Promoting all forms of sound and sonic arts from experimental electronic music to sound installations and performance arts in the North East of Scotland, sonADA strives to provide both aspiring and professional sound artists in the region with an interactive environment where they can experiment and explore new ideas and share them with other artists and audiences. At the same time, sonADA aims to cultivate an established audience base by nourishing a desire to experience cutting-edge practice in experimental music and performance.
Since its start in 2014 with the first sonADA Festival, sonADA has been active in providing various types of sound/sonic arts events, performances, presentations and workshops. Its regular festival, sonADA Festival, has quickly become a unique and important event in the region that brings together both artists and audiences who want to enjoy new art and experimental music and performance. Recently, sonADA has successfully run its six-month long workshop series called slowCooker Series. Supported by Creative Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, SCAN, Peacock Visual Arts, and sound, these workshops have received excellent responses and feedback from the participants and artists alike.
Initially started by two members (Suk-Jun Kim and Francesco Sani), sonADA has now expanded its membership to six members. sonADA has collaborated with various key organisations in the region, such as sound, SCAN, the Anatomy Rooms, Peacock Visual Arts, as well as two universities, University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. SonADA endeavours to continue building and expanding its network with artists and partner organisations by developing and delivering more engaging and unique events.