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Future Technologies in Music: A panel discussion hosted by Jarvis Cocker

What does the future hold for musicians and fans? 

How might artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural interface technology change the way we hear, experience and feel music?

Rough Trade Books and the Science Museum present an exploration of the future of technology for music and its fans, centring around newly published book 'Ecstatic Data Sets' by Late of the Pier. 

Joining us on the night to explore these topics and more are:

  • Jarvis Cocker—former Pulp frontman, solo artist, writer and broadcaster
  • Sam Potter—musician in cult band Late of the Pier and author of 'Ecstatic Data Sets'
  • Hannah Peel—singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist musician
  • Prof Kelly Snook—Professor of Media Arts Technology, instrument maker, producer and NASA Lunar Program Scientist
  • Robert Thomas—composer, adaptive music producer, sound designer and programmer

We will also be joined by artist Robert Barry for a reading from 'Three True Tales About Music and Technology', available from Rough Trade Books. Robert Barry and Sam Potter will take part in a book signing after the panel discussion.


About Rough Trade Books

Rough Trade Books is a new publishing venture in the mould of the pioneering independent record label founded in 1978 by Geoff Travis, which made stars of the likes of such bands as The Smiths, The Strokes and The Libertines.

Bringing the same original spirit and radical direction to the world of book publishing, Rough Trade Books launched in 2018, with a series of pamphlets entitled Rough Trade Editions, authored by writers, artists and musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Salena Godden and James Endeacott.