Sonica: Nearer Future

Kings Place, London, London, United Kingdom

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 21:30

Visual artist Heather Lander and sound artist Robert Bentall collaborate in a translucent virtual reality sculpture which shows where technology has taken us – and asks us to question where we might go next. Symmetrical webs and weaves of light build into a crystalline cathedral of light as Bentall’s ambient composition Telian (played on the traditional Swedish nyckelharpa) provides a captivating soundtrack.

“Restless 3D animations of alien landscapes… combined with gorgeous Reich-like nyckelharpa… surrounding the viewer with hocketing, pulsing fragments of melody, the effect is bewitching.” The Scotsman (UK)

Presented as part of Sonica, a year-round touring programme dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, punctuated by an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow and a biennial long weekend at Kings Place, London. Produced by Cryptic, Sonica presents exceptional international artists alongside emerging Scottish talent in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues.


Heather Lander (United Kingdom), Robert Bentall (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG