• 31 October - 10 November, Glasgow

    Sonica 2019

  • Louise Harris


  • Distant Skies: Pressure Waves

    Kathy Hinde

  • Heather Lander

    Breaking Reverie


"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.”

Heather Lander

Breaking Reverie

Through illusion, reflection, projection mapping and ink drawing, this moving light sculpture presents an eternal day break on a distant horizon. At the edge between darkness and dawn, it draws you into an abstract landscape. Part physical, part virtual, Breaking Reverie questions what lies beyond… 

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