Keynote announced

We’re pleased to announce that our KEYNOTE SPEAKER will be TAKEKO AKAMATSU! Takeko is a sound designer and performance artist. She is known in Japan for her multimedia performances, and stunned the audience at the 2007 SuperCollider Symposium with water-pistol and laptop destruction. Takeko wrote the chapter “SuperCollider in Japan” in The SuperCollider Book, published last year by MIT Press.

In 2008 Takeko formed the band CRAFTWIFE, who play 70-80′s style techno pop music in the special costume that may remind you of a certain German band (though in miniskirts). Craftwife use iPhones to control an original sound synthesis program made with SuperCollider and a video sampling system.

See this video for a snippet of Craftwife plus some of the other fantastic things you might encounter at this year’s SuperCollider Symposium:

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlI8XlI6XrM>

Reminder: we can give some FREE tickets to people who apply to our bursary scheme before this THURSDAY. For details of this scheme see <http://wp.me/p1JGz8-3x>.