International music festival comes to Staffordshire University

"All events are open to the local community and we're keen for people to take the opportunity to attend and experience some excellent concerts the see great facilities we have here."

Dr Dave Payling, Course leader for PhD Film, Media and Music

A festival to showcase pioneering music and film from across the world takes place at Staffordshire University next week.

Noisefloor Festival 2018 is a platform for electronic music composers and experimental filmmakers with free concerts and screenings taking place from 8 – 10 May.

The festival, held since 2010, will be hosted at the state-of-the-art Cadman Studios at Staffordshire University's Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Organiser Dr Dave Payling, Course leader for PhD Film, Media and Music, said: “Noisefloor has become an important annual event in the experimental music and moving image calendar and attracts submissions and artists from around the world. It's a chance for our own students to perform with other local and international artists and showcases some of the best talent around.”

Students from the University's Music courses will perform alongside established musicians from the UK, Italy, Germany, Mexico, USA, Brazil and Canada.

There will be a variety of avant-garde and contemporary electronic concerts with some music performed live and some as fixed media performances. The festival also includes experimental screenings from filmmakers across the globe.

Artists include Ana Berkenhoff who will rock her very own version of Dada-Postindustrial-Pop using electronic and analog sounds, homemade instruments, voices and field recordings.

Also performing is Julian Scordato whose audiovisual work is inspired by the stars and uses the sonification of stellar data related to the north polar constellations.

Sound parameters are represented graphically and defined by certain observation data as well as physical characteristics of stars: sound duration is proportional to the distance from the Earth, amplitude is calculated considering the apparent magnitude, while main frequency changes according to the spectral class.

Dave added: “This year is the biggest version of the event since it began and incorporates music concerts, live performances, film screenings and video artworks in the three-day festival. All events are open to the local community and we're keen for people to take the opportunity to attend and experience some excellent concerts the see great facilities we have here.”

Noisefloor Festival 2018 takes place from Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 May at Staffordshire University's Cadman Studios, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE. Free entry.

Find more information and the full programme here - http://www.noisefloor.org.uk/

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