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sonicfest19.jpg A vision for sound

The Sonic Arts Week festival returns to Teesside in July with a plethora of events celebrating sound and music. Ear! Ear!

And this year’s Sonic Arts Week should be extra special as, along with Middlesbrough Town Hall, the festival will make full use of the recently opened, and very fabulous, Auxiliary Warehouse. Among the festival highlights will be the opening event ‘Leviathan’, an awe-inspiring documentary about the North American fishing industry. Shot entirely with go-pro cameras, this mesmerising film is a real “visual song”. There will be a special edition of the sound and noise night FEED, with Newcastle’s legendary The Old Police House, while [UNIT] (pictured) sees the award-winning audio/visual collective breaking down traditional barriers between performers and audiences with a truly immersive piece. There will be the opportunity to take a “sound walk” with artists Tim Shaw and John Bowers; sonic embroidery (oh yeah!); and the chance to build your own light responsive noise box. Two exhibitions also form part of the festival: Field Study, presenting work relevant to recent debates around climate change, and work by artists from The Auxiliary's recent Sonic Arts Emerging Artist Award, Jordan Edge and Joshua Legallienne. Full details from the website, below.

The Sonic Arts Week festival, 15-21 July. sonicartsweek.eventbrite.com