29 August - 1 September 2019, Busan (South Korea)
Cloud 18 travels to Busan for KISS 2019, the Eleventh Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium. We explore this year's theme of Resonance through concerts, lively discussions, presentations and hands-on workshops. The symposium is organized by the Daedong College, Dept. of New Music, Dankook University, Dept. of New Music,  Busan Metropolitan City and Symbolic Sound.


6 - 9 September 2018, Santa Cruz (CA)
Cloud 18 joins a thriving community of composers, sound designers, performers and Kyma enthusiasts at KISS 2018, the Tenth Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium. This year's theme is Altered States (and Ecosystems). The symposium is organized by the Music Department at the University of Santa Cruz and Symbolic Sound.


12 - 15 October 2017, Oslo (Norway)
The Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Oslo Department of MusicologyNOTAM and Symbolic Sound invites Cloud 18 to join Kyma luminaries at KISS 2017, the Ninth Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium, and explore the theme Augmenting Reality. Cloud 18 performs a piece titled Wounded Galaxies Tapping At The Window and presents on the project. 


Cloud 18 presents at KISS 2016

Aside from performing with improv super group Emergent Ensemble

Işıkyakar also presents on a work titled The World So Wide, its conception emerging from the collaborative synergy of three artists: İlker Işıkyakar (percussion and Kyma), Timuçin Şahin (double neck guitar), and E. Zoe Schutzman (narration). The piece is inspired by Harikatha, a form of  ancient South Indian storytelling tradition. Click on the image to view the video of the presentation.

7 - 10 September 2016, Leicester (UK)


Cloud 18 joins a multinational group of musicians, performers, sound designers and Kyma enthusiasts at De Montfort University for the Eighth Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium. The theme is Emergence. İlker Işıkyakar performs with the Emergent Ensemble. Click on the image to watch the video of the ensemble's performance.

Cloud 18 Showcased on Percussa Website


Cloud 18 performs and presents original work at the Seventh Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS 2015). Click on the image and go to the Percussa Blog to read a writeup and watch the videos.

9 - 12 August 2015, Bozeman (MT)


Yes, Cloud 18 performs and presents original work at KISS 2015. Organized by Montana State University and Symbolic Sound, the theme is Picturing Sound. Click on the image for their full presentation.

25 - 28 September 2014, Lübeck (DE)


Cloud 18 presents original work in collaboration with select musicians at the Sixth Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS 2014). Organized By Musikhochschule Lübeck (MHL) and Symbolic Sound, the theme of KISS 2014 is Organic Sound. Click on the image to watch the video of one of their performances.

November 2013, Dubai (UAE)

A new venture capital opportunity takes Cloud 18 to a far away place. Exciting times indeed! Never say never...


31 Oct - 1 Nov 2013, Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey)

Cloud 18 introduces Kyma (programming language for sound) and shows Kyma's potential via a live presentation. This international interdisciplinary conference focuses on the various aspects of audio, audiovisual and music technologies for music and media, as well as on the relationship between sound, music and image in both ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media. 


12 - 15 September 2013, Brussels (Belgium) 


Cloud 18 joins multimedia artists, musicians, sound designers, inventors and improvisors at the Fifth Annual Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS 2013). Organized By LARAS ISIB and Symbolic Sound, the theme is INTER faces: the sometimes mysterious point of contact linking two or more entities.

© Cloud 18 Productions, Inc.