Phonica is a Dublin-based poetry and music venture with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, it aims to provide an outlet for the exploration and presentation of new ideas, a space where practitioners from different artforms can converse, and an environment conducive to collaborative enterprise and improvisation.

Phonica: One

Phonica: One took place on Wednesday 20 January 2016 in Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1) where the curators were joined by Linda BuckleyNick RothSue Rainsford and Maurice Scully.

photos | Sue Rainsford's account



Totally Dublin (April 2016)


Phonica: Two

For Phonica: Two, the curators were joined by clarinetist Paul Roe, sound artist Fergus Kelly, sound poet & performance artist James King, and experimental poet Catherine Walsh. Wednesday 13 April 2016, Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1).



Phonica: Three

For the third edition our guests Michelle Hall, Keith Lindsay, Aodán McCardle, Michael Naghten Shanks, Dylan Tighe and Suzanne Walsh presented a blend of sound, word, image and performance rooted in multidisciplinary practice and innovation. Wednesday 15 June 2016, Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1).



Phonica: Four

Phonica the Fourth took place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 in Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1) with performances and presentations from Martín Bakero (w/ Elisa Matilde), Susan Connolly, John Kearns, Elizabeth Hilliard, David Lacey, and Neil Ó Lochlainn (w/ Shane O'Donovan) traversing the realms of sound poetry, electronic music, visual poetry, vocal performances, improvisation, a burning of The Wake, and more.


Phonica returns with an exciting new partner venue and expanded international dimension.

Phonica: Five

Phonica: Five features six exciting acts from Ireland, Spain and Iceland presenting a blend of songwriting and sound improvisation; poetry incorporating architecture and design; ‘musique concrète’; translation; poetry and audiovisual art; cello and electronics; and subversions of the expectations around spoken word performance.

with Estevo Creus & Keith Payne / Kate Ellis / Laura Hyland / Anthony Kelly & David Stalling / Robert Herbert McClean / Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Monday 24 April 2017, 7.30pm
Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Tickets: €6 / €4 - AVAILABLE NOW

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