The Ambient Music Conference is the brainchild of ambient music producers, Steve Hart & Chris Bryant. In May 2013 Steve visited the newly-opened Finnish Nature Centre, Haltia, where part of the front wall of the auditorium can be opened up to reveal a backdrop of forests and lakes beyond: a perfect location for ambient music! Right there and then he had Branches in the Sky, a track by Chris's ambient musician project S1gns of L1fe, played via Soundcloud over the auditorium speakers, and it was a perfect match. The Ambient Music Conference was born, and Steve & Chris have been working together ever since on the details of the programme.
Steve Hart is the owner of Helsinki Destination Management Company, The Travel Experience, which organises events, conferences, and various travel packages all over Finland. Staff from the multi award-winning company will be the behind-the-scenes team that manages the event, so its in safe and professional hands. As a local travel organiser, The Travel Experience will also provide the event's accommodation, transportation, as well as the opening dinner, and post-Conference excursion. Steve is also the ambient musician Ambient Indigo, and will be producing some background music for the event in collaboration with Northstar11 from Norway.
Chris Bryant is well-known in the ambient world following releases of his two stunning concept albums Language of the Ancients and Branches in the Sky, as S1gns of L1fe, as well as being owner of the online forum Ambient Online where he also produces a bi-weekly podcast. Chris will be performing at the event as part of the ambient duo Ascendant.
We are pleased to have the support and backing of our Premier Sponsor, AMBIcon. AMBIcon is an ambient music conference, previously held in May 2013 in California, and put together by a legendary name in the ambient music world in the USA, Stephen Hill, who also runs the space music radio show Hearts of Space.