Sonos House: a place to listen better

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[Sponsored] Sonos are taking over a house in Woollahra for two weeks of cultural conversation, tunes and Q&As

Sonos is filling a landmark Sydney home with a two-week program of cool tunes, compelling conversation, exhibitions, product experiences and storytelling with change-makers from the worlds of music and the culture. And you're invited – to turn off, tune in, and Listen Better.

Sonos House, in a beautiful venue at 40 Queen Street, Woollahra, is open most days as a co-share workspace as well as being the backdrop to a program of day and night events from July 10 to 21. 

The purpose is to ignite conversation among friends about all things related to sonic culture, in a venue that feels like a home but with no distractions. The modern and eclectic lifestyle brands HKLiving and House of Orange have recreated their signature ‘beautiful disorder’ interiors so you can have a coffee and work from a comfy couch in style.

Program highlights include Clare Bowditch and Sarah Wilson in a spirited discussion about the tension between anxiety and creativity; a screening of hit movie A Quiet Place (with Sonos surround sound, naturally); a dark immersion session and deep dive Q&A with rock act DMA’s and another with dance act Set Mo; plus Battlehymn, a fiercely beautiful photographic exhibition by SheIsAphrodite photographer Michelle Pitiris, who has been shooting emerging female music talent across Australia. Some of Michelle's subjects will be appearing in conversation to talk about their personal battle hymns – the music that has inspired them. 

And if you’re looking for more, Melbourne coffee roasters St Ali are fuelling the co-work space with delicious hot coffee and hosting a coffee master class with Australian Latte Champion, Shinsaku Fukayama. If that doesn’t keep you awake, nothing will.

Sonos House has been created to celebrate the launch of Beam, the smart compact soundbar for your TV that fits seamlessly into modern urban homes that are big on style but small on space.

Here is the full program*:

Tuesday July 10
Daytime: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-5pm.

Evening: Inside Music Panel with UNDR Cntrl. Invitation only.

Wednesday July 11
Daytime: Listen Better Roundtable: 'Male Advantage: How Long Can We Sing This Song?', 2.30-3.30pm.
Launch of Battlehymn photographic exhibition by SheIsAphrodite photographer Michelle Pitiris, presented in partnership with Spotify, and open to the public until July 21.
Afternoon: Sonos Battlehymn: A Song Story, 4pm-6pm. Hosted by KLP, this is a conversation between three great emerging artists – Wafia, Thandi Phoenix and Odette – on the songs that have inspired them at different points in their lives. Hear their personal stories of vulnerability, hardship, adversity and the lyrics that have galvanised them.

Thursday July 12
Morning: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-noon.

Afternoon: Listen Better Roundtable: 'Sound of Silence: Mental Health in the Arts', 4-5.30pm.
Evening: Music NSW x Sound Australia event, 6pm.

Friday July 13
Daytime: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-4pm.
Evening: Free after-work drinks with Young Henrys presented by Time Out and with music curated Sydney music artists Set Mo and Night Tales.

Saturday July 14
Daytime: 'Anxiety and Creativity: A Necessary Beast?' In conversation: Clare Bowditch and Sarah Wilson, 9-11am.
Evening: Dark Immersion session with DMAs hosted by Paul Stix of UNDR Cntrl, 6.30-9.30pm.

Tuesday July 17
Sonos House is closed for a private event.

Wednesday July 18
Daytime: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-5pm.
Evening: Movie Night: A Quiet Place presented by Time Out, 6.30pm.

Thursday July 19
Morning: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-noon.
Afternoon: Listen Better Conversation: 'The Power of Music Education in Under-served Communities', 4-5.30pm.

Friday July 20
Daytime: Co-share Workspace fuelled by St Ali, 9am-4pm.
St ALi coffee masterclass with Australian Latte Champion Shinsaku Fukayama – aka ‘Samurai Shin’.
Evening: Free after-work drinks with Young Henrys presented by Time Out and with music curated Sydney music artists Set Mo and Night Tales.

Saturday July 21
Morning: Elevate with Body by Leah Simmons9-11am.

Evening: Dark immersion with Set Mo and Gary Aspden, 6.30-9.30pm.

*Please note: the program is subject to change, so please check the schedule at sonoshouse.sonos.com.

Sonos House welcomes you to join thought leaders and innovators from music and the arts for this unique event. 

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