Convergence 2016

Convergence 2016

Thursday 10th to Sunday 20th March 2016
various venues, Shoreditch, East London, EC2A 3PQ, England MAP
varies depending upon event
Last updated: Wed 27th Jan 2016

Now in it's 3rd year Convergence is a series of events focusing on innovative musicians using technology in a pioneering way, and brings togather an array of musicians, artists, educators and technologists over 11 days from Thursday 10th to Sunday 20th March 2016 at various venues across East London, at venues including Village Underground and St John-at-Hackney Church.


Event Schedule:

Convergence Sessions – Day 1

12.00 - 13.45: CMU Insights: Making Money From Media? You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!
14.00 - 14.45: Dan Deacon in Conversation with Mary Anne Hobbs + Q&A
15.00 - 15.45: The Gaslamp Killer in Conversation with Mary Anne Hobbs + Q&A
16.00 - 20.00: Mixcloud Curates: Radio Renaissance

Convergence Sessions – Day 2

14.00 - 14.45: Point Blank Masterclass with Dave Okumu (The Invisible)
15.00 - 15.45: seeper: Tangible Data
16.00 - 16.45: The Light Surgeons: Beyond the Frame
17.00 - 17.45: Editions at Play: The Future of the Book
18.30 - 23.00: PRS for Music Foundation presents EMERGENCE: Momentum Grant Winners in conversation and performance

Convergence Sessions – Day 3

13.00 - 14.00: Spotify presents: Discovery By Data
14.00 - 14.45: onedotzero presents: VR frontiers
15.00 - 15.45: Makerversity: MV WORKS
16.00 - 16.45: Ancient Wisdom as A/V: Cymatics Explored
19.00 - 20.00: Light Surgeons + Scanner: Exclusive Live Performance

In 2016, Convergence also takes its first step as a producer of bespoke concerts. Pieces of a Man: The Gil Scott-Heron Project is a celebration of the life and legacy of the legendary American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author. Under the musical direction of The Invisible's Dave Okumu, guest vocal artists including Jamie Woon, Kwabs, Loyle Carner, Gwilym Gold, Nadine Shah, and many more, will recast Gil Scott-Heron's music in contemporary soul, funk and hip hop.


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Convergence will also hold Convergence Sessions - an immersive playground of ideas, comprising a dynamic programme of talks and experiential education workshops, showcasing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in arts and technology.

Glenn Max, Festival Director said, "While there is no single theme to this year’s array of installations, talks, and concerts, a recurring idea is the re-materialisation of culture beyond its digital vaporisation. Technology provides all of the instruments for innovation but -- for it to mean something to our human culture -- we need the disruptive ingenuity and emotional investment of artists.

"Technology wants us to be clean, carefully quantised and perfectly composed, but it is when artists break the rules that we are compelled and delighted. We want our relationship with music and art to be messy, tangled and sprawling. Convergence is a many-headed beast led by heroic innovators, fiery personalities and evocative voices that are masters, rather than slaves, to the algorithm."

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