AVA Festival, in association with Generator NI have announced today that Romain Tardy, ‘Patchblocks’ AKA Sebastian Heinz, Jesse Abayomi and Dave Lievense have been added to the free daytime conference, along with the ‘Howard Street Food’ debut at AVA Festival at T13 in the Titanic Quarter on Saturday 30th May.
Festival organisers are pleased to add the additional names to an already stellar line-up at the free conference, which runs from 10:30 – 15:45 as part of the overall AVA Festival. This year’s festival also offers an eclectic line-up of electronic artists performing, the NI debut of Boiler Room, an inspiring Street Food Market, Record Fair, Skatepark Expose and much much more!
Romain Tardy, ‘One of the worlds best audio visual mappers’ (CNN), will host a talk and exhibit his work during the AVA Conference. Romain Tardy, born originally in Paris, is a visual artists focusing primarily in digital arts. His extensive experience led him to create the now highly established and accomplished visual label ‘AntiVJ’ in 2008 that formed the base of his research and work on projected light. His work has been exhibited in more that 15 countries across the world. AVA is incredibly excited to host his first visit to Northern Ireland and host an exciting presentation and talk about his work to date.
‘Patchblocks’ AKA Sebastian Heinz will host an interactive live demo of his programmable sound machines as a table full of mini synthesisers, allowing visitors to explore the world of sound synthesis. He developed this as part of his research at SARC in Belfast, focusing on the development of technology that blends the border between physical and digital worlds. Since Patchblocks’ first appeared on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, the product has gained interest from musicians, educators and sound geeks across the globe.
Jesse Abayomi AKA Abayomi is a DJ/producer who uprooted his London residence and settled down in Berlin to be an integral part of the avant-garde of the electronic music scene. Being an Ableton consultant, DJ and producer, his deep knowledge and understanding of sounds and rhythms are strongly reflected in his music. Abayomi will join Gavin Timlin & Ben Breslin (Ableton User Group Belfast) to host two demonstration sessions exploring Ableton’s newest and most versatile music creation tool – Push. Each session will start with some practical fundamentals followed by a creative demonstration along with a QA session to close. This will run alongside the Ableton Push Playground – a drop-in music lab where you can get hands-on with Ableton Live 9 and Push.
Dave Lievense, owner of Mass Motion Studios, will be joining his Psycatron partner Paul Hamil (Inflyte) along with Bicep and Timmy Stewart at the AVA Conference to host a talk specifically focusing on the Next generation of electronic music production. This heavy-weight panel of electronic producers will delve into the production, approach, the process and techniques along with the hardware and software that they use.