LUCIA festival 2020

LUCIA festival celebrates the art of telling stories in sound.


LUCIA is sounds, words, collective stories, intimate tales, radio and podcasts, reality and fiction; it is both contemporary and historical productions, tradition and experimentation.

It is a celebration of the art of storytelling without images.

And if this hectic 2020 does not allow us to get together... LUCIA goes back to the radio!
ON AIR and ONLINE, 12-13 DECEMBER 2020.

Just tune in to luciafestival.org!

LUCIA goes on air with two days of live talks, guided listening sessions, sound narrations, podcasts and exclusive glimpses into the backstage of exceptional audio productions from all over the world.

The 2020 edition opens with a certainty: we all need other stories, different narrations, to know and make new worlds.
The world is not for the beholding - as Jacques Attali wrote in 1977 - it is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible.


In a year full of turmoil, of natural, social and emotional imbalances, in a time when we have clung to our voices so as not to lose the outside world and its connections, it seemed necessary to reiterate the importance of listening as a space for relationships and the construction of meaning.

That is why this year's programme brings together stories that transcend narrative formats, transcend geographical boundaries - but also those between human and non-human, animated and inanimate - and defeat private and collective silences.

Susan Stamberg thaught us that a microphone is a magic wand, a magic wand against silence, let's break our silence!

That's why LUCIA has selected a series of audio productions - radio and podcast - that expand our listening frontiers and take us to the US-Mexico border, to Kobane, Rwanda in the 1990s, to an occupied hotel in Rome, to the Amazons, to Chernobyl, to Calais, but also among the shadows of family stories and personal cases.

LUCIA 2020 presents works that invite us to go beyond the pure anthropocentric understanding of the world, a selection fo sounds that, through listening, help us recognize a vitality and an agency in those other non-humans that Timothy Morton calls strange-strangers, in objects, in landscapes...even in bots!



Opening LUCIA festival 2020


luciafestival.org - radiopapesse.org

12.35 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Johanna Fricke

language: German | subtitles: Italian

12.40 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Vladimir Kryuchev

language: Russia | subtitles: Italian

1.30 pm | LUCIA's music meal

Have a cumbia lunch

with G-Amp

2.30 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Adriene Lilly

language: English | subtitles: English


with Żenia Klimakin & Wojciech Oleksiak

language: English

LUCIA on the radio


by Żenia Klimakin & Wojciech Oleksiak

language: English | subtitles: Italian

3.20 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Pablo Sanz

4.15 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Amelia Umuhire

language: French, Kinyarwanda | subtitles: Italian

5.30 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Sophie Townsend

language: English | subtitles: Italian


TALK with Matteo Caccia

Language: Italian

12.40 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Andrius Arutiunian

1.15 pm | LUCIA's music meal

with OOH-Sounds

2.30 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Catalina May & Martín Cruz

language: Spanish | subtitles: Italian

3.00 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Jodie Taylor

language: English | subtitles: Italian

4.00 pm | LUCIA on the radio

Guided listenings from the RAI archives with Andrea Borgnino, Rodolfo Sacchettini and Luisa Santacesaria

Giochi di Fanciulli by Giorgio Pressburger

Intervista Aziendale by Primo Levi and Carlo Quartucci

language: Italian

6.15 pm | LUCIA on the radio

by Isabel Cadenas Cañón

language: Spanish | subtitles: Italian

7.00 pm | LUCIA on the radio

La mia vita al quattro stelle

by Alice Gussoni

language: Italian | subtitles: English

7.30 pm | Premio LUCIA

Award radio-ceremony

with Archivio dei diari di Pieve Santo Stefano

LUCIA ON AIR click on the speaker to listen!



During the festival you'll be able to listen clicking on the

Alternatively you can use this link to open

the stream in your preferred media player


At home, in the car, if you listen to LUCIA with somebody, CONNECT IT TO THE SPEAKERS!

If you are alone, if you are running, if it’s noisy around you, USE YOU HEADPHONES

And if LUCIA speaks languages you don't know,

in the daily program, you will find


If you prefer videos, turn down the radio and enjoy the view, we'll be back on air, live, as soon as the work will be finished!


To watch the subtitled videos at their best, connect your device to your TV or projector in any way you like.


How to listen



Who is LUCIA + contacts

LUCIA is a project by Radio Papesse


+39 333 3934770 || +39 380 7269638

Production and artistic direction: Ilaria Gadenz and Carola Haupt

Video: Teresa Rocco, Anaïs Cabande

Translations: Alessandro Giannetti, Bonnie Eldred

Graphic design and illustrations: Nicola Giorgio for Muttnik

Press and social media 

Lorenzo Migno - lorenzomigno@gmail.com +39 339 4736584 

Caterina Gaeta - caterinagaeta1@gmail.com +39 329 9492997

Partners, friends and supporters

LUCIA 2020 is co-produced by

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is possible thanks to the support of

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in collaboration with

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