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Welcome to SightSonic 2005, York International Festival of Digital Arts.  Over the past six years SightSonic has built a reputation for bringing the very best in digital arts to the city.  This year is no exception.  Christian Fennesz is at the forefront of contemporary electronica and will be performing live in the only British date on his current international tour.  Other highlights include club nights, interactive projection pieces around the city centre, films, free digital drop-in sessions and artists' talks; plus a ground-breaking new project from York-based Pilot Theatre and Revolution Games which will see a live link up with Amsterdam with acting and gaming across the channel.  The Artists Platform, now a firm feature of the festival, gives you the  opportunity to be one of the first to view the works of emerging digital artists.
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Date: Friday 14th October 2005
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm exness
Venue: National Centre for Early Music
Price: £35
Phone: 01904 554670


National Music Management Group Conference

Supporting Music Teachers in the Use of Technology

A showcase of inspiring sessions by local teachers/practitioners on practical, effective ways of working with ICT in curriculum music, including:

  • working with music technology at KS2/KS3
  • support from Specialist Music Schools
  • Using ICT in live performance
  • Sonic postcards
  • Accessible technology and SEN exness south africa
  • Support for work related learning in music technology
  • Using music technology to develop critical listening skills in music

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Date: 13th - 29th October 2005
Time: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday & 9am – 2pm Saturdays
Venue: National Centre for Early Music
Price: Free


Interactive Fountain exness broker review

Come and create your own Water Music at the NCEM with the return of the interactive fountain. First featured at SightSonic in 2001, the new, improved fountain returns for the 2005 festival. Get wet, get other people wet and create your own Symphony of Sound. Something for all the family!

In association with Immersive Media Spaces Ltd and the National Centre for Early Music.


Date: 14th October 2005
Time: 10am - 11pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal
Phone : 01904 623568


Jonathan Wilkinson, has just returned from Siggraph in Los Angeles
with his latest video work, a series of interactive films focused on
the re-interpretation of familiar landscapes. This work was supported by the British Council.

Jonathan's work effortlessly references painting, film-making and
gaming cultures. His influences include the films of Polanski and
the paintings of Edward Hopper while calling to mind problem solving
computer games such as Myst. His works somehow suggest to viewers that they are to search for something in the films, a clue, a link
or a meaning.

Each of the films possess a luscious aesthetic yet leaves the
viewer guessing at deeper symbolism. Underlying the richly visual
and aural experience is a sense of loneliness and emptiness.

Jonathan has work at the New York Independent Film Festival in
November and is currently working on an experimental piece for

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Date: Friday 14th October 2005
Time: 11am - 5pm
Venue: Guildhall
Price: Free
Phone: 01904 553377


The Hub - SightSonic's central base

Information, exhibitions, artist talks and coffee.

11.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.00
Digital drop-ins:

Ed Heaton (Hightone Productions) will be on hand to discuss digital sound production and creating music using digital technology.

Having exhibited collaborative works during previous SightSonic festivals, regional artist Peter Heaton will be using a range of image manipulation processes to explore the creative possibilities of digital imagery.

13.00 - 14.00
Artists' Talk with Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler (KMA Creative Technology) talk about their cutting-edge interactive public artworks, including Dancing in the Streets and The Square.

16.00 - 17.00
Artists' Talk: Experimental video artist George Saxon discusses the development of you are here, an interactive digital artwork devised with a group of young people from the York area.

Exhibiting artists include Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar and Rob Lycett (Artists' Platform 2004).

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Date: Friday 14th October 2005
Time: 7pm & through the weekend
Venue: City centre locations
Price: Free
Phone: 01904 553377


Official Festival launch

Two outdoor projections in partnership with York Renaissance Project:

you are here brings artists George Saxon and Mark Fell together with a
group of young people from the York area to create a site specific
artwork. the young participants examine their place in the city using
digital technologies to rework archive film footage of York and new
material captured during the project. This new piece of public art
brings a fresh and challenging perspective to York's cultural and
historical landscape.

you are here will run from the 14th October - 11th November in the old House & Son shop on Blake Street.

The Square by KMA Creative Technology - using complex, playful and compelling interactions, this living light and sound sculpture responds to the movements of passers-by who are invariably seduced into a mesmerising double act.

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Date: Friday 14th October 2005
Time: 8pm - 9pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal
Price: £8 /£3.50 (conc)
Phonet: 01904 623568


Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out.

Pilot Theatre/York and het muztheater/zaandam present turn on, tune in, drop out.
A drama / online / av / webcast / theatre / live performance.
Two performers are battling over their game consoles . . . and other things . . . simultaneously - live in York and live in Amsterdam

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Date: Friday 14th October 2005
Time: 9pm - 1am
Venue: City Screen Basement
Price: £5/£4 (conc)
Phonet: 01904 541144


The SightSonic Club

The SightSonic Club with pixel [raster-noton] from Denmark (live) plus Alextronic and strcprstskrskrk (The Hive Collective, Liverpool) - at the forefront of contemporary digital music

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