Sonophilia Conference 2016

Thursday 6th & Friday 7 October 2016 from 9.30am – 4pm

ALIVE Church

This is a FREE event!!!

Book your tickets for day 1 here

Book your tickets for day 2 here

Download the Conference Brochure


Join us for the first day of the Sonophilia Conference – #SonCon16 – as
we celebrate National Poetry Day with a host of talks and workshops
designed for KS4&5 students that will complement the national curriculum
for music and English. While it’s designed for young people the event is
open to everyone.

The day will open with a talk by renowned Lincolnshire musician Elliott
Morris, who will then lead a workshop session devoted to composition and
performance. The morning workshop team is joined by  nationally and
internationally acclaimed soul-fusion singer/songwriter Lumi HD offering
a workshop on co-writing, Justine Taylor give you a chance to become a
body choir where you’re the instrument and Coventry University lecturer
Tommy Loose offers you a chance to explore the psychology of

We’ll then be joined by critically acclaimed performance poet Jemima
Foxtrot as she talks about her own unique brand of poetry and how to
make a living through writing. Local poetry veteran Steve Cawte then
joins us and takes us on a journey through the evolution of poetic
concepts from Shakespeare to grime music.

Our keynote speaker, acclaimed storyteller Michael Harvey, will take a
look at storytelling in the 21st century. Michael will then lead a
workshop sessions on storytelling skills. The afternoon workshop team is
joined by critically acclaimed performance poet Jemima Foxtrot to
explore how music and song can inspire poetry, Steve Cawte delves in to
instant poetry and Lincoln based arts company Art Isn’t Sexy look at
being esoteric.

*The line-up for the conference  may change and/or be expanded.

Bards in the Bar – 5.30pm to 7pm at The Rogue Saint

As part of National Poetry Day 2016, for which the theme is “messages”,
we will explore what happens when you take speed dating and mash it
together with spoken word performances? Come join us at The Rogue Saint
for a fast paced evening of spoken word at your table as we explore and
expand on “sound”. Simply turn up: grab a drink, take a seat and listen
for the bell! Every time you hear it a performer will arrive at your
table. Come join us a free evening of mixed messages!

Featuring performances by Gemma Baker, Mouth Piece Poets & Jemima


Join us for the second day of the Sonophilia Conference – #SonCon16 – as
we explore art, activism and education through a host of talks and
workshops designed for those in higher education. While it’s designed
for those in education the event is open to everyone.

The day opens with a panel discussion of sound as art featuring
Sonophilia Festival Director Amie Slavin, Lincoln based arts collecive
General Practive and London based sound & found artist Graham Dunning.
They’ll discuss their work, motivation and why sound is an artform.

Graham Dunning and General Practice will then lead the days workshops;
Graham will demonstrate his mechanical techno machines and [gP] will
show you their alternative homebrew recording methods. They’ll be joined
by Lincoln based digital arts company IntAR-Media who will explore
projection and sound mapping, as well as Sonophilia featured artists
Rebecca Lee & Samuel Rodgers who will teach you how to improvise sound
art in response to places and environments.

Legendary DJ Matt Black of Coldcut, and founder of Ninja Tune, records
joins us as our keynotes speaker in an interview with Lincolnshire arts
veteran David Lambert to discuss his art, activism and independence.
They’ll also explore Ninja Tune’s Ninja Jamm app.

The afternoon rounds off with the return of Lincoln based Art Isn’t Sexy
as they discuss art as an act of rebellion and social discourse. We
close the conference with a look at the work of Lincolnshire music
charity soundLINCS as we explore their work with children and young
people in challenging circumstances.

*The line-up for the conference  may change and/or be expanded.

Thursday 6th October 2016  Friday 7 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

Where ALIVE Church – 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD

!Don’t forget! The Sound Art Installations are running throughout the Festival