London's most fascinating music festival, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of the music industry.
Access to our exhibition hall is free throughout festival, playing host to the biggest names in music tech and music production, including the likes of Ableton, Native Instruments, Arturia and Moog. Come and enjoy free master classes and workshops, test the newest gadgets and artificial intelligence, as well as the opportunity to network with industry leaders.
Whether a student, music industry professional or beginner to production, We Are Robots will experiment and educate for all levels of expertise.
Yuri Suzuki Design Studio
Yuri Suzuki, founder of the Yuri Suzuki Design Studio – a creative consultancy specialising in concept, installation and interactive design, art direction and bespoke musical instruments. The studio works predominantly in the world of music and technology, blazing trails in the world of innovation, research and development in immersive experiences for audiences all over the world. Yuri has had international acclaim for nearly 10 years, working with the likes of Will.i.am, Disney, Moog, Yamaha and Google, and exhibiting in MOMA New York, Tate Britain and the Museum of Art in Tokyo to name a few.
May 2014, ▼ raven begins life with a mission: harness the power of artificial intelligence to developa next generation user interface, operating system and accompanying hardware.
2016, raven launches its first hardware, raven H-1: a voice-controlled, AI-powered hub to control
electronic appliances. Since the inception, raven attracts over three million global users, and
billions of service requests.
In February 2017, raven joins the Baidu family. November 2017, raven launches its latest creation
at the Baidu World Conference: the first intelligent hardware in Baidu's empire.
Tim Murray-Browne and Aphra Shemza
Post-Truth and Beauty
Post-Truth and Beauty is an interactive sculpture of aluminium rods, coloured light and 3D sound. Visitors are invited to interact with the work one at a time by entering into the speaker ring. Light and sound both change in response to where the viewer's head is positioned. The work aims to create a sensory experience analogous to the ungraspable nature of 'truth', presenting partial glimpses into a sensory world of light and sound. Different parts of this world are revealed as the viewer moves their head and changes their perspective.
"The concept of the work responds to what seems like a descent across the political spectrum into tribalist discourses of labels and otherness since Brexit and Trump. Regardless of opinion, people seem increasingly certain that their own perspective grants them the real truth, while those who disagree with them are dismissed as out of touch, uneducated or victims of disinformation. Post-Truth and Beauty aims to create a space free from the outer reality to allow a sensory meditation on the limits of an individual's perspective."
Post-Truth and Beauty was created by Tim Murray-Browne and Aphra Shemza. It was originally commissioned by The Engine Room at Morley Gallery, Morley College London. It is exhibited at We Are Robots on partnership with Morley College.
Ableton make Live, Push and Link – unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. Founded in 1999, Ableton’s products are now used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers and artists from across the world.
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. They are a team of passionate people dedicated to musicians. Arturia dare to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences and reinvent products.
Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and handcrafted in Asheville, N.C.
Genelec is a manufacturer of active loudspeaker systems based in Finland. Genelec designs and produces products especially for professional studio recording, mixing and mastering applications, broadcast, and movie production.
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. The Company's mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all musical styles and professions. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.
Jukedeck has developed artificial intelligence that can compose and adapt music. We're using this to revolutionize the way people and companies source music for their content. They can use our tool to create an unlimited number of unique, rights-cleared and customizable soundtracks at the touch of a button.
Our music has been used by Google, Coca-Cola and Cisco and thousands of YouTube creators. With origins at Cambridge University, our team is made up of composers producers, and PhDs in machine learning. We're working towards a world in which music is personalised to fit your mood, tastes and environment.
Rebel Technology is a London based tech collective creating radically innovative music electronics since 2009.
We are committed to using technology to create positive change through education and helping people realise their creative potential.
Community Music is a youth and community music organisation that provides creative music making opportunities for people of all backgrounds.
Community Music does this through a diverse and exciting programme of courses, live gigs, informal training and events, including degree level music production and business training, free instrumental tuition, career development and support packages, music leader training courses and a whole host of live events from small intimate gigs in our purpose built theatre to hosting our own stages at festivals. All of our programme is either free or very low cost to the user.
SubPac is pioneering a revolution in physical audio by enabling experiential sound to improve all forms of entertainment – not only music, but also video games, virtual reality, and cinema. While busy building the next generations of our patent-pending technology, we also actively work at a grassroots level with producers & sound designers of all types to create, share, and promote a deeper connection to music, entertainment, and the world around us.
Tileyard Education is a new postgraduate and professional training centre based at Tileyard Studios in King's Cross, the largest professional music and entertainment community in Europe. Tileyard features 82 recording studios and is home to The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Jon Newman, Sigala and 120 entertainment industry businesses including Notting Hill Music, PLATOON, Focusrite, Karma Artists and many more. All programmes and courses are taught by professionals on site and include MA Commercial Songwriting and Production, MA Music Industry Entrepreneurship, professional short courses in Protools, Logic and Ableton (from early 2018) and online courses in a suite of creative industry skills.
Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.
Morley College London
Founded in 1889, Morley College London is one of the UK's leading centres for adult education. Morley is best known for music and the visual arts, with over 13,000 students studying with us each year. At Morley we deliver a wide range of daytime and evening courses in all areas of Music Technology and Production. From Ableton to Logic, Mixing and Mastering to Sound Art, Live Sound to Radio Production, we offer a variety of courses and qualifications.
The Engine Room
The Engine Room is a platform for the exploration, education and promotion of sound art. It aims to engage with students, emerging and established artists to encourage and promote new work within this field. The Engine Room is a Morley College London initiative, continuing Morley's legacy as a leading centre for innovation, experimental music and sound art.