Since 2015, Austin-based Sonic Transmissions has presented burgeoning, established, and legendary artists of the musical avant-garde working in diverse fields of improvisational music. Spearheaded by bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Atomic, The Young Mothers), the curation is informed by Flaten’s experience as an internationally touring musician. The festival showcases musicians from diverse backgrounds within Experimental Jazz, Free Improvisation, Hip Hop, Punk Rock and sounds from around the world. Sonic Transmissions has taken the shape of a 3-day festival (2015-2017) and, most recently, as a concert series occurring over several months (2018-2019) and has featured over 100 musicians from throughout the U.S. and the world.


For its 6th edition, Sonic Transmissions teams up with longtime friend and collaborator Epistrophy Arts for “Movement in Stasis: Sustaining International Connections in Adventurous Music” featuring musicians from around the world streaming online August 6-8, 2020.



6 edition



This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division

of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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