|12-15 May 2011
Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival returns with two days hosted by the influential label Mute. In a celebration of Mute's unique culture this event will include performances from artists past, present and future plus installations, films, talks and more. The festival begins with an evening hosted by German label Raster-Noton, featuring the world premier of a new collaborative piece by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Linking the event is the Raster Noton/Mute Sound Halo.
|Thursday 12 May
Alva Noto +
Anne James Chaton
Acoustic listening room
|Friday 13 May
Moby (DJ set)
Richard H. Kirk
Carter Tutti with
The Balanescu Quartet
Daniel Miller (DJ set)
|Saturday 14 May
Erasure + special guests
Martin L.Gore (DJ set)
Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher (DJ set)
Josh T. Pearson plays Mute songs
Beth Jeans Houghton
Alison Moyet (special guest)
Maps + Polly Scattergood
Poppy & The Jezebels
Simon Fisher Turner + Mira Calix
Danny Briottet (DJ set)
Irmin Schmidt + Kumo play
The Sound Of Can
A Can Archives Special (DJ set)
|More special guests to be announced.|
|Netaudio London / 15 May / Venuewide / £5+
Netaudio London promotes the work of artists who use digital and network technologies to explore new boundaries in music and sonic art. The packed and varied programme included in Short Circuit encourages participation in all forms: interactive sound art installations, conferences, workshops, collaborative online broadcasting and headline shows. Programme visitors are encouraged to engage with the workshops and discussions, and immerse themselves in various sonic art works.
Read, watch and listen to the contents of a special Short Circuit resources page compiled by The Wire: http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/6227/
Reverberations: The influence of Steve Reich
Sat 7 & Sun 8 May - Barbican
Featuring Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, Clogs, Owen Pallett, Bang on a Can, So Percussion, Tyondai Braxton, Lee Ranaldo, BBC Symphony Orchestra and more.
Shelby Lynne and support
6 May - Cadogan Hall
Grammy award winning alternative country songstress, Shelby Lynne, comes to the UK to perform her inspired music spanning the depths of 6 albums.
15 May - KOKO
Steve Stapleton's Nurse With Wound play live alongside Mika Vianio (ex-Pan-Sonic), Bruce Gilbert (ex-Wire) and Radian. Presented by Netaudio London following on from the all day interactive programme at the Roundhouse.