Announcing the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, taking place at the
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) and other venues across Belfast.
24 - 28 November 2016
The programme can be downloaded from here:
Join us at Belfast’s longest-running festival of contemporary music, the
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music. Over 30 years the festival has built
a reputation for attracting high calibre composers and performers from all over
the world to present exciting new music in Belfast. The 2016 edition has as its
theme ‘Creative Technologies’.
We have put together an exciting and multifaceted program which includes over
15 concerts, 13 installations, a Listening Room and a
which invited interface/instrument designers work with our local charity Drake
Music NI<http://www.drakemusicni.com/> in order to develop musical instruments
for and with disabled musicians.
The festival will feature our annual symposium, the Two Thousand +
symposium<http://www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium.html%22%20%5Cl%20%221> - an
event that has been running since 2006. It brings together performance
practitioners from diverse areas such as music, sonic arts, dance, theatre, new
media, architecture and theory to discuss topics on performance / composition /
sound art and critical theories. Initiated by Dr Franziska Schroeder, the Two
Thousand + SIXTEEN symposium has been curated by PhD students Tristan
Clutterbuck and Juan Manuel Loaiza and features as keynote speaker Dr Satinder
P. Gill from the Centre for Music and Science at Cambridge University
Our 2016 Sonorities ensemble in residence is the Hard Rain Soloist
Ensemble<http://www.hardrainensemble.com/>, which will feature in a concert
curated by composer Prof Piers Hellawell.
Artistic Director: Franziska Schroeder
Curators: Koichi Samuels (HackDay), Tristan Clutterbuck and Juan Manuel Loaiza
(Symposium), Una Lee, Chris Corrigan, Hadi Bastani and Paul Stapleton (Concerts
Technical Director: Craig Jackson