The Sonic Laboratory at SARC could best be thought of as a ‘cinema for the ear’ – a specialist acoustic space designed to provide a unique and immersive listening experience. Forty-eight loudspeakers, strategically located, project and move sounds throughout the 360 degrees of the space, including above and underneath the audience. The Sonic Lab was designed with an acoustically transparent, modular grid floor suspended 4m above the basement level. As a research facility, the lab provides unique opportunities to explore new ideas and practices relating to performance, augmented reality, room acoustics, music perception, musical human-computer interaction, new instrument design and sound engineering.
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
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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
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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
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Úna Monaghan
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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
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Brian Cullen
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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
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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
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Spheric Totemic
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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
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
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John Bowers