Strange yet familiar sounds presented in the dark by award-winning composers offers a new way to experience music.
A weekend of incredible music like no other. Sound Junction is a festival of acousmatic music - a type of music that draws on any and all recordable sound in order to create powerful and immersive musical environments which engage with and contort the way in which we perceive sound.
Code of Conduct:
Doors open 30 minutes before. Some concerts will be performed in darkness.
More details: concerts.group.shef.ac.uk
Sound Junction uses a purpose-built sound diffusion system and darkness to create the ideal listening conditions.
The audience is fully enclosed in sound via 34 loudspeakers placed, both horizontally and vertically, in a 360° setting. This allows the composer to freely move – or ‘diffuse’ – the music throughout the space and around the listener, creating the illusion that the audience is surrounded by spaces and objects far beyond what is contained by the venue walls. The performer has control over each and every loudspeaker and as they re-animate their sounds, they bring their work to life. From the most delicate sounds flying around your head to thumping bass drones, this music creates environments that morph between the real, unreal and surreal.
This is a great opportunity to experience music like you have never heard it before. Surrounded by these strange yet familiar sounds, the 360° setting gives your mind the space, and your imagination the freedom, to take you on a personal journey through the soundscapes.
For this edition of the Sound Junction series we have invited the incredible composers Manuella Blackburn and David Berezan to diffuse their music.
Dates and times:
Friday 26 April at 5pm and 7pm
Saturday 27 April at 5pm & 7pm
A Sound Junction Pass gets you into all four concerts for £10