, Threes has developed its never-ending drive towards innovation, evolving into a multidisciplinary platform ranging from event production and curatorship, to the publishing of music and editorial content.⁠

Threes commissioned a new logo and identity Jakub Samek, Czech type designer and member of the Maxitype platform.⁠

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Maria W Horn “Dies Irae”
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan
Concert
December 2022

On December 15th, Threes and MMT, in collaboration with Fondazione Prada, presents Maria W Horn performing “Dies Irae” at Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa. The name and thematic focus of the piece is inspired by the latin poem “Dies Irae,” a vision of doomsday, divine salvation, and eternal flames, on which Maria W. Horn builds a pièce for women’s vocal quartet-which on this occasion will consist of four local voices-and electronics. The event is supported by Il Ministero dei Beni Culturali and Il Comune di Milano as part of Milano è Viva, “Antico futuro: universo e fantascienza.”

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Il Pianeta Milan 2022
Various Locations, Milan
Festival
October 2022

The third edition of Il Pianeta Milano included a billboard campaign around the city of Milan commissioned to Jeremy Deller, which was also launched at Assab One on 6 October 2022. During the same evening Terraforma also presented Perila’s live concert, which was recorded and put on the QR code on Jeremy Deller’s poster around the city. The program also featured two soundwalks, “Playground,” led and curated by Standards and John Cage’s “Landscape: a series of talks and concerts dedicated to the life of John Cage” curated by MMT Creative Lab. Supported by Fondazione Cariplo, Il Comune di Milano, Shape+ and Creative Europe. ⁠Produced by MMT, Threes, Standards, Studio Nicama⁠.

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Terraforma Simposio 2022
Assab One, Milan
Festival, Other
September 2022

Simposio—a new space of research investigating contemporary urgencies through the lenses of art and ecology—returned for its second edition at Assab One. Featuring a workshop by Slipmode, a screening by Institute of Queer Ecology, a talk and live set by Chris Korda, and live concert by Robert Lippok.

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Performative 02
MAXXI L'Aquila
Concert
September 2022

Performative 02 was the second edition of the international festival focused on performative arts and music realised by MAXXI L’Aquila. For the occasion, Threes Productions presented two musical performances in dialogue with the territory of L’Aquila as well as the spaces of MAXXI L’Aquila: Andrea Belfi, the composer and drummer that blends acoustic rhythms to electronic sounds, and Dame Area, the punk duo well known for their unique style so called “Tribal Wave.” 

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NEXTONES 2022
Oira, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
Festival, Festival
July 2022

The photographer of this edition of Nextones Festival was Giovanna Silva (Milan, 1980) who, in the two years preceding the festival, shot the surrounding nature of the Oira Valley. The first four days of the festival were articulated in the spaces of Treno dei Bimbi, Orridi di Uriezzo, Villa Caselli, and the Agaro Dam through performances, workshops and walks curated by Ariella Vidach’s Common Cloud, Aerocene, Babau, foodculture days, Rayon Vert, Deep Listening, Rrose, Arpabong, and Mimmo Sparacio. Over the weekend, Tones Teatro Natura’s quarry then welcomed live performances and DJ sets including that of Squarepusher, Electric Indigo, Front De Cadeaux, Marina Herlop, Sky H1 + Mika Oki, Seventh Extinction, and Khalab.

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TERRAFORMA 2022
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
July 2022

After two years of covering and spirling new orbits, Terraforma landed again on the dusty soil of Villa Arconati, releasing rhythm and frequencies. The seventh edition of the experimental and sustainable music festival focused on its most radical and original essence: the experience of being together through music and dance. The lineup featured Amnesia Scanner, Autechre, Voices From The Lake, Common People, Valentina Magaletti, Paquita Gordon, Crystallmess, DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess, DJ Nigga Fox, DJ Red, Donato Dozzy, Higher Intelligence Agency, Lafawndah, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, MC Yallah & DEBMASTER, MOIN, NR/MA, Piezo, PLO Man, Sofie Birch, Teto Preto, Aaron Dunkies, and DJ FATi.

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Una Boccata d’Arte 2022
Pesariis - San Costanzo - Grottole
Curatorship
June 2022

For the third edition of Una Boccata d’Arte—the contemporary art project spread across twenty Italian villages, curated and realized by the Elpis Foundation and Galleria Continua for which Threes Productions curates the sound installations each year—sound art interventions were commissioned to Riccardo Benassi in Pesariis in Friuli-Venezia Giulia; Eva Marisaldi in San Costanzo in the Marche; and Hanne Lippard in Grottole in Basilicata.

