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Emptyset at Sonica Festival

EMPTYSET + CLAYTON WELHAM Presented by Sonica & Alpha-ville Friday 30th November at Klub K4, Ljubliana, from 23h.

Our ICAS friends MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art present the 4th edition of Sonica, the Festival of Transitory Art that takes place in Ljubliana, Slovenia. A showcase of experimental audio, visual and cross media artistic practices. Sonica transforms classical gallery spaces into an interactive field of events, performances, installations, workshops and lectures, with a different theme each year.

This year’s theme refers to the “third culture”, raising questions about a new culture that is bor...

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Video of Byetone Live AV at Alpha-ville LIVE

Watch the video of BYETONE's performance at the last Alpha-ville LIVE at Hackney Empire on Saturday 6th October 2012. Alpha-ville LIVE presents BYETONE from Alpha ville on Vimeo. Camera: Nye Williams, Omar Barchetta Editor: Omar Barchetta Supported by Arts Council England and XL Video.
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Video of Alpha-ville Live with Murcof and Simon Geilfus

Watch the video of the latest Alpha-ville Live event with Murcof and Simon Geilfus of AntiVJ. It was the London premiere of their collaboration, presented at the Hackney Empire theatre in London on Saturday 6th October 2012. The evening featured also performances by The Field and Byetone.

Music: Murcof Visuals: Simon Geilfus antivj.com/murcof Camera: Nye Williams, Omar Barchetta Editor: Nye Williams

Alpha-ville LIVE: Murcof + Simon Geilfus, AntiVJ (Hackney Empire 06.10.12) from Alpha ville on Vimeo.

Supported by XL Video and Arts Council England.

Videos of the other performances coming soon…

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Alpha-ville News Post Events Report

MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came along and took part on the events on Saturday 6th October, it was an overwhelming response after months of preparation.

The ALPHA-VILLE SCREENING DOUBLE BILL took place at Hackney Picturehouse and featured an eclectic selection of moving image works. The Future of Moving Image Award 2012 winners were revealed by London Short Film Festival director Philip Ilson:

1st Prize: ‘The Pub’ by Joseph Pierce (UK, 2011) 2nd Prize: ‘Sigh’t by Daniel Lazo and Eran (Israel, 2012)

Aneta Piotrowska pick ups the award for The Pub.

And the Audience Award also went to ‘The Pub’, congratul...

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Set Times for Alpha-ville Live

SET TIMES FOR TONIGHT 19:00-20:00 Special guest DJ: Ulrich Schnauss 20:00-21:00 Murcof & Simon Geilfus, AntiVJ 21:00-21:20 Latete Atoto DJ 21:20-22:05 The Field 22:05-22:15 Latete Atoto DJ 22:15-23:00 Byetone Please make sure you arrive early. The theatre policy is that once the performances have started we can't let you in, so for the Murcof show, make sure you arrive before 20h. Doors will totally close at 21:15h.
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Alpha-ville Live Special Guest Ulrich Schnauss

We are excited to announce a special guest added to the Alpha-ville LIVE at Hackney Empire Line Up: ULRICH SCHNAUSS DJ Set // 7-8pm All event info here.
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Alpha-ville this Saturday Full Programme

Alpha-ville presents a full day celebrating the richness of the digital culture in Hackney on Saturday 6th October 2012. Head over to Hackney Central/London Fields area to discover the day, use the journey planner to get travel information. If you make it early enough we recommend that you visit the lovely local market Broadway Market.

The events take place in 2 venues: Hackney Picturehouse and Hackney Empire. As you can see from the picture below, both venues are across the road, both in Mare Street, just by the Hackney Town Hall.

At 12pm we open the events at Hackney Picturehouse with an interactive install...

