In Spring 2020, in response to C-19, Sonitus moved online to provide a fortnightly YouTube livestream performance opportunity to people working with handmade, hardware and hybrid electronics.
Like everyone who’s new to streaming, we’re ‘learning on the job’ so we expect the Sonitus LIVE! concept to grow, adapt and evolve over time.
To date, we only have two parameters: we prompt audiences to make donations directly to artists; and, to include those living in areas with poor internet provision, we’re happy to stream video as long as it’s been pre-recorded for Sonitus.
Our end goals are to build a platform with an engaged audience that supports paying all contributing artists a fee, and to be actively reaching out to performers from under-represented backgrounds to make sure performance opportunities aren’t just benefitting one group of people. At present, we don’t have much to offer beyond a stream key 😃 so we’re concentrating on Phase 1 – delving into our list of contacts to establish the platform and build an audience. So, thanks for watching! And to those we’ve asked to play so far, thanks for being involved.