The Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast presents:
"Sounding / the / net" a showcase of composition and performance work developed in the context of the EU CoMeDia project.
In November 2010, the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music featured three networked concerts involving the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, The Institut Für Elektronische Musik und Akustik in Graz and the Hoschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
The programme included works by John Cage, Luigi Nono, Alvin Lucier and Earl Brown which were adapted for ensembles distributed across the three site.
Ten new works exploring the network as a performance environment were created specifically for the event.
Sounding / the / net implemented innovative strategies for presenting distributed performance based on a common network topology and dramaturgy.
Many of the performances involved electronic notation, visualisation, live electronics and open musical structures.
This large collaborative effort contributes to our further understanding of the network as a site for performance.
A film by Declan Keeney at Film Studies, The School of Creative Arts, Queen's University Belfast. For more information go to: