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Friday, July 2nd
at 6pm Opening.
Eminent words for the XXVIII edition of Stazione_Postaja
following, at the small square Voices from the waiting room
Klarisa Jovanović, voice; Luka Ropret, guitar
in collaboration with Maja cultural cooperative, “Across the border 2021”
with the dark, at the cinema Bill Morrison, 4 short movies in “tempore clausurae”
at night The stars of Topolò will be forever
for voice and electronic in the dark, with Patrizia Oliva
in collaboration with Slow Light-Seeking Darkness project
from today until July 4th, at the Norwegian Embassy Notes for a Ukrainian movie
video installation by Micol Roubini
from today until Sunday, July 18th, in a sheltered space ToBe Continued 2021.
Musical marathon in occasion of the World TB Day
From today until July 8th, at Mihacova’s cellar Ecouter le monde. The sounds of the Earth
audio project by Monica Fantini-Radio France Internationale
from today until Thursday, July 8th, at the old school Sagar’s journey.
Video by the Nepalese director Sagar Gahatraj
Saturday, July 3rd
in the morning, in the woods Like a Canticle. To see again the stars
reading in multiple languages of 11 cantos from Dante’s Inferno
in the afternoon Inauguration of the sonorous bench
in collaboration with the festival “Il suono in mostra”
following, outside house Juljova Release, for piano
with Francesco Imbriaco
afterwords, at the small square The Extinct. Souls that were and are
with CTRL Magazine’s editorial staff
with the dark, at the cinema The Way to the Mountains, a movie by Micol Roubini
presented by the author and Alina Marazzi
Sunday, July 4th
Senjam, traditional celebration of the village
around 5pm Voices from the waiting room
The patch’s line.Encounter with the poet Luisa Gastaldo
Poetikon 95.Encounter with Rodolfo Zucco
following, outside house Juljova International festival “Viktor Ullmann”. Exiled
Luisa Franco, flute; Fabio Zanin, piano
music by Ernest Bloch and Bohuslav Martinu
queuing The mysterious book of Topolò
a book and investigation by Davide Casali
with the dark, at the cinema Telling real stories
video curated by the Art Academy of Nova Gorica
from Thursday 8th until Sunday 18th Pleasure Rocks, videos
a participated project, coordinated by Titta C.Raccagni
Friday, July 9th  
for the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Act on the Protection of Linguistic Minorities in Italy
around 6pm, near the cinema Fajnabanda Jukebox. Singing and other songs
at dusk, around 9pm, at the cinema APolysemousDuel
with Giacomo Pedini (Mittelfest), Antonio Lerario (SISSA-Trieste) and Stefano Quaglia (Univ. Graz)
a Mittelfest creation within Mittelland for SdT_PT
with the dark, at the cinema Predis
a documentary by Massimo Garlatti-Costa
from today until Friday 16th, in different places and situations From all over the world. Da tutto il mondo
with Veronika Vitazkova, flutes and duduk
from today until Sunday 18th, inside Mihacova’s cellar On getting forested. The story of Ultima who became forest
Plates with video, story by Titta C.Raccagni; drawings by Elena Rucli
from today until Sunday 18th, at the old school Beautiful as the flip side of ugly – voicing a sound space
audio installation by Line Horneland
tonight and tomorrow night SternenKlang
Interactive installation by Alessandro Fogar
in collaboration with “Slow Light-Seeking Darkness” project
from today until Sunday 18th, at the Norwegian Embassy Hitza Basa
video-audio installation by Audiolab-Luca Rullo
Saturday, July 10th  
in the morning, in the woods Like a Canticle. To reach the stars
reading in multiple languages of 11 cantos from Dante’s Purgatory
around 5pm, outside house Juljova Limes - Lyme
Carlo Corazza, narration and piano
following Voices from the waiting room
Whites are washed at 90°.
Encounter with the writer Bronja Žakelj and the translator Michele Obit
curated by Kulturno Društvo Ivan Trinko
with the dark, at the cinema Wind soles,
a documentary by Felice Pesoli introduced by Gianfilippo Pedote
Sunday, July 11th  
right after dawn and during the morning Lay prayer for the village of Topolò
Paolo Forte, improvisation for accordion
late in the morning Album dei Giuramenti e Tavole dei Giuramenti
with Cesare Ronconi and Mariangela Gualtieri
around 5pm, at the small square Beyond this border
Giorgio Parisi, clarinet; Paolo Forte, accordion
in collaboration with Kino Istra - Cinema Istria
following Voices from the waiting room
Daily falling in love
Sonorous ritual by Mariangela Gualtieri
with the dark, at the cinema I will keep you safe. The Jewish emigration from the port of Trieste
a project coordinated by Tommaso Chiarandini
with Cosimo Miorelli, live painting; Davide Casali, clarinet; Manuel Figheli, harmonica; Roberta Colacino and Maurizio Zacchigna, narration
From Tuesday 13th until Thursday 15th, in the woods To dance the forest. Participatory workshop for children
led by Barbara Stimoli
Friday, July 16th  
tonight and tomorrow night SternenKlang
Interactive installation by Alessandro Fogar
around 5pm, house Juljova Dotik
On seeds and intimacy
Encounter with the Swiss artist Kim Lang
following Dotik
Encounter with the Norwegian musician Line Horneland
then, at the small square Voices from the waiting room
Medical essay in 19 and 1\2 tales.
encounter with the writer Arben Dedja
with the dark, at the big square The things worth fighting for
with Pif
at night, at the cinema Veronika Vitazkova, ethnic woodwinds; Luca Rullo, electronics
Saturday, July 17th  
in the morning, at Zorio’s star Like a Canticle. The sun and the other stars
Reading in multiple language of 11 cantos from Dante’s Paradise
in collaboration with Ikarus
around 5pm, at the small square Presentation of the Ikarus project - Integration, Culture, Environment, Rural, Sustainable
following Dotik
encounter with the Basque sound-artista Luca Rullo
following Voices from the waiting room
Potepuški okruški.
encounter with the writer Irena Cerar and Katja Roš
with the dark, at the big square Concert by Les Tambours de Topolò
at night, at the cinema The Dream
Antonio Della Marina, saxophone and sinewaves; Alessandra Zucchi, projections
Sunday, July 18th  
in the morning, on the path that leads to the mill Robida 7
presentation of the new volume
around 5pm Artist Residency Gubana
a project for Topolò by Studio Wild
following Sócrates. The immortality of the uprising
a graphic-novel by Marco Gnaccolini and Cosimo Miorelli
with the dark, at the big square Writing with your feet
Paolo Rumiz, story-telling, Cosimo Miorelli, live painting, Antonio Della Marina, soundscapes

The participation at every event and workshop is free.
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Stazione di Topolò · Postaja Topolove
is realised by
Associazione Topolò - Topoluove

with the patronage and collaboration of
Comune di Grimacco (Udine)

with the support of
Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia | Assessorato alla cultura
Fondazione Friuli

and of
Urad Vlade RS za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu
Project “Slow Light-Seeking Darkness” - Klanghaus - Kulturstiftung Kärnten
IKARUS - Integrazione, Cultura, Ambiente, Rurale, Sostenibile
Cooperativa culturale Maja “Across the border 2021”
Kulturno Društvo “Ivan Trinko”

in collaboration with
Associazione Mittelfest, Akademija Umetnosti v Novi Gorici, Kino Otok-Isola Cinema, Kino Istra,
Festival “Viktor Ullmann”, Festival “Il suono in mostra”, Unikum-Klagenfurt,
ProLoco Nediške Doline, Associazione Robida, Cerneaz Pianoforti, Entract-Udine

art direction Moreno Miorelli
technical director Valerio Bergnach
Voices from the waiting room Antonella Bukovaz

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Short Films Made During a Global Pandemic

Bill Morrison, New York

Stazione has had the great pleasure and honor of hosting the works of American director Bill Morrison since 1995. The opportunity occured in the mid-nineties, when Morrison took part in the Fabrica project in Villorba, built and directed at the time by Godfrey Reggio and Gianfilippo Pedote. Since that year, Bill, today a highly acclaimed director, has been with us several times, often presenting his creations for the first time, recoveries of old films, often deteriorated by time or the environment. Remarkable, always, are the soundtracks, never in the background but an integral part of his works, entrusted to musicians such as SteveReich, Bill Frisell, Michael Gordon, David Lang and many others. This year we will screen four shorts movies born during the Global Pandemic:

