Programme

Surge in Spring - Ideas of Noise presents Crèche and Burn

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Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Join Ideas of Noise for two hours of family friendly creative sound making in this drop in session from 2-4pm at the MAC as part of Sid Peacock's Surge in Spring festival. Kids old and young can experiment with electronic instruments made by Joe Wright, create graphic scores and explore experimental music making. Instruments will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you’d like! Workshop is free and suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Riffs Journal launch - special Ideas of Noise edition

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Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

To celebrate the launch of this special Ideas of Noise festival edition publication, Riffs and Ideas of Noise are running a series of activities at Surge in Spring III. From 5pm until 7pm, this pop-up event will include readings from the contributors to this issue, a live performance of improvised writing and music co-production, and the screening of several video and compositional pieces including work from Nic Pillai, Mike Fletcher, Tom Pierard, Sherrie Edgar and Gustav Thomas.

Also, make sure you come and pick up your free copy of Riffs!

Riffs is an Open Access online (and limited edition) print journal that provides a space for experimental writing about popular music. It is run by staff and students at Birmingham City University and funded by the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). http://riffsjournal.org/