• 20 & 21 April // London

    Sonica 2018

  • Robbie Thomson

    Infinite Lives

  • NYX


  • Lakker

    Lakker AV

  • Robin Fox

    Single Origin

  • Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes & Cyril Leclerc

    Slow Pixel

  • Heather Lander

    Nearer Future

  • Kathy Hinde

    Phase Transition

  • Solveig Settemsdal & Kathy Hinde


Sonica 2018

Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Sonic art for the visually minded, returns to Kings Place on “a unique and fascinating journey into uncharted territory” (The Telegraph), with a weekend of genre-defying live performance and installations including 176 live snails making music for Slow Pixel, a sensorial experiment in celebration of Kings Place’s new Time Unwrapped series from French visual artists Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes and Cyril Leclerc.

Presenting the best emerging British and established international talent, the line-up also features 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.

Fri 20 & Sat 21 April // Kings Place, London

The Queitus

"A commitment to making the impossible plausible and the nebulous tangible….a challenging and dynamic mix of sonic invention which resonates far beyond the festival.”

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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.


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