BEAM is collaborating with NIME, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference, to present BEAM@NIME 2014. Invited artists compliment the NIME programme through performances and installations, linking academic research to club nights, and connecting gig-goers, musicians, technologists and researchers. BEAM@NIME provides a portal to a world where technologies are used in creative, strange and wonderful ways to enhance and extend human bodies and the music they make. There are performances and interactive installations on the Goldsmiths’ campus and in nearby Fordham Park and club nights in Corsica Studios, XOYO and the Amersham Arms.
BEAM Festival was founded by Sarah Nicolls in 2011 to explore the physical performance of electronic music, and has since hosted events at Brunel University and Cafe Oto, showcasing a variety of innovative artists, including Plaid, Tim Exile, Jana Winderen and Philip Jeck. The BEAM Festivals are high-tech music weekenders and playgrounds of homemade instruments, where people experience and learn how to create living electronic music. Through performances, installations and workshops, BEAM brings together global audiences of artists, researchers, DiY electronics builders and enthusiasts, from beginners to veterans.[/wpcol_1half_end]
BEAM@NIME is supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and the PRS for Music Foundation.