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Day to day programme announced

The three days have been packed full of exciting performances, workshops, installations and more. Time is ticking away, BEAM is nearly here! Make sure to check out the full timetable and see when your favourite is on!


The BEAM Festival presents BEAM NIGHT, a special one-off taster event held at café OTO, starting at 8 o’clock on the 4th of April.

The acts all use unusual and/or homemade interfaces to perform.

Atau Tanaka & Adam Parkinson play iPhones as sensitive, handheld controllers.

Bruno Zamborlin performs café OTO’s wall – possibly for the first time?! – with his invention, Mogees, which read gestural language on any surface.

Marco Donnarumma’s Music for Flesh is a visceral sensor performance using his instrument system Xth sense, which has just been named “the world’s most innovative new musical instrument” and awarded First Prize at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competiton in Atlanta (

Tom Bugs (maker of Bugbrand synth products) appears in a rare performance using his Modular synths and also sets up a mini-installation for the night.

The beguilingly creative Leafcutter John conjures up soundscapes with his new explorations in light and sound.

Dorkboat & Waterman's Team up with BEAM

BEAM has teamed up with the lovely people at Dorkbot and Watermans for a very special ticket offer for those tech-minded people boarding the Dorkboat on Saturday 25th June!

To celebrate Alan Turing’s 100th birthday, June’s Dorkbotlondon will happen on a boat sailing from Westminster pier on Saturday 23rd June. Navigating Tower Bridge, Kew and finishing at Watermans gallery, the day features talks, performances (and of course curry!) with contributions from James Larson, Anna Dimitriu, James Bridle, Fakebitpolytechnic and more…

Dorkboat ticket holders can extend the fun across the whole weekend with a special ‘Dorkboat Sandwich Pass’ for BEAM, giving them access to the event on Friday, Sunday and during the Saturday night Sleepover event. If you’re a ticket holder check your wiki for the secret promo code!

Tomomi Adachi joins BEAM line up!

BEAM are pleased to announce a further headline addition to the festival. Japanese composer, sound artist and instrument builder, Tomomi Adachi will be joining us on the Friday night with a set based on improvisation, his own compositions and, of course, his self-made instruments.

Find out more here!

BEAM Night review!

Couldn’t make BEAM Night and have been wondering what you missed? Get your tickets for the festival now and you won’t have to miss anything else. In the mean time, check out this great review of the night by Marika Kochiashvili including photos and videos of some of the performances. Marika’s website,, is aiming to become a “digital museum” featuring up to date arts coverage in London, well worth a look!