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 community outreach program by Pyramid Atlantic, a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center.


  • Jeff Surak - Director & Curator
  • Pat Gillis - Tech Director
  • Dennis Kane - Sound Engineer
  • Chester Hawkins - Art Director
  • James Adams - Press Outreach
  • Cory O'Brien - Web Developer
  • Keith Sinzinger - Grand Illuminator
  • Eugene Capper - Intern

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    Sonic Circuits Festival 2015

    The festival will take place at Pyramid Atlantic which is located in downtown Silver Spring. Free parking is available in the gated lot in front. Pyramid Atlantic is also easily reachable via metro - 2 blocks from the Silver Spring station (redline) or via metrobus on the S2, S4 from the direction of Columbia Heights, Q4, Y8, S2 from the direction of Wheaton, J2, J3 from Bethesda, J4 from College Park.

    Support the festival by making a donation! Sonic Circuits is an all volunteer operation and we need your help covering festival production costs: travel support for out of town artists, equipment rental, food, and printing costs. Every amount is welcome!


    You can purchase advance tickets by clicking on the BUY NOW button for each night. Or purchase a festival pass for $50 and save $10!

    Processing fee added to each ticket. Tickets will also be available at the door.
    STUDENTS - Half price admission at the door. Must present valid photo school ID.


    Pyramid Atlantic

    8230 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20910


    Fri, Sep 18th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

    7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    ~ $20

    international electromagnetics
    Dennis Kane
    Michel Banabila
    Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer

    Sat, Sep 19th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    ~ FREE

    Salarymen: Annual Conference
    Outdoor guerrilla performances in various areas in downtown Silver Spring culminating at the Pyramid Atlantic parking lot.

    Sat, Sep 19th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

    5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    ~ $20

    Nate Scheible
    Chester Hawkins
    Videll Barsky Wolf
    Anne-F Jaques
    Johannes Bergmark
    Bob Bellerue
    Clive Graham & Adam Bohman
    Prehistoric Horse
    Hay Fever
    Black Spirituals

    Sun, Sep 20th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

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

    Eva Zöllner (with Gary Rouzer + Dan Barbiero)
    Jen Shyu
    Anthony Pirog
    Janel Leppin
    Rafael Toral
    Boat Burning
    Mia Zabelka



      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!