Hosted by Graeme Harrison, VP and GM of Bluesound Professional, Surroundscapes is part A/V tech nerd talk and part psychosocial experimentation, helping audiences discover the sound and visual stimulus techniques used in public spaces to engage people and drive business outcomes.
Imogen Heap is uniquely positioned to talk about new ways of composing and presenting music with her work on the MiMu gloves and the Listening Chair as well as different ways of making albums whilst staying sane and balanced. As well as this we discuss the business aspects of music and the Creative Passport and Life of a Song projects.
Life of a Song: https://loas.creativepassport.net/
Creative Passport: https://www.creativepassport.net/
Imogen Heap app: https://imogenheap.app/
Zoe Keating, Cellist and Composer
In this episode, Zoë talks about the San Fransisco arts warehouse scene, hosting unique performance events, being discovered by NPR at an event reproducing the experience of a nuclear explosion and developing a multi-stranded career as a performer, technologist, composer and film scorer.
Ryan Edwards, CEO and Founder - Audoo
We talk about the feeling of hearing your song being played in a public space, realizing that you are not making any money out of that and founding a company to do something about that. Audoo are trying to improve the process of song rights payments by producing a hardware device to capture and aggregate information on what songs are being played in public spaces and feeding this information back to performing rights organizations.
Claire Evans, Author, ‘Broad Band’ and Singer/Songwriter, YACHT
In the first episode of series 4 we cover the feminist history of computing, albums as research projects, using Google Magenta AI as a compositional tool on YACHT’s album ‘Chain Tripping’, the changes in the platform economy as seen by musicians, making a living as a musician in pandemic times and more. This talk is one of the most far-reaching and resonant that we have had and makes a great start to this series.
Claudia Holmeier, Co-Founder of Digitalanalog Festival
Music and video festivals – in-person to streaming, and the future. Claudia and her husband Stefan founded the Digitalanalog experimental music and video festival in Germany 20 years ago. Over time, this has grown and evolved. However, in 2020 because of COVID, they held the festival as a virtual event. Claudia discusses the good and the bad points of doing this and how this will change the festival moving forward.
Dena Lowery, COO of Opus Events
The future of corporate events, conferences and trade shows. Dena runs operation for a very large global events company who do some of the most high-profile corporate conferences, product launches and trade-show booths. She discusses how the pandemic has affected her industry, how they are adapting and what long-term changes this will bring.