Video Jam is a self-initiated event series which seeks to explore the relationship between moving image and live sound. Each Video Jam event features a wide variety of contemporary short films with a particular emphasis on experimental and independent moving image. For each of these films, a different musical act or sound artist is selected to compose an original soundtrack of their own interpretation to be performed as a live accompaniment.

Video Jam was initiated from scratch by a group of 3 emerging producers, curators and artists in 2011 as a grassroots venture. To date, they have curated 39 events in the UK and beyond, including a 3 part UK tour, a residency in Ibiza, events in New York & Argentina and commissions from many leading organisations in the UK including The Whitworth, FACT, Manchester Art Gallery and Abandon Normal Devices Festival. Video Jam has showcased many first works by emerging regional film talent, providing visibility within programmes featuring award winning international artists such as Jeremy Deller, Phil Solomon, Ryan Gander, Soda Jerk, Haruka Mitani & Ron Fricke.

They have screened films between 1 minutes and 40 minutes of all genres, scored by musical acts as diverse as opera, ceilidh bands, percussion, electronic, guitar orchestras, harpists and IPhones. Music highlights include working with Krautrock legend Dieter Moebius, tribal pop/synth band Flamingods, mallet guitarists Ex-Easter Island Head and electronic artist Joe Snape.

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