- Sunken Films, (11’). A collection of films that have been found, or remain, on the Ocean’s floor.
- Curly takes a bath by the sea, (4’45”). Recorded by my cat during the pandemic lockdown, and scored by guitarist Bill Frisell. In memory of Hal Willner (1956-2020).
- The ring, (7’30”). A heat-damaged 35mm print of Milos Forman’s “Loves of a Blonde” is re-imagined as a short film about a ring that spreads a communicable disease. With music by Yo La Tengo.
- Wild Girl, (5’20”). A clip from a deteriorating nitrate print of “Wild Girl” (1917), starring Eva Tanguay, has been preserved as a silent short. Tanguay (1878-1947), a vaudeville performer who was wildly popular in the early 20th century, was perhaps the first performer to achieve mass media celebrity. She is seen here as specimen, a butterfly pinned behind the glass of time.

in the dark under the stars

Patrizia Oliva // voice, electronics

''My music is dedicated to the stars of Topolò, which redesign the sky every year. They look at us and we look at them, thus creating that correspondence capable of elevating our spirit .... we are made of the same matter.'' The concert inaugurates the collaboration between Stazione di Topolò and the Slow Light-Seeking Darkness project , in cooperation with Klanghaus and the support of Kulturstiftung Kärnten and Alpe Adria.

Patrizia Oliva is a singer, author and improviser of experimental music which crosses electronics, electroacoustics, free jazz and the performing arts. Her research is aimed at redefining the contemporary solo singer.

Over the years she has played with Evan Parker, Gino Robair, Tristan Honsinger, Pamelia Kurstin, Edoardo Marraffa, Tomeka Reid, Martin Mayes, Linda Sharrock, Anthea Caddy, Liz Albee, Stefano Giust, Lotte Ankar and many others.

ToBe Continued, 11th edition. World TB Day

starting at 00.00 till midnight (GMT+1) on March 24th, 2021
Sounds from Stazione di Topolò/Global Health Incubator across the World and back

ToBe Continued is an original concert lasting 24 hours (from 00.00 hours to the midnight of March 24th, GMT+1), during which musicians from many parts of the World connect to a website that broadcasts their concerts. During this un-interrupted 24 hour marathon (ToBe Continued... in fact) each musician has at disposal a 30-minute window, thus creating a relay of sounds and rhythms that ranges from the different streams of the "new music". The whole initiative is under the aegis of the Global Health Incubator of Topolò, the 'laboratory' established in July 2009 to create links between the world of creativity and that of science. The participating musicians have performed from many different countries including Chile, Costarica, China, Iran, Malaysia, Guatemala, Argentina, Egypt, USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Morocco, Armenia, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Camerun, Turkey and many European countries, creating a symbolical tour of the world with 48 stops. The event has the collaboration with UNIKUM - Culture Centre of the University of Klagenfurt, that provides the facilities for the coordination of the concerts and the patronage of World Health Organization and University of Milan.

Sagar’s journey

Sagar Gahatraj
Master in Media Arts and Practices School of Arts
Università di Nova Gorica

From the end of June to the end of September, Topolò and the Station host the young Nepalese director Sagar Gahtraj. The reason for his being among us is explained in his own words as following
My name is Sagar Gahatraj. I am an independent film-director and producer from Nepal. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's degree in Media Art and Practices at University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. I specialize in film direction and also have a Bachelor's Degree in Film-Direction from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. The objective of my film-making journey is to research and re-tell stories of my region and create a thought-challenging and meaningful cinema in an unconventional, but comprehensible form and film language.
Until now, I have worked on about 70 projects, among which I directed about 20 short films / documentaries / promotional videos, edited 60+ videos, did cinematography for 16 projects, and assisted in creating VFX in 1 feature movie. Presently, I am working on post-production of my Master’s film titled “In the Nation of Car Lovers”, and I am also working on a research paper about film-making and activism.
Besides that, I have been living a vegan life-style for the past 6 years and I am a follower of the Vipasana Meditation Technique.
After graduation, I plan to go to Nepal, start a film production house in my grandparent’s village and work as an entrepreneur. I look forward to learning about rural life and use this experience to make movies at grass-root level.
When I told Rene Rusjan (from the School of Arts) about my idea, she informed me about Stazione di Topolò-Postaja Topolove and explained how this organization was started with similar ideas to mine. So, I thought it would be an extremely crucial learning experience if I could visit Topolò for an internship, and see how things work. I also look forward to experiencing a different culture, meeting like-minded artists and broadening my world-view. I believe this experience will play a significant role in shaping my future ahead collaborating with the community.

Like a Canticle

Reading in multiple languages of 11x3 Songs of the Divine Comedy
in collaboration with IKARUS project - Integration, Culture, Environment, Rural, Sustainable

For the 700 years anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, Stazione honors the Poet with three readings, each of eleven songs per cantica: the readings, entrusted to volunteers, also welcome some of the many translations of the Comedy: in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Basque, Urdu, Friulian, Slovenian, read by native speakers, guests of Stazione. On the mornings of Saturday 3, 10 and 17 July, we will enter "the forest" surrounding the village with the readers and musicians who accompany the readings. The number 11 is not accidental, in doing so we want to create a single Dantean cantica, which is composed, as we know, of 33 songs.

Come una Cantica is in collaboration with the IKARUS project - Integration, Culture, Environment, Rural, Sustainable. The project is one of the eight winners of the Borghi in festival call by the Ministry of Culture. The leader is the municipality of Stregna, in the Natisone Valleys. The mayor of Stregna, Luca Postregna, presents the project at the end of the third appointment.

Release, for piano solo

Francesco Imbriaco, Cividale del Friuli

My idea is to create a single flow, not a sequence of separate songs but a suite in which the songs are all linked together (duration about 35 minutes). The idea behind the project is precisely the word 'release', letting go of something, or letting go of oneself. For this reason, with the pieces I have selected, I would like to create a path: starting from a state of quiet and serenity ('waiting' precisely); going through a darker and more tormented central phase; concluding with an 'unwind' and 'fade' to ‘let go’ in a gentle and relaxed way.

Born and raised in Cividale del Friuli, Francesco Imbriaco, writes, sings and plays guitars and keyboards for the ‘Cinque Uomini sulla Cassa del Morto’ group. Graduated from the Conservatory of Udine in Jazz Singing in 2020, he is currently studying ‘Music for Film’ at the Conservatory of Bologna. He has published two works of unpublished compositions: ‘Rooms’ (2019), for piano and string quartet, and ‘Dal Silenzio, Storie’ (2020), music for piano, harmonium, string quartet and vocal quartet, which was composed for an ethnographic itinerary dedicated to the Monastery of Santa Maria in Valle of Cividale. His music has its roots in the contemporary neoclassical landscape.

His third work, ‘Release’, which he will present in Topolò, will soon see the light; a suite for piano solo conceived and played as if it took a single breath, to breathe in and let yourself go.

Meeting with CTRL magazine

One of the most surprising and exciting Italian magazines, CTRL, presents its latest collection of human pearls: The Extinct, final part of the Normalissima Trilogy, which includes Gli Ultrauomini and I Dimezzati.

The Extinct, Souls and places that once were and are, contains 18 narrative reports, 1 photographic reportage, 1 letter from the 23rd century. Presenting these extraordinary everyday stories of people and places off the radar, are the director, Nicola Feninno with Ndack 'Mbaye and other writers.

The Way to the Mountains

a film by Micol Roubini
France, Italy; 2019; 84'

“The Way to the Mountains” is a research for the house that belonged to my grandfather, which is portrayed in a photograph dating back to 1919. In the center of a remote village in western Ukraine, a vast area mysteriously inaccessible: armed guards patrol the territory day and night. For no apparent reason.

Micol Roubini (Milan, 1982)
She graduated in Painting in 2007 at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and in 2008 in Audio Technologies at IrMus, department of the Civic School of Milan.
Her research is based on the analysis of the cultural, social, political and economic stratifications of a given reality, it focuses on the relationship between memory and orality, on marginal territories and their anthropization, on internal migrations, on certain elements of transition and conflict determined by the passing of time. Artist and director, she mainly uses video, sound and writing in the development of site-specific projects that she has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions, in Italy and abroad. Since 2010 she has collaborated in the duo Casali + Roubini. She is co-founder of L’Altauro, a production house for the development of art works, cinema and author's documentaries. In 2019, her first feature film “Road to the mountains” - a hybrid film between documentary and fiction - was presented at the Center Pompidou competing at the 41st Cinema du Réel and subsequently screened in several other European festivals including Docudays, IsReal, International Film Festival Innsbruck, Filmmaker and Trieste film festival, where it won the Corso Salani Award for the best non-distributed Italian independent film.

Festival “Viktor Ullmann”

Bloch - Martinu, sonatas for flute and piano
Luisa Franco, flute; Fabio Zanin, piano

Ernest Bloch, a composer born in Geneva, left war-torn Europe to take refuge in America. So did the Czech-born composer Bohuslav Martinu.
Two of their sonatas for flute and piano will be performed by the Duo Franco / Zanin at the Topolò Station, as part of the Viktor Ullmann Festival, a festival dedicated to the music of those composers who were persecuted, exiled or killed, during the Second World War, in because of their art, their thinking or simply their existence. From the first edition, the Viktor Ullmann Festival makes a stop in Topolò.

The Duo, formed by Luisa Franco on the transverse flute and Fabio Zanin on the piano, will perform for the first time at this concert, in which they will compete with music of intimate meditation and intense rhythmic energy.

Telling Stories for Real

Akademija umetnosti Univerza - Novi Gorici / University of Nova Gorica School of Arts, (Slovenia)

The programme contains six documentary films made in a workshop this April led by guest mentors Ludovica Fales and Tomas Sheridan, at the School of Arts of University of Nova Gorica. Due to the covid lockdown the workshop had to be conducted remotely online. Only a smaller part of the students were situated in the vicinity of Nova Gorica, the rest were working from home in other parts of Slovenia, the Balkans, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, etc. However, this was not the main feature of the workshop. Important was the ability that, in spite of that, the students were connected in group work, where each member creatively participated and co-created documentary stories that touched their situation and their position in it.

Perhaps it is interesting to note that the UNG School of Arts is the successor to the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, founded in 1994 by two artists, Topolonauti. That is why Postaja Topolove is always written in a special place at the School.
We at School have always been very attentive and conscious about our social and geopolitical realities. Moving from Ljubljana and joining the University of Nova Gorica at the very edge of the state – and for 8 years even having been located across the border on the Italian side – meant a big milestone for the School in many ways. We spent eight years in Gorizia, but now staying in Nova Gorica, still keep living 'borderless'. We plan to contribute to enriching the dialogue and interactions between those who live in the two cities and their temporary residents and we have also made this one of our main activities.

Limes - Lyme

Carlo Corazza, Udine

Topolò and the Valleys are a well of wonders but, like any mountain area that has been abandoned, it has an unwelcome guest that not even the most extreme animal rights activist dares to defend: the tick. In our area there are many people who have suffered the consequences of the bite of this microscopic insect. Therefore, the project of Carlo Corazza suits us perfectly, he is a pianist and composer whose existence has been completely changed by ticks. He will talk about Lyme disease, which has hit him abruptly, interrupting his career, he will tell about his experience and will play some songs.

After graduating from piano and composition studies, he perfected his studies in Vienna and had an intense concert career. In 2013, following Lyme disease diagnosis, he abruptly interrupted his intense career, which would have taken him on international tour The despair brought about by his condition triggered a reaction: he wanted to give voice to the musical ideas that had been swirling around in his head. During the many years spent in search of adequate treatments, he found in composition an outlet for his musicality.
"I want to commit myself to sensitizing, with my songs, public opinion on this disease and the pathologies that it develops and thanks to the collaboration with the “Lyme Italia e confezioni” association, of which I was a founding member, I hope that something starts to move in research and diagnosis ". As a composer he has written pieces for piano, orchestra and for several ensembles. In 2020 his album Dreamer’s Landscape was awarded the silver medal at the Global Music Awards in California among thousands of records from all over the world in the category of best album and best composer.
He publishes his compositions for the Raighes Factory label.

Wind soles

a documentary by Felice Pesoli
presented by Gianfilippo Pedote
Italy; 2020; 81'

Goffredo Fofi does not want to be considered an intellectual, but he has spent his life founding magazines, writing books, reviewing films. This film tells of his tireless political and cultural work and his encounters with illustrious figures such as Elsa Morante, Carmelo Bene, Danilo Dolci, Aldo Capitini, Totò, Luis Bunuel, Ada Gobetti, Raniero Panzieri, Pasolini, Fellini ... People with whom "it was nice to argue", but with whom, in some cases, it was just as nice to reconcile. And then 1968 happened: extra-parliamentary groups, ideological excesses, the discovery of new writers and directors, social work as a resource for politics. From the profile of a heretical intellectual and an extraordinary cultural organizer emerges a strongly critical vision of Italian society, of its mechanisms of power, of the injustices that mark it. The documentary is presented by producer Gianfilippo Pedote.

Felice Pesoli (Milan) in the ‘80 directed the magazine «Video Magazine» and in 1990 was one of the founders of the Invideo review. Producer and author of television programs, he worked as head of the programming of the Stream and Tele + channels. In recent years he has worked mainly as an author for television programs, directing several documentaries for the Rai program “La storia siamo noi”. In 2015 he presented the film “Before life changes us” at the Torino Film Festival.

"Prayer" for Topolò

Paolo Forte, accordion

“Without taking anything from playing in a duo, another form of expression that I love is playing as a soloist. It gives me a place where I can improvise what I want and when-how much I want, granting me the pleasure of “being directed” by the surrounding place and above all by the people.
Therefore, it occurred to me that I could play a small concert-improvisation at dawn, or at night, obviously in acoustic, for accordion alone. A collective "prayer" that can honor this beautiful place."

Born in 1988, Paolo Forte has been studying accordion since the age of 8. Graduated from conservatory he now continues his studies in ethnic music, folk and other genres.
He has collaborated with writers (Mauro Corona, Pino Roveredo, Paolo Rumiz, Angelo Floramo, Toni Capuozzo) and entertainers (Moni Ovadia, David Riondino, Gioele Dix, Philippe Daverio, Alberto de Bastiani). He has obtained the first national prize at the "Roland V-accordion festival 2012" where he performed pieces of his own composition, thus becoming the only Italian for the world finals in Rome, at the Parco della Musica auditorium, where he won the WebTv award as the most voted performer. He plays in the multiethnic quartet Safar Mazì, with whom he recorded the disc “Safar” and subsequently “Thalassa”. He recorded "Al Buio", a solo album containing original songs written specifically for the instrument with which he performed them. He composed the soundtrack for the film “Menocchio”. As a soloist he has participated in several festivals all over Europe.

Beyond this border

Giorgio Parisi , clarinet, bass clarinet, voice
Paolo Forte, accordion
in collaboration with Kino Istra - Cinema Istria

The duo Parisi-Forte aims at the reinterpretation of pieces coming from the varied musical traditions of Eastern Europe, while re-reading them through their own musical background, trying to highlight their complexity and infinite rhythmic and melodic richness.
The music proposed is arranged for accordion - which accompanies the main melody while allowing various solo moments for itself - and the clarinet, which sings the melody and, if necessary, supports the voice of the accordion. The duo also likes to make some forays into klezmer music, the music of Central and Eastern Europe Jewish culture , often characterized by the use of the Yiddish language to express the pains, disturbances and joys of all wandering peoples.
There will also be some improvisation, impromptu or otherwise, to give the performance further listening stimuli.

Giorgio Parisi was born in Udine in 1985 and graduated in clarinet in 2003.
He subsequently followed an instrumental specialization course in Tarquinia and Turin.
He completed his musicology studies at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and again in the same city he followed courses on music education at the Testaccio Popular Music School.
He has been teaching for several years in kindergartens and primary schools. He performs in various music groups: with Maropoli, in duo with accordionist Paolo Forte and with the trio Atik Leatid Project. Since 2017 he has collaborated with ANPI Udine as an expert and performer of music from the Klezmer and Eastern Europe traditions. Since 2019 he has been steadily collaborating with Teatro della Sete.

Born in 1988, Paolo Forte has been studying accordion since the age of 8. Graduated from conservatory he now continues his studies in ethnic music, folk and other genres.
He has collaborated with writers (Mauro Corona, Pino Roveredo, Paolo Rumiz, Angelo Floramo, Toni Capuozzo) and entertainers (Moni Ovadia, David Riondino, Gioele Dix, Philippe Daverio, Alberto de Bastiani). He has obtained the first national prize at the "Roland V-accordion festival 2012" by performing pieces of his own composition, thus becoming the only Italian for the world finals in Rome. He recorded "Al Buio", a solo album containing original songs written specifically for the instrument with which he performed them. He composed the soundtrack for the film “Menocchio” . As a soloist he has participated in several festivals all over Europe.

