sonADA (Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen) is a three-day sonic arts festival that highlights experimental music, sound art, performance and sound installations in the North East of Scotland. sonADA focuses on sound artists and performers in this region as well as inviting international artists during the festival in order to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between local and international artists. As shown in the successful pilot event, sonADA 2014, which was held in October 2014, it can attract an enthusiastic audience from all over the North East of Scotland, targeting members of diverse backgrounds and particularly young people.
sonADA, Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen, was established as a sonic art festival by sound artists Suk-Jun Kim and Francesco Sani in October 2014. After the success of their three-day pilot event held at Seventeen in October 2014 which was followed by a successful exchange programme with Papay Gyro Nights Festival in Orkney, sonADA has been re-formed in a format of not-for-profit organisation in February 2015 in order to create/host festivals and events on an even more ambitious scale.
sonADA aims to promote all forms of sonic arts from experimental electronic music to sound installations and performance arts in the North East of Scotland by providing both aspiring and professional sonic artists in the region with an interactive platform where they can experiment and explore new ideas and share them with other artists and audiences. Here the audience is an integral part of the platform; not only do they witness such experiments by artists, but they also challenge and seek new and alternative approaches. sonADA also strives to encourage mobility and presence of the Aberdeen sonic arts and to promote artistic and cultural dialogues between local, regional, and international artists.