This finale featured the second True Music Forum, the coming together of some of the music industry’s leading figures to discuss the evolution of music, culture, and nightlife in 2017—and comprised four live-streamed panel discussions, plus an intimate "In Conversation With" interview with Seth Troxler.
XLR8R streamed the third panel, the topic being "The Future of Sound."
New creative playing fields were ignited with the democratization of music software, birthing new globally connected networks of bedroom producers. In more recent times, there’s been renewed innovation in hardware with experimental laboratories and incubators like Abbey Road Red and Music Hackspace at the center. This conversation brought together those at the vanguard of sonic exploration to ponder what the most long-lasting new technologies may be and also he consequences on production and consumption.
The following people were speaking:
Peter Kirn (Host)
Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, media artist, educator, technology writer, and the creator and editor of Create Digital Music.
American-born, Berlin-based producer Xosar’s sound is a mix of unnerving atmospheres, keenly bolted onto raw techno tempos and haunting dark grooves. Xosar has released on well-respected labels L.I.E.S., Opal Tapes as well as her own Gyrocyre. Her live set is an accomplished, laptop-free one: taking in multiple drum machines, sequencer-samplers, and effects.
Chagall (Producer and UX Designer)
Chagall is an Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, songwriter, and vocalist. She has been a part of the core development team and mi.mu’s wearable system since 2014 which now forms the technical centerpiece of her shows. In 2017 she worked with a team of artists to explore the interaction between music, technology, choreography, visual design and lights to develop an immersive live performance called "Calibration," to be toured through the UK and Europe in 2017/2018.
HRTL is a Czech producer who had been performing live with various sets of vintage and modular gear since 2013.
Nadine Raihani (Native Instruments)
Nadine is the Lead Product Specialist at Native Instruments, a highly-respected manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing, based in Berlin. She’s an expert in audio production as well as performing as a musician.