Pleasure rocks, a participatory video

Concept and direction by Titta C. Raccagni in collaboration with Debora Vrizzi

The Pleasure rocks research, which investigates the relationship of matter, between organic and inorganic, human and non-human, through the idea and experience of pleasure and which last year saw the creation of a laboratory, a visual and a land specific installation during Postaja, continues in this 2021 edition: the idea is to create a participatory video, open to anyone who wants to become a body among rocks.

Titta Cosetta Raccagni transmedia artworker.
Graduated in History of Cinema, they have worked with video in its various forms, collaborating with Gabriele Salvatores, Alina Marazzi, Luca Bigazzi, Francesca Comencini, the Ridley Scott team. Their movie-related works are supported by the Filmmaker Festival. As a gender fluid person in recent years they have focused research mainly on issues related to gender and sexuality, hybridizing with other artistic languages. With Diario blu (E), an autobiographical work, they have participated in the Turin Film Festival, Visions du Réel and in an installation form at Pergine Spettacolo Aperto. Since 2015 they have dedicated themselves to the Pornopoetica project, which combines the political and aesthetic sense of their personal and artistic path.

Duel of Polysemy topology, semantics and ... other visions

with Antonio Lerario (SISSA Trieste) and Stefano Quaglia (Universität Graz)
referee Giacomo Pedini (Mittelfest)
a Mittelfest creation within Mittelland for Stazione di Topolò / Postaja Topolove

What are a referee, the mythological Polysemus, and two duelists, Morfema and Palindromo doing in the ancient village of Topolò? They engage in an unprecedented topological and polysemic battle, a duel in five acts, the outcome of which will be declared by the public. Five sentences, apparently absurd, ambiguous, full of anomalous words. What do they mean? Morfema will reveal their meaning from a linguistic point of view, Palindrome from a mathematical one, but at the end the public will have to decide the definitive meaning ... if there is one.
Because the wonder of any code often lies in its ability to get out of hand, or tongue...

The duel inaugurates the collaboration between the Mittelfest of Cividale and Stazione_Postaja. The protagonists are Giacomo Pedini, artistic director of the Mittelfest; Antonio Lerario, topologist, associate professor of Geometry and Mathematical Physics at SISSA in Trieste and Stefano Quaglia, of the Institute of Romance Philology of the University of Graz.

Predis. The denied nation

a film by Massimo Garlatti Costa
Italy; 2019; 63’

The history of Friulian independence during the twentieth century told through the figures of three firulian fighting priests, Don Giuseppe Marchetti, Don Francesco Placereani and Don Antonio Bellina, who tried to awaken the conscience of their people so that they could regain possession of their own history, culture , language, but above all of one's own identity. Even in our Valleys, the attempt to save the mother tongue has had many parish priests as champions, who defended the use of the Slovenian, dialect and language, in the dark periods of Fascism and the Cold War.

Beautiful as the flip side of ugly – voicing a sound space

Line Horneland, Stavanger
curated by Norwegian Embassy of Topolò

The installation is based exclusively on the artist’s voice. A central aspect when I work on an installation like this is the mutual influence between sound, spatiality and listening experience and whether the journey the voice makes through the artistic trajectory and back to the public, has a potential for the individual's experience in a shared room.
"Her work is composed as polyphonic vocal textures, based on several layers of improvisations. Rather than composing dramatic events in time, Line Horneland composes situations that unfold in space. The work becomes sound installations that can be heard from several speakers, sensitively adapted to spatial acoustics, architecture and light, as well as the listener's presence in the room. The sound activates the room, inviting contemplative and embodied listening - present in the room and between the voices”.

Line Horneland, based in Norway, (master in Creative Disciplines and Learning Processes in music, from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences), coming from the music field as a vocalist, working with different kinds of material, from jazz to free improvisation and loops, evolving into an artistic practice on vocalscapes for interactive installations, and soundworks.

SternenKlang (The Sound of the Stars)

Alessandro Fogar, Grado
a collaboration with project “Slow Light-Seeking Darkness”, in cooperation with Klanghaus and the support of Kulturstiftung Kärnten

SternenKlang is an generative interactive installation. The author has designed a system that can be installed in a park, a garden, a public space, but also indoors and that blends in with the surrounding environment in the form of a semi-permanent intervention, in harmony with the universe.
The system virtually observes the celestial vault, and follows in particular the Moon and the brightest stars and, based on the observations’ data, obtained from star maps and the internet, continuously generates different sound events, blending in discreetly with the surrounding sounds.
Sternenklang consists of: a stellar music-box; Moon sounds; events triggered by the reception of Space Weather. We are proud that it is Topolò's night sky that inaugurates Alessandro Fogar's stars song, who made use of the collaboration of Elio Corbolante for this project.
SternenKlang is also the first event of the international project “Slow Light-Seeking Darkness”, in cooperation with Klanghaus and the support of Kulturstiftung Kärnten, which investigates the concept of darkness in its broadest sense.

On forestry: the story of Ultima who becomes a forest

Tables with video, story and drawing: by Titta C. Raccagni in collaboration with Elena Rucli

On the evening of April 22nd, the day following my arrival in Topolò and after all the tiring months spent in Milan surrounded by the pandemic’s uncertainty and its forced seclusion, Ultima, my 15-year-old canine, a hound with spotted hair and a superfine nose, left home for her evening stroll. And she never came back. During the timeless days of research, despite desperation and sadness, I immediately felt a sense of wonder and gratitude: not only for a life spent together, but also for her choice of getting forested. I am grateful to Ultima for this open and animal ending which I can learn from once again: her body in the woods of Topolove, away from the anthropocentric and paradoxical hospitalization, her body in the woods in spring, when life takes up all the space and death is but a continuation of it.

Titta C. Raccagni is an artist who is trained in cinema and video making, they have a fluid identity in life and research, they are an activist. They participate in film festivals as well as performing arts. Their latest film work “Diario Blu (e)” was also presented at the Turin film festival and at the Postaja Topolove 2019. They are based in Milan but have lived in many other places.

I'll take you to safety. Trieste and the Jewish emigration

a project conceived by Tommaso Chiarandini
Cosimo Miorelli, live painting; Davide Casali, clarinet; Manuel Figheli, harmonica; Roberta Colacino and Maurizio Zacchigna, narration

The project, funded by Friuli Venezia-Giulia Region and curated by historian Tommaso Chiarandini, aims at adding value to the role played by the port of Trieste in relation to European Jewish emigration between the 19th and 20th centuries, through a multidisciplinary approach that makes the theme available to a wider audience. Unpublished historical sources and testimonies will be made accessible through multimedia storytelling methods such as live painting and animation videos. The Topolò-Topoluove Association is the leader of the project; its partners are "Carlo and Vera Wagner" Museum of the Jewish Community of Trieste, University of Trieste-Department of Humanities, "Friends of Israel" Association of Gorizia and Židovska obcina Rijeka (Jewish Community of Rijeka). Topolò's performance is the opening event, which will then also take place in Gorizia, Trieste and Rijeka.

Dance the Forest

Barbara Stimoli, Milan/h3>

“Dance the Forest” is a participatory workshop for children and adults.
We will mostly use movement as a language to communicate with each other and with the other beings of the forest: animals, flowers, insects, trees, mushrooms, lichens ...
We will look at the world as if we were seeing it for the first time, with the same charm, but we will travel beyond the limits of the gaze, tuning in with every single track and sound. With discretion we will open all our senses to explore the forest-space.
We will do a dance to celebrate alliances with all other visible and invisible living beings. We will be Forest.

Barbara Stimoli is a dancer and choreographer. She trained at “Isola Danza Academy” directed by Carolyn Carlson, with international dance and theater figures. She is an experienced urban-space dancer, her interest began by dancing in shows of “Udine Arearea” company. For many years she has collaborated with the “Tpo” company of Prato, on international tours, with interactive shows and movement workshops for children and youths of different nationalities, age groups and abilities. She has worked as an interpreter, co-author and assistant with Arearea, Virgilio Sieni, Stefano Questorio and various artistic collectives. Starting with the “Pleasure Rocks” research, she is dedicated to the exploration of multi-species alliances.

