ISSTA 2020: Sonic Practice Now: Onkalu

Monty Adkins (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


The worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the associated social changes have impacted our lives in a manner that has no precedent in recent times. How has the initial shock changed our professional and personal relationships? Does this pandemic mark a permanent change to how we work and share? Is this a societal event that will soon be normalised?

ISSTA has invited international artists working with sound to share their responses to this situation as composers and performers. We have curated a series of three concerts featuring live performance and fixed media works in audio and video formats. We feel that this selection of work demonstrates a range of changing methods of individual practice, collaboration, and sonic discovery made during 2020.

Monty Adkins performed his composition Onkalu. This electronic piece was made using software and modular synthesisers. It explores interlocking patterns of irregular lengths loops to create a shifting sense of pulse.
Original languageEnglish
Size6 Minutes 30 Seconds
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2020
EventISSTA 2020: Sonic Practice Now - Virtual, Online
Duration: 14 Aug 202015 Aug 2020


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