[LAA] OT: Network Music Festival // 22-24 February // Birmingham (UK)

Holger mortuos.plango at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 7 14:10:48 UTC 2013

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*NETWORK MUSIC FESTIVAL // A hi-tech musical weekender*

*22-24th FEBRUARY 2012 // BIRMINGHAM (UK)*



*Network Music Festival returns to Birmingham to present a weekend of 
innovative hi-tech musical performances and installations from local and 
international artists. *


After the success of the first *Network Music Festiva*l in January 2012 
the festival will return to Birmingham on *22-24th February 2013*.

We are working with some of the artists from NMF 2012 to curate what 
promises to be an exciting and diverse line-up of network artists. 
Benoît and the Mandelbrots (CO/DE), Wrongheaded (UK), Glitch Lich 
(UK/USA) and Birmingham’s own network band BiLE have each curated a 
concert at the weekend long festival. Alongside this, local curator 
Samuel Rodgers (Consumer Waste) has programmed a sound installation 
exhibition which addresses the theme of networking. NMF2013 will feature 
specially invited artists, including audio-visual laptop duo *Alo 
Allik* (EST) and *Yota Morimoto* (BRA), and artists selected from the 
festival's Open Call, which received more than 90 proposals from Europe, 
the Americas and Australia.

The festival will take place in venues across Birmingham’s lively arts 
quarter, Digbeth, with performances and the festival hub located once 
again at the home of the Friction Arts collective, the newly expanded 
The Edge warehouse.

This year's very special guests are *The Hub* (USA) - considered by many 
to be the inventors of network music - making a rare visit to the UK. 
This legendary band first started wiring computers together for live 
performance in the 1980s and remain a seminal influence for computer 
music bands today.

Other highlights include the live-coding band *Slub* (UK), inventors of 
the ‘Algorave’: that is, dance music produced using computer algorithms, 
written live in front of the audience. The festival will also welcome 
another highly innovative act, *PB_UP* (DE), who were the first laptop 
band to perform entirely wirelessly. The German group describe 
themselves as an 'acoustic computer folk band' in that they perform 
completely 'unplugged,' without any external power or amplification.

Contemporary composer *John Eacott* (UK) will present his piece 
'Floodtide', which is based on the natural movements of the river 
Thames. It will see Eacott collect real-time data on the river's tidal 
movement, which is automatically translated into musical notation, and 
transmitted via the internet to be performed by a chamber group of 
classical musicians in Birmingham.

The festival will also include a chance to explore the inner-workings of 
network music with a variety of general interest and specialist talks 
and workshops - open to all levels of experience.

Tickets for NMF 2013 are available now from: 

More information about the festival can be found at the festival 
website: networkmusicfestival.org <http://networkmusicfestival.org/> or 
you can follow us on facebook: facebook.com/networkmusicfestival 
<http://facebook.com/networkmusicfestival> or twitter:@netmusicfest 

Network Music Festival // 22-24th February 2013 // The Edge, 79-81 
Cheapside, Birmingham, B12 0QH

Web: networkmusicfestival.org <http://networkmusicfestival.org/>

Twitter: @NetMusicFest <http://twitter.com/netmusicfest> Hashtag: #NMF2013

Facebook: www.facebook.com/networkmusicfestival 

Email: networkmusicfestival at gmail.com 
<mailto:networkmusicfestival at gmail.com>


NMF2012 featured over 70 artists from Birmingham’s home-grown talent to 
UK and international artists from as far afield as USA and Colombia in 5 
concerts. They presented a diverse range of performances including live 
coding, multiple-location performances, trans-atlantic streaming, new 
instruments for network performance, installations, workshops and talks. 
The festival was featured on BBC 5 Live’s Outriders program and 
mentioned in several national and international publications including 
The Financial Times and The Computer Music Journal. This year is set to 
feature just as many artists showcasing cutting-edge approaches to 
high-tech musical performance. Expect a diverse programme of laptop 
performances, live coding, multi-location performances, communicating 
home-made musical gadgets, immersive sound installations, interactive 
workshops and more!

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