Electric Spring is an annual festival of sonic exploration of cutting-edge practice in electronic music. The five-day programme of concerts, installations, workshops and symposia brings together people from diverse musical backgrounds to share their knowledge and perform music representing all corners of electronic music practice. The festival features the 50-channel, 66-loudspeaker Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (theHISS), as well as work developed for the 25.4-channel SPIRAL studio.

Electric Spring is a proud signatory to the Keychange initiative, with a strong commitment to gender equality across the festival’s annual programming.

The festival is curated by the Music and Music Technology staff of the University of Huddersfield.

2021 Update

The February 2021 festival would have been our 25th edition. Unfortunately, the current pandemic safety protocols mean that our 25th edition will need to wait until at least 2022—it simply won’t be possible to set up the HISS and to present public concerts safely by February, and the festival’s focus on large, multi-channel loudspeaker configurations means that an online, streaming alternative is not possible. The Creative Coding Lab Symposium will, however, be presented either in an online format or will be moved to a later date in 2021 when in-person gatherings might be possible again.

Pease watch this space or the CeReNeM Facebook or Twitter feeds for more information. And until then, have a look at the incredible collection of performance videos and Creative Coding Lab Symposium documentation from recent years on the CeReNeM YouTube Channel!

Creative Coding Lab Symposium

Lauren Sarah Hayes, presenting her work at the 2019 CCL Symposium

Details of the guests and schedule for the fourth annual Creative Coding Lab Symposium will be announced in early 2021. The symposium will likely be held as an online forum—it will again bring together several guest speakers talking about creative work with audio programming, providing an opportunity for practitioners in creative coding to share and discuss both their technical approaches and their artistic thinking, as well as the way they link the two together.

Dr Alex Harker, Director, Creative Coding Lab
University of Huddersfield

Guest Speakers
to be confirmed


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University of Huddersfield
Richard Steinitz Building
Huddersfield HD1 3DH
United Kingdom

Admission to all events is free of charge.