Works For Loudspeakers is a quarterly listening party showcasing emerging and established composers.


Every edition is different, and curated to give a platform for non-performative sound-based composition – music that would usually not have a public outlet.

The audience is given an opportunity to exercise close listening in a friendly environment and many tracks are made available for download after the events.



Works For Loudspeakers was started by Emi Pogoni in 2014, initially at a private residence in Newtown, Wellington with nights at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, the Pyramid Club, Magnet Melbourne, and now the Audio Foundation in Auckland.

It is available as an archive on bandcamp, and has also been presented for the following platforms:

FBi Radio (2018), Sydney
Magnet (2018), Melbourne
Performance Arcade (2016), Wellington
Alhambra Sound Garden (2015), The Auricle, Christchurch
RadioActive (various), Wellington


WORKS FOR LOUDSPEAKERS is currently on hiatus and inviting input from you, the sonic arts community, into how to move forward sustainably.

WFLS is a platform for electro-acoustic music founded in 2014 by Emi Pogoni. It invites composers to submit their work for listening events and freely downloadable compilations. After five years of seasonal iterations there are now 20 editions, featuring more than 80 composers from Aotearoa, Australia and beyond. These are all available here:

This has been able to continue thanks to the volunteer labour of the organisers, supportive venues, and most especially from the artists who have generously submitted their work for free.

Since taking over the running of WFLS in the past year, it has become clear that we must find a more sustainable way of keeping this project going, for the mutual benefit of the organisers, contributors and listeners.

We recognise a need for the platform to continue as a rare outlet for this type of sonic expression and thus remain committed to keeping it afloat if the community of composers and listeners wish us to do so.

Therefore we are reaching out to you, the community, for offers of advice, ideas and support. Please get in touch if you have anything at all to contribute. We will collate what we receive and formulate a plan to move forward in a more sustainable manner.

Our current thinking is to reduce the number of events to 2 per year to enable more effort to go into the collection, presentation and promotion of the works. We will also be looking for funding to cover costs and give a koha to composers (we’re interested in hearing from you what an acceptable rate may be), and to organisers and event venues.

This is a positive move and we look forward to hearing your thoughts before taking steps to get the project back up & running to support the creation and dissemination of new and adventurous sonic art by a wider community.

Please get in touch by emailing

Ngā mihi nui,
WFLS & Sonorous Circle.

WFLS #20 (WINTER 2019)

WFLS #19 (AUTUMN 2019)

WFLS #18 (SUMMER 2019)

Listening events:
7pm, 28 February 2019
@ Pyramid Club

7pm, 13 March 2019
@ Strange Haven


WFLS welcomes composers emerging and established, local and otherwise, to submit sound-based compositions 3-10 minutes (.wav/.aif, 44.1kHz sample rate, 24-bit depth)

Submissions due: 23rd February

Email to:

PLEASE SHARE! Thank you very much!

WFLS#17 (SPRING 2018):

First exhibited as part of the ‘Music From Her’ Sound Art Exhibition “to celebrate, support and encourage diverse voices of women working in music in New Zealand, in the year of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.”


Stoking Embers Thaw
Gemma Notarpietro Introspect
Atticus BastowHymn for Junction Dam
Beneficiary414127193 #1
Jon PantherJean Modification; Kunst Ist Tot, Liebling (excerpt)
ChâuSixteen Sixteen
Sam Llewellynrandom process
Ian-John HutchinsonFire-Bellied Toads and Geonbongsa(건봉사) Large Bell

Event Details:

AucklandAudio Foundation
Sunday 29th July, 7-8pm,

WellingtonPyramid Club
Wednesday August 1st, 7-8pm,

ChristchurchSpace Academy
Thursday August 30th, 7-8pm,

All welcome. Koha entry.

CALL FOR WORKS // WFLS No. 16 – (Winter, 2018)

1st July 2018

WFLS welcomes composers emerging and established, local and otherwise, to submit sound-based compositions 3-10 minutes (.wav/.aif, 44.1kHz sample rate, 24-bit depth).

Submissions due: 22nd July

If you would like to submit a piece or would like more information, please email