Convergence 2017: Music, Art and Technology

CONVERGENCE festival returns again for its fourth year this March celebrating a great array of music, art and technology. This years lineup boasts international talent with Sunn O))), Actress, Coldcut, Flamingods, The Ash Ra Tempel Experience featuring Ariel Pink and many more playing over the five days.

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The various events will be held in eight of London’s most interesting arts venues – the Barbican, the Electric Brixton, KOKO, Village Underground, Scala, XOYO and Behind The Bike Shed.

 The festival opening night kicks off with three special shows featuring Sun O))), Formation and Rival Consoles (plus TBA guests).

In addition to all the music, there will be Convergence Sessions held in Old Street’s Behind the Bike Shed venue. The sessions offer talks, workshops, screenings, networking events and live music all taking place over the course of two days.

The first sessions lineup includes British Council, Another Space, Circa69, and Mixcloud with special guest-curated programmes from Native Instruments and onedotzero.

Friday 24th March will heavily focus on creative industry related events in partnership with the British Council. International leaders in music, art and technology will come together to discuss the future of the creative industry, presented by individuals across the arts and music.

Convergence will present a selection of contemporary art with a focus on socio-political work using new technologies as part of their new Visual Arts programme. Convergence will collaborate with Carroll/Fletcher to commission new art be installed at Shoreditch’s Great Eastern Wall Gallery

In total the festival will feature over 50 live performances, all of which will end with a closing party curated by Canadian DJ Jacques Greene at Electric Brixton.

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by Katrina Mirpuri

Convergence festival starts on Tuesday March 21. You can find out more information and get tickets here.