Lincoln's biennial festival of Sound & Music – inaugural programme 23-26 October 2014
Director: Amie Slavin.

Sonophilia is a brand new festival of Sound and Music, presenting a wide range of abstract and experimental work, including installation and performance, amidst a packed programme of live music and participation.  We cross style, genre and discipline with this joyful celebration of Sound and everyone who revels in it.

Taking place from October 23 to 26 2014, in over a dozen venues and public spaces across Lincoln, Sonophilia was a new and exciting opportunity for our region’s artists, students and audiences, with a packed four day programme featuring local, regional, national and international acts.

Whether your favourite thing is Folk, Indie-rock, HipHop, Barbershop, Ambient or Experimental, we had something you'd have liked and something you’d have been pleased you tried for the first time.

Running alongside the performances and installations, Sonophilia presented the Sonophilia Conference, two days of Professional Development and networking for students and established practitioners in music and audio-related industries, at Bishop Grosseteste University on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 October.

Sonophilia combines a belief that everyone has a sound worth hearing, with a deep commitment to audio excellence.  Our programme opened on Thursday October 23, with the Big Ran-Tan, a street procession welcoming bands, soloists, and anyone up for making a noise, of any sort.  Sonophilia is all about the people who take part in it.

Our closing show, at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Sunday October 26, featured three outstanding acts, headlined by Fractal Sparks, a stunning cross-artform collaboration of music from Air Piano pioneer, Jo Hamilton, with an immersive lightscape, premiered this year in Durham Cathedral.  Fractal Sparks came to Sonophilia with a unique adaptation, to climax our first ever programme.

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