From all over the world to Topolò

Veronica Vitazkova

Veronika Vitazkova returns after 10 years to Stazione, bringing with her flutes and wind instruments from all over the world: from the common transverse flute to the Japanese shakuhachi, from the Armenian dukuk to the Slovak koncovka, fujara, gajdica, dvojacka, from the love flute of Native Americans to the Bolivian moseno, the Turkish zurna, the Indian bansuri, the Irish whistle and others. Short concerts, improvisations to bring pieces of the world to Topolò. The right sound at the right time.

Veronika Vitazkova is a professional flutist based in Vienna who fluently conveys her love of music through different genres, styles and woodwind instruments from all over the world.
As a versatile artist who introduces traditional, half forgotten instruments on an international stage, she is constantly inspiring and brings new knowledge to her audience.
She is also a flexible classical musician who is regularly invited to play and tour with prominent ensembles and conductors such as the Wiener Volksoper Orchester, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the late Ennio Morricone. Veronika has a passion for recording, bringing a new energy to numerous film scores and soundtracks (for ex., Netflix and BBC) both as a solo and orchestral musician.

Socrates. The immortality of the revolt

a graphic novel by Marco Gnaccolini and Cosimo Miorelli
published by BeccoGiallo.

A choral story about the history of the Brazilian footballer, doctor and rebel Socrates, captain of Corinthias and founder of the Corinthian Democracy, the football team that challenged the Brazilian military dictatorship.

Marco Gnaccolini, Born in Venice in 1985, he graduated in 2015 in dramaturgy at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio D'Amico" in Rome. He is the founder and playwright of the Woodstock Teatro theater company. He works as a playwright in the opera The Yellow Sound directed by Franco Ripa di Meana, winner of the Abbiati prize as "best Italian novelty 2015".
He wrote Lear / of the generational conflict (2013), winner of the OFF # 4 Award of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto. He currently collaborates with Cosimo Miorelli in the creation of graphic novels.

Cosimo Miorelli,Berlin-based visual artist / illustrator / live performer ranging from editorial publications to video productions. “My current research focuses on live storytelling, combining digital music and painting into unique live-sets. I painted live and exhibited my works in festivals, museums, projects and locations in Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Belgium, extending my collaborations to film and documentary productions, museums and musical performances”.

Write with your feet

Paolo Rumiz, Trieste
with Cosimo Miorelli, Berlin and Antonio Della Marina, Udine

The writer and traveler Paolo Rumiz has been close to Stazione since the first editions, so much so that for us he has always been a “topolonauta doc”. This year, for the first time, he will be our guest and will present his unpublished text, in verse. Poetry is poiésis, to do, but it is also (sometimes above all) rhythm, and rhythm is the basis of walking. Steps determine rhythm, rhythm if you give it voice, words, leads to poetry. This and more is "writing with your feet". The upcoming book will feature illustrations by Cosimo Miorelli, here engaged in a live painting.

Paolo Rumiz was born in Trieste. He is a journalist, started by being a special correspondent for the newspaper Il Piccolo di Trieste. Subsequently he began to collaborate with “La Repubblica” as a columnist. Since the mid-eighties he has been particularly interested in the events that took place in the Balkans and in the Danube area. He documented the Balkan war, following the different phases of the conflict, first in Croatia and then in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Author of numerous works, he has written various reportages in which he tells of the many trips he made both for work and for personal pleasure.

Cosimo Miorelli. Berlin-based visual artist / illustrator / live performer, his work goes from editorial publications to video productions. “My current research focuses on live storytelling, combining digital music and painting into unique live-sets. I painted live and exhibited my works in festivals, museums, projects and different locations in Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Belgium, extending my collaborations to film and documentary productions, museums and musical performances”.

Antonio Della Marina is an electronic composer and sound artist, his work exploits the physical properties of sounds and the use of microtonal tuning systems. Since late nineties he is active in sound art through concerts, lectures and sound installations. His works has been exhibited in art galleries and international festivals, including Angelica Festival, Experimental Intermedia NYC, the Prague Quadriennal and Lydgalleriet in Bergen.

The mysterious book of Topolò

by Davide Casali centoParole editions

Drift/Trace, is a study on the musicality of surfaces, seen like a score for a sort of electro-acoustic “orchestra”. Continuing a personal research on surfaces, now almost for a decade, developed mostly for Stazione, the project is articulated in two phases: a preparatory phase, dedicated to the study of surfaces, the external walls of Topolò, which will be employed for the project; a second phase consisting in the preparation of a system which, created for this purpose for Stazione, “digitalises” any wall of the village and produces a music “played” by the wall itself. The process of reading/interpretation of the score printed on the wall happens directly, live, through a pointer which shows in that moment where we are in the score.

Like a memory of places, sound is originated in the wall and does not impose a message, a narration, but strictly derives from the traces of time left on the surfaces and becomes part of that same environment, enriching it and not abusing it. The viewers are invited to participate by placing themselves in the proximity of the wall and later, with the pointer, pointing on the position of the score; abandoning themselves to the suggestions originated by the walls which will be “interpreters”; imagining old memories and traces left by time and nature in their drifting and their transformation of sound.



Katinka Dimkaroska – Flauto Tidldibab - Tapan
Mauro Bon – basso el. - sound scapes - percussioni -voci -ebow
Sandro Carta – Tromba – soundscapes

                                La nostra trilogia musicale rappresenta un omaggio all’uomo di Neanderthal, che 35 – 40 mila anni fa affrontava l'ultimo periodo della sua esistenza terrena convivendo con l’homo sapiens, prima di scomparire definitivamente in un tempo relativamente breve. Nato con l'idea di realizzare un paesaggio sonoro in grado di evocare la vita di una comunità preistorica. È scandito in tre distinti momenti temporali - il pomeriggio, la sera e il giorno seguente - ciascuno animato da differenti sonorità in cui riverberano, fondendosi con la natura circostante, alcuni suoni ambientali: la foresta, i versi degli uccelli e degli insetti che la abitano, la convivialità umana attorno al fuoco.

  La performance di Topolò sarà caratterizzata dalla presenza di Katinka Dimkaroska, musicista di Ljubljana, di origine macedone, la quale suonerà la copia esatta del flauto originale ricavato da un femore di un orso speleus, e ritrovato negli scavi delle grotte di Divije Babe (Idrija – SLO) frequentate dall'uomo di Neanderthal. Si ritiene possa essere lo strumento musicale più antico mai ritrovato a livello globale.

Giovanni Maier: violoncello
Filippo Orefice: clarinetto

Maier e Orefice collaborano da anni e hanno lavorato a lungo sull'improvvisazione in vari contesti: micro-cellule tematiche, jazz standards, racconti letterari e film muti musicati... Per questa particolare occasione, eseguiranno e svilupperanno improvvisando alcuni brani di Maier con una strumentazione diversa da quella loro usuale (sax e contrabbasso): clarinetto e violoncello.

Giovanni Maier, contrabbassista e compositore di fama internazionale. Ha suonato con Enrico Rava, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Richard Galliano, Gianluigi Trovesi, Massimo Urbani, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Franco D'Andrea, Han Bennink, Ernst Reijseger e moltissimi altri. Dal 2006 insegna Contrabbasso e Musica d'insieme ai "Seminari Senesi di Jazz". Dal 2009 è docente di Jazz presso il Conservatorio "Tartini" di Trieste.

Filippo Orefice ha collaborato con Don Menza, Marc Abrams, Bjram Istrefi, Sam Kulik, Zlatko Caucig, Chris Jennings, Pierre Allain Tocanier, U.T.Gandhi, Mellow Moods, Leroy Emanuel e molti altri musicisti europei. Vincitore di numerosi premi internazionali per il suo strumento, il sax e come compositore di musica per il cinema.

Jan Vysocky

Spirit of the place
an amplified sound experience of different sites in and around Topolò

Il termine "spirito del luogo" è sempre stato parte importante per le culture tradizionali del mondo ed è stato dimenticato dalla mentalità di un mondo bipolarizzato tipica del dopo guerra; è solo di recente che siamo riusciti a riscoprire, attraverso un approccio scientifico, il suo significato in relazione all’esperienza umana e alla vita all’interno di un luogo.

"Non credo in un Dio... ma credo nella natura e sono qui per proteggerla." Uno degli ultimi abitanti della vecchia generazione di Topolò.

