Presented by Noise of Art in association with The Red Gallery, Convergence, Louder Than Words and Village Underground.
April marks 100 years since the first electronic music concert in April 1914, when Luigi Russolo played his prototype synthesizers in public for the first time. “Russolo was the first in the chain of the development of electronic music,” (Karl Bartos, a former member of Kraftwerk).
When Luigi Russolo described future music 100 years ago he was writing at the dawn of the age of large-scale industry - the start of an epoch of noise. Today we are at the dawn of the digital age, where production is becoming increasingly silent. What sounds will shape the music of the future?
This is the first session in a series of events discussing the future of music. It follows an afternoon of panels on music and technology at the Barbican (1-5pm www.convergence-london.com for details).
Speakers at Red Gallery include a keynote from Martyn Ware (founder of Human League and Heaven 17) in conversation with Luke Bainbridge (author of Acid House: The True Story), Dr Diana Salazar (City University) on the repurposing of sounds of the past to make music of the future and a discussion on the future of music writing with Professor Martin James (Solent University), James Drury (Festival Awards), Andy Malt (CMU), Carl Loben (DJ Magazine) and more to be announced.
The panels will be followed with music being played by DJ Severino and Ben Osborne
'Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England'