Featured a sensational line-up of more than 300 artists from
around the world at 100 events. Highlights included a
spectacular exhibition in Manchester's central shopping
centre; stunning live music from mavericks and pioneers of
advanced sound; an event in the magnificent surroundings
of the historic Victoria Baths including Ray Lee's 'Siren', a
whirling, spinning spectacle of electronic sound; a one-off
rebirth of the UFO Club bringing together legendary
figures from the 1960s with some of the most cutting-edge
audio-visual artists working in the world today; and a major
international gathering at the Social Technologies Summit.
In 2007 over 76,000 people experienced a Futuresonic event,
with a media footprint of 26 million (IPBC). The exhibition had
a footfall over more than 1 million people, and was watched by
a TV audience of 4 million - there were only two news items on
regional TV on the opening days of the exhibition, the
resignation of Tony Blair and the exhibition.
Music For The Beep Generation
Futuresonic festival's central music strand, spanned musical
generations and genres, from the cutting edge of today's
electronica including Apparat and Sleeparchive, to the likes of
French hip-hop sensation TTC, alongside Alexander Robotnick,
Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flur, and legendary music pioneers, Faust.
Art For Shopping Centres
was an exhibition of
major, world premier artworks in Manchester Arndale, the main
city-centre shopping centre in Manchester, after which you will
never look at a shopping centre the same again.
provided a magnificent and historic setting for
3 special events brought together by Futuresonic over the
festival weekend. Incljuded Ray Lee's 'Siren', a whirling,
spinning spectacle of electronic sound, SoundNetwork @
Futuresonic, and Steve Straight's Drowned in a Dull Roar.
celebrated the 40th anniversary of
seminal multi-media events that took place in the halcyon year
of 1967. The famous UFO Club, the focus of the 60's London
multi-media scene, was reborn at Futuresonic 2007.
Futurevisual brought together legendary figures from the
1960s with some of the most cutting-edge audio-visual artists
working in the world today.
The Social Technologies Summit
with a packed lineup of visionary participants, including one
session introducing the leading figures in the grass roots open
source movement that is sweeping across Brazil like wild fire
and captivating the world's imagination.
is a showcase for the best new and ground-breaking
events from around the world. Since its introduction in 2005,
EVNTS has grown into a community of people who each year
return to give the festival an extra edge.
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Music For The
The Futuresonic festival's central music strand featured
stunning live performances in Manchester's main music
venues, numerous diverse events across the city, and
low slung live music at the Futuresonic lounge.
Visit Beep Generation
page. Artists include...
TTC + DJ Orgasmic + Kode 9 + TRAMP! DJs
9pm - 2am, Thursday 10 May
Faust + The Chap
7.30pm - 11pm, Friday 11 May
Apparat (live) + Transforma (visuals) + Sleeparchive (live) + MADE (live) + Naive Melody DJs plus visuals
9pm - 2am, Friday 11 May
UFO Club vs TRAMP!
Wolfgang Flur (Kraftwerk) + Black Devil Disco Club (live) + TRAMP! DJs + Hoppy & Jack Henry Moore
9pm - 2am, Saturday 12 May
Carbon - Official festival afterparty
Clark - LIVE (Warp) + Alexander Robotnick (Creme) + Ceephax Acid Crew (Rephlex) + Cylob (Rephlex) + Legowelt - LIVE (Bunker) + Ultre - LIVE (Overkill) + Computer Controlled
11pm - Dawn, Saturday 12 May
Islington Mill. NB - ticketed separately
A Showcase of 21st Century
Happenings and Freak-outs
THURSDAY 10 MAY
Sex With Robots Futuresonic Special - 65daysofstatic - Rare As A Green Dog - Tears On The Golf Course - Exodus - Audio Research Editions - Digital Show 2x - Bitmapping - Data Mine: Through the Sound Shaft
FRIDAY 11 MAY
SoundNetwork - Waylaid - Any Tempo - Mutant Media Freak Show - Teatime Sessions - Audio-torium - The Knife 'Silent Shout' - Friendly Fire - Locked - Fuse - 8th Birthday - El Diablo's Social Club: Residents Party - Audio Research Editions - Digital Show 2x - Bitmapping - Data Mine: Through the Sound Shaft
SATURDAY 12 MAY
SoundNetwork - Drowned In A Dull Roar - A Noisy Night In - Teatime Sessions Streetdance Masquerade - Burst Couch #21 - Broad-minded presents Persona - Green Bohemia vs Triptronic - Monatronic: Friends_Reunited - Rich Reason - Licktronica - Audio Research Editions - Digital Show 2x - Bitmapping - Data Mine: Through the Sound Shaft
SUNDAY 13 MAY
SoundNetwork - Stylus Wind Down Party - Freq - Licktronica - Digital Show 2x - Bitmapping
VICTORIA BATHS :
SoundNetwork / Siren /
Drowned in a Dull Roar
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