Netaudio London promotes the work of artists who use digital and network technologies to explore new boundaries in music and sonic art. The varied programme included in Short Circuit Festival encourages participation in all forms: interactive sound art installations, conferences, workshops, collaborative online broadcasting and headline shows.

The evening programme is a rare occasion to discover surrealist pioneer Steve Stapleton’s* Nurse With Wound project, *Mika Vainio in a newly commissioned collaboration with Bruce Gilbert, and the compelling Austrian post-rock group Radian

Daytime programme 

*Netaudio Conference *

Roundhouse Studio Theatre

The Netaudio 2011 conference will bring together theorists, practitioners, activists and academics to address a challenging set of themes in 21st-century culture: politics and protest; creativity and collaboration; digital futures and analogue survivals.

Audio in the internet era will be the reference point for all of these discussions, but their scope will expand well beyond online music to consider the whole ecology of public spaces and political interventions with which it interacts, and which shape every aspect of contemporary life.

The conference will feature participants from The Foundation for P2P Alternatives, Mute, UK Uncut and a range of art and academic institutions. Speakers include:

Politics, Protest and Sound

  • Matthew Herbert (keynote)
  • Mark Fisher & Jeremy Gilbert
  • Anthony Iles
  • a speaker from UK Uncut

Creativity and Collaboration in the Internet Era

  • Michel Bauwens (keynote)
  • Matthew Fuller
  • Tamara Barnett-Herrin
  • Christoph Brunner

Digital Futures and Analogue Survivals

  • Liliane Lijn (keynote) introduced by Ed Baxter
  • Andrew Blake
  • Olga Goriunova
  • Cecilia Wee

The Netaudio conference is co-programmed by Jeremy Gilbert of the University of East London.

Sonic Maze – Sound Art Exhibition

14 & 15 May / Roundhouse Studios

Leading you through the underbelly of the Roundhouse, Netaudio invite you to lose yourselves in the Sonic Maze, an interactive series of sound art installations set in the Roundhouse Studios. With an intentionally accessible approach to encourage visitors to engage with the works, there will be a vast array of interactive audio-visual installations for visitors to explore. Programmed via an open call for entries, the Sonic Maze will include the curatorial input from Martin Bricelj, Director of MoTA and Slovenia’s leading sound art festival Sonica. The featured installations and artists are:

Full details of the 12 interactive installations can be read here
Additionally the Sonic Maze will feature a presentation of multi-channel audio works curated by *“Call and Response”: *. Full details of the contributing artists can be read here.

Open Platform – live showcases

15 May / Torquils Bar

To continue in the familiar vein of public participation and interaction, the Netaudio Open Platform  is a community programmed stage aiming to showcase new and emerging musicians throughout the afternoon and early evening. The stage is hosted by Tony Nwachukwu, former member of Attica Blues and producer of the long running CDR nightclub at Plastic People. The Open Platform was programmed by the Netaudio community via public submission and voting via a customised SoundCloud service.

Full details of the 6 artists performing on the open platform can be read here.

15 May / **worldwide

Netaudio Online is our interactive, live broadcast from the Roundhouse Studios. Using the format of a live webzine, we will explore the future of broadcasting with a series of TV and radio features including three newly commissioned works by Liliane Lijn, Stefan Blomeier and* VHS HEAD* in partnership with Resonance 104.4fm . The days proceedings will be available online, with Netaudio Online offering live cuts of the conference and debates. There will also be opportunity for online participation for those who cant make the festival in person. Look out for our webinars and dedicated interactive workshops for our online audience.


“Procedural audio workshop”:

A 90 minute high speed tour of making sound effects using Pure Data software, plus a short talk on the future of game and film audio by pioneer of  procedural audio Andy Farnell. Bring your laptops with headphones and Pure Data installed.

Full info and details on how to reserve a place here .

IOS Apps workshop with RJDJ

Following from the “PA workshop”:, interactive music producers Robert Thomas and Joe White from RjDj will be doing a workshop focusing on the process of delivering interactive music projects in mainstream iOS like Inception the App and Rj Voyager.

Full info and details on how to reserve a place here .

“Making waves workshop”:

Adam Thomas from independent media non-profit “Sourcefabric”: take participants through the free, open source radio software “Airtime”: .
Full info and details on how to reserve a place here.

“Soundcloud workshop”:

SoundCloud is a growing audio platform now with over 4 million users and over 150 connected applications. Having been taken up primarily by the music community with the launch of new features such as the record button it has given the potential for anyone to become an audio creator and share their audio to the web.

Full info and details on how to reserve a place here

The 2011 Netaudio London  festival is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by the Roundhouse, by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, by the PRS for Music Foundation, by the University of East London, by Camden Council and by the Austrian Cultural Forum London. It is presented in partnership with The Wire, Resonance104.4fm and

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