Convergence: The future of music & multimedia

While we’ve been tucking ourselves away under our duvets and praying for the summer sunshine, various media outlets, technologists and promoters such as Last.FM, The Guardian Live and NTS have been busily planning for Convergence 2015.

Convergence is a new type of festival that explores the relationship between music, visual art and technology; and hosting a series of club nights, workshops and talks with artists.

This festival will be a great opportunity for creative minds to find out about new mediums which have inspired their favourite artists.

Convergence begins on March 12 with one of the best sound systems in East London at Village Underground.

The opening night is due to launch with a live performance from Clark, who are described as ‘fire-and-brimstone techno with explosive visual experimentation for effect.

Other performances throughout the two-week event include Andrew Weatherall, Shackleton, Deadboy, Zomby, Untold, Pantha Du Prince and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the sound of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album; live with reworked visuals.

Some of the talks visitors can attend will be on topics such as ‘innovation in multimedia and digital art’ and the ‘future of the music industry and audio production’

There will also be a rare opportunity to hear the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic, the legend, George Clinton, who will talk about his long-standing career as a highly creative musician and his influences.

Clinton’s music contributed to the birth and the distinct sound of early ’90s West Coast hip hop and he has previously worked with artists such as Tupac and Carlos Santana.

Tickets for the event are available through the Convergence website. Events are priced from £10-£20, but the experience will be priceless.

 

Feature Image obtained via Flickr Creative Commons by Jacques Holst

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