The festival celebrating sound will run at various venues in south London from 2–9 July
Sonic Waterloo will run from 2–9 July at various locations including IKLECTIK, Lower Marsh, Granby Place, Morley College and Old Paradise Yard. Touted as “a festival in Waterloo, London, presenting activities around the subject of sound”, this new event features an exhibition of videos, installations and sculptures by artists including Hugh Davies, Peter Cusack, Lee Berwick, Rob Olins and Ximena Alarcon, as well as special performances by Leafcutter John, Rie Nakajima, David Toop, Janek Schaefer, Kathy Hinde, Gino Robair and others. The festival also includes a series of talks focused on art and politics, technology, environment and psychology, with Jean-Paul Thibaud, Ruth Herbert, Atau Tanaka, Peter Cusack and Aki Pasoulas, and a talk on gender and feminism in sound art with Cathy Lane and Iris Garrelfs, hosted by Wire Deputy Editor Emily Bick. There will also be a sound exploration workshop for children called Soundhoppers.