Image Gallery: Sounds New 2014 Day Five

May 7, 2014

Music, dance and projection; bringing a lost Murnau film to life; music and poetry; images from day five of Sounds New 2014.

Images © Sounds New / Peter Cook


Sounds New Poetry 2014: Flickr Gallery

May 7, 2014

The Sounds New Poetry strand of this year’s festival has been thriving; poets responding to venues around the city of Canterbury; public readings in historic spaces; residencies at the Beaney; poetry meeting live music in a city café, and poetry read from halfway up a wall.

IMG_0727Intrigued ? Visit the gallery of images from Sounds New Poetry, part of Sounds New 2014 online here.

Images: © University of Kent English department

Image Gallery: Sounds New 2014 Day Four

May 6, 2014

The London Sinfonietta, violinist Thomas Gould and composer Johannes Kreidler on day four of the festival.

Images: (c) Sounds New / Peter Cook

Image Gallery: Sounds New 2014 Day Three

May 6, 2014

Organ-meets electronics: choral music from Tallis to Claudia Molitor; jazz-rock; improvised-sax-meets-electronics; day three of Sounds New 2014.


Images:© Sounds New / Peter Cook

Image Gallery: Sounds New 2014 Day Two

May 6, 2014

Icebreaker Ensemble and BJ Cole at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall performing on Day Two of Sounds New 2014.

Images: © Sounds New

A thousand words: Sounds New’s Pinterest board

May 5, 2014

With this year’s festival in full swing, we’ll be posting photos from the events throughout this week to our online Pinterest board.

A crop of them have been put up already; the launch night, the opening of Curious Curator at the Palette Gallery, live gigs, poetry readings and more.

Visit our digital pinboard for photos throughout the festival.

Image Gallery: Sounds New 2014 launch

May 3, 2014

With live music, a sound installation, exhibition, dance, free jazz, poetry and some mesmerising improvisation-meets-electronics, Sounds New 2014 officially launched last night at the Sidney Cooper Gallery and Mrs Jones’ Kitchen in the heart of Canterbury.

Images © Sounds New / Peter Cook

Festival preview: the Demon Gin

May 1, 2014

Kent’s cultural blogger, The Demon Gin, has been on the prowl recently, and has written fiercely about the forthcoming festival. Read it online here; be warned (if you’re reading this in a public place), it will make you laugh out loud… With thanks to TDG!

Sounding the City: a psychogeographical sonic tour of Canterbury

May 1, 2014

Created for the Sounds New Festival 2014, Sonogeography: Canterbury is an audio interpretation and realisation of the map of the city; psychogeography meets sonic composition. The layout of the city is fascinating – the overspilling of the place over its own boundary walls, the broken ring of the roads surrounding it, the plethora of ancient buildings and the peaceful river split and flowing through its centre. Created from field recordings taken while walking the perimeter roads and influenced by the musical creation being explored by this our festival this year, this piece is an evolving ambient work referencing music, history, topography and human relationships.

Ben Horner is a sound artist, electronic composer, live performer and lecturer in audio technology and composition. Interested in sound for space and the psychoacoustic properties inherent in audio composition, Ben works extensively with field recordings and interview material to create pieces based on cultural and geographic reference points. These raw materials are often treated and manipulated to convey an atmosphere and a sense of ‘the where’, socially, historically and spatially. His work can also be found installed as part of the Piano in the Woods project at the Sidney Cooper Gallery from Friday 2nd May.

Find out more about Audiosphere online here.

The Gravity of the Situation: Apollo for all Mankind playlist

April 30, 2014

Take a gravity-defying trip through the ambient world of Brian Eno’s Apollo, but make sure you come back down to earth in order to come and hear it live at Sounds New this Saturday…

Saturday’s up-lifting performance by Icebreaker will feature the ensemble playing to NASA footage of the moon landing; the programme also includes a a premiere of Ed Bennett’s Suspect Device and music by Julia Wolfe.

Find out more about the concert here.