Sound Junction is a weekend of incredible soundscapes, presented in the dark.
The festival focuses on acousmatic music, which draws on recordable sound to create immersive musical environments and contort the way in which we perceive sound. It uses a purpose-built sound system and darkness to create the ideal listening conditions.
The audience will be fully enclosed in sound via 34 loudspeakers, placed horizontally and vertically in a 360° setting. This setup allows the composer to freely diffuse the music throughout the space, 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 – creating environments that morph between the real, unreal and surreal.
Sound Junction features works by two celebrated figureheads of the acousmatic genre: Manuella Blackburn and David Berezan, plus new talent from the University of Sheffield Sound Studios.
Helen Nelson - Eclipse in Madras
Eleanor Almond - Music Box
Joseph Collins - Fear and Trembling
Abigale Hall - You are beautiful
James Surgenor - Something from Nothing
Mercer - Voyager 3
Benjamin Austin - Sea of Traffic
Che Gorka - Kaleidoscope
Ruaridh Summers - Brutalisme
Adrian Moore - Junky
David Berezan - Lightvessels
Ross Davidson - new work
David Berezan - Offshore
Adam Stanovic - new work
David Berezan - Pivot
Manuella Blackburn - Javaari
Matt Pinker - Day/Night
Ben Felstead -The Element
Manuella Blackburn - Ice Breaker
Chris Bevan - Shadow Fragments
Manuella Blackburn - New Shruti