The Plank

Plank illustration by Morris Masuda

The Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective was established when a group of seven local artists and improvisers met over a shared passion for spontaneous collaboration and the desire to provide an accessible platform for any and all local musicians to perform.

We have created ‘The Plank’ to provide just this; NNSAC will host regular sessions where artists, musicians and audiences can meet to perform, to practice, to develop or to simply observe. ‘The Plank’ is entirely inclusive and open to non-musicians or those that are curious, we’d especially like to collaborate with artists of other forms (painting/movement/spoken word etc).

The Plank will consist mainly of group playing but with structural elements, initially facilitated by NNSAC (eventually we hope all guests will contribute). The structural elements will be curated by one or two people each session in the form of games, simple instructions, listening exercises, working with graphic scores etc.

The Plank will be held at the upstairs room at the York Tavern, Norwich, NR2 2AS on the first and third Tuesday of every month, from 7-9pm. Below is a list of dates for the coming few months.


17 October – York Tavern

7 November – York Tavern

21 November – York Tavern

9 December – Inaugural Plankestra performance

Plank sessions are informal but it would be useful to help us plan the sessions if you let us know you’re coming. You can do that very simply by visiting the specific session on the Programme page and following the link to simply send us your name.

Plank sessions are £2 (voluntary donation) to join to contribute toward cost. However, if you feel the cost may be a barrier to you joining the sessions then please just get in touch with us here.

We trialled the Plank model on a sunny Sunday in April 2017, and if you are interested to hear what kind of music we might produce, have a listen to the pieces below. (These were created as part of an exercise simply titled ‘duos in ten seconds’).