Signals x Music Pool: What does a music community built on sustainable practice look like?
By looking into fields like touring, concert organisation, streaming and more, we ask ourselves how we can change our practices, both as individual musicians and as a broader music community and industry, to address the climate and environmental crisis. What do environmentally sustainable practices look like, and how can we strengthen local music communities while at the same time maintaining international exchange?
Join us online or in person at Signals Festival 2021 for a moderated panel discussion and conversation with you - the music community - as we look for meaningful ways to achieve a supportive, productive but sustainable future for the music industry.
Tine Theurich - Tine runs a small communication agency called SUPERUNKNOWN, which is involved in the Green Touring Network and the climate initiative Music Declares Emergency. One day per week - the so-called climate Friday - she dedicates her time to projects that are committed to ecological sustainability. NOW is exactly the right time for change - with resoluteness and really good new ideas.
Nathalie Candel - Dutch born and Liverpool-based live events and touring specialist, Nathalie Candel combines her passion for sustainability with her career in live music. Working at Future Yard she manages her local music venue’s Environmental Pledge and takes on the development and delivery of its Carbon Neutral Roadmap in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University. Most recently she has become a Freelance Event Manager for Julie's Bicycle, a pioneering charity that mobilises the arts and culture sectors to take action on the climate and ecological crisis.
DJ Coco Em - is a DJ, music producer, and filmmaker from Kenya. ‘The hardest hustling DJ’ according to OkayAfrica, has played eclectic blends to crowds from Nuitsd’Afrique in Montreal to Trans-Musicales in France. When the world shut down, she translated that energy into her next creative leap; Sim Sima (incubated at Santuri EA), supporting femme producers, artists and sound engineers and running safe events that build stronger relationships with other music-oriented communities. Coco Em is also set to self-release her debut EP Kilumi later this year.
Fine Stammnitz - An independent sustainability consultant, founder of the Green Touring Network, founding member of Music Declares Emergency Germany, artist manager and co-founder of the band coaching program Zuendstoff Coaching. Since 2020, Fine has been focussing on activating the potential of the music industry to actively contribute to climate protection by consulting different actors in the music business and working with artists to create inspiring projects.
Signals Festival - Exploring art and technology, Signals Festival is an annual showcase of Catalyst Berlin’s emerging and diverse creative communities. A non-profit, educational event with live performances, installations, screenings, workshops and in-depth dialogue. For 2021’s festival Signals Festival explores if we are heading for a utopia or dystopia, and how art & technology can determine that direction. What does artistic expression look like in a sustainable community and what is our responsibility as artists to transform the wider social, political & industrial landscapes?