SONiC – Sounds of a New Century – a brand new festival of 21st century music, took over New York from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. SONiC is a production of American Composers Orchestra and The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. SONiC and UrbanRemix partnered to explore, develop, and express the acoustic identity of New York.
SONiC audiences were invited to record sounds of the city, sounds of what new music means to them, sounds of their life as a new music fan or sounds from SONiC events themselves. We also conducted workshops with students from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis high school in New York.
Electronic musicians Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder (exclusiveOr) presented a live performance based on the sounds recorded on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10 p.m. at Roulette. Details at sonicfestival.org.