CONVERGENCE 2016

TW:Guide To Convergence 2016

It’s the ThisWeek guide to Convergence 2016 – taking place from 10-20 Mar in London


The ThisWeek team provide a guide to this year’s Convergence festival, picking out some of the performers and shows that we are particularly excited about seeing.

Look out for new interviews and features appearing each day this week, including Q&As with Anna von Hausswolff, Dave Okumu, Gaslamp Killer, Lamb’s Andy Barlow and the team at Mixcloud.


Q&A: GLENN MAX
Meet the man behind Convergence, as we chat to Glenn Max about the festival’s mission, and the thinking that informed this year’s programme. CLICK HERE


COLUMN: TOP FIVE CONVERGENCE TIPS
CMU Editor Andy Malt introduces the five shows that particularly stood out for him from this year’s Convergence programme. CLICK HERE


Q&A: GASLAMP KILLER
We chat to the magnificent Gaslamp Killer as he heads to Convergence 2016 with his live band the Gaslamp Killer Experience. Find out what to expect, and when we should see a new studio album from the acclaimed producer. CLICK HERE


Q&A: MIXCLOUD’S XANTHE FULLER
Mixcloud Curates is a regular strand at Convergence, and this year it puts the spotlight on radio. Find out why, and what will happen on the day, with the digital firm’s Head Of Community. CLICK HERE


Q&A: CHRISTOPHER THOMAS ALLEN, THE LIGHT SURGEONS
Christopher Thomas Allen will talk about the varied output of his multi-media collective The Light Surgeons at Convergence this year, before collaborating with electronic musician Scanner. We find out more. CLICK HERE


Q&A: ANDY BARLOW FROM LAMB
Ahead of their Convergence show, we chat to Lamb’s Andy Barlow about how changes in technology and the music business have impacted on his music making. CLICK HERE


Q&A: DAVE OKUMU ON ‘PIECES OF MAN’
Convergence presents a celebration of the life and legacy of Gil Scott-Heron under the musical direction of Dave Okumu from the Mercury-nominated The Invisible. We chat to Dave about the project. CLICK HERE


Q&A: ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
We speak to Anna Von Hausswolff ahead of her Convergence show at St John At Hackney Church about making an album on a 9000 pipe organ, and then reworking the music to go on tour. CLICK HERE


Q&A: SHANE WALTER, ONEDOTZERO
Shoreditch-based creative agency onedotzero puts the spotlight on all things VR at Convergence this year, and we spoke to its CEO and Creative Director Shane Walter to find out more. CLICK HERE