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Terraforma Journal #3
Other
June 2022

The third issue of the Terraforma Journal explores the generative possibilities of the synthetic process through a multifaceted research line that connects sound, music, and the adjacent methods of sound generation in audio electronics to fields such as artificial intelligence, ecology, language, logic, and everything in between. 

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Heith – X, Wheel
Palazzina Appiani, Milan
Concert
March 2022

Threes, in collaboration with FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano, presented the live premiere of Heith’s new record –X, Wheel at Palazzina Appiani in Milan,  together with his band composed by percussionist Jacopo Battaglia and guitarist Leonardo Rubboli. The performance was realized in partnership with Marsèll and supported by SHAPE Platform & Creative Europe.⁠

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LOVOTIC
FOROF, Rome
Curatorship
February 2022

LOVOTIC, curated by Threes Productions involving Sound Collective, was the inaugurational exhibition of the new space FOROF, in Rome. An immerseive sound installation in dialogue with the excavations of the Basilica Ulpia, hosting the contributions of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lyra Pramuk, AtomTM, Paul B. Preciado, and Willem Dafoe.⁠ Technology has shaped almost every facet of human life. Lovotic explored the entanglement of the human and the machine,⁠ starting from the core of human life, namely sexuality, hence opening a space for⁠ a hermeneutics of love in the post-human era.

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Terraforma Journal #2
Concert, Other
December 2021

Titled “SUB,” the second issue of the Terraforma Journal stretches the possibilities of the prefix out of the purely lexical landscape to assume unexpected connotations through in-depth features, interviews, special portfolios, essays, and more. The issue features Suzanne Ciani, Black Med, RP Boo, Drexciya, Merzbow, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Arpanet, Ocean Space, and many others to explore the subject.

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Ellen Arkbro at Chiesa Rossa
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan
Concert
December 2021

A new iteration of the Chiesa Rossa concert series with a special solo organ performance by Ellen Arkbro, the Swedish avant-garde composer and sound artist. Ellen Arkbro’s work includes long duration compositions for ensembles as well as electronic sound environments in the form of installations and live-performances, employing both traditional acoustic instruments as well as digital algorithmic sound synthesis. At Chiesa Rossa, she performed her latest work, a sound meant to be experienced as one solitary object, periodically shifting from without, while remaining unchangingly solid within. ⁠

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FRAGILE
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Concert
October 2021

On the occasion of the exhibition “Breath Ghosts Blind” by Maurizio Cattelan in 2021, Pirelli HangarBicocca in collaboration with Threes Productions presented “Fragile,” a series of musical moments accompanied the exhibition project with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Ensemble Strumentale e Vocale la Barocca and baritone Christian Senn, conducted by Ruben Jais.

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Il Pianeta XL 2021
MACRO, Rome
Festival
October 2021

A 24-hour venture taking over different spaces of Macro Museum in Rome. An exploration of new topographies recalling the core elements of Terraforma and the analysis made by Ettore Sottsass in his visionary project featuring a series of performances, talks, video-installation, and workshops with artists such as Jeremy Deller, Terre Thaemlitz, Paquita Gordon, and Vipra Sativa.

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Il Pianeta Milan 2021
Milan
Festival
October 2021

The 2021 edition of Il Pianeta Milan aimed to collect online and offline performative interventions that question the relationship between music, art and the urban dimension; with artwork and sound interventions by Formafantasma, Rebecca Salvadori, Giulio Scalisi, and Grand River featured on a billboard campaign across the city. The event was supported by Fondazione Cariplo, Il Comune di Milano, SHAPE Platform & Creative Europe and Spazio Maiocchi. Produced by MMT Creative Lab and Threes.

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Performative 01
MAXXI L'Aquila
Concert
September 2021

On occasion of Contact(less), the first edition of Performative 01—the first performance art, dance, theatre and music international festival realised by MAXXI L’Aquila—Threes presented two special instrumental performances: a live improvisation by experimental drummer and percussionist Valentina Magaletti and SSIEGE live band’s debut.

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Terraforma presents Il Quadro di Troisi
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Concert
July 2021

A timeless release presented in collaboration with Raster Media with a debut at Villa Arconati in July 2021. ⁠“Il Quadro di Troisi” is a project by Andrea Noce (Eva Geist) and Donato Scaramuzzi (Donato Dozzy). The record is a colorful ode of an Italian scented vision, overflowing with details and profound intensity. The contemporary world condition, the pandemic in Italy and around the world make “Il Quadro di Troisi” as a unique and right-on-time release. ⁠

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Terraforma Journal #1
Other, Other
July 2021

Terraforma Journal is a new editorial project by Terraforma. A biannual publication exploring the intersection of sound, art, ecology, and contemporary culture at large. The issue #1 focuses on the expanded notion of the festival—intended as a collective, multilateral, interconnected manifestation of dynamicity. The theme unfolds through a multiplicity of layers to acquire new and unexpected definitions featuring Terre Thaemlitz, Fabio Sargentini, Shiraz Arts Festival, Nyege Nyege Festival, Alessandro Bava, 2050+, and many more.

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Terraforma Simposio 2021
Assab One, Milan
Festival
June 2021

During the pandemic hiatus, Terraforma pursued its process of terraforming in the fields of cultural and ecological investigation through a number of new formats and projects. Here’s where Simposio developed: a dialogue and investigation of the contemporary through the lens of ecology and artistic practices. The first edition featured a yoga class with Lavinia, a talk by Agricola Moderna, a panel by Space Caviar, and performances by Riccardo La Foresta and Jessika Khazrik.

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Una Boccata d’Arte 2021
Santa Gertrude - Vallo di Nera - Gesualdo
Curatorship
June 2021

Una Boccata d’Arte is a contemporary art project, spread throughout Italy, by Fondazione Elpis in collaboration with Galleria Continua, for which Threes curates the sound installations. Selected artists of the second edition included: Camille Norment in Santa Gertrude in Trentino Alto Adige, Francesco Cavaliere in Vallo di Nera in Umbria, and the Polisonum duo in Gesualdo in Campania.

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Protocolli di Terraformazione
Assab One, Milan
Other, Other
May 2021

 “Protocolli di Terraformazione” was a one-week masterclass that took place within the educational program of the Heritage Innovation Masters run by Abadir Academy. With lectures, presentations, and workshops organized by the Threes’ team, Space Caviar, Luca Lo Pinto, and many others.

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Supercatastrofe
Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence
Curatorship
October 2020


“Supercatastrofe” is the third edition of “God is Green,” a festival dedicated to sustainability and the future developed by Manifattura Tabacchi. Threes Productions’ contribution took place in the form of the sound collage “SPOKEN RIFTS,” which intertwined Threes’ research around experimental music and sustainability with insights on the contemporary issues connected to the Anthropocene.

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Il Pianeta Milano 2020
Milan
Festival
October 2020

A new project by Terraforma, born in 2020, which draws its inspiration and name from the iconic series by Ettore Sottsass from 1972. The launching event presented the work of Alessandro Bava, Natália Trejbalová, TCF, and Piezo, who were invited to re-interpret the homonymous project by Ettore Sottsass through a series of artworks and a soundscape. 

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Shape Showcase
Assab One, Milan
Other, Other
September 2020

An immersive showcase of the Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from Europe of which Terraforma is part since 2020, featuring Oli XL and Emilie Palmendus, Tadleeh, Rina Treanor, Jay Glass Dubs, and Upsammy.

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Primitive Art’s Shelter
Triennale, Milan
Concert, Concert
September 2020

Shelter is the project of Primitive Art (Matteo Pit and Jim C. Nedd), which on this occasion hosted within it the first chapter of shared research: a 40-minute musical performance by Primitive Art that narrated, through sound and light, that space of undefined boundaries in its different roles.

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Nextones Before & After
Cava Roncino, Oira
Festival
July 2020

Before & After was a special project born from the will to transform a difficult time, the pandemic years, into an opportunity for change and development. Cava Roncino hosted a laboratory-residency of a temporary micro community of artists, creatives, professionals, and technicians, fostering reflection on the meaning of sociality and the creation of a new cultural architecture: the Theatre for the Future.