I microfoni possono essere usati come attrezzi scientifici per misurare la cosiddetta "realtà oggettiva", ma allo stesso tempo sono anche strumenti per la creazione artistica. Meditando tra i suoni dell’ambiente in luoghi particolarmente energetici, possiamo aprire i nostri attrezzi personali - le orecchie e la coscienza - all’esistenza circostante e a quella interiore.

Regitrazione effettuata con un sistema di microfoni altamente sensibili ai suoni dell’ambiente nel settembre 2017 ed utilizzata per i suoni del film Stories of the Chestnut woods girato in Benečija.

Jan Vysocky è nato nel 1981 nella vecchia Cecoslovacchia ed è cresciuto in esilio in Austria. Ha seguito corsi all’istituto di elettroacustica e all’accademia di arte applicata di Vienna. Jan ha cominciato presto a collaborare con registi francesi e nel campo della danza contemporanea e dell’arte. Come compositore e artista sonoro ha prodotto molte colonne sonore e progetti sonori per film di fiction e documentari, ma anche per teatro e danza.
Dal 2010 vive a Parigi, collabora con Arden Day ad un progetto intitolato "Unbehagen" che utilizza pianoforte e ghironda, sviluppatosi poi nel quintetto di improvvisazione "Pancrace". La loro ultima incisione è stata selezionata come miglior album del 2017 dalle riviste "The Wire Magazine", "Chicago Reader" e "Soundohm".

Stiamo scomparendo - Viaggio nell'Italia in minoranza

un reportage a cura della rivista CTRL

Un viaggio dal Salento al Monte Rosa, nei luoghi d’Italia in cui la lingua madre non è l’italiano.
Abbiamo incontrato gli ultimi parlanti della lingua walser, nelle alte valli del Piemonte. Gli occitani, nel torinese e nel cuneese: la loro lingua è quella degli antichi trovatori. Siamo sbarcati sull’isola di San Pietro, nel sud della Sardegna, dove si parla il tabarchino. Siamo stati in Basilicata, nei territori degli arbëreshë, i discendenti delle popolazioni che nel XV secolo emigrarono in Italia dall’Albania. E nei piccoli paesi della Puglia dove sopravvive ancora oggi il grico: una lingua che, forse, resiste fin dai tempi delle antiche colonie della Magna Grecia o che, forse, è stata esportata nel Medioevo dall’Impero Bizantino.
Cinque reportage firmati da cinque scrittori: Franco Arminio, Viola Bonaldi, Nicola Feninno, Valerio Millefoglie, Mirco Roncoroni.
Un’ampia sezione fotografica con gli scatti di Emanuela Colombo. E sette contenuti speciali, che raccontano il rapporto tra lingua e identità nei territori dell’Italia meno raccontata, a cura di Gionata Giardina, Davide Gritti, Alessandro Mininno, Gianni Miraglia, Alessandro Monaci, Luca Perri. Stiamo scomparendo – Viaggio nell’Italia in minoranza è un libro di reportage narrativo e fotografico. Una narrazione a più voci che nasce dall’esperienza di CTRL magazine. E dalla passione per le storie fuori dai radar.

Playing men

un film di Matjaž Ivanišin
60’ - 2017

Playing man è un film giocoso sul gioco, sulla bellezza dei giochi e dei giocatori.
In un tempo che può o non può essere nostro, l’uomo gioca, serio, ma con spensierata gioia da qualche parte nel Mediterraneo. Lottare, far rotolare una forma di formaggio tra le strade di un paese o ripetere rapidamente i numeri giusti sono occupazioni di grande importanza. Il regista riprende tutto con seria leggerezza fino al momento in cui incontra un blocco creativo. Per continuare, ha bisogno di cambiare le regole del gioco.

Presentano il film a Topolò il regista Matjaž Ivanišin, la produttrice Marina Gumzi e forse altri membri della troupe di passaggio.

Matjaz Ivanisin è regista e scrittore. Ha studiato alls Scuola Nazionale Slovena del Cinema.
Corti : Che Sara (2002), Quick View (2005), Šentilj - Spielfeld, a Border Crossing (2009), Karpotrotter (2013), Little Houses (2014),  Lungometraggi : Every Good Story is a Love Story (2017)

Suono e Risonanza

TMO live in Arnoldstein
regia di Niki Meixner

Non poteva mancare, nell’anno della XXV edizione, la presenza di Unikum, il Centro Culturale dell’Università di Klagenfurt, con il quale la Stazione è gemellata fin dalle prime edizioni. Con i coordinatori di Unikum, Emil Kristof e Gerhard Pilgram, abbiamo vissuto e imparato un modo semplice e nuovo di proporre l’arte, spesso camminando. Con loro, da alcuni anni,è Niki Meixner, regista e coreografo, che ha diretto il video che immortala la nostra Topolovska Minimalna Orkestra impegnata in InC di Terry Riley, ad Arnoldstein durante il recente progetto Suono e Risonanza. Un dono in video da questo impareggiabile centro di cultura viva di Klagenfurt.

Giulia Iacolutti

Paesaggio sociale // Paesaggio visibile

Se la conformazione degli spazi influisce sulla costruzione/decostruzione dell’identità, analogamente sono i processi sociali a conformare gli spazi stessi. Con un’azione performativa di 8 giorni, che prevede il ricamo di un presunto schema urbanistico di Topolò, basato sull’analisi delle mappe catastali dal 1500 a oggi e degli alberi genealogici delle famiglie del paese, Giulia Iacolutti desidera favorire i processi di appropriazione e riconfigurazione dello spazio, incentivando una partecipazione attiva basata sull’interazione creatasi coi passanti. Il lenzuolo sarà infine esposto sul balcone per celebrare la "virtù" del paese.

Giulia Iacolutti, fotografa documentarista, si dedica principalmente a progetti personali tra Italia e Messico. Dedita alla ricerca narrativa, oltre alla fotografia, utilizza differenti linguaggi e supporti per esplorare temi di natura politico-socio-culturale relazionati alle lotte di resistenza identitaria.

The Original Klezmer Alef Band

clarinetto e voce: Davide Casali
fisarmonica: Manuel Figheli
basso elettrico: Saverio Gaglianese
chitarra: Tiziano Bole

Il gruppo si propone di eseguire la musica klezmer cioè la musica degli ebrei che abitavano e vivevano fin dal XVI secolo d.C. nell’Est Europa.
La parola klezmer deriva dall’ebraico e significa "strumento da suonare". E’ la musica che per eccellenza veniva, e viene suonata tuttora, nelle feste e nei matrimoni ebraici e, talvolta, anche in quelli non ebraici, con forte disprezzo da parte dei religiosi che si infuriavano con queste bande di veri e propri musicisti di strada. Il più delle volte imparavano a suonare dai propri genitori che spesso tramandavano le musiche oralmente. Per questo motivo non esiste un repertorio preciso di questa musica, comunque la musica klezmer è la prima forma ufficiale di world music, ovvero abbraccia molti paesi come la Russia, la Polonia e anche la Grecia. Intorno al 1920, una massa consistente di ebrei si spostò in America ridando vita a questa musica e contaminandola, reciprocamente, con il Jazz.
Il gruppo strumentale e vocale "The Original Klezmer Ensemble", nato per volontà di Davide Casali nel 1993, ha suonato nei maggiori festival italiani di musica klezmer ed è stato invitato come miglior gruppo klezmer italiano negli Stati Uniti, in Germania, Croazia e Slovenia. Il concerto è una tappa della V edizione del Festival di musica concentrazionaria "Viktor Ullmann".



Fajnabanda, nata nel 2016, è composta da insegnanti, personale non docente, genitori ed ex allievi della scuola bilingue di San Pietro al Natisone. Il nostro repertorio spazia da Nada a Srečko Kosovel, dagli Europe ai canti popolari. Motivi per cantare non mancano nella ricca tradizione musicale delle Valli del Natisone. Al di là delle parole, al di là dei confini, al di là del reale e dell’immaginario, c’è il canto che ci accudisce, ci esalta, ci rigenera e ci poetizza.

"Dove la parola manca, là comincia la musica; dove le parole si arrestano, l’uomo non può che cantare". Vladimir Jankélévitch.

