Cryptic aims to cater for everyone’s needs and is committed to ensuring an open and accessible approach to all of the work we present.
Alongside discounted tickets for disabled patrons and their carers, Cryptic offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable.
Find out about access at all venues: accessible parking, drop off points, entrances, ramps and lifts, wheelchair and mobility scooter provision, guide dogs and more below…
4 May 2017 20:00
Flight is a travelling site-specific soundscape influenced and inspired by the migration of barnacle geese from Norway’s Svalbard Islands to Caerlaverock in southern Scotland. Composed by Stuart Macpherson, Flight invites you to explore the impressive, historic surroundings of the University of Glasgow. Using multiple live and recorded sound sources featuring musicians Greg Lawson and Su-a Lee, Macpherson has created a promenade performance that mimics the movement of birds soaring through a series of iconic spaces across the campus.
19 May 2017 22:00 // 20 May 2017 19:00
Inspired by the North Sea Flood of 1953—which left the Netherlands devastated and also took many lives in the UK and Belgium— Shorelines is a music-theatre work, composed by Oliver Coates, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and directed by Josh Armstrong. Acting as both a memorial to those who lost their lives and a meditation on water, this performance centres on the taped testimony of a woman who lost everything to the sea.
26 May 2017 20:00
Composer and visual artist Mark Lyken interprets the forefather of Electronic Art, Ben F Laposky’s pioneering “Oscillon” Electronic Abstractions. Working in collaboration with Sanford Museum, Iowa this Cryptic commission for Sonica 2015 merges Lyken’s sonic responses and visualisations with Laposky’s groundbreaking 1950’s art works.
1 June 2017 21:00
Drawing on club culture, Trudat Sound & Light’s Semispecific is a night of live electronica and visuals, performed as an improvised DJ-set and using multi-channel audio, projection mapping and a reactive light installation. Combining fractured snapshots of found sound and distorted imagery with hypnotic rhythms and deeply textured sonics, artists Charlie Knox and Euan McKenzie explore the relationship between perception, memory and identity.
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