festival 2022

phonon~ festival is a two-day celebration of live audiovisual art, experimental electronic music and spatial audio


Fri 23. 9., 20-01 ~ Hraničář

Prokopa Diviše 1812/7

19.00open doors
20.00Jan Trojan / opening performance
20.30Simon Whetham / AV performance
21.30Justyna Stasiowska / audio performance
22.30Avsluta / audio performance
00.00Prazdniny / sonic poetry
01.00Last drink

Sat 24. 9., 10-20 ~ House of Arts

Klíšská 1101/129a

11.00Martin Nitsche & Vít Pokorný ~ Soundscape Phenomenology (round table)
12.00Solid Core ~ Build your own synth (workshop)
15.00Dataphase ~ Sound synthesis (workshop)
17.00Barry Truax ~ Soundscape Composition: From the Real to the Virtual (talk)

Sat 24. 9., 20-06 ~ Armaturka

Jateční 1588/49

20.00mʊdʌki hybrid dj/liveact (phonon~ crew)
21.30Solid Core liveact (phonon~ crew)
22.00Misty Picture liveact
23.00Hexorcismos AV liveact
00.00Lotus Wash modular liveact
01.00Sturmherta synth liveact
02.00Mad Cachichi hybrid DJ set
04.00Dataphase IN:EX release DJ set (phonon~ crew)
05.00DJ Kazpa hybrid liveset (phonon~ crew)
06.00last drink

Sat-Sun 23.-24. 9., 10-18 ~ House of Arts

Klíšská 1101/129a

Octophonic listening installation with the following pieces:
Barry Truax ~ The Shaman Ascending
Hildegard Westerkamp ~ Into The Labyrinth
Jiří Suchánek ~ Atomtone #7
Carina Pesch ~ Follow Me


1st wave till 31. 8.
2nd wave till 22. 9.

Get your ticket for the whole festival, or 1 of 2 nights.

The performative part of the festival will take place in Ústí nad Labem on 23.–24. 9. in the Hraničář Public Hall and the former Armaturka space. On Saturday workshops and lectures will take place at the House of Arts in Ústí nad Labem, led by Jan Hrubeš (Solid Core), Vojtěch Groot (Dataphase), Barry Truax, Martin Nitsche and Vít Pokorný. In parallel with the festival, an octophonic listening installation will be available at the House of Arts Ústí nad Labem, where visitors can immerse themselves in a focused and undisturbed listening of four original compositions by Jiří Suchánek, Carina Pesch, Hildegard Westerkamp and Barry Truax.

We look forward to seeing you!


Friday is dedicated to focused listening and sonic poetry, Saturday will be dynamic, sensual and full of diverse audio performances. Check out the learn section too, there you can deepen your knowledge in various fields of sound studies.


Fri 23. 9.
Public Hall Hraničář

Simon Whetham (UK)
Jan Trojan (CZ)
Avsluta (UK/CZ)
Jan Burian ft. Jaroslav Hrdlička (CZ)
Justyna Stasiowska (PL)


Sat 24. 9.

Hexorcismos (DE/MEX)
Mad Cachichi (CAT)
Misty Picture aka Wim Dehaen & Barbora Dehaen Polcerová (BE/CZ)
Sturmherta (AT)
Lotus Wash (CZ)
phonon~ crew (CZ)


Fri–Sat 23.–24. 9.
House of Arts

Solid Core ~ Build your own synth
Dataphase ~ Sound synthesis

Barry Truax ~ Soundscape Composition: From the Real to the Virtual
Martin Nitsche & Vít Pokorný ~ Soundscape Phenomenology (round table)

octophonic installations
Jiří Y. Suchánek
Carina Pesch
Hildegard Westerkamp
Barry Truax

Admission free except Solid Core workshop.


During the festival you will have the opportunity to experience a total of 3 locations cultivating the cultural mycelium in Ústí nad Labem: Hraničář Public Hall cinema, multifunctional hall of Ústí nad Labem House of Arts and Armaturka, which until recently hosted the Emil Filla Gallery.

Public Hall Hraničář

Prokopa Diviše 1812/7, Ústí nad Labem

Hraničář is an open platform connecting contemporary art and culture with everyday life in a dynamically developing society. The association sees contemporary art and culture as more than a superstructure and a leisure activity. The extensive cultural programme of the house is based on the profiling of the individual regular program. The aim is to attract public attention to Ústí nad Labem not only from the region.


Ústí nad Labem House of Arts

Klíšská 1101, Ústí nad Labem

The Ústí nad Labem House of Arts represents a high-quality institutional background that meets demanding international standards for the presentation of exhibitions and works of art. Its spatial and technological potential allows full participation in prestigious grant schemes and demanding international productions.



Jateční 3587/51, Ústí nad Labem

Armaturka factory is located in an industrial area on the border of the city centre of Ústí nad Labem and Předlice, an area largely made up of brownfields and socially excluded locality, in a building that originally served as an assembly hall for valves and still operates on its lower floor. The space was until recently the home for the Emil Filla Gallery.


Map including most of the places to stay and have a good piece of food & drinks in Ústí nad Labem.