[microsound-announce] BEAM Festival - 22 – 24 June 2012 - Uxbridge

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Thu Apr 19 09:50:38 EDT 2012

BEAM Festival
22 – 24 June 2012
Brunel University, Uxbridge, NW Londonwww.beamfestival.com

**Limited number of £25 festival passes on sale until midnight this Friday
20th April!**

Get tickets here: http://www.beamfestival.com/tickets-2/

BEAM is a high-tech music weekender exploring the potential physicality of
electronic music, where you can listen to, watch and create your own
physically living electronic music.  The focus on electronic music being
created LIVE is explored through a programme of performances,
demonstrations, installations and workshops. BEAM brings together a global
audience of artists, researchers, DIY electronics builders and
enthusiasts, from beginners to veterans.

This year’s festival opens with the BEAM Symposium on Friday 22nd June,
with a keynote by inventor of the Reactable, Sergi Jorda. Performance
programmes on Friday and Saturday nights feature Thomas Lehn,
Frances-Marie Uitti, Reactable (Carles López), Benoit & the Mandelbrots,
Miha Ciglar, Ed Handley (Plaid) & Bruno Zamborlin, Tomomi Adachi and many
more. Throughout the weekend the Artaud Performance Centre is transformed
with instruments, interfaces and demonstrations from our BEAM Open Call
and three new sonic installations for the festival, jointly commissioned
with Oxford Contemporary Music.

On Saturday evening the main auditorium will be transformed for the BEAM
sleepover as Jana Winderen explores the audio topography of the oceans and
the depth of ice crevasses, revealing the complexity and strangeness of
the unseen world beneath in a one-off night-long performance.

There are workshops throughout the weekend with Marco Donnarumma, building
your own biosensing device for muscle sounds, live coding with Benoit &
the Mandelbrots, and building skin-contact circuits to interface with TV's
with Ryan Jordan.

For programme info as it’s announced go to www.beamfestival.com or follow
us on Twitter @BEAMFestival

Until this Friday 20th April we have a limited offer on weekend festival
passes for just £25! Passes include access to installations,
demonstrations, evening performance events and BEAM sleepover. Usual price

BEAM 2012 is supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, PRS
for Music Foundation and Brunel University.
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