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The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Do It Yourself mentality, ethics and esthetics will be discussed as well as the value of culture within our current society and other topics surrounding this. Like the festival, the conference is multidisciplinary. Here are the first confirmations:
Keynote: Simon Reynolds on DIY in pop culture
Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture . In 2011, he published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. He has contributed to magazines such
as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire and Mojo. Reynolds will kick off the DIY Conference with a keynote on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture. He will not look at the origins in history alone, but also to the present and beyond.
The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide with Chris Jones
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker and co-author of The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, a bestselling low-budget filmmaker bible. The book present different case studies of international low-budget successes like The Blair Witch Project, Shaun of the Dead and Saw. Chris Jones recently directed the Oscars shortlisted film Gone Fishing. At the DIY Conference, he will give an outline for DIY and Guerilla filmmaking. He’ll share tips, best practices as well as inspiring examples from the book.
Q&A with Damo Suzuki (ex-Can)
Damo Suzuki is the former singer of one of the most influential bands of the last century: Can. In 1983, the krautrockpioneer started the Damo Suzuki Network, later to become the biggest band on earth. The DSN settles in Tilburg to play 3 shows in 3 days in 3 unique formations. Everyone can join, from visitors to international musicians. At the DIY Conference, Suzuki will be interviewed about the origins of and thoughts behind this project. Of course, you’re welcome to come and ask him some questions yourself.
British Sea Power, bird watching and fell walking: an interview with Roy Wilkinson
Hosted by Louder Than War. How uncool is bird watching or fell walking? Well, British Sea Power have carved a career – over a decade long now – on doing things that are uncool, or odd. Roy Wilkinson, manager of the band, will be interviewed by Incendiary Magazine and Louder than War’s Richard Foster about his book Do It For Your Mum; a non-fiction tale of family and rock music set against the life and times of the group. “Exciting, life-affirming stuff… As heart-warming as it is hilarious”, like Record Collector said.
Panel: How To Run Your Record Label
Always had the dream to start your own record label? Or just curious how some of your favorite labels are staying on top of their game? This panel’s where you need to
be. Record labels Sacred Bones, Holy Roar and others will discuss the ins and outs of setting up and running a label, plus the decisions they made along the way to keep ahead of the pack. More panel members to be announced soon.
Expect more confirmations soon, as well as presale info for the event. Read some more on the first speakers here. See you in September!Tags: 2012, chris jones, damo suzuki, diy conference, incubate, record labels, roy wilkinson, simon reynolds