• 31 October - 10 November, Glasgow

    Sonica 2019

  • PRS Foundation



"Multifaceted and thought-provoking… a fascinating festival."

31 October - 10 November, Glasgow

Sonica 2019

Save the date as Sonica, Cryptic’s award-winning biennial festival of world-class visual sonic arts returns to Glasgow for 11 days of “intoxicating, outlandish, interdisciplinary” (The Quietus) live performances, installations and more next autumn.

Financial Times

"Sonica makes it something of a mission to place image and sound on an equal footing."

Louise Harris


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth, sound and audiovisual artist Louise Harris takes inspiration from the many geometric forms found in his architecture to turn the Tower of The Lighthouse into an interactive, audiovisual installation.


“A dizzying array of research and ideas, and a dedication to new and never-before seen techniques and processes.”

Kathy Hinde

Distant Skies: Pressure Waves

Based on an entanglement of nature and technology, expressed in audiovisual installations, Kathy Hinde presents a new combination of art works including sound sculpture, Phase Transition, and a live performance of Palimpsest with with Daniel Skoglund. 

The Quietus

“As a festival it’s simply too multifarious to be fall under simple classifications of art and music.”

PRS Foundation


We are delighted that Sonica, Cryptic’s award-winning biennial festival of world-class visual sonic art, is joining the global Keychange movement. Since 2012, Sonica has showcased exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues, striving for gender equality across a diverse programme of live performances, installations, talks, tours and workshops. We are committed to this pioneering pledge and want to champion the invaluable contribution that female artists and practitioners make to Sonica.

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