About Sonic Circuits

Sonic Circuits is a Washington, DC area promoter for experimental music. Sonic Circuits seeks to expose audiences to cutting edge contemporary music that defies genres, and offer artists new platforms to present their music and opportunities to network and collaborate with artists from around the world.

In addition to organizing an annual festival since 2001, Sonic Circuits programs performances year round. Sonic Circuits is presented in part by Improv Arts Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the artistic and career development of artists and creating new markets for contemporary music.


  • Jeff Surak - Director & Curator
  • Pat Gillis - Tech Director
  • Sam Chintha - Sound Engineer
  • Chester Hawkins - Art Director
  • James Adams - Press Outreach
  • Cory O'Brien - Web Developer
  • Jon Matis - Comptroller
  • Keith Sinzinger - Grand Illuminator
  • Michael Denny - Intern

Upcoming Shows

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    Sonic Circuits Festival 2014

    Sonic Circuits relies on people like YOU to make it happen! Please make a donation today. Your gift is tax deductible.

    Or consider purchasing District of Noise Vol.7, the newest edition of our festival related compilation featuring 23 tracks by DC area artists. Almost two hours of music for just $5.00.


    Tickets will be available at the door day of show. Student tickets are discounted by $5.00 and available at the door only. Students must be full-time and present a valid student ID. To purchase advance tickets click on the BUY NOW button under each event. Festival passes are $50 each. Click on the button below to purchase. Please bring a print out of your paypal receipt and/or a valid photo ID.



      Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic

      7:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
      ~ $15

      Insect Ark
      MInd Over Matter Music Over Mind
      Chester Hawkins
      [ówt krì]
      Bonnie Jones
      Chris Lynn

      Sat, Oct 4th 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic

      5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
      ~ $20

      Gilles Aubry
      oceans roar 1000 drums
      Anthony Pirog
      Bee vs. Moth
      The Use
      Limax Maximus
      The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra + Movement

      Sun, Oct 5th 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic

      5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
      ~ $20

      Mia Zabelka
      Boat Burning
      Gen Ken Montgomery and Andrea, The Enchantress of Bioluminosity* - “8-Track Magic: A Light Odyssey”
      Valerie Kuehne
      Sarah O'Halloran
      Fast Against the Wall
      Layne Garrett



        Contact Sonic Circuits

        For all general inquiries and press contact:

        For booking submissions and proposals:

        Please note that we receive countless booking requests and performance proposals and it may take time to respond. Please provide ample lead time as we book far in advance. Provide a bio, description of your work, and links to audio samples and high resolution images. Thank you!