Tate Britain Conference

Sound, music, visual: producing the interdisciplinary

Jorge Macchi, ‘Incidental Music’ 1997
Jorge Macchi, Incidental Music 1997. Tate. © Jorge Macchi

The last decade has seen a rise in interdisciplinary events across the arts sector.

This half-day conference examines the motivations of artists, producers and institutions to work in these contexts, and asks where is this interdisciplinary practice headed? What impact has the rise of this work had on artists and musicians choosing to take on the role of creative producer? How is this work received, understood and experienced by audiences?

Featuring leading artists and producers, including Michael Morris (Artangel), Victoria Walsh (RCA), Mercury Music Prize nominee Sam Lee, Jem Finer and Matthew Herbert.

Running Order


Registration, tea and coffee served in the Clore Foyer


Conference begins

13.45– 13.55

Welcome – Madeleine Keep, Tate Britain and Vanessa Reed, PRS for Music Foundation


In conversation: Michael Morris (Artangel) and Jem Finer (artist)


Panel 1: Creative producers as catalysts for new inter-disciplinary practice

How do creative producers add something to the artistic mix in inter-disciplinary work? What new opportunities do such producer/organisation collaborations create – for each of them, and for audiences – and where is this kind of work headed?

Chair: Dr. Victoria Walsh,Royal College of Art

Dr Daniel Glaser, Science Gallery London, King’s College London
Sarah Martin, Turner Contemporary
Lisa Meyer, Capsule




Panel 2: Artists as creative producers and curators

Why do artists take on the role of producer and curator? How do they make that transition successfully, and when is it right for them to do so?

Chair: Roanne Dods,PAL

Matthew Clark, United Visual Artists
Sam Lee, artist
Matthew Herbert, artist
Claudia Molitor, composer


Symposium response: Kate Tyndall on key reflections


Closing remarks


Conference concludes


Drinks reception in the Clore Foyer


Late at Tate: Made in Transition – an evening of audio-visual performances, sound installations and transformations.

This conference is a collaboration between Tate and PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK, an initiative developed in association with the hub, with support from Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council Wales.

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

3 October 2014 at 12.45–17.15