From 26-28 April 2018, the Department of Music presented a three-day festival of music, meetings and ideas:  BEAST FEaST 2018: BEASTopia!

The festival welcomed sound artists, composers and researchers from across the world to explore and discuss the themes of democracy and equality in relation to electroacoustic music; including sound, genre, representation and technology. 

The event also welcomed featured artists Horacio Vaggione, Nicholas Bullen, Brona Martin and Mari Fukumoto.

For more information on BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and further events please visit

Annie Matahni introduces the event
Cascade installation by Peter Batchelor
Fear of a Black Planet, Peter Naturaj
Scrolling to Zero,  Rafał Zapała
Organist in the Bramall Concert Hall
Audience members during performance
The audience
Scott Wilson performing in the Bramall Concert Hall
A speaker at the event