Monday, 18 November 2013

EARS presents… Pactblock in the Sonic Lab

You are all invited to attend a special event this Friday evening at SARC which features the hugely successful inventions of our very own Sebastian Heinz! 

Please see the attached flyer and the kickstarter page for more info!

Monday, 21 October 2013

First meeting of the new year is WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER at 7pm. Club Room 2, QUB Students Union. 

All new/interested/EAR-curious are welcome. Refreshments provided, and we'll all head for a pint after. 

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 30 March 2013


A series of free hands-on workshops as part of UNDERCONSTRUCTION, a collaborative exhibition taking place at Catalyst Arts throughout April.

Learn to build and bend circuits, make an instrument from
your laptop and take part in a public performance at QUB's
Sonorities Festival.

Saturday 6th April 10am – 5pm, Free
Develop your own playable musical device with circuit bender
and instrument builder Barry Cullen.
Sunday 14th April 10am – 5pm, Free
Explore programming as musical performance using networked
laptops with Graham Booth. Mac laptop required.

Wednesday 17th April 6pm – 9pm, Free
Monday 22nd April 6pm – 10pm, Free
Develop a live performance with Kevin McCullagh & Tullis Rennie
using the instruments from BUILD and CODE.

Thursday 25th April 9.30pm – 12.30am, Free
The performance will be presented at the EARS showcase night 
as part of the Sonorities festival.

To reserve a place, please contact with
your name and details of the workshop(s) you would like to attend.
Venue: Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, BT1 6BS
(+44) 028 90 313 303  /   /

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sound On A String

Sound On A String
8-11/12/12, Sonic Arts Research Centre.

Installation launch party:
Saturday 8th December @ 19.00
Free admission
Live DJ set
Free beverages

Closing Concert:
QUBe, featuring works for the installation
Tuesday 11th December @ 20.00
Free admission

Sound on a String is a new interactive sound installation that brings the tin can telephone into the digital age. Visitors are invited to explore the installation and interact with the bespoke digital tin can telephones in the unique environment of the Sonic Arts Research Centre’s Sonic Lab. Sound on a String augments the tin can telephone experience allowing visitors to capture, manipulate, transform and move their voice in the three-dimensional space of the Sonic Lab as they collaborate with other visitors in creating a longitudinal soundscape of tin can messages. Welcoming audiences of all ages, the installation provides a captivating and fun multi-sensory experience.

Sound On A String is created by members of SARC’s Sound and Interactivity Group: Adnan Marquez-Borbon, Cavan Fyans, Javier Jaimovich and Paul Stapleton.

Sound On A String is Funded by Dublin City of Science and Sponsored by EARS (Electronic Arts Research Society)

Thursday, 12 May 2011

OPEN EARS - Innovative Technology Enhanced Performance

OPEN EARS - Innovative Technology Enhanced Performance

Date: Saturday 21st May, Sonic Lab, SARC, 8PM
Free admission!

Niamh de Barra

Barry Cullen

Michael Andrews and Ricky Graham

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cloreen Park BT9 5

Monday, 11 April 2011

OPEN EARS Open Call for Artists Performances

QUB Electronic Arts Research Society

OPEN EARS - Open Call for Innovative Technology Enhanced Performance

Open Ears is a student led initiative whose motivation is to provide an opportunity for local artists to perform in the Sonic Arts Research Centre’s (SARC) ‘Sonic Lab’, providing the public with a free showcase of the best local talent in a prestigious venue. In keeping with the SARC ethos, we aim to showcase performers creatively utilising technology in their work.

We seek submissions from Northern Ireland based musicians and multi-media artists whose work lies in-between categories: the academic, popular, experimental and traditional, and who make inspirational use of technology in their performance practice.

While we unfortunately cannot pay performers, we will pay travel expenses and provide food and drinks on the night. PA and projection equipment will be provided, any special requirements must be sourced by successful applicants.

Submission guidelines (email links to:


1. Live performance

One audio or video example that is most representative of the artist’s work.

Short artist bio.

Technical requirements.

Contact info.


2. Audiovisual presentation

One video example that is most representative of the artists work.

Short artist bio.

Technical requirements.

Contact info.

Important Dates:

Submissions MUST be received by Friday the 22nd of April 2011, with successful applicants notified at the beginning of May.

The concert is to take place in the Sonic Lab, Sonic Art Research Centre, Belfast on the evening of 21st May 2011.

The selection committee will consist of selected faculty from SARC and committee members of the QUB Electronic Arts Research Society (EARS).

The decision of the selection committee is final, correspondence will not be entered into with applicants.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Circuit Bending Workshop & Open Jack Event - 12th March

@ Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast.

Circuit Bending:
Learn how to make noise making instruments out of toys and household electronics. We will provide all the materials, you can take home a new instrument - Or stay for Open Jack in the evening and premiere your new instrument!

Limited spaces - Booking / enquiry:

Facebook Event:

Open Jack:
  • Open Jack is analogue to common “open mic” events.
  • Open Jack is a free stage for noisemakers and audiences.
  • Bring any sound-making device or musical instrument & plug in / use a mic.