Music and technology festival – BEAM@NIME

A public programme of concerts, exhibitions, keynotes, and hack sessions exploring the interface between music and technology. Part of NIME, the international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.

  • Concerts, gigs, and club nights
  • Keynote talks and performances
  • Exhibition of installations, including musical bike-riding in New Cross

Date: 20/07/2024 – 20/07/2024


Concerts & club nights

Monday 30 June

  • Monochrome
    8pm, Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, SE14 6AF

    A theatrical opening to NIME 2014 sees the full range of light and sound interactions. From layered and cinematic electro-acoustic pieces to stroboscopic, synaesthetic submersion; analogue technology meets digital possibility through intense, percussive mechanisms and the fluidity of the human body.

Tuesday 1st July

  • Intimate NIME
    6pm, Great Hall,
    Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths

    the relationship of sound to material objects, this intimate concert
    features handheld instruments, playing with our perceptions of time and
    space along the way. 
  • Out There / In Here with Imogen Heap, Leafcutter John + more
    8pm, XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP

    Leafcutter John and Imogen Heap perform respectively with a tabletop arena of flashing lights and the MiMu gloves. John’s instruments are all homemade, innovating on the spot as his responsive, searching and otherwordly performances draw us in. Imogen’s latest Kickstarter project and the work of academics in Bristol, the gloves develop ideas started by figures such as Laetitia Sonami.

Wednesday 2nd July

  • Lunch NIME
    1pm, Goldsmiths Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths

    Any lunch is improved by novel displays of sonic interaction. We will be using the cinema space on Goldsmiths campus to show a range of acts from live coding, duck controlled orchestra, music generated with facial expressions and one very big tail.
  • NIMEats
    6pm, Goldsmiths lawn

    Good food and artistic interventions inspired by John Cage and mobile phones.
  • Concentrated NIME
    6pm, Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths

    Pianistic experiments, including legendary performer John Tilbury duetting with Palle Dahlstedt, crowd interaction – literally throwing the music around – and scores that become instruments, make for a concert dedicated to how humans and software can co-create.
  • NIME Keynote
    7.30pm, Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths

    Laetitia Sonami and Hiroshi Ishi give us their keynote addresses, with a mesmerising performance from Laetitia, inventor of The Lady’s Glove.
  • Improvised NIME: John Butcher, Jonathan Impett + more
    8.30pm, Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 6TY

    The back room of the Amersham Arms will play host to virtuosic instrumentalists, working with old and new technologies. John Butcher’s extended saxophone techniques show how old instruments can still be used in new ways they were never designed for, wtih glorious sonic results.

Thursday 3rd July

  • Closing Party: Algorave NIME
    9pm, Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Rd, Elephant & Castle SE17 1LB

    The Algorave ‘movement’ has been gathering pace over the past few years, and has emerged as a novel and compelling way to present live laptop music. For our closing party, we present a range of algorave live coders and instrument builders working with varied interfaces, from iPads to plants and petri dishes. This event is in one of London’s finest club spaces, which boasts a glorious Funktion One soundsystem which feels like a bass roller coaster.



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