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Live music, audiences and technology



London Sinfonietta and the hub are partnering on Make, Do and Bend. Fresh from an Ideas Lab in early June, we've put together a mind-bending one day conference that will explore the future of live music, how innovations in technology are being embraced by artists, and how this disrupts what being 'in the audience' means.  

What’s in the programme?

Our six hour day in the heart of the King's Cross creative campus will include:

Two big-picture panels, one focused on what the direction of travel is for live music and technology, and the other exploring what good digital R&D looks like
Postcards from the future of how composition, live music and digital technologies will interact
Tasting menu sessions, where some of the biggest innovators in the country share their favourite live performance and digital projects
Hands on demo opportunities… your chance to explore how VR, augmented reality, 3D audio and the internet of things could provide new directions for your gigs and performances
Workshops exploring some of the ideas developed in our Ideas Lab (see what happened here)

Who's going to be there?

As well as some of the fantastic creative technologists, musicians and composers who took part in our Ideas Lab, our stellar line up of contributors includes:

Katy Beale, Caper
Jack Churchill, Ogilvy Innovations Labs
Rachel Coldicutt, Dot Everyone
Kealy Cozens, Sound and Music
Sarah Ellis, Royal Shakespeare Company
Leafcutter John (musician)
Leila Johnson (artist and creative technologist)
Nick Luscombe (DJ and broadcaster) 
Louis Mustill, Artists & Engineers
Tim Plyming, NESTA
Nick Ryan (composer and sound designer)
Erika Shorter, Uniform

All this, plus the chance to demo a whole load of kit and get inside the ‘back end’ of some brilliant projects with Kinicho, the Gloves project, Uniform, and current technologists in residence at Rambert, Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavský.

What will you get out of it?

- The chance to network and form new partnerships with people from music, technology and the wider arts sectors… people you might otherwise not meet
- The headspace to expand your thinking and work out how to get your own digital project started

For more information visit the Make, Do and Bend site:



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  • Venue:

    Central Saint Martins
    1 Granary Square
    N1C 4AA