Conference Program


09:00 - 10:30
Registration
10:00 - 12:00
Digital India: Reality Check, Forward Paths (Focus Session)
10:00 -12:00
XChange 2012 World Group Discussion: International Cooperation






10:30 - 11:00
XChange Opening
12:15 - 13:15
A Professional Perspective (Soapbox)
12:15 - 13:15
A Professional Perspective (Soapbox)






11:00 - 12:00
India's Independent Movement (Discussion)
14:30 - 14:45
Initiatives for India’s Independent Cinema
14:15 - 15:30
Traditional Music In International Markets






12:15 -13:15
A Professional Perspective (Soapbox)
14:45 - 15:45
Creative Processes In The New Age Of Filmmaking (Discussion)
15:45 - 16:45
A Professional Perspective (Soapbox)






14:30 -16:30
Venues: Heart Of The Arts (Focus Session)
16:00 - 17:00
Industry Networks & Practices - Independent Filmmaking In The New Age (Discussion)






16:45 - 17:45
Festivals: A New Lifeline (Discussion)

17:00 - 18:00
Indian Media’s Role In Development of New Music & Film Markets (Discussion)


India's Independent Movement - A Brave New World
DISCUSSION
Friday, 30 Nov 2012 / 11:00am - 12:00am


In the last few years, India has seen a rapid momentum in the independent arts scene, with artists, festivals, venues, and music businesses sprouting across the country. A look at what India’s Independent Movement is for some of the players, moving forward domestically and internationally, and exploring possible solutions for today’s somewhat uncertain environment.

Speakers: Dhruv Jagasia (OML – IN), Darbuka Shiva (La Pongal - IN), Emmanuelle De Decker (Gatecrash - IN), Aiyushman Dutta (Eastern Beats / GIMF - IN), Bala Subramanyam (Dakta Dub - IN), Jayanthi Kumaresh (Artist / Home Records - IN), Prathamesh (Yoga For Astronauts - IN). Heena Patel (Rhythm Riders – IN/CA).


A Professional Perspective

SOAPBOX
Friday, 30 Nov 2012 / 12:15am - 13:15am

A Grammy Artist in Chennai / Tanvi Shah (India)
Music Journalism & As It Happens ‘Vlogging’ / Michal Shapiro (USA)


Venues: The Heart of The Arts

FOCUS SESSION
Friday, 30 Nov 2012 / 16:45am - 17:45am

Critical cornerstones of artist, industry and audience development anywhere, venues are the pivot on which India’s Independent Movement swing. From across the country, a deep look at the realities of managing venues, development of artists, professionals, audiences, practical programming, and venue partnerships, for finding the forward path.

Speakers: Fred Robbe (L’Astrolabe – FR), Krish Kumar (SMVR Hall – IN), Lalit Verma (Aurodhan – IN), Stephane Rochecouste (Karbadock – RI), Malini Hariharan (Blue Frog – IN), Guru Somayaji (CounterCulture – IN), Arati Rao (B-Flat – IN), Carlton Braganza (Opus - IN), Didier (Sound Wizard – IN)


Festivals – A New Lifeline

DISCUSSION
Friday, 30 Nov 2012 / 16:45am - 17:45am

The last couple of years have seen a mushrooming of small and larger festivals across the country, indicating additional avenues for artist performances, and a fresh consumption experience for audiences. Festival creators and directors explore festival realities, concepts and forward paths to bring festivals to centre stage India.

Speakers: Divya Bhatia (Jodhpur RIFF - IN), Armando Gonsalves (Goa Heritage – IN), Sam Cook (Festival Without Borders – AU), Guto Brychen (Welsh Music Foundation – WA), Kaushik Dutta (Kolkata International Festival – IN), Sohail Arora (Krunk/BassCamp Festival - IN)


Digital India: Reality Check, Forward Paths
FOCUS SESSION
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 10:00am - 12:00am

Arguably the universal music language of the current era, Electronic music spawns global collaborations that spearhead new and exciting soundscapes, and has played an exceptionally large part in driving industry change in India. A reality check on where it’s at, technology, digital marketing and promotion in low connectivity markets, audio-visual convergence, and the future.

