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Freedom in Music

Sight, sound & sensation


Artist & Musician

Ashleigh Jadee

Film Director

Kate Dawkins

Founder of Kate Dawkins Studio

Graham Wood

Co-founder of Tomato

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Our second evening event – ‘Freedom in Music’ – sees us descend upon The Mill in Digbeth where our four incredible speakers will explore the relationship between music and motion. Joining us will be experimental rapper, producer, writer & artist GAIKA, photographer & videographer Ashleigh Jadee, multi BAFTA-winning video designer & creative director Kate Dawkins and c-founder of art and design collective Tomato, Graham Wood. There will also be a post-event after-party & DJ set…more on that to come!

Ashleigh Jadee – Is there Freedom in Music Videos?

Ashleigh Jadee will discuss her journey within the music industry, touching on how she has found directing music videos for both signed and independent artists. This talk will be full of real life experiences, as well as a guideline on how to manoeuvre within the music world.

Kate Dawkins – Playing With Light and Dark

Kate is a double BAFTA-winning designer and creative director who turns pixels and projection into spectacular immersive experiences.

She has worked on high profile projects for some of the biggest global brands, including the giant 360˚ ‘Audience pixels’ for the London 2012 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, MTV European Music Awards and Elton John. With a passion for analogue and digital, her work is based on visual storytelling and sits at the intersection of design and technology.

Kate will be talking about her influences, key moments, processes, and the challenges associated with this kind of work.

Graham Wood – How music sets images free

A few of the projects where I’ve felt most unfettered

Gaika – Talk details coming soon


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