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The Ether Festival, taking place at the Southbank Centre, is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary.

At Ether you'll have the chance to enjoy experimental music-based art at its best, brought to you by some of the world's top underground artists - together with a sprinkling of higher profile names.

The music is creatively blended with other art forms, and a decent amount of cutting-edge tech will be utilised too.

Besides the myriad of performances taking place, the month-long extravaganza also includes movie screenings, art installations, discussions, and more.

Ether's unpredictable and entertaining shows make it a unique event on the capital's arts calendar.

So what's going on at this year's Ether Festival? Take a look at a few of the events below to give you an idea:

Tim Exile Jamshops
: Make music with experimental musician Tim Exile in a group jam. He'll show how to get the most out of it, and so one assumes much knob twiddling will be involved. You'll get to take away a recording of your jam too.

Discovering UPIC: If you didn't already know it, UPIC is a computer device that helps users to make musical compositions. It's been around some 35 years now, and you can see it in action at Discovering UPIC. Composer Rodolphe Bourotte will take a look at UPIC's unique capabilities through talks and demonstrations.

Kompakt: Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg Burger are the co-founders of Kompakt, a German indie record label known for its ambient techno music, among other genres. This show sees Wolfgang and Jörg performing in their own special way, accompanied by live visuals.

2001: A Space Odyssey Live: This one's going to be popular, so best get your tickets quick to
have a chance of seeing it. Kubrick's 1968 classic will be screened with live music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices, conducted by André de Ridder.

To see the full list of what's on at this year's Ether Festival, click here.
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Why? You can see unique experimental art that pushes the boundaries of musical innovation.
When: 24th March until 28th April, 2011.
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Cost: Varies according to event.
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