Believe in Music Week will feature a day-long video stream today, on January 20th, highlighting the rich diversity of musical performances from around the world, with more than 40 emerging and established artists from 23 countries and six continents joining together for 12-hours of livestream concert performances.
Special thanks to Robert Singerman at LyricFind, and to the Make Music Day organisers in Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Nigeria, United Kingdom, and United States, for helping to curate the Global Livestream.
The livestream will be taking place from 6am-6pm Pacific Time. This is 2pm – 2am UK time.
You can view the full line-up and register for the session here – please note, you will need to be logged in to the Believe in Music Week platform to access the event page.
If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve registered to attend Believe in Music Week here – attend.believeinmusic.tv/register – anyone can attend the show for free.
UK artists to look our for:
11:15a.m PT (3:15 am UK time) – Emma McGann (United Kingdom) Combining anthemic pop melodies with brave and beautiful storytelling, British songwriter and livestreamer Emma McGann has earned BBC Radio 1 airplay, over 11 million views on her livestreams to date and critical acclaim for her alternative approach as an independent artist. Gaining recognition from Kyle Minogue, Nancy Sinatra and Beth Hart, Emma is a shining example of how to rock the boat and succeed as a self-made artist in the age of independence. Her TEDx Talk explains the importance of including her viewers and supporters in her journey as a hybrid music artist and online creator.
11:30a.m. PT (3:30am UK time) – And/Or (United Kingdom) Born out of improvised electronic music jams, And/Or perform part composed/part improvised music spanning an eclectic mix of ambient electronica, trip hop, breaks, and techno. And/Or consists of Julius Aitken (Synths, Leads, Pads and FX) and Rob Parton (Synth Bass, Drums and FX). They perform regularly with guest musicians and at jam events.
Plus, a look at one of the longest performances in History:
8:30a.m PT (00:30am UK time) . – “ORGAN²/ASLSP” (As SLow aS Possible) (Germany) In 1997, a group of inspired musicians and philosophers devised one of the longest performances in history. “As Slow As Possible,” a work written by avant-garde composer John Cage in the mid 1980s, has now been playing on a specially built pipe organ at St. Burchardi Church in Halberstadt, Germany since 2001, when it began with a pause lasting for a year and a half. Now, whenever it’s time for a new note in the piece, music lovers crowd into the church to witness the adding of new pipes, and the next chord played out. The performance is scheduled to end in the year 2640. The Believe In Music livestream will include one hour of the piece – just a tiny fraction of its full, 5.6 million hour length. Along with the musical performance, we will include a special interview about the project between Rainer O. Neugebauer (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John Cage Organ Foundation) and Richard Eldridge (Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College).