sonADA 2015

sonADA (Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen) is a three-day sonic arts festival that highlights experimental music, sound art, performance and sound installations in the North East of Scotland. sonADA focuses on sound artists and performers in this region as well as inviting international artists during the festival in order to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between local and international artists.

sonADA was established as a sonic art festival by sound artists Suk-Jun Kim and Francesco Sani in October 2014. After the success of their three-day pilot event held at Seventeen in October 2014 which was followed by a successful exchange programme with Papay Gyro Nights Festival in Orkney, sonADA has been re-formed in a format of not-for-profit organisation in February 2015 in order to create/host festivals and events on an even more ambitious scale.

sonADA aims to promote all forms of sonic arts from experimental electronic music to sound installations and performance arts in the North East of Scotland by providing both aspiring and professional sonic artists in the region with an interactive platform where they can experiment and explore new ideas and share them with other artists and audiences. Here the audience is an integral part of the platform; not only do they witness such experiments by artists, but they also challenge and seek new and alternative approaches. sonADA also strives to encourage mobility and presence of the Aberdeen sonic arts and to promote artistic and cultural dialogues between local, regional, and international artists.

They made an exciting entrance to Aberdeen last year with a weekend of sound performances and discussions around creativity in the North. Since then they have been involved with their own hospitality and exchange project, sonADA inTransit, inviting the hugely interesting Papay Gyro Nights collective to present work in Peacock Visual Arts and traveling to Orkney to contribute to their 2015 festival.

In collaboration with SCAN (Scottish Contemporary Arts Network), Music department at the University of Aberdeen, Papay Gyro Nights, Seventeen, SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) in Aberdeen and Citymoves Dance Agency, this second sonADA festival has expanded its programme to include international guests Ji Youn Kang + Mei-Yi Lee and the Sheffield based improvisors’ group The Noise Upstairs. Furthering the collaboration between sonADA and Papay Gyro Nights, sonADA also present Papay Gyro Nights artists based on the theme of BABABADALGHARAGHTAKAMMINARRONNKONNBRONNTONNERRONNTUONNTHUNNTROVARRHOUNAWNSKAWNTOOHOOHOORDENENTHURNUK, which include video works by Genetic Moo, Arnont Nongyao, Rikke Benborg, Bjarni Gunnarsson and Cédric Dupire, Silje Linge Haaland, and Ryo Ikeshiro.

sonADA 2015 also offer two workshops on performance and technology,each run by Ji Youn Kang (Composing/Performing Live Electronic music for Percussion) and Colin Austin (Hardware synthesisers and sequencing for beginners). Alongside guests a range of local talent will be developing new works in a programme of performance, dance, sound, workshops and discussion around the theme of mess.

PROGRAMME BY DATE

30/04 THURSDAY
01/05 FRIDAY
02/05 SATURDAY
Time

Venue

Programme

Artists

4.30-5.30

Citymoves Dance Agency

sonADA Performance I: The Point is This

A new production by Imogene NEWLAND and Suk-Jun KIM

Choreographer Imogene NEWLAND

Sound Suk-Jun KIM

Dancers Ruth KENT, Amy LONGMUIR, Richard WHITE and Lucy WILSON

5.00-7.00

Seventeen

PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS@sonADA 2015: BABABADALGHARAGHTAK- AMMINARRONNKONNBRONNT- ONNERRONNTUONNTHUNNTROVARR- HOUNAWNSKAWNTOOHOOHOORDENENTHURNUK

Video Installation Loops (No Sound)

BEASTY EYES? by Rikke BENBORG

MOTHER by GENETIC MOO

7.00-8.30

Seventeen

SCAN Panel Discussion: What a Mess! How Interesting

Moderator Caroline GAUSDEN

Panel Artists Kristin BORGEHED, Ji Youn KANG and Imogene NEWLAND

8.30-9.30

Seventeen

PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS@sonADA 2015: BABABADALGHARAGHTAK- AMMINARRONNKONNBRONNT- ONNERRONNTUONNTHUNNTROVARR- HOUNAWNSKAWNTOOHOOHOORDENENTHURNUK

Video Installation Loops (No Sound)

BEASTY EYES? by Rikke BENBORG

MOTHER by GENETIC MOO

9.30-10.30

Seventeen

sonADA Performance II: ? CHI

Ji Youn KANG + Mei-Yi LEE

sonADA 2015 | Workshops
Two Hands-on, Free Workshops on Live Electronic and Percussion and Hardware Synthesisers and Sequencing

sonADA 2015 organise two hands-one, free workshops for participants in all level. This year, the main topics for these two workshops focus on practical aspects of working with hardware and software to explore various live performance possibilities.

While these workshops are free and open to the public, the seats are very limited and if you are interested, we strongly encourage you to book your seat. For those who would like to know more about these workshops please contact the sonADA 2015 team or send us an email.

http://sonada.org/sonADA2015/

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