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Una Boccata d’Arte 2020
Ferla, Soverato Antica
Curatorship
June 2020

Una Boccata d’Arte is a contemporary art project, spread throughout Italy, realized by the Elpis Foundation in collaboration with Galleria Continua, for which Threes Productions curates the sound installations. Among the artists selected for the first edition are: Marta De Pascalis in the magnificent Basilica of San Sebastiano in Ferla, Sicily, with Filippo Vogliazzo and Matteo Nasini in the ruins of Soverato Antica in Catanzaro, Calabria.

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Threes & Artifact presents Aesthesis
Artifact, Milan
Curatorship
February 2020

Supported by Slam Jam, Threes and Artifact presented “Aesthesis” the album of Shapednoise. The live performance took place alongside the photography exhibition by Leonardo Scotti, the video installation of Pedro Maia, and the opening DJ set by Heith.

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No Strings Attached
Hyphen Projects, Milan
Concert, Curatorship
February 2020

An exhibition curated by Threes at Hyphen Projects, with works by Lorenzo Senni, Stephen G. Rhodes, Emanuele Marcuccio, Sylvano Bussotti, and a special performance by Michael Vorfeld. Inspired by Dick Higgins’ restoration of the term ‘Intermedia,’ whose nature is that of a game where the audience is invited to design its own architectural space by using different media as tools. A painting, a live performance, a laser installation, a sculpture, and a score—these are the elements chosen to represent Threes’ imagery.

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Tabula Rasa at Chiesa Rossa
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan
Concert
January 2020

The third chapter in the ethereal Chiesa Rossa featured a three-fold program having as its core “Tabula Rasa” by the composer of sacred minimalist music Arvo Pärt on the Acusmonium Audior, a unique handmade sound diffusion system consisting of 54 speakers and 44 amplifiers.

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David Monacchi “Fragments of Extinction”
Volvo Studios, Milan
Other, Other
January 2020

At the second Art Encounters event, Threes presented David Monacchi with the project “Fragments of Extinction.” The project focuses on the study of the sound biodiversity of endangered ecosystems through the recording of three-dimensional “acoustic portraits” in different geographical areas. The event was part of the exhibition dedicated to contemporary art open to the city of Milan on the theme of sustainability at the Volvo Studio.

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The Terraforma Alphabet by Nathalie Du Pasquier
Bagni Misteriosi, Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
Curatorship
December 2019

Launch event of Terraforma 2019 and “THE ALPHABET” by Nathalie Du Pasquier. Based in Milan since 1979, Nathalie has worked as a designer and was a founder member of Memphis. She designed numerous “decorated surfaces”: textiles, carpets, plastic laminates, and some furniture and objects. In 1987, painting became her main activity.

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Acting Press INTE*ra
BASE, Milan
Other, Other
November 2019

Realized on the occasion of Linecheck in Milan, “Sounds from Canada” was an immersion into Canadian realms with INTe*ra -the A/V live project by Acting Press’ members PLO Man, All Rest No People and C3Deee- the founder of Doo DJ Spence and LNS, an affiliate of Dj Sotofett’s Wania.

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Positive Feedback
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Concert, Other
October 2019

Positive Feedback was a two-fold event curated by Lorenzo Senni and supported by Warp Records and Presto!? Records. The first half of the night developed between “The Seven Heavenly Palaces” by Anselm Kiefer, a site-specific performance by Florian Hecker, and an anticipated live concert by Curtis Roads, the granular synthesis pioneer behind the seminal “Point Line Cloud” collection, re-issued on Presto!? for this occasion. The event continued at Ex Cinema Aramis / Striptease with Donato Dozzy, Ewa Justka, and Tasho Ishi. 

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NEXTONES 2019
Cava La Beola Di Monte, Montecrestese
Festival
July 2019

In 2019, Threes took over the art direction of Nextones, the international music festival of electronic music and visual arts born in 2014 in the historic quarries of marble and granite extraction between the shores of Lake Maggiore and Val D’Ossola. Photography is the chosen language to represent the singularity of the Quarry, this time, commissioned to the photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani in collaboration with Studio Temp.

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A Vision of Sound
Apple Piazza Liberty, Milan
Curatorship
July 2019

In collaboration with #TodayAtApple, Threes presented “A Vision Of Sound,” a site-specific event for Foster + Partners’ amphitheater at Apple Piazza Liberty. At sunset: the Italian premiere of “Isa”—Croatian Amor’s latest release on Posh Isolation—and “Futuro,” a performance by Not Waving together with iconic creative director Sean Rogg.

