Nick Webber, Jez Collins, Andrew Dubber, talk music as culture at Un-Convention Salford
We recently attended Un-Convention Salford 2009. Organised by AHRC KTF partner Fat Northener, Un-convention is a not for profit grassroots led music conference for DIY and Independent music makers and companies. Born in 2008 as an alternative to Manchester’s mainstream In The City event, it has already inspired Un-Conventions in Belfast and Swansea and future events in Glasgow, London, Barcelona and Reykjavík. This year’s UK national event in Salford featured a range of key musicians, bands and industry personnel.
Interactive Cultures was well represented at Un-Convention: Andrew Dubber moderated one of the seminar groups, while also running a discussion on Music as Culture alongside Nick Webber & Jez Collins. A number of KTF partners also made the journey to Salford with us to attend panels on the Friday. This provided an opportunity for all of our partners to network with one another.
In the video below Andrew outlines the Un-Convention ethos and the work we did over three days in the North West. For more of Andrew’s thoughts on the Un-Convention, and to see the music video he shot in a takeaway after one of the Un-Convention showcase gigs, head over to New Music Strategies.