“New dimensions can now be terraformed,” reads a Terraforma Festival statement.
After a ten-year run at Villa Arconati in Milan, Italy, Terraforma Festival will not return to the venue in 2024. Organizers will take the year to regroup and come up with a new course of action for the 2025 event.
To that end, the team behind Terraforma hope to crowdsource suggestions for new venues from festival attendees and other supporters. “To each one of you who actively contributed, we extend our deepest gratitude; you were vital in elevating this dimension into a realm of enchantment,” reads a statement. “As we yearn for the possibility of recreating such magic in yet another environment, we extend an open call to everyone, beckoning towards landscapes awaiting restoration and habitation, harmonizing with our collective spirit.”
Terraforma Festival inaugurated in 2013 with the “intention to iterate the theoretical and practical process, in which life on a planet becomes possible by the creation of an atmosphere,” according to organizers. In addition to its experimental music programming, the festival was built on a foundation of sustainable permaculture practices meant to leave the surrounding environment better than festival-goers found it.
The debut event featured artists like Voices From The Lake, Deadbeat, Burnt Friedman, and Volcov. Over the years, Terraforma lineups have included billings like Donato Dozzy, Julia Kent, Suzanne Ciani, Aurora Halal, and even the late Andrew Weatherall. Artists like Hudson Mohawke, Batu, Lowjack, and upsammy performed at last year’s event.
“We feel we have to thank every one of you,” the statement closed out. “In the tapestry of time, your unwavering presence has been a constant thread. Thank you for being with us through every moment, and contributing to the synthesis of Terraforma. As someone wiser said, change is good. Stay with us. Embrace change.”