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TERRAFORMA 2018
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
July 2019

The sixth edition’s creativity and poster featured the Alphabet of Nathalie Du Pasquier and hosted Bambounou, Buttechno, Caterina Barbieri, Daniel Higgs, DJ Stingray, Donato Dozzy, Efdemin & Marco Shuttle, Izabel, Juliana Huxtable, Kelman Duran, Laurie Anderson, Marylou, Mica Levi (DJ), Monolake, Paquita Gordon, Ramzi, Renick Bell, RP Boo, Sir Richard Bishop, Sote Stargate, STILL, Vladimir Ivkovic, Walter Prati & Ricciarda Belgiojoso.

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Stella Chiweshe & Palm Wine at Teatro Continuo
Teatro Continuo di Burri, Milan
Concert
June 2019

As part of the Parco delle Culture event, Threes presented the iconic mbira dzavadzimu player and enduring activist in African music, Stella Chiweshe, and Simone Bertuzzi as Palm Wine on the stage of Teatro Continuo di Burri.

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Terraforma Showcase Hong Kong
Ping Pong 129, Hong Kong
Other, Other
May 2019

Terraforma Festival showcase at Ping Pong 129 in Hong Kong with Marco Shuttle. Berlin-based born in Treviso, Italy, Marco Shuttle has been involved in the underground club scene since he was 15, as a promoter and later as a DJ. 

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Immersione Libera at Bagni Misteriosi
Bagni Misteriosi, Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
Concert
May 2019

Threes presented Upperground Orchestra at Immersione Libera, the contemporary art exhibition conceived by Marina Nissim and curated by Giovanni Paolin in collaboration with Galleria Continua, Associazione Pier Lombardo, Teatro Franco Parenti, and Parenti District Art & Design. 

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Charlemagne Palestine at Chiesa Rossa
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan
Concert
January 2019

In January 2019, Threes returned to the hallowed aisles of Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, this time to present a legendary artist for whom the association had already shown special fondness: Charlemagne Palestine. For the occasion, the artist did not fail to adorn the church organ with colorful rags, flanked by a handful of stuffed animals, his performance companions since the glorious 1970s.

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Threes & BUKA c/o Striptease
Ex Cinema Aramis, Milan
Other, Other
November 2018

A club night in collaboration with Buka, and supported by Carhartt WIP, presented Jerusalem in My Heart, the audio-visual project created in 2005 by musician and composer Rawan Ghazi Moumneh, and Ron Morelli, one of the greatest influencers in the contemporary electronic music scene. The night hosted two other protagonists: Paquita Gordon and Joseph Tagliabue.

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PAN 10 Years
Spazio Maiocchi, Milan
Other, Other
November 2018

Presented by Carhartt WIP and Curated by Threes Productions, the event PAN 10 Years Showcase hosted live performances and installations by Amnesia Scanner, Pan Daijing, Eartheater, TCF, Jenna Sutela, and Harm van den Dorpel.

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Tranceparenti with Lanark Artefax
Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
Concert
September 2018

“Tranceparenti” is a project resulting from the collaboration between Teatro Franco Parenti and Threes. A concert on water, designed specifically for the floating platform on the occasion of the inauguration of Bagni Misteriosi in 2018 with Lanark Artefax.

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Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force
Teatro Continuo di Burri, Milan
Concert
August 2018

Threes and Carhartt Work In Progress presented Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force on Burri’s Teatro Continuo in Parco Sempione, Milan. Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force is the group formed by, Mark Ernestus, pioneer of German dub techno, and Senegalese sabar musicians with trance-inducing polyrhythms. ⁠

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TERRAFORMA 2018
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
June 2018

Emanuele Marcuccio was the artist behind the propulsive artwork of Terraforma 2018, designed by 2015’s vision. Taking inspiration from slags of modern industrial production, repetition and Terraforma itself, his work was commissioned to enlighten the festival’s interstellar perspective. The musical program featured Batu, Byetone, Caterina Barbiere’s sound installation, Daniele De Santis, Donato Dozzy, DON’T DJ, Gábor Lázár, Imaginary Softwoods, Jeff Mills, Lanark Artefax, Marco Shuttle, Mino Luchena, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Konrad Sprenger, Nkisi, Paquita Gordon, Plaid & Felix’s Machines, PLO Man, Powder, Rabih Beaini, Valentino Mora, VIPRA, and Vladimir Ivkovic.

