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Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts CollectiveNorfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective - Music From The Fringes


The Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective (NNSAC) is a not-for-profit organisation led by four Norfolk-based artists, musicians and improvisers. Focused on celebrating, promoting and producing improvised and spontaneous music the Collective aim to bring new music to the region and to provide opportunities for artists and the wider community to participate in sonic art activity, from education to performance.

NNSAC is responsible for programming ‘Plink Plonk’; a series of live events where national and local artists create unique collaborations with improvisation at its heart. Artists that have performed at Plink Plonk include, Alan Wilkinson, John Butcher, Cath Roberts, David Ross, Anton Hunter, Kit Downes, ma/ti/om and many others.

In 2017 the Collective launched ‘The Plank‘; A fortnightly workshop for improvisers where artists can collaborate in a free and non-judgemental environment, participating in a mix of structured activities and free improvisation. Since its inception, participants have performed live as a full ensemble, most notably supporting the percussionist, Steve Noble and in Cambridge supporting Flower Corsano Duo. In 2019 we launched ‘Plankestra Presents’; a series of live shows showcasing smaller groupings and ensembles formed within Plank workshops.  

In September 2018 the Collective embarked on our most ambitious project to date, partnering with the excellent originalprojects; to produce YARMONICS, Great Yarmouth’s first festival of sonic art and new music. 

As well as these core activities, NNSAC produce workshops, podcasts and site specific events, and are interested in forging partnerships with local organisations and artists.

If you would like to perform, collaborate or know more, please contact us here. Or to sign up to receive our Plink Plonk newsletter, complete the sign-up form at the bottom of this page.

Tickets can be purchased for all events and workshops by selecting the event from the front page of the website and following the appropriate link to the official Paypal or Eventbrite sites from where are tickets are sold). 

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