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12:45 – 13:15




We Are Equals is a training programme for emerging professionals in the music sector promoted by the British Council since 2019 with the support of the British Embassy in Spain. After several editions focused on electronic music and classical/contemporary music, the March 2024 edition will focus on jazz and modern music with two workshops. 

Co-curated by Taller de Músics and the British creative producer and coach Lucy Woolley, each workshop is led by a professional from the United Kingdom and deals with a specific theme: on the one hand, musical experimentation with AI and, on the other, the recognition of other professional paths beyond the stage.


Cristina Ward

[British Council, Spain – UK]

The British Cristina Ward has been Head of Arts since January 2023. Her professional career in the area of arts management in Spain spans more than thirty years, dating from her move from the UK to Madrid in the late 1980s. She has worked for a variety of private and public cultural institutions including the agency that organised the Madrid, European Capital of Culture 1992 programme, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the Spanish Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (SGAE) and the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras. She has also worked as a free-lance production manager running opera and theatre productions and festivals in Spain, China and Mexico.

Lucy Woolley

[Edition Records & Lancaster Jazz Festival, UK]

Lucy Woolley is a creative producer and coach from Manchester, UK. She works in the field of jazz and improvised music. She is also Business Development Manager at Edition Records, Director at Lancaster Jazz Festival and works in various freelance projects. For over 10 years, her work has focused on the creative development of artists and the strategic impact for organisations. Her aim is to create spaces where artists can produce solid projects and to help them find paths to develop their artistic career within the Jazz field.

Mark D'Inverno

Mark d’Inverno
[Goldsmiths – University of London, UK]

Mark d’Inverno is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist (BBC TV & National Radio, BBC Music Magazine, Guardian, Observer, Jazz Review) who has toured nationally and internationally since the 1980s. He is also a full professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he has been since 2006. He is recognised as one of the leading academic researchers exploring the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Human Creativity, and his invited talks included improvised piano performances with AI systems. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, was formerly Director of Research at Goldsmiths, and currently holds honorary research positions at Instituto de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial (IIIA) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 


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