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BEAM is a high-tech music weekender, a playground of homemade instruments and sonic installations, where you can listen to, watch and learn how to create your own physically living electronic music.

BEAM was devised by Artistic Director Sarah Nicolls to explore the potential physicality of electronic music. The focus on electronic music being created LIVE is explored through a programme of performances, demonstrations, installations and workshops. BEAM brings together a global audience of artists, researchers, DiY electronics builders and enthusiasts, from beginners to veterans.

Bring your work for OPEN CALLS and SYMPOSIUM!

Put these pre-BEAM dates in your diary:

  • BEAM day – Saturday 10th March at Brunel University, London, 11am-6pm.
  • BEAM night – Wednesday 4th April at Cafe Oto, London, doors 8pm.

Guest curator – Atau Tanaka (iPhone performer in BEAM 2011 and currently Director of Culture Lab, Newcastle) joins us as BEAM 2012′s Guest Curator. Atau is an international artist of vast experience and will connect BEAM to new global networks.

BEAM 2012 is supported by:

  • Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England.
  • PRS for Music Foundation (supporting our open call).
  • Brunel University (supporting the whole venture including the new BEAM Symposium).