Salford Sonic Fusion Festival

Thursday 3 April - Sunday 6 April 2014. 

University of Salford, MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses

Salford Sonic Fusion Festival celebrates cutting-edge international explorations in contemporary music from across the globe and blurs the boundaries between avant-garde classical, experimental electronic popular and improvised music.

Over four days the festival will present a range of experimental sonic experiences and includes sound installations, audio-visual and interactive live works and live performances. The works aim to explore digital technologies and broadening access to world-class experimental music. The programme includes UK premiere performances and new commissions from international performers including regions often underrepresented in European music festivals.

In 2014 we look forward to welcoming an international array of musicians working at the forefront of music’s innovation, including our headline act, a performance of the celebrated piece ‘Dead Symphony’ a work of haunting beauty by Australian artist Saskia Moore, which will be performed by award winning UK music ensemble, Apartment House.

Other highlights include a live piano and vocal recital with performers in Salford and Edinburgh linked by the latest streaming technology; a jazz inspired Big Band concert featuring celebrated soloist Jan Kopinski; a mixed media set by Automatic Writing Circle and two exciting concerts by MANTIS. The festival will also feature a range of performances and compositions by staff and students from the University of Salford.

Full programme details are outlined below. Don't forget to also follow the festival on Twitter for updates on artists and programme highlights - @SonicFusionFest.


Tickets for individual events can be purchased on the door.

Full festival passes are priced at £45 / £35 concession and can be purchased along with day passes via our online shop.

Programme of Events

Thursday 3rd April

Friday 4th April

Saturday 5th April

Sunday 6th April