Night Music: Context and Retrospective After 20 Years
On the third Thursday of every month, a band takes the stage at The Ship Pub in an alley off Duckworth Street, runs through their set, and after a short break is joined by any number of audience participants for an hour of stream-of-consciousness improvisation. It’s a format that’s been working for twenty years this […]
Sound Symposium XX In Review
Open Ears, Open Hearts Sound Symposium July 15-23, 2022 The twentieth iteration of any symposium should be a cause for celebration, but when that event is Sound Symposium XX happening after a prolonged, pandemic hiatus you know there is going to be a loud and joyful noise unlike any other. The wake-up call for every […]
Improv Night registration
Want to sign up to perform on improv night and ride the thrill of winging it and risking the wrath of The Gong? Please email us your name, contact info, the number/names of people performing with you and what your technical needs might be. But please keep it as simple as possible to facilitate quick […]
Sound Symposium XX schedule now available!
FRIDAY JULY 15 WELCOME & ARTIST REGISTRATION – SOUND SYMPOSIUM CENTRAL, LSPU Hall 3 Victoria St. 10:00 am HARBOUR SYMPHONY – St. John’s Waterfront 12:30 pm HARBOURSIDE PARK CONCERT – Harbourside Park, 12:30 pm SALT BEEF JUNKIES OUROBOROS INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE – Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive 2:30 pm KATELYN DOBBIN “You can’t […]
Sound Symposium 2022 Poster
In 2022 we return with SOUND SYMPOSIUM XX.
Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts
Sound Arts Initiatives, Inc. (Sound Symposium) is excited to be partnering with The Rooms this year for Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts. On display at the Rooms in March. Friday, March 11th we are pleased to present the first performance of our partnership with The Rooms featuring the inimitable Inuk soprano Deantha Edmonds […]
ECHO VILLAGE: Songs of Metamorphosis
Echo Village is back! Experience Songs of Metamorphosis at the MUN Botanical Garden. This living tableau of singers and instrumentalists transforms a stroll around the gardens, forest, and Oxen Point into a sonic journey. General admission $32 Student and senior $24 Under 16 years old $7 Under 5 years old FREE And! We are offering $24 admission to […]
ONSOUND II Presents Its Patchwork Quilt In July 2021
Sound Symposium is pleased to present ONSOUND II: Patchwork Quilt. This second biennial arts and music festival will feature performers from all corners of the Newfoundland and Labrador arts scene, and a special guest from Nova Scotia. Ticket information and opportunities to purchase tickets are COMING SOON. COMPLETE SCHEDULE: Wednesday July 14, 2021 7:00pm – […]
We’re Back! Experience “Echo Village”
ECHO VILLAGE IS NOW SOLD OUT! Sound Symposium and the MUN Botanical Garden present Echo Village, an immersive sound experience taking place on Sunday, September 20. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Sound Symposium to cancel its highly anticipated 20th international symposium this summer. Producer Benton Roark hopes Echo Village will provide a creative outlet for artists […]
These 6 ONSOUND Events Are Completely Free
Half of all the events during ONSOUND are free, from workshops and group improv sessions, to the crown jewel of our little electronic music festival — Plug-In City, with Robert Lippok.