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MANIFESTA 12 Palermo
Piazza Magione and Neutoscopio, Palermo
Other, Other
June 2018

For Manifesta 12 in Palermo—the European Nomadic Biennial held every two years in a different city on the continent—Threes Productions curated the program for the opening event and its after party presenting Sahel Opera, STILL, Palm Wine, and Primitive Art.

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Threes presents Anna Von Hausswolff
Teatro Triennale, Milan
Concert
June 2018

FOG inaugurated the collaboration between Triennale Teatro dell’Arte and Threes presenting Anna Von Hausswolff, an innovative organization of under-40s with an unconventional outlook that focused on issues of cultural sustainability between music, art, and the environment. 

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Trouble Makers – Milan Design Week
BASE, Milan
Other
April 2018

TROUBLE MAKERS was the opening event of the exhibition “Trouble Making – Who’s Making the City?,” an investigation into the mass phenomena and virtual networks that are changing our minds and our cities curated by Raumplan at BASE in Milan for Milan Design Week. For the occasion Threes Productions presented Gabber Eleganza’s “The Hakke Show.”

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“Untitled TF” by Emanuele Marcuccio
Teatro Arsenale, Milan
Other, Other
December 2017

Threes Productions presented the fifth edition of Terraforma Festival with two works by Emanuele Marcuccio: “Untitled TF” and the video “Once announced, the era of constructivism has broken out. We live among non-modern people” in the spaces of Teatro Arsenale in Milan.

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CB21 presents Door21
Teatro Verdi, Milan
Concert
November 2017

A productions curated by Threes and Presto!? Records on the occasion of Milano Music Week. The event consisted of a concert in three acts by the Milanese enduring music super group CB21, composed of Lorenzo Senni, Simone Trabucchi, Massimiliano Bomba, Emanuele Marcuccio, Jim C. Nedd, and Matteo Pit. DOOR21 took place in the intimate setting of Teatro Verdi, in the heart of Milan’s Isola district since 1913.

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Charlemagne Charlemerde Charleshiit Charlecaccaa Charlemagicoo 
Museo Della Merda, Castelbosco
Concert
October 2017

On the occasion of the opening of the new aisle of the Shit Museum dedicated to the Dung Beetle and two works by Gianfranco Baruchello and Claudio Parmiggiani, Threes Productions presented the site-specific concert-installation by Charlemagne Palestine.

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STILL presents ‘I’
Teatro Continuo, Milan
Concert
July 2017

Preview of ‘I’ the album of STILL released on PAN and performed on the stage of Burri’s Teatro Continuo in collaboration with Carhartt WIP, La Triennale, PAN, Still. Tied together by a polyphony of voices animated by a shared gospel, “I” weaves iconic tropes and dancehall rhythms into a contemporary perspective. The concert featured four singers on stage—Devon Miles (of Devon and Jah Brothers), Keidino, Elinor, and Freweini—and a surrounding sound system designed specifically for the space.

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TERRAFORMA 2017
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
June 2017

The fourth edition of Terraforma Festival hosted Andrew Weatherall, Arpanet, Aurora Halal, Donato Dozzy, Dreesvn, Gas, John Swing Feat. David Soleil-Mon, Julia Kent, Laraaji, L.U.C.A., Mala, N.M.O., Objekt, Paquita Gordon & Ece Duzgit, Kafr, Rashad Becker, Rawmance, Ron Morelli, Stine Janvin, Suzanne Ciani, and Tropic Sound System. The preview happened at Gluck50. 

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Chiesa Rossa with William Basinski
Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan
Concert
May 2017

The aisles of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa in Milan are home to “Untitled,” the site-specific work by American minimalist artist Dan Flavin specifically conceived in 1996 for the renovation of the Church and realized by Fondazione Prada in collaboration with Dia Center for the Arts di New York and Dan Flavin Estate. In this beautiful setting, William Basinkski played the organ of the Church live.  

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Terraforma Showcase on the Killasan Sound System
Rome and Milan
Other
April 2017

In 2017, Threes and Carhartt Work In Progress brought to Italy, for the first time, the iconic Killasan Sound System, centerpiece of the Berlin based Wax Treatment legendary events, in partnership with Ex Dogana in Rome and BASE in Milan. The Killasan Sound System is one of the touchstones to date of a different way of experimenting reggae music and dancehall.

