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MSA Performing Arts Programme 2024: Sustain-Delay

15 January | 7:30 pm - 23 September | 9:00 pm

What is Sustain-Delay?

Welcome to a year-long programme of adventurous music at the Malta Society of Arts, mixing electronic music with sounds further afield.
Bringing together musicians from near and far, in 2024, Sustain-Delay presents a year-long programme of acts experimenting with sound: from organic materials to the rhythmic sway of drum machines; medieval instruments to ethereal ambient music. Join us as we fill Palazzo De La Salle in Valletta with music previously unexplored by the Malta Society of Arts.
This project forms part of the Malta Society of Arts’ Performing Arts Programme 2024 and is supported by Arts Council Malta.
Follow us on Instagram: @sustaindelay
[ Programme ]
Thursday 15 February 2024 – Molom / Naqara / Alien Montesin
Thursday 25 April – Welleda Muller / Robert Farrugia / Anti-
Saturday 22 June – Andy Stott / Llimbs / Ghostt / Tina + Giaçinté
Friday 19 July – Pole / Sonitus Eco / DJ Wengrow (+ surprise DJ)
Thursday 26 September – Kurt Buttigieg and Karl Fiorini / Yasmin Kuymizakis
Thursday 24 October – Child / Adrian Camilleri / Daphne Sammut
[ Credits ]
Artistic Director: Kurt Buttigieg (eyeoftheear)
Marketing and Production: Kris Polidano
Graphic Design: Kurt Buttigieg
Title Image: Sculpture by Milena Berta

Kurt Buttigieg – Artistic Director’s Biography

Kurt Buttigieg is an “occasional artist and unwavering tinkerer”, with a perpetual organisational streak.

He read for a Master’s degree in Sound Art from the University of Barcelona and previously worked at the museum of the European Parliament in Brussels as curator for temporary and permanent exhibitions, and also planned spin-off museums in other EU capitals.

He organised numerous concerts, workshops and exhibitions in Malta and Belgium, as well as founding a small label called Complex Holiday documenting “inside-out ambient and sound art tomfoolery”. He is also a writer for several specialised magazines, including The Wire and New Noise.

As an artist and musician he released several works over that past twenty years, under his and other names, and created Malta’s first dedicated sound art installation in 1999.

A strong believer in community, Kurt is a committee member of the Banda Immakulata Kunċizzjoni (Ħamrun), Ħsus, Arsha Our and is active in other social, cultural and environmental projects.


Thursday 15 February
Thursday 25 April
Saturday 22 June
Friday 19 July
Thursday 26 September
Thursday 24 October


Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle,
219, Republic Street,

+ others…


15 January | 7:30 pm
23 September | 9:00 pm


Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
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