The Network Music Festival presents innovative digital music, art and research which investigates the impact of networking and web technologies on musical creation and performance practice. |
In its first 2 years the Network Music Festival presented a diverse range of projects ranging from The Hub - the pioneering network music band from California who were creating networked systems for music in the late 70s - to Juxtavoices - a Sheffield based choir who used mobile phones to text performance directions to each other during the performance!
The year's line-up promises to be no less eclectic with the weekend-long line-up of cutting edge and hi-tech musical performances, installations, workshops and talks already set to include an interactive cinema work by audio-visual artist Simon Katan, in which audience members use an app downloaded onto their mobile phones to work together to interact with the piece; a transatlantic performance by electronics and vocals duo Alo Allik and Andrea Young; and a workshop and performance based around interactive graphic scores by Cumbrian duo Hugs Bison as part of an incubator scheme funded by Sound and Music, which looking at audience development through web-streaming.
In 2014 the festival is focussing its attention on collaboration through online tools and networked live coding, exploring the aesthetics, performance practice and technologies around topics such as multi-location performance, web-streaming, collaborative live coding environments, interactive participatory activities and more.
As part of the festival's focus on the burgeoning area of live coding performance there'll be several special performance events throughout the weekend including a full-on code-fuelled Algorave on Friday 26th September.
We'll also be teaming up with the AHRC-funded Live Coding Research Network who are presenting a symposium on 'Live coding in collaboration and network music' at the University of Birmingham on 25-26th September 2014, bringing leading live coding experts and performers to the city.
The festival takes place on 26-28th September 2014 in Birmingham (UK) across several venues, bringing together communities of artists and researchers in venues around Birmingham's creative and digital quarter, Digbeth, with concerts taking place at some of the city's most hi-tech performance spaces: University of Birmingham's BEASTdome, 30-channel sound projection performance space; and Birmingham City University's purpose built media centre at The Parkside building.
Network Musical Festival is set to showcase and international line-up including some of the UK's hi-tech musical creators and performers, and international pioneers in the field of Network Music.
The Shell, The Parkside Building
Birmingham City University, Millenium Point, Curzon Street
Birmingham B4 7XG
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