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Sonica | Nearer Future

Sonica | Nearer Future

4th-28th August 2017, 10am-8pm. FREE
Institut Français, 13 Randolph Cres, Edinburgh EH3 7TT

This installation investigates the ways in which we might retain a sense of reality in a world where technology offers ever more opportunities for immersion in the virtual. Symmetrical webs and waves of light rise upward, sculpted and spun into ethereal three-dimensional structures, building an extraordinary crystalline cathedral of light.

Glasgow-based artist Heather Lander's collaboration with sonic artist Robert Bentall uses projection and sound. Bentall’s ambient work 'Telian' – played on the nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish string instrument, accompanies the installation. Lander shows us where technology has taken us – and asks us to question where we may go next.

Sonica | XFRMR

Sonica | XFRMR

22nd-26th August 2017, 4pm & 8pm. £12|£6
Leith Volcano, 119 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AE

In 1891 the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself.

By synthesising sound waves that alter the frequency of the coils output, Thomson, in this Cryptic commission for Sonica, produces distorted tones and harsh percussive stabs that are accompanied by reactive projections, resulting in a physical assault on the senses.

Sonica

Aquasonic

26th October to 5th November 2017. RSVP
Various venues across Glasgow.

Sonica, Cryptic’s biennial festival of world-class visual sonic arts, returns to Glasgow for 11 days this autumn. Presenting emerging British talent alongside exceptional international artists from 14 countries across 5 continents.

2017 festival highlights include: Nelo Akamatsu (JP); Paul Jebanasam (UK) & Tarik Barri (NL); Between Music (DK); Floex & Initi (CZ); Maotik (CA), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (MX) and commissions from five Cryptic Associates (UK).

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Alt-w | #UNRAVEL

unravel

8th to 17th November 2012, 11am-6pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

#UNRAVEL is a new work by FOUND and Aidan Moffat completed during a residency with New Media Scotland. This collection of devices forms a reactive sound installation in which visitors can unravel the truth about a narrator’s life by playing records from his collection.

A record player then controls a series of custom musical instruments. These self-playing instruments soundtrack the story of the narrator as he recounts a memory from his life. Each record represents a different memory, but they sound different every time they are played.