The conference is sponsored by AMBIcon, the event series formed by Hearts Of Space creator Stephen Hill.
The Ambient Music Conference 2014 will be ‘a total ambient music immersion’ – a chance to hear great ambient music and a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with fellow enthusiasts.
Here’s what’s organizers have to say about the event:
The Ambient Music Conference 2014
We have brought together some of the best up-and-coming international ambient talents, along with established local names, in an amazing venue. Located in the heart of Finland’s spectacular forests and lakes, part of the front wall of the auditorium can be opened up to give a view of the stunning scenery beyond, providing a gorgeous backdrop for musical performance.
The event kicks off with a Networking Dinner on Friday evening followed by a unique night of “dark ambient”with the Finns featuring some of the best local talent in Finland. On Saturday, in addition to live performers, the main conference day will present educational sessions, specially-commissioned music for video and a live web cast and a chance for participants to get involved and have their own music featured in between each live performance.
Our performers include the legendary Finnish ambient electronic band Nemesis, and a much-anticipated debut European performance from Ascendant, joining us all the way from California. This ambient duo comprises Chris Bryant, well-known in the ambient world from his solo releases as S1gns of L1fe, along with grammy-nominated mastering engineer Don Tyler, aka Phase47. Also scheduled to perform is Simon Lomax, formally going under the moniker “Maitreya” who is going to provide a magical display of deep ambience and blissful soundscapes. Finally, we have Dutch artist Aphelion bringing live instrumentation and sonic manipulation to the live stage.
If you are an ambient music composer or enthusiast, this event offers an amazing chance to network with like-minded people, learn something new, have your own music heard in our pre-concert mix, hear some of the best live ambient music around, and generally have an unforgettable Helsinki City Break experience.
- Ascendant (S1gns Of L1fe & Phase47)
- Simon Lomax
- Venn Diagram (via webcast)
The latest edition of the Ambient Online Podcast discusses the upcoming conference:
See the AmbientMusicConference site for details.