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Encore July Drinks Roundup

Last Tuesday we welcomed Encore members to our workspace in Techhub London for our third Encore members drinks event of the year.

Encore Drinks events are not only a great opportunity for Encore musicians to network and make the most of a refreshing beverage on the house, but are also designed to give our members a chance to give feedback face-to-face and have their say in the future development of Encore.

Big thanks to everyone who came along and shared their ideas, we left with lots of great ideas for how Encore could be improved to the benefit of all musicians.

Here’s how the event unfolded…

Steph Singer (Creative Director of Bittersuite & Open Senses): The Future of Musical Performance

The evening began with a fascinating talk from our guest speaker Steph Singer, the artistic director of the collective Bittersuite, who put on multi-sensory reimaginings of classical music, and founder of Open Senses, the world’s largest festival of multi-sensory practice.

  • 0:00 Intro from Jonny Venvell (Encore Community Manager)
  • 1:30 Musical Performance – where are we now?
  • 10:00 Bittersuite and Synaesthetia
  • 13:00 What is crossmodality?
  • 17:30 How can we apply this in practice?
  • 20:00 Crossmodal workshop 1
  • 25:00 Crossmodal workshop 2
  • 33:00 Q&A



Encore Members Drinks: “The Future of Musical Performance”

Posted by Encore Musicians on Tuesday, 11 July 2017


James McAulay (Encore Co-Founder and CEO):
Encore, Past, Present, and Future

After a short break, we heard from our CEO, James, about the history of Encore, our recent updates to the Encore platform, and our plans for the future. This ended with a lively Q&A from the floor and a final chance for Encore members to announce their upcoming projects in the open forum.

  • 0:00 Overview
  • 1:22 History of Encore
  • 4:45 What have we been working on? (Android app; Application insights; Budget graphs)
  • 9:00 Encore Pay
  • 10:00 New Enquiry Form
  • 12:00 Who we’re working with
  • 13:45 Current Challenges
  • 17:00 How quickly Encore is growing
  • 20:00 Q&A
  • 48:30 Open Forum for Encore Members



Encore Members Drinks, Part 2

Posted by Encore Musicians on Tuesday, 11 July 2017



Our next event will be held later this summer (date TBC). Hope to see you there!

James McAulay

Encore Co-Founder & CEO. Cellist, pianist, singer and aspiring guitarist.

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