talbotRicegap in the air: a festival of sonic art

15 November 2014 – 14 February 2015 at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


gap in the air is a celebration of experimental music and sonic art at the University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery, including performances by experimental musicians and artists, work by staff and students, workshops and academic discussions. The programme is dedicated to the experience of sound, the neo-classical space of the Georgian Gallery becoming a sounding-box for the most prescient themes in contemporary sonic art. gap in the air will provide an accessible overview of this expanding field whilst also being a live testing ground for new and innovative ideas.

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The season of events spans four thematic sections. And more detailed information about each section will become available in: place, reach, orientation and nature.talbotRice3



gap in the air is supported by the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh.

In particular, we’d like to thank the College of Humanities and Social Science Knowledge Exchange Office and Edinburgh College of Art’s Research Office for their generous financial support.
We’d also like to thank Tommy Stewart at Talbot Rice gallery and Kevin Hay at The Reid School of Music, students on the MSc Sound Design and Digital Composition and Performance MScs who have inspired much of the work being shown and the themes being discussed.