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TERRAFORMA 2016
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
July 2016

The third edition of Terraforma Festival hosted Charlemagne Palestine, Rabih Beaini & Vincent Moon, Biosphere, Helena Hauff, Donato Dozzy, Claudio Fabrianesi, Francesco Cavaliere, Healing Force Project, Dynamo Dreesen, Flanger, Sensate Focus, Lee Gamble, AtomTM & Tobias, Tropic Disco Sound System, STILL, Beatrice Dillon, Adrian Sherwood, Paquita Gordon, and Primitive Art. 

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Tranceparenti w/ Lorenzo Senni
Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
Concert
June 2016

“Tranceparenti” is a project by Teatro Franco Parenti in collaboration with Threes Productions, conceived for the reopening of spaces of Piscine Caimi, now named Bagni Misteriosi, with a view to integrating different expressive languages to recompose memory and innovation, classical instruments and new musical research in a harmonious whole. On this occasion, a forty-piece orchestra reinterpreted, on the floating stage, the music of Lorenzo Senni arranged by Francesco Fantini.

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Terraforma presents Boredoms
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Concert
May 2016

Inside the permanent exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan where Anselm Kiefer’s spectacular work “I Sette Palazzi Celesti” is located, Terraforma presented Boredoms live, a visionary Japanese group. An Italian exclusive concert, the only preview of the festival of 2016. 

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TERRAFORMA 2015
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
June 2015

The second edition of Terraforma hosted Hamid Drake, Charles Cohen, Bochum Welt, Convextion, Marco Shuttle, Gea Brown, Maurizio Abate, Rawmance, Valerio Tricoli presented by S/V/N/, Rabih Beaini, Senyawa, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Robert Lippok, Donato Dozzy & Nuel, and Keith Fullerton.

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Terraforming vols. 3 to 7
Various Locations, Italy
Other
May 2015

While waiting for Terraforma 2015’s three immersive days, five site-specific musical events marked the atmosphere of the festival:

Terraforming “Paradoxes” Orthographe and Lorenzo Senni at Planetario Civico Ulrico Hoepli in Milan;

Terraforming with DJ Stingray at Assab One in Milan;

Terraforming with Gianluca Petrella at Villa Tasca in Palermo;

Terraforming with Mike Cooper at Acquario Civico in Milan;

Terraforming with Gigi Masin at Centrale Montemartini in Rome. 

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TERRAFORMA 2014
Villa Arconati-FAR, Castellazzo di Bollate
Festival
June 2014

First edition of TERRAFORMA, experimental and sustainable music festival. The lineup featured: Voices From The Lake, Morphosis, Chris Madak aka Bee Mask, Tommaso Cappellato, Dalhous presented by S/V/N/, Thomas Fehlmann, Burnt Friedman, Millie & Andrea, Heatsick, Ghèdalia Tazartès, Pierre Bastien, Rawmance, Norberto Lobo, Pasquale Mirra, Deadbeat e Tikiman, James Blackshaw, Volcov, CB21, Native, Sisterpatti aka Paquita Gordon, and Daniele D’Andrea.

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Terraforming vol. 2
Casa delle Armi, Rome
Other, Other
May 2014

On the occasion of exhibition “Playground”, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Maria Alicata, at Casa delle Armi in Rome, Threes presented Terraforma, with a live performance of ambient music between guitars and synthesizers with Commodity Place and a DJ set by Rawmance.

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Terraforming vol. 1
O', Milan
Other, Other
March 2014

In 2014, Threes in collaboration with O’ presented “Terraforming Vol.1,” the first of three encounters between music, art, and nature that formed the preview of the first edition of Terraforma. The event opened with the site-specific project “Finis Terrae” by Ignazio Mortellaro, followed by the live electronic music performance by TM404, a project by Swedish Andreas Tilliander.

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Techno Portraits #1, #2, #3
Assab One, Milan
Other, Other
May 2012

Techno Portraits was a series of three events exploring the boundaries and perceptions of electronic music through lectures, live performances, and DJ sets. Temporarily extracting electronic music from the classic club context, the mission was to change its approach and usual point of view, leading the spectator to a different and more conscious understanding and listening.

Techno Portraits vol.1 w/ Rabih Beani, Upperground Orchestra

Techno Portraits vol.2 w/ Paul Randolph & Isoul8

Techno Portraits vol.3 w/ Jaki Liebezeit & Burnt Friedman

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