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Feature and interview with directors on Creators Project

Read a feature about the upcoming events alongside an interview with the Alpha-ville directors on The Creators Project blog: "Alpha-ville LIVE Brings A Showcase Of Audiovisual Talent To Hackney".
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FUTURE OF MOVING IMAGE AWARD FINALISTS

We are excited to announce the 10 finalists for the Future of Moving Image Award. These films will be screened on 6th October at Hackney Picturehouse:

Brave New Old“, Adam Wells (Animation, 2012, UK) “Clouds, a Computational Documentary“, James George & Jonathan Minard (Documentary, 2012, USA) “Gamma“, Factory Fifteen (Short Film, 2011, UK) “Medium“, Sam Williams & Clayton Welham (Music Video, 2012, UK) “Not over”, Toru Hayai (Animation, 2012, Japan) “Robot Readable World“, Timo Arnall (Experimental, 2012, UK) “Sight“, Eran May Raz & Daniel Lazo (Short Film, 2012, Israel) “The Natural Order of Things“, Sarah ...

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Call for Volunteers

Alpha-ville would not be possible with the dedication and enthusiasm of it’s volunteers. We are currently seeking enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers to help us deliver our October events. Volunteering with Alpha-ville is a fun and rewarding way to gain insight into running events and a great way to network and gain industry contacts.

 

We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:

Front of House  FOH volunteers will assist the Front of House Manager Manager in running the event on the day as well as being the first point of contact for guests attending the event.

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Alpha-ville 2012 SCREENING Trailer

A taste of the upcoming screening programmes at Hackney Picturehouse on Saturday 6th October 2012. Music by The Field Edited by Nye Williams

Alpha-ville 2012 SCREENING Programme Trailer from Alpha ville on Vimeo.

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New Partnership with XL Video

We are very proud to announce a new partnership with XL Video, the multi-award winning provider of audio-visual equipment and services to concert touring, theatre & the arts, corporate, indoor/outdoor events, and television. From creative LED solutions to video equipment hire, XL Video is an industry leader for professional audio & video equipment.

XL have supplied equipment and services at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival and they have also worked in the first true ‘digital scenery’ at a theatre at Woman in White and with some other amazing names including Glastonbury Festival and Mas...

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Run Riot Guest Editors

We are delighted to be guest editors in Run Riot magazine this week. You’ll find an exclusive interview with the Alpha-ville directors as well as a selection of recommended events including: Alpha-ville Live, Alpha-ville Screenings, Prism at LDF and Blackest Ever Black showcase at Corsica Studios. All that and more on Run Riot.

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Tickets for Alpha-ville Screenings Now On Sale!

Tickets for the upcoming Alpha-ville Screenings are now on sale via the Hackney Picturehouse website.

You can buy flat rate £8 tickets for each show:

- Alpha-ville Unfinity

- Moving Image Awards

or a discount rate of £12 for both on site or over the phone. Box Office Number: 0871 902 5734

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Alpha-ville News: Sep-Oct 2012

Find out what is on at Alpha-ville in the next couple of months from London to Berlin: LIVE, SCREENINGS, ICAS SUITE, and more... Alpha-ville NEWS.    
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Alpha-ville goes to Berlin, ICAS Suite!

We are very excited to announce that Alpha-ville will take part in the ICAS Suite, organised by CTM Festival. The events take place from 5th to 8th September, and they are part of the Berlin Music Week. Read more here.
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Partner News

Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Short Film Competition in association with Shooting People

Shooting People are supporting Bombay Sapphire and Tribeca Film Festival’s worldwide Imagination Series competition, which will give five filmmakers the chance to make their own short film using a script written by Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious). The script is stripped of all direction so the idea is to use your imagination and transform his story into anything you want.

Go to http://shootingpeople.org/imaginationseries for the full details and to find out how to submit your idea before August 1...

