Norwich Sound & Vision returns for its second year from this Thursday (29th September) to 1st October 2011.
Last year’s Sound & Vision attracted more than 2,500 people, and this year’s event is set to be even bigger. Building on last year’s success, it comprises a three day music festival, a film and video festival and a conference featuring expert speakers from music, film and digital industries from around the world.
Originally inspired by Liverpool Sound City and music conference/festival SXSW based in Austin,Texas Norwich Sound & Vision provides a platform for members of the public that are interested in getting involves with music, film and digital multi-media channels.
The music element features more than 50 bands playing across the city over three days. Highlights include Dels, Esben and the Witch, Beth Jeans Houghton and Bo Ningen, Spokes, Ellen and the Escapades and Jack Savoretti as well as Norwich’s own Fever Fever, Sargasso Trio and Context MC.
Panellist and speakers at the conference include Jim Mawdsley (Generator, music development agency for the North East of England) Laura Snapes (NME), Tony Morley (Leaf Records), Alex Knight (Fat Cat Records), Stefan Baumschlager (Last FM Radio), Kyle Lynd (music supervisor for Skins, drama on Channel 4), Alison Wenham (Association of Independent Music) and Jon Webster (MMF Artist Management).
These renowned industry experts will be heading to Norwich to explore topics such as public funding for artists and the music industry, income streams for artists, artist management, how to get your music played on the TV and radio, how to stand out in the digital market place and music journalism. There will also be a listening panel where artists can have their music appraised by a panel of experts.
On the film side of the event there will be two forums at Cinema City with panelists exploring the relationship between music, film and television, as well as the BBC’s music video festival at Fusion in the Forum. The Friday night (30th Sept) of the event features a transatlantic live video conference, linking together an audience in Norwich with a panel of music supervisors from the film industry in a studio in Los Angeles. This interactive event will look at the opportunities for UK artists to have their music used in feature films.
Adrian Cooke, Norwich Sound & Vision Director says: “Norwich Sound & Vision 2011 is a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing local, national and international talent and to engage in lively debate about the creative industries, learn from industry experts and make use of unparalleled networking opportunities. The overall event will be a place for companies, individuals, bands, musicians, record labels, filmmakers, writers and anyone with an interest in the music, film and multi media industries to network. People will also have the opportunity to discover new markets, forge new partnerships, learn, be inspired and have a fantastic time in one of England’s most charming cities.”
Norwich Sound & Vision will be hosted at Norwich Arts Centre, The Forum, Cinema City, The Bicycle Shop, The Garage and other Norwich city centre venues.
Full passes to the entire event are £80 (£65 concessions). The full pass will get you into all gigs, film screenings, conference events and networking sessions.
An early bird gig wristband is available for £20 that entitles entry to gigs on all 3 nights across 5 venues (including NAC, Hog In Armour, Bicycle Shop, The Forum, St Gregory’s Church).
For tickets or more information visit www.norwichsoundandvision.co.uk.