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New Music Plus… at Tate Britain

Sound, Music, Visual: Creative producing in multi-disciplinary contexts

Friday 3rd October 2014

The last decade has seen a rise in interdisciplinary events across the arts sector. This half-day conference examines the motivations of artists, producers and institutions to work in these contexts, and asks where is this interdisciplinary practice headed? What impact has the rise of this work had on artists and musicians choosing to take on the role of creative producer? How is this work received, understood and experienced by audiences?

Sound Music Visual: Creative producing in multi-disciplinary contexts – 12.45pm-6.15pm

Artists have always drawn inspiration from other disciplines, but the last decade has seen a rise in ‘inter-disciplinary’ events in galleries and museums. What motivates artists, producers and institutions to work in these contexts, and where is this practice headed? Sound Music Visual brings together leading artists, producers and curators from music, the visual arts and beyond to debate these and other questions. Highlights include:

  • ArtAngel’s Michael Morris and artist Jem Finer in conversation, exploring the intricacies of their working partnership as well as the bigger issues.
  • Lisa Meyer (Capsule) and Dr Dan Glaser (Science Gallery London, King’s College) looking at how creative producers can be catalysts for new inter-disciplinary practice.
  • Musicians Sam Lee and Matthew Herbert, United Visual Artists’ Matthew Clark and PAL’s director, Roanne Dods, exploring how and why artists make the transition to producer, and when it is it right for them to do so.

 http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/conference/sound-music-visual-producing-interdisciplinary

Late at Tate: Made in Transition – 6.00pm-9.30pm

Made in Transition is curated by Chimera Productions, and features a series of audio-visual performances and sound installations, all produced by creative producers who’ve taken part in New Music Plus…, and all exploring the act of moving between.

MiT features sonic adventurers Islet; leftfield pop artist Ela Orleans in collaboration with experimental film-maker Maja Borg; electronic producer Vessel in a new audio-visual collaboration with the Immix Ensemble and Sam Wiehl; Manchester improvisers part wild horses mane on both sides, pop reconstructivists The Aleph and soprano Sarah Dacey.

Made in Transition is a public event, and entry is free.

This conference is a collaboration between Tate and PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK, an initiative developed in association with the hub, with support from Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council Wales.