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Moving Image Submissions Extended

We have extended the submission period for moving image works until Sunday 5th August. You can still submit one or two works for the screening programme selection and for the Future of Moving Image Award. The selected works will be communicated in mid September. All submission information on this page: 2012 Call for Submission
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Job Opportunity: ICAS Webmaster

ECAS/ICAS is a network of independent not-for-profit organisations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound, and music cultures and related arts.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic WordPress Webmaster who will help us upgrade, monitor and evaluate the current website platforms: ecasnetwork.org and icasnetwork.org

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: - Monitor the ECAS & ICAS websites (ensuring a continuous service up to high standards and with no flaws, assuring a rich online experience for the user) - Work on a template refresh of the ICAS website - Updating and refreshing the website templates and the CMS - Addr...

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Alpha-ville 2012 News

ALPHA-VILLE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

2012 has been a busy year for the Alpha-ville team. In the last months the preparations were slowed down due to delays and shortage in funding from various sources, both public and private. After analysing the situation carefully, we have identified that these issues will affect the delivery and quality of the festival. For these reasons we have decided that it is not viable to run the festival as planned for October 2012.

Although the annual festival has been cancelled this year , the organisation will still be going ahead with a series of individual events. Alpha-ville LI...

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Desk space available in the Alpha-ville HQ

Located in a creative building just a few minutes from Broadway Market and London Fields in Hackney our studio lives in Netil House – a hub of creative small businesses with a cafe, 2 x terraces and events space. Netil was featured in TimeOut.

The studio is located in the second floor and can accommodate up to 5 people. You will share the space with the Alpha-ville team. Each desk measures 120 x 60 cm and we have some storage in the corridor. There is a kitchen area and toilets in the corridor. The building also offers access with security 24hrs.

The studio has fast internet connection, heating, printer and a...

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AVF12 Dates, Theme and Call for Submissions

Alpha-ville announces the dates of the 4th edition of its annual International Festival of Post-Digital Culture that will take place from 3rd to 7th October in several London locations. This edition will feature a unique combination of advanced music, films, digital and new media art exhibitions, urban interventions, workshops, labs and and the 2nd London Symposium on Post-digital Culture that last year gathered a mix of speakers from the art, technology and design worlds including BBC, Arts Council England, Google Creative Labs and Scott Snibbe, Creative Director of Bjork’s Biophilia app.

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Alpha-News – FutureEverything Ticket Offer & Roly Porter Podcast

The FutureEverything 2012 Conference looks at the next lurch into the unknown brought about by a new participatory culture that is changing our world. They see profound changes in the digital and creative sector, as well as in society at large. The conference presents the people who are changing our world and the future-thinkers who enable us to see the possibilities of such connectivity.

Conference topics include: • Participatory Media • Arab Spring • Future Cities • Mass Observation • London 2012 Data Art

Special Offer (until 01/04/12)

20% off the current Advanced Rate 2 Day Conference Ticket. With...

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Alpha-ville joins I.C.A.S.

We very pleased to announce that Alpha-ville Festival has become a member of the I.C.A.S. network. International Cities of Advanced Sound (ICAS) is an independent network of non-profit organisations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound, music and related arts. Amongst its members CTM (Berlin), Mutek, Unsound (Krakow), FutureEverything (Manchester), TodaysArt (The Hague), Decibel (Seattle) and many more exciting events that we deeply admire.

The network has developed projects such as ICAS Kitchen and CineChamber. We look forward to exciting collaborations and exchange with other members!

Congratulations also...

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Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities now Available

We are currently looking for sponsors and partners to build the 2012 of Alpha-ville. If you are interested please get in touch with Estela ([email protected]) to get more information.
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Alpha-ville at The Thursday Club, Goldsmiths

We're doing a session on Thursday 19th January at Goldsmiths, University of London, The Thursday Club from 6-8pm. Meet the festival directors will speak about the festival inspirations and future plans. Guest artists James Alliban and Keiichi will present their latest work: CELL. http://doc.gold.ac.uk/thethursdayclub/?p=609 The session is open to everyone, join us at The Ben Pimlott building, Goldsmiths College, Lewisham Way New Cross, London SE14 6NW.
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