Avant Premiére Talks + INNOVATION Day

Avant Première Talks

Avant Première Talks provide distinct insights and new solutions to the issues affecting the performing arts and audiovisual sector. Present your ideas, your organisation, your solutions or your products to a curious crowd of industry representatives from the performing arts + audiovisual media.


February 21, 14:00-15:30 


14:00-14:30 Consternation Folklore: Actions vs Symbolic Gestures
14:30-15:00 Music in Exile – Presented by Accentus Music
15:00-15:30 Working While at War

Innovation Day

Our Innovation Day places a special emphasis on new technology, different formats for the arts + imaginative approaches in film production, inviting experts to share their exclusive insights into cutting-edge innovation. Stay at the forefront of future developments in the performing arts film sector and join us when a huge variety of speakers share their insights from numerous perspectives!



February 22, 14:15-15:00


14:15-15:00 Panel: Digital Performances – Buzz or Bust?

This schedule is continuously updated as lectures and panels are confirmed. All times subject to change.


Julien M'Barki

Researcher, Chair PcEn – Cultural pluralism and Digital ethics (Pluralisme culturel et Éthique du numérique) – University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 

Julien M'Barki is a researcher working on themes related to cultural industries and digital economics. He works at the Chair PcEn, a multi-disciplinary research unit specialized in subjects such as cultural diversity and digital ethics. He is a PhD Candidate at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and his PhD thesis focuses on diversity of contents on music streaming services. 

Matthias Röder

CEO + Cofounder, The Mindshift

Expert on Digital Transformation / Intellectual Property Management, AI & Blockchain / Managing Partner at The Mindshift / Co-Founder of SONOPHILIA / CEO of Karajan Institute / Founder of Karajan Music Tech and @classichackday / Harvard PhD in Music 

Jay Scheib

Professor at MIT, Director, Designer

Jay Scheib is an interdisciplinary director, developer, and designer of plays, operas, musicals and other hybrid live performance immersions. A Professor for Music and Theater Arts at MIT, Scheib’s stagings and interventions have been lauded throughout Europe and the United States.


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