Sonic Acts Festival
The Dark Universe

Explorations in art, music and science.

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The fifteenth edition of the Sonic Acts festival, entitled The Dark Universe, takes place on 21 – 24 February 2013 at several locations in Amsterdam.


The Dark Universe is a quest for the unknown.


Art that explores the boundaries of our knowledge.

Installations that trigger our senses through light, sound and vibration.

A conference that sheds light on the search for the unknown.

Music to embrace the unkown.


Blog: A chicken, black holes, the seco ...

The danger of a boundary-breaking, mind boggling, interdisciplinary festival such as Sonic Acts is that you might at some point [...]


Blog: Bitcaves and The Dark Alphabet

The visual identity of The Dark Universe could very well be a festival event; it’s equally mysterious, layered and well [...]


Blog: Bow, then silence

The process behind perception has been a key subject of ceaseless attention and study. In many ways, the concept can [...]


Blog: A Skype conversation with Trevor ...

In your most recent project, ‘The Last Pictures’ are encrypted into a disk made of a material that will last [...]


What you said about Sonic Acts X ...

Below you’ll find a small selection of the many, many, many wonderful comments, photo’s and opinions that you put on Twitter [...]


Blog: Takashi Makino’s [2012]3D

  After a day of talks from eminent scientists about the vast impersonal and hidden forces shaping our universe, it [...]

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