Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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Network Music Festival 2013

We are pleased to announce that after the success of the first Network Music Festival in January the festival will return to Birmingham in 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. Benoit and the Mandelbrots (CO/DE), Wrongheaded (UK), Glitch Lich (UK/USA) and Birmingham’s own network band BiLE will each curate a concert at the weekend long festival. Alongside this, local curator Samuel Rodgers (Empty Orchestra/Consumer Waste) will curate a programme of sound installation works which address the theme of networking, to take place in venues across Digbeth, Birmingham’s lively arts quarter.

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

The NMF 2013 will once again take place at the home of the Friction Arts collective, the newly expanded The Edge warehouse in Digbeth, Birmingham.

We’ll be keeping you up to date on the festival blog with all the developments from NMF HQ and are also happy to be teaming up with local music journalist Ross Cotton (Something in the Water) to give you the latest news from the network music world in the run-up to the festival.

We will soon be announcing an OPEN CALL for artists interested in performing or presenting their work at NMF 2013. We are interested in artists and musicians whose work includes sound and explores aspects of networking in the creation or aesthetic of the work or in the technology used to realise it.

NMF 2012 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. The festival was proud to present a diverse range of performances including live coding, multiple-location performances, trans-atlantic streaming and new instruments for network performance. The festival also featured installations, workshops and talks. It was featured on BBC 5 Live’s Outriders programme and mentioned in several national and international publications including The Financial Times and the Computer Music Journal. We hope that NMF 2013 will be just as exciting!

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