Sonic Lab


The Sonic Lab is directed by Dr. Anna Höstman.

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties and departments. 
  • An audition is required. Specific audition excerpts are required. Interested persons should contact the instructor for details.
  • Performs one concert per semester in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.
  • Details about recent performances can be found on the School of Music audio archive.


  • Spring semester only.
  • Mondays & Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:20 p.m., Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building

Course code:  

  • MUS 181 Chamber Music


Sonic Lab is UVic's contemporary and experimental music ensemble devoted to the performance of music of our time. Recent concerts have included music by Arnold Schoenberg, Edgard Varèse, John Cage, Kurt Schwitters, Steve Reich, as well as improvisation and soundpainting.