Hatsune Miku - The Metamorphosis of Music and Technology (24th Oct)


Mad Scientist
Not strictly anime, but certainly closely anime-related and includes a screening of her live-concert film. Kind of annoying it's the same day/time as MCM London and All The Anime's MCM Loves Anime cinema screening though.

Full details here via The Japan Foundation


This October, the Japan Foundation will present a day of events exploring the musical phenomenon of Hatsune Miku, Japan’s most iconic and globally-recognised singer. Featuring in over 500,000 songs worldwide and appearing in some 170,000 uploaded YouTube music videos, what separates Miku from her contemporaries is that she is in fact a ‘virtual’ singer and the face of the music production software created by Crypton Future Media, software anyone can buy and use to make her music. As a character “singing” through vocal synthesizer technology, Hatsune Miku became a huge hit since the software’s launch in 2007 and inspired collaborations as diverse as Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams. With Miku’s popularity continuing to skyrocket, she continues to change the course of music production, paving a new way for the future of pop music.

Immerse yourself in the world of Hatsune Miku by attending any of the following programmes:

Programme 1: Lecture by Hatsune Miku creator, Hiroyuki Itoh (2pm)
Hiroyuki Itoh, CEO of Crypton Future Media, the parent company of Hatsune Miku and maker of her software, will chart its rise in success, reflecting on how it came to be a worldwide phenomenon. Itoh will be joined in conversation with Dr Rebecca Fiebrink, Lecturer, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London to discuss how music and technology can be integrated and what role a recording and performing artist like Hatsune Miku can play in pop music in the 21st century.

Booking Essential! To book your free place for this event, please visit: hatsune-miku-programme1.eventbrite.co.uk

Programme 2: Hatsune Miku Live Concert Screening (4pm)
Hatsune Miku is not only a recording artist but has performed live to audiences around the world, and as part of the day of events we will screen a digest recording of some of Miku’s most iconic performances to her devoted fans all around the world. (Running time approx. 60mins)

Booking Essential! To book your free place for this event, please visit: hatsune-miku-programme2.eventbrite.co.uk

Programme 3: Hatsune Miku Workshops for Everyone! (Anytime between 1:30pm and 5:30pm)
Test your creativity by folding your very own Hatsune Miku origami, and colouring figures in!
Drop in Anytime! The workshops are free and suitable for all ages. No booking is required – please feel free just to drop in!

Date: 24 October 2015
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Nearest stations: Shoreditch High Street (Overground), Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan Lines)