Saturday 01 March 2014 10:00 to Sunday 02 March 2014 23:59
Christchurch CBD

Navigate the city by ear at Canterbury's first ever Festival of Sonic Arts. Over a weekend of active listening and sonic adventures, Christchurch will resonate with a diverse and interactive programme of installations, workshops, interventions, performances and sound walks exploring the dynamic sonic landscapes of the rebuilding central city.

Across the city, local and international sound artists will be filling the streets and vacant lots with sound. There’s plenty of chance for direct interaction with the exhibits, such as A Folded Path, a pedestrian symphony created specifically for the streets of Christchurch by UK artists, Circumstance, in which the audience becomes the orchestra as they walk in groups around the city holding portable loudspeakers.

Audacious is presented by Christchurch City Council's Ever Evolving Events programme in partnership with The Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists Inc, the group behind the recently established sonic arts gallery, The Auricle, as well as being supported by the British Council New Zealand.

Full festival programme now online at