Canary Pipe

Irene Brigitte, voce e chitarra acustica
Ilaria Fantin, arciliuto e voce

I Music Club sono sempre più frequenti nella Londra del fine ‘600, in un contesto dove la pratica e la fruizione della musica cosiddetta "colta" usciva dalla corte. Il concerto non era quindi più per pochi eletti ma per quelli che desideravano ascoltarla, magari sorseggiando una bevanda in compagnia. Questo è lo spirito con cui Irene Brigitte e Ilaria Fantin propongo un repertorio che tocca in gran parte il ‘600 ma che raggiunge i club dei giorni nostri. Diversi sono infatti gli incontri tra il mondo del cantautorato-folk e la musica antica che in questo concerto verranno raccontati e interpretati. Un repertorio che riporta in luce le figure di grandi compositori barocchi e le confronta con importanti esponenti del nostro secolo (Nick Drake, Beatles, David Bowie..), raccontandone le connessioni.
Un duo nato da poco che vanta, di recente, la partecipazione alla Stanza della Musica di Rai Radio3.

Irene Brigitte, dal 2013 comincia ad approfondire la musica antica e si iscrive al Corso di canto rinascimentale e barocco del Conservatorio Pedrollo (Vicenza). Ha cantato come solista e corista in diverse rassegne tra cui Mese della Musica al Duomo di Milano, Conversazioni al Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza,Trento Musica Antica, Hausmusik – Wunderkammer, Antichi Suoni alle Gallerie d'Italia e Itinerari cameristici di Trento. Ha inoltre preso parte alla nuova edizione della messa “Se la face ay pale” di Guillaume Du Fay, diretta da Claudia Caffagni, pubblicata nel 2017 da Amadeus.

Ilaria Fantin si è laureata in liuto presso il Dipartimento di Musica Antica del Conservatorio A. Pedrollo di Vicenza, ha terminato la specializzazione con il massimo dei voti al Conservatorio E.F.dall’Abaco di Verona. Svolge intensa attività concertistica in Italia e all’estero, interessandosi ai vari aspetti della musica antica attinenti al proprio strumento, ed eseguendo brani che vanno dal periodo medievale a quello rinascimentale e barocco. Ha partecipato ad importanti festival in tutta Europa. Lavora come unica musicista allo spettacolo ‘Il Sangue’ con il regista Pippo Delbono e la cantante Petra Magoni. Ha un progetto in duo con Petra Magoni e un repertorio di musica sacra che ha debuttato con due concerti a Quito, in Ecuador, oltre al duo di musica tradizionale Quintana, con la strumentista praghese Katerina Ghannudi all’arpa tripla e voce.


Elena Rucli and Paolo Giangiulio

The rules are few: one word a day, the same in Topolò and in Trento. And the word brings out the drawing. An outburst and a release. 21 cm in height and 14.8 cm wide, really precise for Elena, always a few millimeters more or less for Paolo.

A new space in which to reflect, have fun, rest and experiment.
A new space in which to spend the days of our isolation.
Unaware that the drawings would be found at the Station, the meeting place par excellence.

Remains - Confessions to the Ghosts

Niko Novak and Matevž Jerman

A poet's gaze to his world that's fading. A ghost story in eleven songs. Remains - Confessions to the Ghosts is a music album that exists solely as an experimental film. It is also an experimental collage that's trying to find it's narrative throughout the unused footage of another film, Mother by Vlado Škafar (on which Niko Novak worked as a production designer). The result interweaves impressionist imagery with poetry into a tale of memories, relationships, beauty and death. "Mama" is a movie which involves Topolò and which, we can say, is also a child of Topolò and Stazione. One of the two actresses, Vida Rucli, is from Topolò. Moreover, part of the shooting was in done in Topolò and other "non-protagonists" were met during Stazione by the director Vlado Škafar.


concerto per arpa di Emanuela Battigelli

In una piovosa sera del luglio 1997, in un fienile di Topolò, la Stazione ospitò il primo concerto pubblico di una giovanissima arpista friulana. Alla sua domanda se qualcuno fosse in grado di leggere la musica per girare le pagine degli spartito, si alzò un uomo dal fondo del fienile che svolse correttamente quell'incarico per tutto il concerto: era Alvin Curran. Ventuno anni dopo, carica di successi ed esperienze, Emanuela ritorna a Topolò con un programma che comprende anche due prime esecuzioni assolute.

Emanuela Battigelli è nata a Gemona del Friuli nel 1980. Ha avuto il privilegio di collaborare come arpista di alcune fra le più importanti orchestre a livello mondiale quali Berliner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonia ed Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, sotto la direzione di Maestri come Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle e Kirill Petrenko. La sua carriera solistica e cameristica l'ha portata a suonare in prestigiose rassegne come Festival di Aix en Provence, Verbier Festival e Biennale di Musica Contemporanea di Gerusalemme, ed eseguire concerti per arpa ed orchestra insieme all' Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, The Israel Chamber Orchestra ed altre. Nel 2013 ha eseguito in prima esecuzione assoluta per Radio RAI brani originali per arpa di Germaine Tailleferre. Nel 2014 la casa discografica Artesuono ha pubblicato l'album digitale Tailleferre - Britten – Hosokawa che include la prima registrazione assoluta di lavori per arpa di Germaine Tailleferre e delle Two Japanese Folksongs per arpa di Toshio Hosokawa. Dal 2015 collabora con l'Ensemble Prometeo, eccellenza italiana nell'ambito della musica contemporanea.

The Circle of Harmonic Overtone

Björk Viggósdóttir, Kòpavogur (IS)

Björk Viggósdóttir will be researching the harmony and contrast between nature and the man made technology. And frequency of nature harmonic overtone. In a lyrical meditation form, the viewer can watch and interact with soundscape and natural and man made forms. With the work of art, Björk touches the questions about nature and technology. The work focuses on nature, the man made technology and explores the harmony and contrast between them. The viewer completes the poetic picture, Björk Viggósdóttir trusts the viewer to visualise the visual poetry and close the circle.

Björk Viggósdóttir (b. 1982) , lives and works in Reykjavik. She obtained a BA degree in visual arts from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2006. Björk studied teacher art education at Icelandic Art Academy of Arts and MA degree in applied cultural media studies at the University of Iceland. She has held solo exhibitions in Iceland and abroad as well as participated in several group exhibitions in USA , Europe, Asia, South America. Björk Viggósdóttir has had a solo exhibitions in Gallery Þoka 2013, Reykjavk Art Museum 2011 and Hafnarborg The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art 2013. In her Artwork Björk works in different media and combine them together so the viewer can use all their senses to experience the artwork. In her previous works Viggósdóttir creates installations that evoke certain perceptions of space. They often require viewer participation and encourage them to retreat from logic thinking and the tangible reality and unleash their imagination. the Björk frequently collaborates with composers, musicians and dancers in her exhibitions.


Cure for humanity. A sound bench
An installation by CoH

A project by Stockholm Konst and Audiorama in collaboration with Spazioersetti - Continuous cultural association. Ljudbänken is a project born from the collaboration between the Swedish institutions Stockholm Konst and Audiorama, which happened in itinerant stop-overs from November 2017 until June 2020. A sound bench which to this day has hosted 6 international artists and has been placed in just as many parks or landmarks in Stockholm. Like Spazioersetti before us, we have decided to “adopt” this project and to bring it to Udine and the surrounding areas. We are very pleased to inaugurate this new collaboration in Topolò, once more a starting/arrival point for art, language and cultural migration. After Postaja, the sound bench will be moved to Udine, where it will be part of an exposition for a few weeks during the “Il Suono in Mostra” fair.

CoH is the musical alias of Ivan Pavlov (Иван Павлов), a Russian-born musician, sound artist and engineer. He has lived in Sweden since 1995. After moving to Sweden, he adopted the alias CoH which can be read in both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. It means sleep or dream in Russian. CoH worked with singer Annie Anxiety, with Cosey Fanni Tutti, with American artist Richard Chartier (under names Chessmachine and Nice Box) as well as with the British band Coil. Together with Peter Christopherson from Coil he launched the band Soisong in 2007.

Stockholm Konst:


Harvesting Shadows

Workshop with Francesco Zoboli

It’s summer, it’s night, the moon is silver, the space expands in the silence. On the ground between herbs and leafs lays a drawing. It’s already there, we only have to pick it up.

This workshop will develop within paths and the woods, during night. We will gather on big papers the shadows of plants and trees. We will do so only by using white paper and black colour. Later, all the works will give way to a new collective vision of the forest.

