Welcome to Supernatant

Supernatant Laboratories is a UK-based organisation conducting independent multi-faceted research programmes exploring the fertile interfaces between technology and modernity; creativity and artistic practise; metaphysics, ontology and meaning, and the future trajectory of the human race.


This is achieved through an ensemble of activities across the 21st century multi-media spectrum – contemporary art, electronic and electro-acoustic music, literature, workshops, lectures, performance and novel syntheses thereof.


Please contact us at info [at] supernatant.net to discuss any enquiries you might have regarding our workshop, sound design and artistic performance programmes.


Supernatant Laboratories is a member of The Centrifuge family of music organisations. The Centrifuge curates, produces and delivers the “Supernatant” programme of Workshops, “Make Sessions”, Lectures and Seminars. These have been designed to enrich and enliven artistic, cultural and electronic music festivals, outreach events, universities and beyond.

[UK] Supernatant Events in London and Bristol in March 2013

The Centrifuge‘s 2013 programme of PRSF-supported “Supernatant” sessions consisting of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and live performances continues with two further events in March.

[UK] 07/03/13 Supernatant Seminars @ Music Hackspace, London

An evening seminar session will take place in conjunction with the Music Hackspace at Troyganic Cafe (Troyganic, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY) on Thursday March 7th 2013 with Robert Tubb aka Cursor Miner (QML, University of London) and Gordon Charlton (aka Beat Frequency) speaking about mathematical approaches to rhythm sequencing and advanced theremin techniques. Full details are at the Supernatant London event page.

[UK] 09/03/13 Supernatant Workshops + Performances @ Cube Cinema, Bristol

An all-day series of workshops, seminars and performances will be taking place on Saturday 9th March 2013 at Cube Cinema in Stokes Croft, Bristol. Themes will include biophysical interfaces for creativity, digital augmentation of traditional instruments, audiovisual perception tricks, the recontextualisation of data and societal implications of digital technology.

Full details are at the Supernatant Bristol event page.

Speakers & Performers:
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Marco Donnarumma (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Robert Tubb (Queen Mary, University of London)
Theo Burt (University of York)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

Further details of the forthcoming Supernatant events taking place in York and Edinburgh in February have been announced and details are available from the links below.

http://supernatantyork.eventbrite.co.uk/
http://supernatantedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk/

[UK] PRSF-Supported Supernatant Events in York and Edinburgh in February 2013

The first of our 2013 programme of PRSF-supported Supernatant sessions consisting of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and live performances commences in February 2013.

There is an all-day session in the Rymer Auditorium at the University of York Music Research Centre on Tuesday February 5th and a two-day event at Inspace in Edinburgh February 12-13.

Full information is on the following pages:
http://supernatantyork.eventbrite.co.uk/
http://supernatantedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk/

Here’s a selection of the press we have received:
York – Music Technology Takes Centre Stage
York – Music’s Technical Innovators Welcome

[UK] 05/02/13 Supernatant Seminars & Performances @ Music Research Center, University of York
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Matthew Collings (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Bougaieff (University of Huddersfield)
Oli Larkin (University of York)
Robert Tubb (Queen Mary, University of London)
Theo Burt (University of York)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

[UK] 13-14/02/13 Supernatant Workshops @ Inspace, University of Edinburgh
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Christos Michalakos (University of Edinburgh)
Drew Hammond (Supernatant Laboratories)
Gary Naylor (Supernatant Laboratories)
Matthew Collings (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Bougaieff (University of Huddersfield)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

There are also forthcoming Supernatant events planned in London & Bristol during March 2013.

[DK] 13-14/12/12 Supernatant Workshops @ Culture Yard, Helsingor

The Centrifuge returns to Helsingor’s cutting-edge Culture Yard (Kultur Vaerftet) on the 13th and 14th of December for a further installment of our Supernatant Seminar & Workshop sessions.

This edition will be comprised of sessions from Mark Fell (of SND), Rob Clouth (aka Vaetxh), Nicolas Bougaïeff and Wassim Alsindi (aka missaw) and will consist of both workshops and live performances.

Support from PRS For Music Foundation to Expand our UK Programme

We are delighted to announce that the PRS For Music Foundation is supporting an increased UK programme of Supernatant workshops & seminars alongside The Centrifuge live music events over the next year. Stay tuned for further announcements, we are planning sessions in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, York and Manchester alongside a return to The Culture Yard in Elsinore before Christmas – more information on that here.

Updates to the “Supernatant Knowledge Sessions” Programmes

We’re happy to announce some additions and extensions to our “Knowledge Sessions” series of workshops, seminars and lectures for 2012 in concert with the 5th Anniversary year of our parent organisation The Centrifuge.

An ensemble of musician / technologists Robert Clouth (aka Vaetxh), Robert Tubb (aka Cursor Miner), Matthew Collings, Henry Collins (aka Shitmat) and Ed Devane have joined our roster and further details are available on their respective profile pages.

[DK] 2-day Supernatant Programme @ Culture Yard, Helsingor

We’re happy to announce another instalment of our “Supernatant Sessions” Workshop & Seminar Series will take place in Denmark on the 13th and 14th of December within the award winning retro-futuristic setting of The Culture Yard in Elsinore.

The Centrifuge curates, produces and delivers the “Supernatant” programme of Workshops, ‘Make Sessions’, Lectures and Seminars. These have been designed to enrich and enliven artistic, cultural and electronic music festivals, outreach events, universities and beyond. Supernatant is a multi-faceted project focusing on artistic and technical practice at the interface of sound, experience, science, interactivity and futurism.

This 2-day session explores “creativity with electronics” with participatory synth-making sessions, game console hacking and theremin masterclasses and small-group seminars learning about advanced music software & interfaces and thinking about the future of music in the internet age. It is being provided for young Danish musicians from a variety of backgrounds including jazz and composition as well as electronic. Session conveners are Beat Frequency, Mr Underwood, Nicolas Bougaïeff, Scrubber Fox & DJ Stuff, Wassim Alsindi and are also joined by Marc Weiser, Mala and Michael F who will also be giving talks & performances.

For more information on our Supernatant Series, please email info[at]supernatant.net .

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Scrubber Fox & DJ Stuff compiled this light-hearted video diary to share our fantastic experiences at The Culture Yard. We hope you enjoy!

Welcome to Supernatant Laboratories

Supernatant Laboratories is a UK-based organisation conducting independent multi-faceted research programmes exploring the fertile interfaces between technology and modernity; creativity and artistic practise; metaphysics, ontology and meaning, and the future trajectory of the human race.

This is achieved through an ensemble of activites across the 21st century multi-media spectrum – contemporary art, electronic and electro-acoustic music, literature, workshops, lectures, performance and novel syntheses thereof.

Please contact us at info [at] supernatant.net to discuss any enquiries you might have regarding our workshop, seminar, lecture and artistic performance programmes.

Supernatant Laboratories is a member of The Centrifuge family of music organisations. The Centrifuge curates, produces and delivers the “Supernatant” programme of Workshops, “Make Sessions”, Lectures and Seminars. These have been designed to enrich and enliven artistic, cultural and electronic music festivals, outreach events, universities and beyond.

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