The closing Integra 2008 Festival & Conference will be held in Birmingham 5 – 7 June with various events happening over those dates.
If I’ve got it right then Integra seems to consist of a series of Europe-wide art/science collaborations, taking in performances, training, conferences and the presentation of papers with names like ‘Distortions in listening and imitation, Rational programming vs. instinctive programming’ (that one’s from composer Andrea Cera).
In the simplest terms I can find:
Integra is Performance with live electronics. Throughout the project, there are many exciting performances, across Europe, that feature new works commissioned by the project and existing works migrated from obsolete technologies. Integra 2008 Festival and Conference will take place in Birmingham on June 5-7 2008, and will bring together all the ensembles of the project for three days of new music and transferred repertoire.
Further info on the Integra Festival 2008 site.
To be honest the scope of this baffles me slightly but it looks fascinating. The local hook-up comes via BCU (hosting/contributing) and Capsule (producing a couple of events).