Viral Open Session #11 at Lighthouse
Viral Open Session #11 at Lighthouse


THURSDAY 30TH JANUARY 2020 - 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Lighthouse presents Viral Open Sessions, a monthly series of free talks from professionals working in the creative industries.

At Viral Open Sessions, speakers share their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in a creative field. It is also an opportunity to make new connections and meet like-minded people.

At this Open Session, guest speakers Matt Barker and Markus Saarländer will be in conversation with Jamila Prowse. They’ll discuss Matt’s involvement with the band Four Tet’s stage production, as well as their wider careers in the music industry.

Tickets are free but limited due to capacity space. Please sign up in advance to guarantee your spot.

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About the speakers:

Matt Barker

Graduating with a BA Hons in Critical Fine Art Practice from the University of Brighton, Barker’s first music industry job was graphic design, creating artwork, for bands, labels and festivals, later working as a Promoter Rep for concerts. This lead to a role as Four Tet’s Tour Manager and Production Manager. Baker devised a custom light show for Four Tet’s 2 night residency at renowned London venue Alexandra Palace in May 2019, which became an immersive custom light show, in the round, with a 3 dimensional sound system.

Baker works on 150+ shows a year, with artists such as Khalid (UK EU Arena tour), Justin Bieber (Cardiff Millennium Stadium), Bastille (multiple arena tours, Orchestra theatre shows etc), Simply Red (Arena Tour), Steps (Arena Tour), McFly, Busted (Arena Tour), Tom Misch, Rex Orange County, FKA Twigs, Maggie Rogers, Bonobo and of course, lots and lots of Four Tet shows.

Markus Saarländer

Originally from Germany, Markus is the founder of Dino Audio and Berlin-Brighton, a Berlin style underground club night that has been making waves for the last five years. Berlin has enjoyed a successful radio show on Codesouth.FM for the whole of 2016 and moving over to Trickstar Radio in January 2017.

Spending his early DJ years playing Trance, House and Tech House in around Manchester, Markus extended his portfolio with gigs elsewhere in the UK and Europe including slots at well known beach bars in Ibiza. Moving to Brighton in 2011, Markus secured residencies at Hed Kandi and Brighton Pride. Other recent highlights have included support at the Arch for Groove Armada, Booka Shade and John 00 Fleming’s JOOF Editions shows.

Jamilla Prowse

Jamila Prowse is an independent curator, writer and editor. In her work she draws upon dance and club cultures to develop new languages around identity within the visual arts. She is founder of Typical Girls Magazine, an annual publication which seeks to widen the representation of self-identifying women in the media. Alongside her independent practice, Jamila works as Assistant Producer across Learning, Art and Technology at SPACE studios (London) and was previously Project Manager at Lighthouse on Last Dance, a year-long programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, films and podcasts exploring the changing nature of UK club culture. Recent independent projects include ‘Dancing in Peckham’, a group show of moving image and photography exploring dance as a unifying practice, Peckham 24 (May 2019); MOVE, a solo exhibition by Ronan Mckenzie exploring the multiplicity of black womanhood through dance, 1-1 in Basel (March 2019); ‘Reflections of Us’, a curatorial training programme for BAME people aged 16-25, Brighton Photo Fringe (October 2018).

About Viral:

Viral is a project for 16-25 year olds who want to work in the creative and digital industries, but who don’t have the opportunities, facilities and connections they need. The project is for young people from diverse backgrounds, including those not in work or training.

Over six months the young people receive production training, business development, mentoring, showcasing opportunities and peer-to-peer support. The project focuses on a range of disciplines including music, film, photography and design.

Viral Open Sessions are presented by Lighthouse with support from Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and are part of the Viral programme.



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