SARC has been involved in regular network performance activities since 2005. With a growing number of collaborators and a significant increase in network-centric repertoire, we have developed expertise in technical, logistical, dramaturgical and artistic aspects of network music.

Selected network music events at SARC:

Sounding / the / net (Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2010)

Two Thousand + Ten Symposium
Theme: Improvisation

EIMAS 2010 (Brazil)

Two Thousand + Nine Symposium
Theme: User Generated Content

Netrooms: The Long Feedback

2009 Performances include
Netrooms at Making New Waves, Budapest 2009
Local netrooms performance on the 13th December at Making New Waves Festival, Budapest 2009.

Netrooms at Ars Electronica Centre, Linz
Performance of Netrooms on the 19.10.09 at 7:30pm (Linz time) as part of a Sonic Intermedia/SARC production at the Ars Electronica Centre. Participants include Jerome Joy, Pauline Oliveros, Ken Fields, Rui Chaves, Felipe Hickman

Netrooms Performance Map 28th Aug 2009
Participants include Jerome Joy, NiceS: Pauline Oliveros, NY: Georg Hajdu, Hamburg: Franziska Schroeder, Killyleagh: SARC Office: Alain Renaud, Banff: Owen Green, York: Ken Fields, Calgary+ Locus Sonus streams from Yokohama Japan, Buga Vale Columbia and Solleftea Sweden.

Performance at ISEA, 7th August 2009 - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Recorded live during ISEA on the 6th August 2009 at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Performers: Pedro Rebelo (Belfast), Alain Renaud (Bournemouth), Katharine Norman (Cambridge), Owen Green (Leith), Kala Pierson (NYC), Jason Geistweidt (Chicago), Ken Fields (Calgary)

3rd March 2009 Aix-en-Provence, France
Local version with participants from the Audio Connect? symposium

Netrooms Boxed: Commission from Deutschlandradio Kultur
Netrooms: BoxedCommission for a piece based on recent live recordings of Netrooms to be broadcast at Deutschlandradio Kultur later this month as part of “Newcomer Werkstatt”, “Klangkunst” slot on Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Second Life
Researchers at SARC initiated activity in Second Life in 2007 which has served as a basis for online collaboration and hybrid performance spaces.

Public Activities include:

15 May 2009 Improvisation for two crowds
Workshop and performance with Pauline Oliveros and Chris Johnston
SecondLife Mixed Reality Project with the Avatar Orchestra
Metaverse (, MA Sonic Arts Students
and Drama students of Queen’s University Belfast, Brian Friel Theatre,

August 2009; performance of SLetude (work for Second Life) as part of the DRHA conference, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.

Network Performances
February 2009, 24 Fragments as part of the Fragmented Orchestra
Project ( SARC showcase concert
with Paul Stapleton, Gascia Ouzounian, Pedro Rebelo.

May 2009, Pauline Oliveros (SARC – RPI)

June 2009,
Net vs Net: Quintlocated Network Performance

November 2009,
International Telematic Music Concert for Peace
Network performance with San Diego, Banff, New York, Seoul and Belfast

ICMC 2008
Including network performance with CCRMA and BANFF and panel on Network Performance.

Disparate Bodies 3.0 (2008)

Disparate Bodies (2007)
Three way performance (Belfast, Graz, Hamburg)