London's most fascinating music festival, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of the music industry.
What is the future of music and how do we take it there? Hosted by Tony Nwachukwu (CDR Projects), our industry conference panelists will be exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the music industry with the likes of Chagall and the team from Rough Trade records. Expect discussions on the Future of Music Tech and Productions, Music and Interactive Entertainment and the Future of Women in the Music Industry.
THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER - HOSTED BY TONY CDR
10.00 - 10.45
Future of Music Radio
Xanthe Fuller, Issy Panayis, Arielle Free
11.00 - 11.45
Future of Music Tech and Production
Phelan Kane, Ozzie Rodgers, Dominik Scherrer, Nick Batt, Martin Klang
12.00 - 12.45
Music and Interactive Entertainment
Joe Henson, Alexis Smith, Michelle Baker, Henrik Oppermann, Martyn Ware
15.00 - 16.00
Future of Women in the Music Industry
Suzie B, Stefania Pavlou, Mariana Lopez, Chagall, Rachel Jepson
Joe Henson and Alexis Smith began collaborating in 2005 after producing an album for Joe's band, Seventhsun. After realising they had a similar approach to life and wildly divergent musical tastes, they formed a creative partnership that quickly encompassed song writing, production and composition.
Housed in an old cooperage, The Flight's workshop studio in East London has a large collection of both home mad acoustic instruments and vintage analogue synthesizers. The duo have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Lana del Ray, as well as composing major soundtracks for some of the game industry’s biggest titles including Horizon: Zero Dawn and Alien: Isolation.
Michele Baker is the Senior Content Strategist at TDMB, where she specialises in creating innovative content for companies in Tech. She began her journey into tech marketing via a Masters in Creative Writing, evolving from a prize-winning poet and short story writer to a futuristic content guru. Michele now writes endlessly about all aspects of technology, hosts the TDMB Presents… tech podcast, and speaks at numerous tech and marketing events.
Her real passion, however, is in AI and particularly the weird and wonderful world of transhumanism. Michele is fascinated by the ways that an increasingly intimate relationship with robots will transform the way that we create and experience art in all its forms, as well as the general cultural effects of the AI shift. Her other key interest lies in the cyberdelics movement, exploring the ways that we can utilise technologies to broaden consciousness and perceptions of the known universe and beyond.
Phelan Kane is a London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. For over twenty years he has been active in both the music industry and the contemporary music education sector, with a focus on electronic music and alternative bands. His specialism is sound design and production techniques such as synthesis and sampling, alongside audio processing and plug-in development. His credits include sources as diverse as Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Moby, Snow Patrol, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros. In 2006 he completed a MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London and became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the world in 2008. In 2016 he completed study for a MSc in Sound & Music Computing at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London and is currently Chairman of the London Committee for the British Section of the Audio Engineering Society. He is currently teaching music production at various Universities whilst running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function, which specialize in Max for Live devices releasing the M4L synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.
Dominik Scherrer is a British-Swiss composer based in London. He started by composing and directing his own operas for the screen, and moved into writing music for the film and television as well as sound design. His score for BBC/Amazon’s Ripper Street won him the 2014 Ivo Novello Award for Best Soundtrack, and his score for BBC / Starz's The Missing won him a Primetime Emmy Nomination in 2015.
Martyn is Principal of Tileyard Education, Founder of The Human League, Heaven 17 and British Electric Foundation. With a 40 year career as record producer, he has featured on recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide - producing Tina Turner, Terence Trent D'Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples.
He founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke in 2000 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique three-dimensional sound technology practice in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world. He also lectures extensively on music production, technology, and creativity at universities and colleges across the world. He has just been appointed the first ambassador for the international NGO In Place Of War, and is a board member and trustee for the charity Street Sports Hope in Sierra Leone. Martyn is proud to be a supporter of artist's rights, and is also a proud socialist and international activist, helping to fight oppression and injustice worldwide.
Ozzie Rodgers aka Knives at Sea is an award-winning composer, producer and artist based in London. He produces bespoke, innovative and versatile music for a wide range of genres in TV, film, Advertising and Video Games. Starting out aged 12, Ozzie is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, bass, keys, vocals and drums.
Susie is a self-produced artist and songwriter. She has self-released two EP’s "Promise me" and "So this is our Dance", and is currently writing material for her third release. Recent performances include Peter Jones Foundation fundraising event; Celtic Connections and in the Calais Jungle with the Calais Sessions. Susie also works full time at Help Musicians UK as the Volunteer & Engagement Officer, helping to engage the local and wider community with the charity and developing the volunteer programme, creating volunteer roles across the country and recruiting volunteers. Outside of work, Susie is working on a Mental Health event taking place in the National Gallery in September, looking at how musicians can stay mentally healthy in a high pressure industry.
Dr. Mariana Lopez
Mariana developed a passion for sound and the moving image from an early age. This led her to complete an undergraduate degree in Music, followed by an MA in Postproduction with specialisation in Sound Design at the University of York (UK). After graduating from her Masters course, she pursued a PhD on the topic of acoustics and medieval drama.In 2014 she joined the CoDE Research Institute (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK) as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2016 she moved back to York to start a position as Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. Mariana is currently the Programme Director for the Masters in Sound Design and is the Vice-chair of the UK section of the AES. She is active in the field of sound design, having worked on a number of short films, theatre productions and sound installations.She is currently working on a project with the support of Dolby and ITV, among others, to create accessible soundtracks for visually impaired audiences.
