London music technology festival We Are Robots returns for 2018

We Are Robots will return to the Old Truman Brewery to explore the technology shaping the future of music. 

This year’s festival, which is now entirely free for all attendees, will consist of three days of talks, workshops, and interactive exhibitions.

Participating in the event are the likes of Source Distribution, the Audio Engineering Society, Teenage Engineering and ROLI.

Rough Trade have curated a line-up of live acts, which will be announced soon.

Commenting on this year’s launch, We Are Robots co-founder Gordana Jovkovic said: “We are so proud and excited to announce the second year of We Are Robots at the Old Truman Brewery. Be the first to see instruments that aren’t currently public knowledge and get involved in discussions based on the future of music industry and the technology that surrounds it.”

Looking forward to returning to the Old Truman Brewery, ROLI’s head of relationship marketing Konstantin Hess added: “We’re bringing mind-blowing musical experiences that will appeal to anyone, no matter their music-making skills. Our innovative, touch-sensitive instruments help people tap out their first beats on a futuristic drum pad or craft incredibly expressive synth leads on a futuristic keyboards. All of our instruments — from the Seaboard RISE to the new Songmaker Kit — will be on display for interactive exploration and guided workshops. We’re on a mission to empower everyone to make music, and we’re thrilled to demonstrate how that’s possible at We Are Robots”.

Teenage Engineering’s head of sales Simon Curtis said: “Teenage Engineering is very excited to partner again with We Are Robots at the Old Truman Brewery this October. Having released OP-1 (our portable and revolutionary all-in-one synthesizer) over seven years ago, the time has now come to push the boundaries even further with the much-anticipated launch of the superseding OP-Z. Come and try it out for yourself, live and loud at We Are Robots 2018.”

On the festival, Alex Theakston, brand manager for Source Distribution said: “Moog, Arturia, Genelec and Eventide distributors Source Distribution have teamed up with Red Dog Music to bring a massive selection of analogue synthesizers, effects, and sequencers, packed into the shop space – all set up and ready to try, buy, and take home on the day. No experience necessary – experts will be on hand to help you create music with the gear, plus a program of free interactive talks and live demos will be held in our shop space throughout the show. We’re incredibly excited to be returning to We Are Robots this year – we’re looking forward to bringing the fun of music creation to such a vibrant area, following a great experience last year.”