A festival day at Eurosonic Noorderslag is a kaleidoscopic experience. For a novice like your reporter it is difficult to decide where to begin. So much music, so many interesting programmes – which reminds me of my first time at SXSW, the annual culture fest in Austin, Texas, where it is easy to lose your way without a good guide.
So it is good to have a clear destination, like the VPRO Medialab programme at Eurosonic. Just as with previous Medialab Meet Ups, dozens of journalists, programme-makers, compilers, DJs, artists and designers came together to talk about the art of programme making – in a time when algorithms are taking over a great deal of the work.