Nick started out in live sound but moved into music production with the humble four track, Atari ST and and Korg M1, gaining success as part of production duo DNA. There followed a string of remixes and production credits with worldwide chart successes for a variety of artists. During the CDROM era, he worked as sound designer for Cannes Multimedia Festival Gold award winning CD ROMs PAWS and Peter Gabriel's EVE.
He has had a long standing collaboration with UK art-pop act Goldfrapp, with programming and production on Felt Mountain, then Grammy nominated Black Cherry on which he has co-writing credits. Getting back into Remixing in 2000, DNA produced several mixes for Warners and Interscope including a No 1 in the US Hot 100 airplay charts.
In the meantime he co-founded Sonicstate.com which has become a highly respected authority on many aspects of electronic music production and equipment, producing regular video reviews, features and interviews.
Henrik Oppermann is Head of Sound at Visualise. A leading 3D sound specialist, Henrik brings with him over 10 years' experience of recording studio quality audio on location for film, advertising, music industry clients and 3D sound installations.
Since joining the studio in 2014, Henrik has worked on over 80 virtual reality projects, capturing binaural audio in a number of challenging environments, including low flying military aircraft, Formula One race cars, refugee camps, mountain peaks and concert halls around the world.
An expert in his field, Henrik sees the 360 image as a score for interactive soundscapes and has developed hardware and software audio applications for VR in collaboration with leading sound partners, to deliver the best possible immersive sound.
Chagall is an Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, songwriter, singer, performer and early adopter of the mi.mu gloves interface. Her music combines soulful vocals, heartfelt harmonies and lyricism with heavy but constrained electronic production.
In her futuristic audio-visual live set with mi.mu gloves and effective choreography Chagall controls all electronic layers, vocal effects and interactive visuals with the movement of her hands. Early 2017, with the support of the Arts Council England and through residencies at Somerset House and Westminster University, Chagall produced her new mesmerising show 'Calibration' that she will tour through the UK and Europe in 2017/2018.
Rachel Jepson has been a singer, songwriter and performer for over 18 years. She is currently one half of acoustic folk duo 'Parent'. Rachel is also a qualified counsellor working with organizations such as BUPA and AnxietyUK. She founded her company 'Counselling for Musicians' at the start of this year, working with musicians and their mental health. Rachel also counsels students at BIMM and FutureWorks amongst others. She hosts her own radio show on Reform Radio called 'Mind Over Music' talking to Musicians about mental health in the music industry. She writes articles on the subject of mental health and the music industry for publications such as Therapy Today, and has been nominated for a 'Women In Music Award' for her work with musicians and mental health.
Arielle was selected by Ministry of Sound Radio to re-launch their radio station, taking the coveted drive time slot broadcasting live to a global audience Monday to Friday. In the same year, Arielle was selected to front the T in The Park music festival coverage for BBC Scotland. This led to her driving the desk for the BBC Introducing Scotland show.
For two years Arielle was lead anchor on 4Music fronting shows 'Would you rather…?', 'Feelgood Friday' and 'Boxplus Live'. She was also the main presenter on the Sky Channel Popgirl TV, presenting the latest showbiz news, film reviews and celebrity interviews. Grazia Daily chose her to co-host their Ladygeek TV series and her knowledge of gadgets saw her become the face of O2 Guru's TV for O2 online.
Most recently Arielle joined the rostra for Virgin Radio heading up their Saturday mid morning breakfast show. Shee can currently be seen waking up the nation each weekend on ITV's 'Scrambled'.
Xanthe Fuller is Head of Community at Mixcloud and works with influential curators to maximise their reach on Mixcloud while encouraging new curators to join.
Before Mixcloud Xanthe worked as a radio producer for BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6Music, 1Xtra, Classic FM and XFM. She produced shows by the likes of Pete Tong, Mary Anne Hobbs and Rob da Bank and managed a radio station based in Shoreditch. Xanthe also presents a monthly show on Soho Radio.
Martin Klang is a software developer, electronics designer, start-up entrepreneur and improvising musician. Having studied at University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology and Université Paris-Sorbonne, he spent 10 years as a software engineer and systems architect before setting up his own consultancy. His work for large and small clients has specialised in developing state-of-the-art compilers and designing bespoke programming languages. Martin has always been committed to Free and Open Source, and is a founding member of the London Music Hackspace. He now runs Rebel Technology, a London-based manufacturer of innovative and unique music electronics.
Studying at the University of East Anglia, Issy Panayis kicked off her broadcasting career in student radio.
Balancing her studies alongside with managing her student station, Issy went on to claim several awards at a national level and, five months after graduating, presented her first show to the nation on Radio X.
Now 22 years old, Issy is Radio X's youngest presenter. With an extensive taste rooted in indie, rock and alternative music, her daily aim is to keep music radio accessible and she one day hopes to make her name championing upcoming artists.