Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Beyond the Stage: Live Music Meets a New Reality

This is the second part of the ALTERNATIVE STAGES talks organised by Wired Sussex.

Date: Wednesday October 27th

Are you a musician, venue owner or gig promoter who wants to discuss the possibilities and challenges of creating virtual gigs?

How can new technologies like virtual reality and 5G impact the way that audiences engage with gigs?

Join Wired Sussex for the second in a series of events:
– Find out more about the creative and technical possibilities of virtual gigs
– Discover how different gig promoters and event organisers have been experimenting with new technologies
Join the event for a panel discussion, as well as live demos and networking.

Ahead of the event, watch Phil Jones, MD of Wired Sussex in conversation with Dr. Michael Williams, Senior Lecturer in International Event Management at the University of Brighton.

His research explores music events: the spectacle, fan communities and identity and politics, plus the use of digital technologies in the production and consumption of events such as Burning Man, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and global touring productions, such as U2’s 360 tour.

This event is part of Brighton Digital Festival

Hosted by Chris T-T
The event is hosted and moderated by writer, broadcaster and musician C.J. Thorpe-Tracey. Chris writes on music, culture and technology for The Quietus, Dark Mountain, NME, The Morning Star and many others, including his own Border Crossing platform. Chris presents Slack City Social live discussion shows on Slack City Radio, hosts Folkhampton on Radio Reverb and runs audio production studio Lo Fi Arts. Chris spent 20 years in the music industry as an influential underground recording artist, under the name Chris T-T clocking up 10 critically lauded solo albums (SUNDAY TIMES, Top 5 Album of the Year twice; ‘One of the great underground artists of our time.’ — JON SNOW, Channel 4) and he also performed more than 2,300 live shows around the world.

Joining on the panel:
Platform B
Platform B is a not-for-profit Brighton-based next-generation radio station broadcasting online since 2016 and on 105.5 FM and DAB since October 2018. The station is directed by a new wave of DJs, producers and presenters who are re-imagining and diversifying the medium with music and youth programming from a studio based in The Green Door Store, a music venue underneath Brighton station. Broadcasts flow from here as well as from multiple venues, public spaces and events across the city.

Donna Close, Brighton Dome
A festivals specialist, Donna has developed festival programmes and cultural strategy across the UK, Europe and further afield. Donna is Digital Culture Associate at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival leading on the 5G Festival. Previous projects include AHRC funded XR Circus and 5G:XR Brighton Istanbul, Arts DRIVA, Digital Democracies with Threshold Studios and White Night Brighton.

In partnership with Brighton Dome and part of the 5G Festival.

Find more information here.

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