Part two of CTM.09's Netlabel-Meeting: Netaudio Berlin and Netaudio London present an evening of networked music: a programme inspired by netlabels, Creative Commons, digital production tools, web 2.0 and free culture with highlights from past, present and future Netaudio Festivals, held in annual rotation between Berlin and London.
The Netaudio programme gives an aural taster of the latest sounds of the Internet - ranging widely from abstract sonic art presented by Ollie Bown's piece of generative computer music to the ultra bass tracks of the next generation web-savvy dubstep and underground UK dance producers, collated by Spatial
A visual interpretation to this sonic discourse is added by live video collective Tritamin
, aiming to explore the infinity of the Internet through modulation and self confessed sound nerd Norman Fairbanks presents a performance including latest sound tools as well as some rather unconventional machines.
Netaudio particularly focuses on collaborative performance with the session featuring unique cross-cultural associations by London's live-laptop producer J-Lab
and Berlin's sampling artists Dr.Nojoke
with VJ Servando
. Chris Box
, member of the Netaudio London collective, will explore the compatibility of his virtual record box in a back-to-back DJ set with Netaudio Berlin in-house jock Cotumo
– together they present an eclectic selection of Creative Commons licensed material.
In the best Web 2.0 ethos, members of the audience will have the chance to cross the consumer / producer divide and perform themselves as part of the Netaudio Ping Pong
sessions. Based on run-around table tennis, CTM visitors can lay their hands on some cutting edge technology and produce some wicked beats. There will be lucky winners and valuable prizes!
The night is curated by Netaudio
Berlin and London, as a taster to the next Netaudio Festival in Berlin in Autumn 2009. Netaudio is the sound of the internet. The term was probably coined by De-Bug when it started the "Netaudio" mailing list thus giving a virtual platform for exchange for like-minded producers and internet label heads. In 2005 the first Netaudio Festival appeared offline in Bern, Switzerland. Cenatus, a London based not-for-profit organisation took up the idea and produced the first Netaudio Festival in London in 2006 and from there it went to Berlin, as well as to Barcelona, Moscow and many other cities across Europe. Netaudio, the art form, is not tied to a musical genre, it stands for the core values of free cultural exchange and exploration of new technologies for music production and distribution. Often, the Netaudio ethos is taken up by developing artists in their strive for finding an audience as well as weathered producers who wish to distance themselves from the commercial pressures of the music industry.