Susan Alcorn (Unites States)
Dawn Avery (United States)
Snorre Bjerck (Norway)
Raven Chacon (United States)
Heðin Ziska Davidsen (Faroe Islands)
Reuben Fenemore (Germany)
Frode Fjellheim (Norway)
Bill Horist (United States)
Payton MacDonald (United States)
Doron Sadja (United States)
Subhira Quartet (Chile)
Clinton Ackerman (Saskatchewan)
Sarah Albu (Quebec)
Tom Alteen (Newfoundland)
Duane Andrews (Newfoundland)
Atlantic String Quartet (Newfoundland)
Atomic Clock (Newfoundland)
Rick Bailey (Newfoundland)
Paul Bendzsa (Newfoundland)
Big Space (Newfoundland)
Black Auks (Newfoundland)
Hannah Boone (Newfoundland)
Evan Bowen (Newfoundland)
Michael Boyle (Newfoundland)
Amy Brandon (Nova Scotia)
Alexander Evan AE Bridger (Newfoundland)
David Buley (Newfoundland)
Teresa Connors (Newfoundland)
Cris Derksen (British Columbia)
The Earhart Ensemble (Newfoundland)
Jack Etchegary (Newfoundland)
Faceless Forces of Bigness
James Harley (Ontario)
Terri Hron (Quebec)
Brad Jefford Trio+ (Newfoundland)
Jing Xia (Newfoundland)
Frank Lapointe (Newfoundland)
David Lee (Ontario)
Greg Locke (Newfoundland)
Logy Bay Groovers (Newfoundland)
Jana Luksts (Ontario)
Rozalind MacPhail (Newfoundland)
Chris McGee (Newfoundland)
St. John’s New Music Collective (Newfoundland)
Jordan Nobles (British Columbia)
Rob Power (Newfoundland)
Helen Pridmore (Saskatchewan)
Reinhard Reitzenstein (Ontario)
Andrew Staniland (Newfoundland)
Toninato/Thiessen Duo (Quebec)
Hildegard Westerkamp (British Columbia)
Gayle Young (Ontario)
Ten days that will change how you hear the world.
Sound Symposium is an international celebration of sound and a catalyst for new ideas in music and visual and performance art.
Every two years, artists from around the world converge on St. John’s, Newfoundland, an eclectic Canadian city on an island in the North Atlantic.
The 10-day symposium is brimming with sound activities, both planned and impromptu, all open to the public. There are daytime workshops, evening concerts, outdoor experiences, late night jam sessions, and daily Harbour Symphonies.
You’ll hear electronic music and jazz, traditional folk music and improv. You’ll hear world premieres. There are dance performances, gallery exhibits and film screenings. Performances take place in concert halls, on street corners, in basements, in forests, on hillsides, in the harbour and near the ocean.
It’s an event unlike any other because St. John’s is a place unlike any other. Every performance is imbued with the unique culture and breath-taking natural beauty of Newfoundland.
Sound Symposium is a production of Sound Arts Initiative, Inc., which also produces the new music series Sound Symposium Presents and Night Music, a monthly improvisational music series at The Ship Pub.
And, keep your ears tuned to the harbour throughout the year to catch special performances of Harbour Symphonies. Sound Arts Initiative, Inc. produces these on-demand performances for visiting ships and on special occasions.