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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.

Dialogues | MSc Sound Design and Digital Composition Concert

St Cecilia's Hall

Friday 25th August 2017, 6-9pm. FREE
St. Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Join us in celebrating the culmination of a year's intensive work on the Sound Design and Digital Composition and Performance programmes based at Edinburgh College of Art. This concert features brand new experimental live electronic music and installations from Masters students.

Performed in St Cecilia's Hall, Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall which re-opened its doors to the public after a dazzling renovation in May 2017. It brings together the University of Edinburgh's two collections of historical and contemporary musical instruments on one site.

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Edinburgh Art Festival | Molecules of Decay

Human Skin

Sunday 27th August 2017, 2-4pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

This workshop explores ways in which smells encode memories. When a molecule light enough to evaporate reaches the nose, it sometimes results in the detection we call smell. Joy Milne's extraordinary sense of smell could possibly change the way Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed, as she is able to detect the disease in body odour.

From human sweat to plant pheromones, the same molecule can be found in the composition of many everyday smells. As we establish associations to these, experiences from the medical setting might extend beyond the walls of the hospital into people’s homes and vice versa, calling for other articulations in matters of care.

Bloom

Bloom

4th & 5th August 2017, 10:00pm till midnight. FREE
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD

In the aftermath of WWII the Edinburgh International Festival was established to ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’. 70 years later, and building on the success of 'The Harmonium Project' and 'Deep Time', this year's opening extravaganza is Bloom, a celebration of the anniversary of the first festival.

Courtesy of 59 Productions, the facades around of St Andrew Square will become a vast canvas for a son et lumière, featuring newly commissioned music from composer Nick Powell and a display of dynamic projection mapping. It promises to turn one of Edinburgh’s iconic squares into a full on sensory treat, free for all.

FuturePlay

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3rd-26th August 2017. RSVP
Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

FuturePlay is a festival which celebrates, explores and showcases cutting-edge creative content and ideas at the intersection of art and technology. The festival features a diverse programme of live performances, installations, experiences, talks & more!

The festival will feature a dedicated hub on George Street in the form of geodesic domes and shipping containers, which will house a virtual reality studio, a gaming and interactive tech zone, an immersive art gallery, a black box theatre, food stalls and a bar.

Unbound | The Art of Neuroscience

Unbound

Sunday 13th August 2017, 9:00pm. RSVP
The Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

A unique creative collision of words, music and aroma at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, bringing together stories and curiosities from the world of neuroscience.

As Edinburgh's Department of Clinical Neuroscience prepares to relocate to Little France after more than 50 years at the Western General, musician and composer Alex Menzies and artist Susana Cámara Leret join writer Gavin Inglis for the first Unbound you’ll experience with your eyes, ears AND nose. A sensory sensation. Over 18s only.

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PechaKucha Edinburgh

PechaKucha

27th July 2017, 6pm. £5|£3
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

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NEoN Digital Arts Festival

Material Speculation: ISIS

7th-12th November 2017. RSVP
Across the City of Dundee.

NEoN will expand on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and will unveil hidden histories by working with artists who use the current (and controversial) practice of ‘media archaeology’.

Media archaeologists uncover and reconsider the obsolete, persistent, and hidden material cultures of the technological age – from big data software algorithms to tiny silicon chips.

NEoN proposes that artists are future media archaeologists, recorders of our current information-based society, and time-travellers highlighting the continued relevance of our long past. Join us as we dig for the digital, brush the dirt off the non-material, and excavate the internet.

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Atmosphere | The Edge of the World

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Saturday 1st July 2017, 6pm & 8pm. RSVP
FloWave, Max Born Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 3BF

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 presents an 80th anniversary screening of Michael Powell’s first major feature, presented on Edinburgh’s remarkable FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility wave tank.

During this Atmosphere screening, 2.4 million litres of water will be manipulated to mimic the cinematic seascapes depicted in this tale of evacuation of a remote island community off the Scottish coast inspired by St. Kilda.

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Cryptic Nights | Semispecific

Semispecific

Thursday 1st June 2017, 9pm. RSVP
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Drawing on club culture, Trudat Sound & Light’s Semispecific is a night of live electronica and visuals, performed as an improvised DJ-set and using multi-channel audio, projection mapping and a reactive light installation.

Combining fractured snapshots of found sound and distorted imagery with hypnotic rhythms and deeply textured sonics, artists Charlie Knox and Euan McKenzie explore the relationship between perception, memory and identity.