Thank you for making Sonic Acts Festival 2019 a success!

Published on Mar 04, 2019

From early February until the beginning of March, Sonic Acts Festival 2019 welcomed over 120 artists and theorists in a month-long programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, films, concerts and club nights across Amsterdam. This celebratory festival edition – which culminated from 21 to 24 February – marked 25 years since we first began back in 1994. But instead at looking back at our history, we set out to explore what might, could or should happen hereafter.

A big THANK YOU goes out to our speakers, artists and funders, and to all who contributed their time and energy; our partners, production support, technicians and everyone else involved; our amazing crew before and during the festival; our partner organisations and their staff; our photographers, film crew, bloggers and our fantastic volunteers; and last but not least to all of you who came to experience and participate in HEREAFTER.

Our great team of photographers and videographers didn’t miss a thing of the festival. For photos, have a look at our Facebook or Flickr albums. And keep an eye out as videos of the conference talks will be online very soon.

☛ Look back at the festival with the recap video on our YouTube and Vimeo channels, made by Fridaymilk.

A selection of press coverage – interviews, previews and reviews – is listed below:

Verwondering en diepdreunende bassen tijdens Sonic Acts [Dutch]

– Volkskrant
Festival Sonic Acts schiet je even bruut naar een andere wereld én een andere tijd [Dutch]

– Metropolis M
Wat Hereafter? — Lucas van der Velden over 25 jaar Sonic Acts [Dutch]

– Glamcult
Progress with performer Charm Mone

Brave new worlds: rkss shares a mix & some thoughts on flattening the hierarchy of cultural value in music ahead of Sonic Acts 2019 

Jennifer Walshe: Daadwerkelijk in het moment zijn – dat is lastig’

– De Groene Amsterdammer
Tijd tijd tijd [Dutch]

DJ Broadcast
Sonic Acts: Nieuwe artiesten, nieuwe muziek

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HANNAH by Verdensteatret at Sonic Acts at Stedelijk. Photo by Pieter Kers.
Phoebe Collings-James and Last Yearz Interesting Negro at Paradiso at Sonic Acts 2019 Progress Bar. Photo by George Knegtel.
Lyra Hill at Sonic Acts 2019 at Paradiso, Expanded Experience. Photo by Pieter Kers.