Future of Sound
UK Nationwide tour
Presentations, performances

Future of Sound provides a forum for the discussion of new and convergent art forms. By creating immersive experiences using state-of-the-art sound technology Future of Sound showcases leading practitioners in the fields of music and audio design.

2006-2007 saw the start of a nationwide tour by musicians and audio designers collaborating with artists and scientists.

Participants include LSD evangelist Brian Barritt, sonic artist Scanner, Brian Duffy whose work with Modified Toy Orchestra creates new electronic instruments from abandoned children's toys and Paul Devereux, who discovered that Neolithic burial grounds resonate at the same frequency - a trance-inducing 111Hz chant.

Future of Sound was originally conceived by Illustrious Company, established by Martyn Ware (founder member of both The Human League and Heaven 17) and Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Yazoo and Depeche Mode) two of the leading figures in electronic music. Clarke and Ware feel that experimental sound can be more widely used for interdisciplinary artistic activity, inspiring new ideas and ways of working.