Sonorities Festival Belfast and Two Thousand + fourteen symposium.
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Festival dates: London 27 April & Belfast 30 April-4 May 2014
Belfast’s longest-running festival of contemporary music breaks with tradition in 2014 by opening at King’s Place in London, in the first in a series of initiatives which will link it with other cities. Sonorities this year celebrates the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of its current home – the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast – by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
The opening concert, featuring Chicago-based Nic Collins, hardware-hacking guru and author of ‘Handmade Electronic Music’ in a duo with meta-trumpet virtuoso Jonathan Impett, will initiate Sonorities 2014’s theme - remembering and forgetting - exploring the extent to which our current technologies for music simulate these all-too-human concerns. This programme will also be presented in the Sonic Lab at SARC when Sonorities 2014 transfers to Belfast a few days later.
Alongside this year’s festival will run the Two Thousand+ symposium, inaugurated in 2006, and continuing the theme of Remembering and Forgetting.
Proposals are invited both for works (performances, installations) for the festival, and papers for the one-day symposium, which will take place on Saturday 3 May.
Festival proposals should take the form of submissions of audio or audio-visual works. Please note that the cost of attendance/performance at Sonorities must be covered by the participants themselves. The Sonorities Festival has no funding to cover fees for musicians, travel, or accommodation. Letters of invitation can be supplied on request if participants wish to source their own funding.
The Sonorities website at www.sonorities.org.uk/ will shortly be updated with details of keynote speakers and featured performers.