Sonic art for the visually minded

Sonica is a year-round touring programme dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, punctuated by an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow and a biennial weekend at Kings Place, London. We present exceptional international artists alongside emerging Scottish talent in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues.

Produced by Cryptic, Sonica was launched in Glasgow in November 2012 at Tramway and has toured to Australia, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden and across the UK.

Since 2012, Sonica has presented more than 560 events, including performances, installations, exhibitions and screenings by over 240 artists from six continents, reaching over 100,000 people.

Sonica has hosted 24 world premières, 35 UK premières and 19 Sonica commissions encompassing music, performance, sound, multimedia and visual art.

In 2018, Sonica received the Scottish Award for New Music in Creative Programming.

Sonica is presented by Cryptic


Telephone: +44 (0)141 276 4167
Mail: Cryptic, VIP Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY
Facebook @glasgowcryptic
Instagram @cryptic_glasgow
Twitter @crypticglasgow

Please note that our office address and telephone number are temporary having been re-located following the fire at Glasgow School of Art.

Sonica 2018 is kindly supported by: