The Black Box Green Room hosts a free daytime workshop/discussion day with sonic experimenters from Resist entitled Imagining Futures, with a ticketed evening concert taking place later on.
Curated by Koichi Samuels (RESIST founder/research fellow at Sonic Arts Research Centre), Imagining Futures features cross-dialogue between creative practitioners, industry & academia on experimental practices. Speaking is Warp's Lorzeno Senni, NTS' Shiva Feshareki, Paul Stapleton, Ricki O'Rawe, Tristan Clutterbuck, Koichi Samuels, Harry Cooper of Sound and Music UK, Constance Keane, John D'Arcy, Bobbie Gardner, Andrew Bolster of Farsett Labs, Alex Lucas and Barry Cullen.
Later on, there'll be performances from Lorenzo Senni, Shiva Feshareki, Paul Staples & Ricki O'Rawe, and KANDH - Koichi x Helena Hamilton.
"Experimental art forms can create a space for imagining futures. From sound art to free improvisation, participatory practices to techno – art forms that resist the constraints and restrictions of market influence, identity categorisations and political norms can transport creators and audiences to a space of imagining beyond cold, hard realities and our immediate situated experiences.
Imagining futures may be utopian, apocalyptic, intentional, subconscious, prophetic, deterministic and everything in between – yet undoubtedly musicians and artists are compelled to imagine through creating. Throughout the day’s events, we will be exploring: what experimental and creative practices teach us about the future; ways imagining the future can bring meaning to the present; as well as challenging the panellists and audience to futures and devise concrete steps we could take to come closer to those visions.
Tickets for the evening cost £12 here.