Speakers: Samrat Bee (Audio Pervert – IN), Shiv Bhatia (Go:Madras – IN), Laiq Qureshi (Urban Beat Project – IN), Ma Faiza (DJ – IN), Kate Wesman (DJ/RRR Radio– AU), Yoav Rosenthal (Musician/IndiEarth - IL)

A Professional Perspective
SOAPBOX
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 12:15am - 13:15am

Community Engagement and the Online Space / Salvador Cantellano (Australia)
Indie Artists DIY Online Marketing / Virginie Bergier (France)


Initiatives for India’s Independent Cinema

BRIEF SESSION
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 14:30am - 14:45am

VS Kundu (Director General, Films Division of India)

Creative Processes In The New Age of Filmmaking

DISCUSSION
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 14:45am - 15:45am

It a New Age of filmmaking, new technologies that allow for cinema quality filmmaking on micro budgets and micro crews, change the dynamics the visual narrative. With the creative question of whose story is being told, a conversation on the creative processes in this new age of filmmaking.

Speakers: Salvador Cantellano (AU), Amlan Dutta (Filmmaker – IN), Sidharth Srinivasan (Filmmaker – IN), Rathi Jafer (INKO – IN/KO), Kartikeya Talreja (DaFilmschool – IN)

Industry Networks & Practices - Independent Filmmaking In The New Age

DISCUSSION
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 16:00am - 17:00am

The conversation continues from a different perspective of production, the phone filmmaker, co-production, practices and networks, distribution for independent cinema in the new age, festivals, and if perhaps investors need to be educated about the New Age of Filmmaking.

Speakers: Kartikeya Talreja (DaFilmschool – IN), Oinam Doren (Filmmaker – IN), Rathi Jaffer (INKO- IN/KO), Amlan Dutta (Filmmaker – IN), Sidharth Srinivasan (Filmmaker – IN)

Indian Media’s Role In Development of New Music & Film Markets

DISCUSSION
Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 / 17:00am - 18:00am

Media’s undeniable power in influencing market trends can bring a sea change to the Indian Music definition and brand. A rainbow panel of media spanning print, radio, TV and Internet explore initiatives, roles and forward roads for developing new markets for India’s artists beyond the commercial film music demands.

Speakers: Anirban Chakraborty (Rock Street Journal – IN), Pragash V (Score Magazine – IN), Luke Kenny (9X0 – IN), Nitin Rajan (PlanetRadioCity – IN), Ravi Rao (Radio Mirchi – IN), Kate Wesman (RRR Radio – AU)



XChange 2012 World Group Discussion: International Cooperation

DISCUSSION
Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 / 10:00am - 12:00am

Working jointly for development through international cooperation projects, the facilitator role of international arts councils, with a focus on India and the Indian Ocean Region. A discussion on partnerships, committed networks, resource sharing and working as a collective towards developing markets in the region.

Facilitator: Jean-Noel (Antiroulle – FR), Speakers: Solveig Korum (Concerts Norwaay – NO), Sam Cook (Wantok Foundation – AU), Paul Mazaka (IOMMA – RU), Nicola Morgan (Welsh Music Foundation – WA), Tony Nagamaiah (MYCEB – MY), Sonya Mazumdar (EarthSync – IN), Rathi Jafer (INKO – IN/KO), Romuald Requeina (Sakifo – RU), Chana Zalis (Israel Embassy – IN), Benoit Olivier (Alliance Francais – IN), Karl Pechatscheck (Goethe-Institut - IN)


A Professional Perspective

SOAPBOX
Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 / 12:15am - 13:15am

Spiritual Perspective of Carnatic Music / Mahesh Vinayakram


Traditional Music In International Markets

DISCUSSION
Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 / 14:15am - 15:30am

A conversation on the future of traditional music in India and in international markets, documentation of endangered arts, collaborations and making traditional music relevant in the contemporary, urban context.

Speakers: Eluned Haf (Welsh Music Foundation – WA), Kumaresh (Home Records – IN), Yotam Agam (EarthMoments/EarthSync – IN/IL), Berenika (De Kulture – IN), Anna Posch (WOMEX – DE), Paul Jacob (Bodhi Muzik)


A Professional Perspective

SOAPBOX
Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 / 15:45am - 16:45am

International Cooperation Projects / Fred Robbe (France)
Journey of Heart Strings / Padma Shankar (India)

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