Tue 9th – Sat 13th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event

Mon 8th April 2024

Performance

Blown Off Course

Blown off Course An Opera by Pedro Rebelo With Libretto by Glenn Patterson Performed by Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble View event

Tue 9th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event
Sound Walk

The Spontaneous Footsteps Choir

A forest walk with sound, dance and music Created by Tom Hughes in collaboration with dancer Maeve McGreevy and musician Paul Fox This project was developed with the support of the Ambulatory Arts development grant from Dumbworld, and first performed... View event
Featuring

Tom Hughes
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 1

Repeated Daily – Check Here for Times. In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration.  The Listening Rooms are found... View event
Featuring

Timothy Roy
Mattia Benedetti
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 2

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration.  The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

VacuaMoenia
Jean Voguet
Michele Del Prete
Stefano Catena
Talk

Symposium Session 1

Chaired by Franziska Schroeder Megan Steinberg – Ableism in Artificial Intelligence: By Human Design George Edmondson – Sonic Narratives: Sound Recording as an Improvisational Medium for Documenting Lived Experience Dafydd Williams (full group TBC) – An International Partnership Around the Creation... View event
Performance

Holonic Fields Launch Party Performances

Exhibition launch for Holonic Fields interactive audiovisual collaboration. Holonic Field is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. Performances will be scheduled throughout the evening.   Lucia H Chung  Live improvisation with no-input mixing... View event
Featuring

Lucia H Chung

Wed 10th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 2

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

VacuaMoenia
Jean Voguet
Michele Del Prete
Stefano Catena
Sound Walk

Walk the Westlink

‘Walk the Westlink’ traverses one of Belfast’s notorious ring-roads and acts as a mobile forum for discussion, activism, imagination and creative interaction. View event
Featuring

Cameron Clarke
Talk

Bridget Cunningham Workshop

Harpsichordist and artistic director of London Early Opera Bridget Cunningham will be leading a workshop with year 3 Music students at Queen’s in preparation for their production of Handel’s Theodora. View event
Talk

Bridget Cunningham Seminar

Musicologist Bridget Cunningham, Artistic Director of British period orchestra and research group London Early Opera, will speak on the subject ‘Staging Handel’s Operas’. Her presentation will provide insight into the spectacle of Handel’s Operas and how they were received in... View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 1

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

Timothy Roy
Mattia Benedetti
Talk

Symposium Session 2

Chaired by Matthew Rodger Kasey Pocius, Tommy Davis and Vincent Cusson – eTu{d,b}e: Exploring musical agents through improvisations with an infra-instrument Nicholas Kirk-Canny – The Utilisation of the Hybrid/Augmented Guitar for Human-Computer Improvisation Berk Yagli – Zen of Aggression: Composing... View event
Performance

Jennifer Walshe, Panos Ghikas and Wobbly

Panos Ghikas, Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Jennifer Walshe join forces for a performance in two halves. In the first half, the trio explore the outer limits of digital sound, text and time, cybernauts journeying through a landscape scattered with defunct... View event
Performance

A Laugh to Cry Opera by Miguel Azguime

DIVE INTO THE DEPTHS OF HUMANITY WITH ‘A LAUGH TO CRY.’ NEW OP-ERA Dive into the depths of humanity with ‘A Laugh to Cry.’ A Laugh to Cry is  a scream for freedom against tyranny, against  the omnipresence of arrogance... View event

Thur 11th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event
Sound Walk

A little bird told me

This soundwalk in the Belfast’s Botanic Gardens explores human relationship to wildlife in this close urban setting through sound and performance. View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 1

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

Timothy Roy
Mattia Benedetti
Performance

Eonta

Cansu Tanrikulu: voice Carol McGonnell: clarinet Eonta are two creatives who combine their experience from two different worlds of music as improvising composer-performers with a ravenous attitude in exploring the unknown. View event
Featuring

Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 2

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

VacuaMoenia
Jean Voguet
Michele Del Prete
Stefano Catena
Talk

20 Years of SARC - Talks

Twenty years ago composer Karlheinz Stockhausen officially opened the SARC building on the occasion of being awarded a honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast. Stockhausen’s ideas on immersive sound were key influences for the design of the Sonic Lab, the... View event
Featuring

Performance

20 Years of SARC - Concert

Twenty years ago composer Karlheinz Stockhausen officially opened the SARC building on the occasion of being awarded a honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast. Stockhausen’s ideas on immersive sound were key influences for the design of the Sonic Lab, the... View event
Featuring

Úna Monaghan
Performance

SARC x 20 and Thrice Removed

SARC x 20 Pedro Rebelo and Frank Delaney Celebrating twenty years since the inauguration of the SARC building by Karlheinz Stockhausen this is a multiscreen immersive audio experience drawing on the SARC archive. Reflecting research projects, public engagement activities, participatory... View event
Featuring

