Mike Reinstein: Song writing
Mike Reinstein will be running a song writing workshop on Thursday 30th September at 3pm and will be encouraging impromptu musical performances throughout the conference! Please bring along your musical instruments to join Mike.
Sam Warren: Artisan Techno
Sam Warren is Professor of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of aesthetics and capitalist economy, and she is best known for her foundational work on visual and sensory methodologies in the business and management fields. At this year’s conference she will play a live, audio-visual DJ set showcasing ‘artisan techno’ alongside findings from her research into the ‘grass roots creative labour’ of DJs in underground electronic music scenes. A life-long fan of electronic music, Sam finally felt brave enough to start teaching herself to DJ four years ago, and is now beginning to produce her own tracks. She is using this process to generate auto-ethnographic data on the transgressive experience of being a female electronic music producer in an overwhelmingly male dominated industry. Ongoing commentary on this project can be read at www.samwarren.net and you can hear more of Sam’s mixes at https://soundcloud.com/wammycat
To showcase data from a project exploring the challenges and opportunities facing ‘grassroots’ creative workers in a digital age and in the spirit of the conference theme of ‘performance’ Sam Warren will play a DJ set of approximately 30 minutes accompanied by a visual presentation. Sam will only play tracks released by small independent producers, (many of whom are informants of the study) in order to bring the data ‘sensually alive’ through music and dance. It is also offered as a fun social event, and the music style will be funky, melodic and groovy techno.
Prof Sam Warren will perform ‘Artisan Techno’ DJ set on Friday 31st August at 9pm