"The Woodstock of electronic music" -- Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6-8, 2013
Greenkill Retreat Center
Huguenot, New York
For admission, lodging, and meal tickets, click here
The electro-music(TM) festival is the world's premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its ninth year, this three day conference/music festival includes concerts, seminars, demonstrations, jam sessions, a swap meet, and a laptop battle. The scope is very broad, covering all aspects of electro-music: experimental electronic music, circuit bending, computer music, electro-jazz, modular synthesis, musique concrete, improvisation, algorithmic composition, multi-media, visual art and much more. The focus will be on participant involvement, sharing, community development, audience education, and great music.
Neil Nail Alexander
Genetique + Woodswalker
Gerber and Gerber Shueh-li Ong
Sight of Sound
Hunter and Harrison
Burning Artist(s) Sale
Dorschel + Alexander
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel
Joo Won Park
Collaborations are special performances arranged for this event, featuring musicians who don't normally get a chance to work together. Participants in each collaboration are selected by the leader.
electro-music chamber orchestra
Adventures in Sound
Seminars, Demonstrations, and Workshops
Seminars are one-hour presentations, workshops are longer hands-on sessions. Demonstrations are ongoing, at whatever times are convenient for the demonstrator. All attendees are invited to demonstrate their unique or unusual musical devices during the open demo times.
Modular Space/Shaping Reflections
Chuck Drums Using Micro Controllers and Wii Nunchucks
The Launchpad and Ableton
Joo Won Park
Free Form Improvisation Workshop
Using Ableton Live for Generative Music Applications
MIDI and OSC Controller State Machines in ChucK
Leap Motion Controller
Virtual Versus Real Synths
The 5U Hordijk Analog Modular Synthesizer System, Hows and Whys of the Design
Spontaneous jam sessions may happen at any time during the event - there will be a room with a sound system available for jams and rehearsals. Everyone is invited to participate in the jams - you don't need to be a performing artist. Just bring your instrument and a cable to connect to the sound system.
The laptop battle is open to all attendees - you can sign up in advance, or when you arrive. You don't have to use a laptop - you can use any instrument, but you must be able to set up and complete your set in ten minutes. A panel of judges will select the winner, who gets bragging rights and a featured performance spot on Sunday night.
Swap meet tables will be set up throughout the weekend, where attendees can buy, sell, or trade musical gear. Label your items for sale with your name and the price.
Location: The Greenkill Retreat Center is a beautiful facility near the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It is conveniently accessible from major highways, and not far from Newark International Airport. Lodging and food will be available on-site. We will have full use of the facilities including two stage areas for performances, and rooms for seminars, demonstrations, and jam sessions.
The majority of the activities at electro-music 2013(TM) will be contributions of members of electro-music.com, an international community of composers and musicians that share a passion for electro-music.
electro-music.com is a place where artists and musicians meet, collaborate, support each other, sell CDs, and nurture their audiences. The community exists to create its own critical mass; to enable its members to develop music on their own terms. electro-music is new music; still undefined; happening all over our planet. electro-music is the natural result of techno/social trends: the availability of low-cost powerful electronic music technology, and the communication revolution enabled by the internet. electro-music is not defined by a particular style or sound, but by its primary motivation being the joy of creation, and the love of electronic sounds. It can be slow and spacey, or fast and rhythmic; it crosses many genres.
electro-music 2013 will build on the success of the previous electro-music events. Participants found them to be ground-breaking and inspirational experiences. Learn about the past events here. Check the photos and read the testimonials. Participate in the forum discussion here.
For more information, email us: event (at) electro-music.com
photos by Hong Waltzer