This year, Loop will cover a broad range of subjects around creativity, music-making and self-expression. We’ll shine a light on artists and makers who use environmental and architectural space as a catalyst for composition, and adopt off-the-grid practices to get beyond the constraints of current music-making tools.

There’ll be Performances, Presentations, Discussions and Track Deconstructions, as well as hands-on Workshops, intimate Studio and Listening Sessions. Plus, we're offering opportunities to collaborate with Loop attendees and artists in Music Improv Sessions, and to work alongside designers in the Maker Zone, a space for experimentation and collaboration.

Loop 2020 artist, event and venue information is constantly being updated.

Presentations

dublab

dublab: Live from Loop

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hildur Guðnadóttir in Conversation

An Paenhuysen

Loop Art Tour

Khyam Allami

Microtonality: Tuning Your Creative Process

Personal Takes

Antenes

Repurposing History: A Performative Presentation with Antenes

Yuri Suzuki

Shure presents: A Different Dimension of Sound Design with Yuri Suzuki

Rob Ramirez, Tom Hall

Sound and Vision: Creating Audio-Reactive Visuals with Jitter

Stephen O’Malley

The Art of Collaboration: In Conversation with Stephen O’Malley

Mary Anne Hobbs

The Magic of Listening Together, with Mary Anne Hobbs

Discussions

Jules LaPlace, LANDR, Leigh Smith, Shelly Knotts

Hearing the Human: Machine Learning in Music Production

Eric Pitra, Helen Leigh

Instrument Design Philosophy

Khyam Allami, Maya Shenfeld

Off the Grid: The Borders of Music Technology

A.Fruit, Andrew Huang, Felicity Mangan, ZULI

Start Here

Adam Neely, Jamila Woods, Liz Teutsch

Those Who Can, Teach

Track Deconstructions

Camea, Splice

Splice presents: Track Deconstruction with Camea

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Track Deconstruction with clipping.

Georgia Anne Muldrow

Track Deconstruction with Georgia Anne Muldrow

Major Seven

Tracklib presents: Track Deconstruction with Major Seven

Maker Zone

The Maker Zone is part studio, part laboratory, part classroom and part hang-out space, where participation is relaxed, but actively encouraged. It’s a space where we explore unique approaches to music technology and interdisciplinary creativity through collaborative sessions. You can help build a large-scale musical instrument, learn about controlling modular synths with signals from the human body, or sew your own synthesizer. The emphasis is on hands-on skills and knowledge that can be passed person-to-person. These are accessible sessions designed to benefit all skill sets, with social interaction at their core. All Maker Zone events run from 2pm to 7pm, and you can drop in at any time. Come along, make some friends, make some noise and make something new.

1+1=3

Body Music: Manipulating Sound with Biophysical Signals

Lia Mice

Hit Machine: Building a Percussive Instrument in the Maker Zone

Helen Leigh

Stitch and Glitch: Sew Your Own Synthesizer

Installations

Khyam Allami

Apotome by Khyam Allami and Counterpoint Studio

Marco Barotti

Clams

Hainbach

Landfill Totems

Lossz, Spherical Aberration

‘Passing By’: Spherical Aberration and Lossz

xname

REBUS

Shure, Yuri Suzuki

Shure Presents: Garden of Russolo

LABS, Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio presents: LABS Booth

Playtronica, Splice

Splice and Playtronica Present: ColorTune (A Synesthetic Color to Sound Experience)

Meetups

Every evening at Loop, you’ll have opportunities to spend time with other attendees and participants at Meetups. These aren’t structured Workshops, Presentations or Discussions, just a place to get together with people of similar interests and share ideas in an informal environment. There is no need to sign up beforehand. Just check the program and head along to any Meetup that sounds interesting to you.

Audio Developers Meetup

Community Organisers Meetup

Drones, Tones & Technology Meetup

Marco Barotti, Spitfire Audio

Environmental Music: Data Sonification in a Time of Climate Crisis

School and Nonprofit Educators Meetup

Session and Touring Musicians Meetup

Music Improv Sessions

While creativity is a deeply personal experience, music-making is ultimately social – a rewarding process of listening to, learning from and collaborating with each other. Facilitated by artists, producers and educators, Loop’s Music Improv Sessions present a unique opportunity to improvise in a fun and welcoming group setting and make something none of us could have invented on our own. Get together with like-minded people, develop new skills and connect with potential collaborators, both creative and technical. All ability levels are welcome and no preparation is required – simply be ready to get lost in the musical present moment and experience the magic of shared creative flow. Music Improv Sessions are small group events and have limited space. If you’d like to take part in a session, sign up on the same day at the info hub.

Sky Deep

Body Language for Improvisers: Finding the Feel with Sky Deep

Connecting Across Cultures: GSBTB Open Music Lab

Maria Teriaeva

Electroacoustic Ensemble with Maria Teriaeva

Jamila Woods

Emotive Mash-Up with Jamila Woods

Uwalmassa

Interpreting Graphic Scores with Uwalmassa

Joel Holmes & Cody Currie

Jazztronica: Music Improv Session with Joel Holmes and Cody Currie

Ex-Easter Island Head

Music Improv Session with Ex Easter Island Head

NYX

NYX Choir: Ecstatic Synchronicity

Colin Self

Paramour of a Whirlpool with Colin Self

Mount Liberation Unlimited

Polyrhythms and Metric Modulation with Mount Liberation Unlimited

Hilary Jeffery, Maya Shenfeld

Site-Specific Performance with Maya Shenfeld and Hilary Jeffery

Stephen O’Malley

Studies of Intonation and Duration with Stephen O’Malley

duendita

The Cyborg Choir: Voice Meets Machine

Performances

Hilary Jeffery, Maya Shenfeld

A Site-Specific Performance with Hilary Jeffery and Maya Shenfeld

duendita

Live Performance with duendita

Ex-Easter Island Head

Live Performance with Ex-Easter Island Head

JFDR

Live Performance with JFDR

Lucrecia Dalt

Live Performance with Lucrecia Dalt – Sound and Light Design by Alessandra Leone

NYX

Live Performance with NYX Choir

Sotomayor

Live Performance with Sotomayor

Uwalmassa

Live Performance with Uwalmassa

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Lucier's ‘I Am Sitting In A Room’, as performed by clipping.

Sound Check

Sound Check is a space where you can experiment with synths, controllers and toys without pressure or time constraints. It’s a chance to connect with brands and technologists, but it’s not a trade show – no one will try to sell you anything. If you do find something you like however, there’ll be representatives from our sponsors and partners close by to answer your questions. Find out more