Ongoing interdisciplinary performance workshops at Access Space in Sheffield (2016 -)
For more information: http://access-space.org
Despite surface dissimilarities, folk and digital performers share intriguing, parallel concerns. For example, processes of improvisation and participation are key to both folk performance and live coding, and the boundaries of presence and absence, the performance of imagined communities and identities, and ideas of temporality, geography and authenticity are pertinent themes within diverse traditions of music making, both on- and offline.
What might folk and digital performers have to offer each other?