We are the Robots at Centre for Life

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Brighter Sound

We are the Robots at Centre for Life, Newcastle 10 August 2018 Entrance is free

Instrumental folktronica trio Haiku Salut take the stage for the second event. Their music marries folk melodies and minimalist piano motifs with sparkling electronica and skittering beats. Creating rare soundscapes, the band combine dusty sonorities of old-fashioned instruments with modern electronics. The forlorn wheeze of the accordion, for example, can often be heard floating atop dubstep/drum ‘n’ bass/IDM beats, with Four Tet-esque melodic loops twinkling in the ether.

Whilst their usual shows see the trio of multi-instrumentalists focus on their introverted yet inquisitive two albums, Tricolore and Etch and Etch Deep, the band are planning something a little different for The Hexagon Experiment. In collaboration with the Robot Orchestra – an ensemble of programmed robots made out of recycled materials, technologies and musical instruments – Haiku Salut will explore creativity in the age of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Joining the band in conversation will be creator of the Robot Orchestra, Professor Danielle George MBE, as well as algorithmic musician Joanna Armitage, who frequents the stages of algoraves up and down the country. The event will be hosted by Katie Steckles, a Manchester-based mathematician.

We are the Robots at Centre for Life, Newcastle 10 August 2018 Entrance is free

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North East
Bar or Pub
Think Tank?

This live-music venue in Newcastle fundamentally was born out of a desire to host local talent.

Sachins
Newcastle
Restaurant
Sachins

Behind Newcastle Train station, and a stones throw away from the location where George and Robert Stephenson built The Rocket steam locomotive, is Sachins. Sachins provides the finest Punjabi cuisine in Newcastle and the North East.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Newcastle
Hotel
Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Situated behind Central Station in the Stephenson Quarter, you will be able to find the Crown Plaza Hotel. The Stephenson Quarter is named for George and Robert Stephenson, the famous father and son inventors who built the Rocket Steam engine and designed many of Britain’s railways.

Alphabetti Theatre
Newcastle
Theatre
Alphabetti Theatre

In an unassuming building, not far from the Discovery Museum, is one of the best up-and-coming theatres in the United Kingdom. The Alphabetti Theatre is an independent theatre, set up not-for-profit, but instead to add and develop creative talent in the North East of England.

Dance City
Newcastle
Event venue
Dance City

Dance City provides teaching, performances and talks all on – you guessed it – dance! Having been established for over thirty years, Dance City has helped to put the North East on the map for all types of dance from ballet to breakdance.

The Discovery Museum
Newcastle
Museum
The Discovery Museum

Newcastle has been a place of innovation for centuries with inventions that have shaped the world and, in a building that started as an office for the Cooperative society, you can discover it all in one of Newcastle’s science museums – The Discovery Museum.

North East
Event venue
Newcastle Arts Centre

Newcastle Arts Centre is one of the most active independent arts centres in England, showing exhibitions, music, theatre and more.

Boiler Shop
Newcastle
Event venue
Boiler Shop

A Grade II* Listed former locomotive works from the 1820’s, now and events space hosting some of Newcastle’s most exciting event; from live performances, club nights and exhibitions, to food and drink festivals.

Blackfriars
Newcastle
Event venue
Blackfriars

Blackfriars restaurant has gone from strength to strength. Andy and his wife, Sam, founded it in 2001 and developed it in the following years, so much so that they have come to use more and more of the old monastery buildings for baking lessons, wine tasting and cookery courses, all bookable through their website.

The Literary and Philosophical Society
Newcastle
Library
The Literary and Philosophical Society

A stone’s throw from Newcastle’s Central Station, and around the corner from Newcastle’s Castle, is The Lit and Phil. Only a few years younger than Manchester’s, The Lit and Phil is the second oldest literary and philosophical society in the United Kingdom.

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