Critical Beats 3: Aesthetics, Innovation and Tradition

Has electronic dance music culture reached the point of aesthetic exhaustion? Is sonic innovation now misunderstood by critics who aren’t connected to the dance music scene? Or is newness overrated to begin with?

Panelists: Simon Reynolds (Retromania, Rip It Up and Start Again, Energy Flash), Lisa Blanning (the Wire), Tony Herrington (the Wire)

Moderator: Steve Goodman (Kode9, Sonic Warfare, UEL)

This event is part of the Critical Beats seminar series hosted in association with The Wire. A programme of events for the series can be found here

Circus 1 at Stratford Circus, Thursday 23 February 2012, 19:30-21:30, £5/£2

Advanced booking recommended:

Box office: 0844 357 2625

With thanks to the Institute of Performing Arts Development.