Have you ever noticed that when two or more people collaborate, there is a third “force” or “entity” that is not one or the other — that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts — that there is a kind of hybrid vigor when people from different backgrounds share ideas and creative processes? Emergence suggests creative collaborations, complex systems, performers interacting with each other in real time, and the emergent properties that can arise when independent entities are loosely connected in a network. In keeping with the Emergence theme, there will be an emphasis on ensembles of live performers and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Symbolic Sound, in partnership with De Montfort University’s Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities; the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, and the Performance Research Group, invite you to join us as we explore the theme “Emergence” through the four, intensely interactive days and nights of words and live performances that comprise the eighth annual Kyma International Sound Symposium. Learn more than you ever thought possible and return home with a fresh shot of inspiration and a network of new international colleagues and friends.