What’s on in September | UK LISTINGS

By Sam Pryce


Soundhouse: The Listening Body

Soundhouse: The Listening Body. Credit: Mica Warren

1. Soundhouse: The Listening Body, London

What might a cinema for audio look and sound like? At the Barbican this month, listening and the public space are explored with the installation of a collective listening space. In these public listening environments there will be a series of thought-provoking sound works made for radio and the internet, curated by Nina Garthwaite of In The Dark and Eleanor McDowall of Falling Tree Productions.

From 6 September
Barbican, London


Brighton Digital Festival

Brighton Digital Festival. Credit: Idil Bozkurt

2. Brighton Digital Festival

Technology and music collide in this festival of digital culture, which features discussions, exhibitions and live performances. The deaf artist Chisato Minamimura brings Scored in Silence, a signed performance blending animation, sound and vibration reflecting on the atomic bomb attacks on Japan during the Second World War. Fort Process is a mini-festival of sound art taking audiences through underground tunnels and caverns into immersive installations. Plus there’s work by Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Ciani, Gaika and Gazelle Twin.

From 13 September
Various venues, Brighton


Resonant Bodies

Resonant Bodies. Credit: Victoria & Albert Museum

3. Resonant Bodies, London

Sound artist and composer Caroline Devine presents her new sound installation, which uses the musical instruments of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s South Asia Gallery. The exhibition is part of the annual London Design Festival.

15-23 September
V&A Museum, London


Plink Plonk

Plink Plonk. Credit: Ranieri Spina

4. Yarmonics, Great Yarmouth

Featuring installations, performances, talks and workshops, this free festival of sonic art and new music brings together the foremost sound artists, writers and musicians to create work responding to specific spaces and places around Great Yarmouth. Electronics improviser David Ross gives an electroacoustic workshop and performance in Stones (and other objects). Yarmonics Electronic presents three exciting artists of electronic music — Adam Burton, Luke Sanger and Factory Floor’s Nik Colk Void — in an evening of sound accompanied by visuals from Jason Kofi-Haye. You can also expect appearances and new work from Mira Calix, Trance Map, Mark Howe, Will Hurt, Stephen Grew and more.

21-22 September
Various venues, Great Yarmouth


Sky Reelbot

Sky Reelbot. Credit: Wyrd Wild West

5. Wyrd Wild West, Yeovil

A one-day festival of experimental and electronic music from the depths of the West Country, taking place in the Somerset town of Yeovil. With films, talks, exhibitions and workshops, the line-up includes appearances from cult electronic artists Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Ubiquitous Meh!, Rainbow Unit, 836, Normal Tea, Rapid Eye Electronics Limited (R.E.E.L.), Seth Cooke and Dominic Lash, CukoO, Dan Gusset and Invisible Eyes, amongst others.

22 September
RAOB Club, Yeovil

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