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Homage to the Creative Process

The ability of the creative process to engage both head and heart, and its function as an instrument of self-transformation and cultural change. SoundDome works to facilitate individual creative processes, to provide artists with absolute freedom over the art they make, and to help achieve appropriate performance outcomes in the community.

The Value of Education

Enabling a theory-practice-transformation cycle through the facilitation of creative ideas and the study of literature, repertoire, and technique relating to seven sonic arts sub-disciplines: stereo and multichannel acousmatic music, live sonic arts, generative music, sonic arts in the field, visual music, interactive installation and innovative forms of popular music.

Learning and growing through observing and co-opting natural cycles, patterns, energies and phenomena.

Excellence and Integrity

Achieved through purpose-built facilities, state of the art technology, and uncompromising quality assurance mechanisms.

Conservation of Sonic Artworks

Providing a central repository for sonic artists to archive their works, and for practitioners and researchers alike to study the works in an ideal playback facility that does not compromise the communicability of the materials or the intentions of the composer. 

Providing opportunities for members of the existing community, building a new community, and honouring ancestors. Within the Sonic Arts community in Aotearoa, and internationally, we have an abundance of knowledge, experience and resources that we can draw on and share to meet the needs of community members – without political funding pressures playing a part in defining an artist’s needs.