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Cryptic's Sonica Festival Receives Scottish Award for New Music in Creative Programming

Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments)

Join us in congratulating ISPA member Cryptic on receiving the Scottish Award for New Music in Creative Programming for its biennial festival of visual sonic arts and annual touring program, Sonica

Sonica 2017 was the most successful edition which took place from October 26 - November 5, 2017 across Glasgow, Scotland, presented over 60 artists from 13 countries, and was attended by over 18,000 visitors. Watch the highlights of the festival below. 

The next edition of Sonica will be held in Kings Place, London, from April 20-21, 2018 with a weekend-long programme of live performances and installations. Highlights include the stunningly expansive and intense sound worlds of Single Origin from festival favourite, Robin Fox (Australia); mezzo-soprano Els Mondelaers (Belgium) and composer Dyane Donck (the Netherlands) making their London debut with silent disco-style opera, NYXedelica; Robbie Thomson’s (UK) pounding, immersive performance installation, Infinite Lives; Lakker AV (Ireland) which mixes eerily beautiful vocals, propulsive dance music and pulsating visuals and, Phase Transition, Kathy Hinde’s (UK) sculptural sound installation raising awareness of global climate change.