Brian Cullen
Performance

Shiva Feshareki

Shiva Feshareki: LIQUID ZIGGURAT (work in progress) with support by Rule Driven (John Macormac & Robin Price) Shiva will present a live ambisonic turntable composition that she creates live in the moment in direct response to the energies in the... View event

Fri 12th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 2

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

VacuaMoenia
Jean Voguet
Michele Del Prete
Stefano Catena
Sound Walk

Here, Now, There, and Then

Meeting point – SARC Foyer   A hybrid journey through the most and least immediate soundscapes, ‘Here, Now, There, and Then’ is an immersive soundwalk connecting the present with temporally and geographically distant soundscapes. Experience a hybrid composition organically evolving... View event
Performance

Early Music Concert

Programme: Ensemble Mosatrïc perform ‘Resonance of Renaissance’ Resonant Bodies features Zebedee Budworth on hammered dulcimer + electronics and Rob Bentall on nyckelharpa + electronics ‘The Era of Elegance’ with mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty and Bridget Cunningham on harpsichord Ed Williams and... View event
Featuring

Resonant Bodies
Talk

Symposium Session 3

Chaired by Simon Waters Eric Lewis – A (micro) Chip Off the Old Block–Emergent Minds in Human/Computer Interactions Landon Morrison – Improvising Intra-actions in the Design and Use of Digital Musical Instruments:  A Partial Perspective Matthew Rodger & Bonnie Smith... View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 1

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

Timothy Roy
Mattia Benedetti
Performance

Spheric Totemic

Spheric Totemic fuses influences from DJ Premier, Konono No.1 and the UK free improv scene. Featuring: Alexander Hawkins (keys) Neil Charles (bass) Mandhira de Saram (violin) Stephen Davis (drums) Matt Wright (compositions and electronics)   View event
Featuring

Spheric Totemic
Performance

Handmade Music

Handmade Music returns to Sonorities with a special extended edition. A big element of Handmade Music is about community and space for experimental and improvised music to exist…and seeing what comes out the other side! The night is a place... View event
Featuring

Tullis Rennie
Luz González and Rebecca Minten

Sat 13th April 2024

Exhibition

Holonic Fields

Holonic Fields is a collaboration between Northern Irish composer Rory Friers (ASIWYFA) and Boom Clap Play. View event
Exhibition

Screenings @ DAS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with Digital Arts Studios to present an exhibition screening of engaging new audiovisual works by international artists. View event
Exhibition

Sound Installations @ SARC

During Sonorities, a handful of exhibitions and installations will be dotted around the festival hub, the SARC building. View event
Featuring

Lisa Conway
Exhibition

Sound Space Environment group exhibition @ QSS

Sonorities is delighted to partner with QSS Gallery and Studios to host a group exhibition from SARC’s Sound Space Environment Research Group. View event
Exhibition

This Street is a Song

Sonorities partner with Flax Artist Studios to host the ‘This Street is a Song’ exhibition at their shop-window gallery, Threshold.   View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 2

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

VacuaMoenia
Jean Voguet
Michele Del Prete
Stefano Catena
Sound Walk

Inaudible Cities

Based on Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, this soundwalk takes participants on an exploration for the resonance signatures of the city around them. View event
Performance

Double Bill: Max Eilbacher / Lee + Waters + McCoubrey trio

Max Eilbacher   PLUS (Axis of Distance). A new piece that utilizes a technique of sound synthesis he has been developing over the past year. An abstract method for aurally describing geometric ellipses yielding. Painting the unplaced room of the... View event
Exhibition

Listening Room Programme 1

In our two Listening Rooms, more than 30 fixed-media works are presented simultaneously, playing back over a 9.1.4 (Listening Room 1) or 8-channel (Listening Room 2) speaker configuration. The Listening Rooms are found in the lower ground floor surround studios... View event
Featuring

Timothy Roy
Mattia Benedetti
Performance

No Hevdem

This event will feature performances and fixed-media works developed through remote asynchronous collaborations. Conversations were had, sites explored, dreams reoccurred, non-migratory birds recruited, a shared archive was made, and the theatre on the other side of town is on fire.... View event
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Talk

John Bowers and Lucy Suchman (Keynote)

Sonorities Symposium keynote session featuring John Bowers and Lucy Suchman, chaired by Paul Stapleton View event
Featuring

John Bowers
Performance

Horse Lords

Expect an instrumental odyssey from Baltimore quartet Horse Lords: drums, bass, sax, guitar, and percussion fuse together to carve out deep, hypnotic grooves of bold new American rock and roll. Using a just intonation tuning system, the band constructs layers... View event
Featuring

Horse Lords
Tullis Rennie
Nicola L. Hein