On the Radar: We Are Robots

The inaugural year of We Are Robots, a festival centred on highlighting both the possibilities and realities of sonic innovation and the future of music runs this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery, London.

The main exhibition is populated by work from an eclectic mix of artists, start ups and audiophiles. Sound artist Yuri Suzuki (having previously exhibited at the Barbican and Tate Modern) is there in full force with an exclusive installation, while creative coder Tim Murray Brown attempts to create an experience that allows you a sensory meditation “analogous to the ungraspable nature of truth” in the wake of Brexit and Trump…

Aside from that, there’s a load of interactive sound contraptions to play with from the fantastic people at the Hackoustic Villiage, a robot that sort of makes cocktails badly and a virtual reality interface for Ableton production suite which is truly inspired.

So to sum up, boasting a host of events, performances, sound installations and workshops, this is not one to miss for DJs, producers and those of a generally sound mind. You also might realise that the one thing missing from your bicycle is a synthesiser.

While access to some of the gigs and more industry focussed talks is ticketed, the main exhibition is free.  Click here for more info, tickets and schedule.