Cambridge Festival of Ideas - Verso La Certosa/to the Charterhouse

29 October 2016, 11:00 - 18:00
Cambridge campus

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When was the last time you got lost? Sounds can be an unreliable guide. In August 2013, two travelers set out in search of Milan’s 14th-century Certosa (Charterhouse). But when they arrived at the train station bearing the same name, no one seemed to know where the Charterhouse was. It was nowhere to be seen. Or heard. Except for the faint sound of church bells, just audible above the swoosh of traffic…

This audio-documentary—a love song to the pioneer radio documentaries of the 1950s, and a site-specific sound installation—brings the tangled sonic paths around the Certosa to Cambridge. Weaving together brief interviews, music, poems, and voice-over narration, it evokes the dream-like state of losing your way in the twenty-first century Italian industrial periphery. 

The event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

29 October 2016, 11:00 - 18:00
Cambridge campus

There is no need to book, just turn up.