Terraforma, the international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and environmental sustainability, is back with its 8th edition. Set to take place from June 9 to 11, 2023, the festival returns to its iconic location in the woodlands of Villa Arconati. This year’s theme, inspired by Organic Music Society, highlights Don and Moki Cherry’s artistic experiments in collaborative living.

The festival will feature a geodesic dome, built by Milanese architecture firm Salottobuono and the Domus Academy, based on the original design by Bengt Carling for Don and Moki Cherry’s exhibition ‘Utopias & Visions’ at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1971. The dome will serve as a venue for exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.

Terraforma has added eleven new acts to its already diverse and impressive line-up for its eighth edition. Among the new additions, Actress (live) will present an immersive a/v experience in the festival’s labyrinth, and the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar (live) will grace the audience with their highly complex rhythms and melodies performed with traditional instruments. Other additions include Nkisi (live), Scotch Rolex and Shackleton (live), Salò (live), Thomas Ankersmit (live), ASMARA, OKO DJ b2b Nosedrip, Deena Abdelwahed, and Lamin Fofana. Each artist promises to bring a unique sound and style to the festival, from Baltimore club inspired DJ sets to multisensory performances featuring original music compositions and field recordings. The full lineup is listed below.

The festival will also host various events inside the dome, including the presentation of the book ‘Organic Music Societies’ by Naima Karlsson and Lawrence Kumpf, Invernomuto’s will present the project ‘Black Med Chapter I’, a textile workshop hosted by Italian knitwear brand Vitelli, and a discussion about the importance of the Black Music innovation archive hosted by culture journalist Christine Kakaire.

Terraforma’s visual identity for this year’s edition has been developed by Milan-based artist Jim C. Nedd, who has created a series of images featuring bodies merging from the dense mud of the Volcano El Totumo in North Colombia, symbolizing Earth’s infinite creativity and the Terraforming process.

Terraforma continues to innovate and inspire with its unique blend of music, art, and ideas. Join Terraforma for a weekend of artistic experimentation and environmental sustainability in the stunning woodlands of Villa Arconati. The second release of tickets has been sold out, but the final release is now available here, including three days of camping. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

writer & editor ASIA LANZI