All the participants will have to organise a personal work-kit, easy to carry around, during the workshop, like a small bag. The paper will be provided on the spot, so I suggest these basic tools:

1 flashlight or phone-light in order to create the shadows (selfie-stick will also be useful)
1 little tube or tin (like polycolor) with acrylic or BLACK tempera
2/3 panels of different sizes, up until 3/4 cm
1 canteen or such, in order to contain the water for the colour mixing
1 spoon for the extraction of the colour from the tin
1/2 ample recipients to contain the colour
various cloths, an apron
Anyone can add other tools when considered useful, like charcoal or BLACK chalk
EVERYONE can participate (max.25 ppl)

Cascading Lights

video-installation by Michael Delia

My proposal for Stazione di Topolo 2019 is a video and sound installation created from video of the waterfall in Topolo recorded during my 2018 residency. The installation recreates/transforms the experience of the light and sound of the waterfall, projecting light and transducing sound vibrating onto strings, amplified to reverberate in the space.

Walk Through the Woods to Discover the World of Lichens

led by Deborah Isocrono

Lichens are “community” organisms, born from the symbiosis of different partners (mushrooms, algae, cyan-bacteria) which live together and give life to a surprising and fascinating ‘unicum’. It can be said that they are an almost unknown “microcosm”, which occupies a specific place within the ecosystems and which deserves a protection equal to its interestingness. The principal architecture of this symbiotic organism is supported by a mushroom, which protects its chlorophyll partners from dehydration and from solar radiation, which on its turn produces all the sugary nutrients. They need little: light, mineral salt and some humidity. They are pioneers: they live in almost all latitudes and endure nearly all climate conditions, with their growth they destroy rocks and create fertile land for plants. During droughts they survive by stopping their metabolic processes, which are then reactivated during the first fog or rain. Quietly, they grow on every kind of natural and artificial substratum, in urban and uncontaminated habitats; they provide nourishing refuge and rest to many invertebrates, but also for some big mammals, they are used by birds in the construction of nests too. The relation between lichens and men is ancient and it extends from art, dye-works, perfumes, food (lichen chocolate, vinegar, biscuits, gourmandise), pharmaceutical (Island’s lichen toothpaste) and, more recently, they play a role as sentinels for environmental quality. They even went to space! A “little world” to observe, know and protect. Deborah Isocrono will escort us inside Topolò and its surroundings to discover this little world.

The Same (obsolete Topologies)

a project by Rui Manuel Vieira and Haarvöl

The film that we will present starts by playing with the name of the location itself, through its title “The same (obsolete topologies)”, to later play with the visual possibilities of the similarities between the abandoned Portuguese countryside and its equal in Italy. Or what we call the obsolete topologies of the same. The notion of topology is inherently qualitative and, for that reason, in no way do we want to deal with formulations that resemble a documented (quantitative) idea. It is therefore an artistic piece that explores the perceptive reactions to a set of images revolving around the idea of the equal that, wrapped in oddness by their edit, unfold as the music, composed specifically for those images, grows deeper. .

Composed and recorded by Fernando José Pereira, João Faria and Ulobit (Xoán-Xil López, Horacio Gonzaléz Diégues and Ariel Ninas).

Film created by Rui Manuel Vieira Haarvöl: electronics, field recordings and images. Ulobit: electronics, tape manipulation and hurdy-gurdy.

12.116 pezzi

raccontati da Lorenzo Cerneaz

Dodicimilacentosedici sono i pezzi che compongono la Ferrari del pianoforte, il Gran Coda Steinway and Sons e si contano sulle dita quelli che sono in grado di ricomporli. Uno di loro abbiamo la fortuna di averlo qui vicino a noi, a Udine: è Lorenzo Cerneaz. Assistere a un trasporto, alla messa in posa e all'accordatura di un pianoforte da parte di Lorenzo è come assistere a qualcosa di più che un lavoro meramente tecnico. La sua visibile passione e le performances che lo hanno visto permettere concerti per pianoforte in luoghi che sarebbero estremi anche per un flautista, invocano una narrazione che lui stesso ci farà prima del concerto di Alessandra Celletti. Un altro dono di Lorenzo alla Stazione di Topolò.

Topolovska Minimalna Orkestra

Music for 18 Topolovers

We cannot call it Minimalna Orkestra without having engaged, even just superficially, with Steve Reich’s masterpiece “Music for 18 musicians”! It is not about being able to play it in its original version, because it requires an ensemble difficult to find in Topolò (various instruments, such as 3 marimbas, 4 pianos, 2 xylophones and a vibraphone) and virtuous and uncommon capacities, but we will try to analyze and extrapolate some sections, inevitably re-arranged for the musicians who will want to take part in this challenge.

Sacred Honey

pianoforte: Alessandra Celletti
musiche di Gurdjeff-de Hartmann, Satie, Celletti

Quando Lorenzo Cerneaz ci ha proposto una operazione Fitzcarraldo, cioè quella di portare un gran coda Steinway nei boschi di Topolò, abbiamo pensato subito ad Alessandra, che a Topolò, nel bosco, aveva già suonato nel 2013 durante il suo Piano, piano on the road. Recentissimo è il suo CD Sacred Honey, che contiene le musiche composte dal filosofo e mistico armeno Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjeff, trascritte dal suo discepolo Thomas de Hartmann.
Le musiche e la filosofia di Gurdjeff hanno fortemente influenzato musicisti come Robert Fripp, Franco Battiato e Keith Jarrett. Il concerto di Topolò prevede anche brani di Erik Satie e della stessa Celletti.

Alessandra Celletti, pianista e compositrice, spazia in un repertorio che da Baldassarre Galuppi giunge fino ai giorni nostri, come dimostrato dalla sua copiosa discografia. Ha collaborato con artisti di diverse discipline per il cinema, le arti performative, il teatro. Vive a Roma.

il concerto è in collaborazione con Cerneaz pianoforti.

Marilisa Cosello


Marilisa Cosello (Salerno, 1978) si diploma in Arti Visive nel Regno Unito. Lavora per 5 anni come fotografa di news, per poi passare ad un approccio concettuale all’arte. L’obiettivo principale del suo lavoro è l’indagine visiva dei rapporti e degli archetipi della società e l’analisi della relazione umana nelle sue possibili forme di limite e potere, dove il corpo diventa un soggetto oggettivo.

Giovanni Lami

A collection of minimal sonorous details that will form a garden, in which only sustainable conditions will be formed, a submersive aureal substratum, always flowing and dynamic, where almost-autonomous interactions produce balance. The goal is to realize a complex sonorous space, in which everyone’s auditory experience can be free to evolve, wonder and get lost.

Transmissions from the Past

Valerio Bergnach

Listenings of a past, lived in Topolò. A temporal travel in the sound archive of Topolò, where memory takes form in the present through listening. An acustic and interactive installation for a domestic ambient and in transit listeners. The installation gathers the transmission’s flow, the listener chooses memory’s stream. In collaboration with Antonio Della Marina.

Field Studies

Glauco Salvo

Field Studies is a series of studies on the possibility of manipulation and falsification of images on recorded sonorous locations and landscapes. Areas strongly influenced by sonorous activities, to the limit of the stereotype, get slightly altered by the intrusion of electronically-generated sounds, or activated by small vibrating devices. These are recorded on the spot or progressively overlapped through software for audio editing, with the scope of returning slightly unreal audio-images , in which the audio-documentation does not have the pretension of reproducing reality, but it exploits the technological possibilities of the audio, in order to clearly reveal the process of sound sophistication.

Ian-John Hutchinson

Intentions :: It may be that...a microphone array will be open and that first and second hand sounds may be heard...there may be actions that test the fragility of sounds at differential distances...opportunities to improvise, opportunities to collaborate may arise...such kind of things... Since the first edition, in 1994, Stazione hosts, thanks to the support of the Arts Council New Zealand toi Aotearoa, artists from New Zealand; it is a symbolic way to hug the whole world, for New Zealand is the State at the antipodes of Italy and Slovenia, it exits the obsession on borders which has dominated for a long time our area.


un film di Gürcan Keltek
84’ - 2017

Arrivano la notte. Tutti escono di casa. Accendono le torce e ricordano coloro che hanno percorso queste strade prima di loro. Nelle prossime ore, la città è bloccata ed appare un eclissi. Nella notte, meteore iniziano a cadere. Combinando documentario a cronaca politica, e connettendo la terra al cosmo, Meteorlar è un film sulla memoria e la scomparsa - di persone, luoghi e cose.

In collaborazione con Trieste Film Festival nell’ambito di TFF in tour