[This post was written by FMC Executive Director, Lissa Rosenthal]
For FMC, our Policy Summit is not just another industry conference. Not that there’s anything wrong with those, but FMC has always tried to make sure that we kept the focus on the music and the artist.
As a fierce music fan with a visual art pedigree, I’m so very pleased that we have some opportunities to celebrate what’s going on in the art world right now. Making art and music about patterns of culture. Sounds and space, architecture and community. Cool stuff to check out whilst getting your wonk and geek on:
On Sunday afternoon Summit Eve, and just before the Pho Dinner and FMC Reverbnation Showcase at Iota Club & Cafe, there will be a screening of one of the Burn to Shine films hosted by filmmaker with filmmaker Christoph Green. Burn to Shine is the terrific ongoing documentary series where a house that is set to be demolished has a local band curate a music event inside. The house’s history and subsequent demolition are also documented, creating bookends for the performances. Which City will be featured? Come by Sunday to watch and listen.
On Monday, I look forward to checking out Bluebrain and their short movie Music for Landscapes: The Making of Listen to the Light. DC’s Bluebrain are a perfect example of how artists are using technology in fascinating ways. Just a few weeks ago on H Street, they produced The Living House, a sound installation that transformed a house into a walk-through sonic experience. The house was transformed into musical architecture that sang as one giant organism. At Summit ‘11, we’ll be screening Bluebrain’s documentary on the making of their location-aware album that triggers sounds based upon where you and your smartphone are strolling. Plus, we’ll have a conversation with Bluebrain and some very special guests.
In addition to talking music and art, I can’t wait for the panels, Pho Dinner, cocktail parties, Gibson and Sonos raffles and all awesomeness that is Summit ‘11. Online registration closes at noon on Friday, so act now! Only a few Musician Scholarships left; we also offer student pricing.
See you next week!