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Sonic Postcards
Sonic Postcards is a creative education project that takes place in schools throughout the UK, encouraging pupils to engage with their sound environment and be creative with ICT.
Modified Toy Orchestra
Wednesday 8 September & Sunday 10 October 2010
In partnership with Capsule, SAM presents Birmingham’s Modified Toy Orchestra who debut their new album Plastic Planet.
The Ex & Brass Unbound with Mats Gustafsson, Roy Paci, Ken Vandermark & Wolter W
Friday 29 January – Saturday 6 February 2010
Since forming in 1979 the The Ex have plotted a restless course from their anarchist punk origins to embrace noise, jazz, improv and influences from across the globe.
Sublime Frequencies
Thursday 20 May - Sunday 30 May 2009
UK tour of Syrian legend Omar Souleyman and the Western Saharan Group Doueh, supported by Sound and Music
Spaceship UK
To celebrate the ongoing story of British electronic music over the last 5 decades, SAM, together with British Underground and Vinyl Factory, commissioned a limited edition essay and 7” single
Whispering in the Leaves
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 5 September 2010
Chris Watson extraordinary sound installation that immerses visitors to Kew Gardens’ Palm House in the dawn and dusk choruses of the Central and South American rainforests.
Bill Fontans: River Sounding. Photo by Bill Fontana
Thursday 15 April - Monday 31 May 2010
One of the world's leading sound artists presents a major public installation at Somerset House exploring the hidden sound worlds of the River Thames.
Kill Your Timid Notion Investigations
Sunday 21 February – Sunday 28 February 2010
SAM partnered with Arika to deliver a week of investigation workshops in the lead up to Kill Your Timid Notion 2010 festival.
January - April 2011
Commissioning project providing grass-roots event organisers with the resource and opportunity to produce bold new programming for London's premier music venue for adventurous music, Cafe Oto
Sound and Music and Lux present an online film commission from Sebastian Buerkner.
Perspectives on Digital Music
May 2010
12 interviews with leading practitioners discuss the impact and consequences of digital technology on audiences and their creation and consumption of music
Expo Leeds
Friday 25 - Tuesday 29 September 2009
In 2009 Expo landed in Leeds to take over venues and public spaces across the city, showcasing leading artists and fresh newcomers in sound based art and performance
Photo: Martin Wess
15 – 21 August 2010
Five expert Key Tutors, a dazzling team of supporting staff, seventy-two enthusiastic young composers, an atmosphere buzzing with excitement, energy and creativity...It must be the Summer School!
Transmission Book
A book published alongside the Cut & Splice festival, celebrating Radio as a tool and platform for art, music and contacting the dead
Ghédalia Tazartès
24-25 March 2011
Two nights presenting two disparate figures from the French experimental music tradition of musique concrète: One featuring musical outsider Ghédalia Tazartès and the theoretician, producer and musician Michel Chion.
The City Rings
October 2010
SAM worked with partner organisations in Belgium, Spain and Denmark to deliver an international project which enables young people to explore and compare their sonic environments.
May - August 2011
Audio Explorers is a sound art bursary scheme that invited primary schools in South Cumbria to explore the creative use of sound through pupil-led projects for Years 5 and 6.
2-4 September 2011
Vision Sound Music is the UK’s first event of its kind, a three day festival celebrating the unique relationship between audio and visual cultures.
Oramics iPhone App
Available Now from iTunes
An iPhone app replicating the concepts and sounds of Daphne Oram's groundbreaking Oramics Machine
September - October 2011
The City Rings II links Year 9 pupils in the UK with students at schools in Barcelona and Ghent to explore their local environments by means of sound.
Sound and Music's Incubator Programme supports innovation in growing and sustaining audiences for new music
Tusk Music premièred a condensed one-day version of their Festival in May 2014 and streamed it as part of Sound and Music's Incubator programme. The videos are now available in their archive.
Deadline: 13:00, Wednesday, 4th March, 2015
Cut & Splice was created by Sonic Arts Network and BBC Radio 3 in 2003 and ran until 2011 as an acclaimed international festival of sound art and experimental music curated and produced by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.
for-wards
20 - 28 March // Birmingham
for-Wards is a celebration of the wonderful communities, sounds and talent in Birmingham, produced by Bobbie-Jane Gardner. 40 original, musical compositions inspired by the 40 electoral wards with free performances taking place throughout March.
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