There's a new format for Sound Lab this year: “The Flightcase Of...” - where we can get a glimpse inside the boxes containing key artists' touring setups. This'll be a chance to hear not just about the individual hardware they use, but how it comes together on stage, the fine line between improvisation and preparation, how to deal with mistakes or equipment glitches, the nature of live performance itself, and much more besides. This year we'll really be pushing the boundaries of what live performance is too, with the remarkable Nick Verstand, Colin Benders, Boris Acket and Salvador Breed, co-founder of the jaw-dropping 4DSOUND setup explaining how they create totally immersive audiovisual dreamworlds. To start listing all of these artists' accomplishments and collaborations would instantly fill this entire page: from Art Central Hong Kong to De School Amsterdam, from Björk to Max Cooper to world class architects, they have between them trampled the boundaries between club culture, the art world and commerce, and repeatedly redefined what art and performance are. Don't miss this.
Please bear in mind that ADE Sound Lab tickets receive priority access. In case there are still a few seats available ten minutes before the session, we will open the doors for ADE Card holders.