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Firth Hall (Firth Court), Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
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£5 per concert or four concerts for £10
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Sound Junction II

Featuring works by two celebrated figureheads of the extraordinary acousmatic genre; Manuella Blackburn and David Berezan, plus new talent from the University of Sheffield Sound Studios.

Sound Junction uses a purpose-built sound diffusion system and darkness to create the ideal listening conditions.

The audience is fully enclosed in sound via 34 loudspeakers placed, both horizontally and vertically, in a 360° setting. This allows the composer to freely move – or ‘diffuse’ – the music throughout the space and around the listener, creating the illusion that the audience is surrounded by spaces and objects far beyond what is contained by the venue walls. The performer has control over each and every loudspeaker and as they re-animate their sounds, they bring their work to life. From the most delicate sounds flying around your head to thumping bass drones, this music creates environments that morph between the real, unreal and surreal.

This is a great opportunity to experience music like you have never heard it before. Surrounded by these strange yet familiar sounds, the 360° setting gives your mind the space, and your imagination the freedom, to take you on a personal journey through the soundscapes.

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