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Drew Hemment on Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:44:02 -0400 (EDT)


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<nettime> Futuresonic 2009 - Final Days for Early Bird Registration


Hi nettime, sorry for cross postings - our early bird deadline is this  
Friday
Thanks!
D


FUTURESONIC 2009
13-16 May 2009, Manchester UK
Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas
http://www.futuresonic.com

In 2010 Futuresonic will return as FutureEverything


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Futuresonic 2009

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Now in its 14th year, Futuresonic is an international festival  
featuring world premiers of astonishing artworks, an explosive city- 
wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world.  
Featuring 50,000 festival visitors and 300 artists at 100 events in a  
city-wide urban festival experience.

Final Days for Early Bird Delegate Registration: till Fri 13 March


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Art

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Futuresonic's 2009 art programme is more ambitious and relevant than  
ever. A forest in the gallery grown from Joseph Beuys' acorns, a  
project engaging the population of Manchester in monitoring climate  
and biodiversity, and John Lennon's Imagine ringing out on cathedral  
bells in Liverpool. Themes include society, technology and the city  
plus this year Environment 2.0. Art exhibition across Manchester and  
beyond, centred at the CUBE Gallery.

All Art events are free
http://www.futuresonic.com/art


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Music

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All Music events are on sale now.

>From the breathtaking AV performance of Mexican electronica pioneer  
Murcof and the lo-fi future folk of LA's Ariel Pink, to legendary NYC  
hip-hop crew Anti-Pop Consortium, the driving doom metal of Electric  
Wizard and a highly anticipated UK performance from Icelandic composer  
Johann Johannsson, this is the best, most explosive, all-encompassing  
Futuresonic music lineup to date.

For full listings and to buy tickets visit
http://www.futuresonic.com/music


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Social Technologies Summit

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Delegate Passes are now on sale. Book before the 13th March for  
special ?80 Early Bird rate.

The Social Technologies Summit is the place where the technology and  
digital sectors connect with the creative vision of the international  
digital arts community. A leading international conference where 500  
opinion formers, futurologists, artists, researchers and technologists  
to explore the latest upgrade affecting today's digital culture.  
Leading international speakers include Stowe Boyd, Jamais Cascio,  
Rachel O'Connell, Adam Greenfield and Tom Ilube.

Register as a delegate online at
http://www.futuresonic.com/conference


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EVNTS

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The Futuresonic EVNTS strand is a festival-within-the-festival  
showcasing the best new and original events, performances and creative  
happenings. An innovation unique to Futuresonic, EVNTS is a place to  
discover the genres, artforms and stars of tomorrow and takes place  
across the entire city centre. EVNTS is a 'wiki-festival' which throws  
open the doors of the festival to new and innovative event organisers  
and artist groups.

EVNTS is 5 years old this year!

To see the full list of the 2009 EVNTS award winners visit
http://www.futuresonic.com/evnts


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Volunteers

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Futuresonic offers a range of opportunities to get involved through  
volunteering. In the lead up and during the festival this may include  
tasks in marketing, production, artist liason and front of house.

Get in touch if you'd like to be involved in making the festival a  
great success. Contact: volunteers {AT} futuresonic.com

http://www.futuresonic.com/getinvolved


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The Festival

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Futuresonic Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas is an international  
festival now in its 14th year occupying the orbits of both digital  
culture and music. It combines the Social Technologies Summit with art  
and music events, exhibitions and live performances across the city.

13-16 May, Manchester UK

Transforming the city into a space of experimentation, making it come  
alive

Futuresonic is presented by FutureEverything CIC. It is a Regularly  
Funded Organisation (RFO) of Arts Council England North West, a pillar  
event of Manchester City Council and is supported by the Paul Hamlyn  
Foundation. FutureEverything was shortlisted for the highly acclaimed  
2009 Lever Prize.

Futuresonic is presented in partnership with ImaginationLancaster 
http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk , a major new research lab at Lancaster
University.

In 2010 Futuresonic will return as FutureEverything

http://www.futuresonic.com

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