AVA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE NEWS :
JEFF MILLS, LEFTFIELD’S Neil Barnes, R&S RECORDS founder Renaat Vandepapeliere, Native Instruments, Moxie, New Jackson and more for workshops, panels and sessions at AVA Conference in association with Output Belfast
AVA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE :
???? 2nd and 3rd June 2017 || T13 Titanic Docks, Belfast ????
www.avafestival.com || Weekend tickets now from £60
Growing into the leading electronic music conference across Ireland, AVA Conference in association with Output Belfast, is a free event committed to driving forward the countries ever-expanding electronic audio visual arts. Taking place on June 2nd, as part of AVA Festival’s first day, the Conference shines a light on the local people and institutions who are pioneering across the country, as well as inviting international industry leaders, brands, artists and more to educate with insider knowledge. AVA Conference in association with Output Belfast, is pleased to reveal the first phase of the programme; with performances, talks, masterclasses, workshops, panels and more from the likes of Native Instruments, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, Jeff Mills, Renaat Vandepapeliere (founder of R&S Records), Resident Advisor, Moxie, New Jackson, Native Instruments and more. AVA Conference is 100% FREE to attend for all those that register, so there’s no excuse to miss this. Register now here.
Expanding on previous years, the Conference sees a range of activities from artists, thinkers and professionals at the top of their game. Kicking off the impressive bill is techno pioneer Jeff Mills, where AVA will dig deep to understand his work with lighting designer Guillaume Marmin - the detail and process behind their collaboration. This comes ahead of their UK & Irish debut of audio visual sensory experience;Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind - set to be an unmissable insight into their world. Joining them will be Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, discussing the everlasting impression that the duo have left and the release of the acclaimed Leftism 22 remaster. Leading the way since the early '90s, Leftfield created a movement bringing electronic music from the underground into the charts. Once described as the ‘the single most influential production team working in British dance music’ by Mixmag, this keynote is not one to miss.
Another anticipated session comes from Renaat Vandepapeliere of R&S records. After over 37 years as the head of the prolific label, Renaat is still on the voyage of personal discovery and his quest for authenticity has helped create and sustain the R&S imprint. An A&R responsible for finding some of our scene’s figureheads, Renaat was one of the first to welcome the Derrick May and Joey Beltram from America. Across the conference, the Craneview room also plays host to panel discussions exploring the relationship between music and film with Sony’s main video commissioner Elizabeth Doonan, Good Vibration’s Glen Leyburn and a panel exploring the maximization of an artist output through utilising digital platforms, radio and royalty collection services, with Onloop founder & DJ Moxie plus more.
AVA’s leading tech partner are innovators Native Instruments who bring their New Identities and Native Sessions series to the iconic warehouse venue in Belfast’s docklands. Panels here provide an exploration into the new wave of Irish talent, delving into the development of their sound, their progression and what lies ahead, with Hammer, ELLLL, New Jackson, Hybrasil and Jordan. On an interactive tip, the Native Sessions series invites conference attendees to get involved, testing products such as KOMPLETE, TRAKTOR and MASCHINE. Through workshops, discussions and social exchange, Native will explore the future of music making. Native Sessions encourages participants to broaden their music-making horizons.