Skip navigation

Open Sound & Sound Thinking

Brady Cranfield: Work Hard, Play Hard

Open Sound

Open Sound is an exhibition program developed in 2008 by the Surrey Art Gallery to support the production and presentation of audio art forms as part of contemporary art practice. Open Sound seeks to feature the leading edge of audio art, and has included site specific installation, radio experiments, ecological practices, and other investigations into the limits of sound today.

Sound Thinking

Founded in 2008, Surrey Art Gallery's Sound Thinking symposium is an annual event which brings together practitioners and professionals in the field of sound art. The symposium features leading sound artists, scholars, and researchers in the field of sound studies, along with visual artists who use sound as key components of their practice and musicians who experiment with the limits of music and sound. Sound Thinking is part of Surrey Art Gallery's Open Sound program developed in 2008 to support the production and presentation of audio art forms as part of contemporary art practice.

Browse past Open Sound exhibits by year at the links below. These pages also include information about the Sound Thinking event for that year and, in many cases, pdfs containing more details.

 

Exhibitions

Open Sound 2015: Polyphonic Cartograph

January 17, 2015 to December 31, 2015

Explore three sound art installations that examine the relationship between landscape, language, and voice.

Open Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdom

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Open Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdom presents three sound art installations that examine the relationship between vegetation and sound.

Open Sound 2013: Sound/Tract

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Open Sound 2013: Sound/Tract invites you to discover the unexpected and immersive world of ambient sound in and around the Surrey Arts Centre.

Open Sound 2012: On Air, Underground: Making the Inaudible Audible

January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Open Sound 2012 explores the hidden, the invisible, and the inaudible, giving these voiceless and sometimes intangible things an expression.

Open Sound 2011: Nests Built By Birds

January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Open Sound 2010: Nests Built By Birds presents four works of audio art related to voice and translation.

Open Sound 2010: play.back.work

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

Open Sound 2010 presents three sound art installations that examine the parallels between work, play, and sound in contemporary culture.

Open Sound 2009

January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

Open Sound 2009 draws inspiration from the concept of “open source” by recognizing that any sound is part of a collective conscience of ideas.

Open Sound 2008

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

The first Open Sound 2008 exhibition consists of a series of commissioned audio art projects installed in and around the Surrey Arts Centre.