Sonica, Cryptic’s biennial festival of world-class visual sonic arts, returns to Glasgow for 11 days this autumn. Presenting emerging British talent alongside exceptional international artists from 12 countries across 5 continents, 2017 festival highlights include:
Nelo Akamatsu (JP); Paul Jebanasam (UK) & Tarik Barri (NL); Between Music (DK); Floex & Initi (CZ); Maotik (CA), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (MX), commissions from five Cryptic Associates (UK) and much more.
Thu 26 October – Sun 5 November // Glasgow-wide
"In perfect harmony… Sonica makes it something of a mission to place image and sound on an equal footing."About
Denmark’s Between Music present an otherworldly, underwater spectacular. Working with divers, scientists and instrument-makers to investigate the ways in which science and art can meet and influence one another, Between Music have developed compositions for five musicians submerged in vast tanks of water that glow in the darkened gallery. With performers both singing beneath the surface with specially developed vocal techniques and playing instruments custom-designed for use underwater – including adapted strings and percussion – Aquasonic melds whale song and chamber music to produce a spectacle that’s dreamlike, transporting and utterly original.
Thu 26 & Fri 27 October // Tramway
Cryptic is an award winning Glasgow-based internationally renowned producing arts house, presenting today’s most imaginative, innovative artists whilst also nurturing the creative talent of tomorrow. We create memorable experiences that engage and inspire our audiences. Cryptic ‘ravishes the senses’ with multi-media performances that fuse music, sonic and visual art.