SARC, Sonic Arts Research Centre Queen’s University Belfast


Venue Function(s):

    Exhibition(s) and Performance(s)

Venue Location:

Belfast, Ireland


The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) is a centre of excellence, dedicated to the research of music technology. This unique interdisciplinary project has united internationally recognised experts in the areas of musical composition, signal processing, performance, Internet technology and digital hardware. The Centre is established in a purpose-built structure located in Belfast. The centrepiece of the research facility will be the Sonic Laboratory. This facility enables research teams to develop and implement cutting edge initiatives in the creation and delivery of music and audio. The Sonic Laboratory’s uniqueness is vested in the degree of flexibility it can provide for experiments in sound diffusion and for groundbreaking compositional and performance work within a purpose-built, variable acoustic space. The centre was opened by Karlheinz Stockhausen in 2004 in the context of the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music. This performance showcases work by SARC researchers and presents a programme of selected ISEA works tailored for SARC’s unique Sonic Lab.