Electric Spring is an annual festival of sonic exploration of cutting-edge practice in electronic music.
The five-day programme of concerts, installations and symposia brings together a collection of people from diverse musical backgrounds to share their knowledge and perform music. The festival is curated by the Music and Music Technology staff of the University of Huddersfield.
opening act: Aaron Cassidy (USA)
opening act: Sam Gillies (AUS/UK) & Katy Gray (UK)
An evening of immersive audiovisual and multimedia works by Freida Abtan, Sam Gillies and Kathryn Gray. (Further details will be posted soon)
opening act: Owen Green (UK) w/ cardboard.
This year Electric Spring hosts the first Creative Coding Lab Symposium. Those who have attended the Max/MSP Power Users’ Symposium in the past will recognise the format of four guest speakers taking about creative work with audio programming, but in this new incarnation we’ve broadened the remit to encompass a wider range of languages and practices. This new name is taken from the recently formed Creative Coding Lab here at the University of Huddersfield.
The afternoon is an opportunity for practitioners in creative coding to share and discuss both their technical approaches and their artistic thinking, as well as the way they link the two together. Each of the four guest speakers will talk for around 45 mins to an hour, about their practice with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions after each talk.
The symposium will run from 12-5 on Saturday the 24th of Feb in CAM G/01 in the Creative Arts Building. The setting will be relatively informal. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Brian Crabtree (monome)
- John Bowers (Newcastle University)
- Sebastian Lexer (University of Glasgow)
- Rodrigo Constanzo (freelance)
In the forty years since the release of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports the concept and aesthetics of ambient music have proliferated, influencing artists as diverse as Taylor Deupree, Steven Wilson, David Lynch and The Orb, infusing drone, microsound, minimalism and experimental electronic music as well as aspects of contemporary instrumental music. The aim of this two-day conference is to re-appraise ambient music in relation to Eno’s milestone release.
Ambient@40 will be hosted in the newly opened Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield from Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th February.
The open call for Ambient@40 has now closed. For more information, event times and contact details you can visit the official website here.