electro-music 2014
Festival and Conference

September 5-7, 2014
Huguenot, New York

 
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"The Woodstock of electronic music" >-- Philadelphia Inquirer

September 5-7, 2014
Greenkill Retreat Center
Huguenot, New York

The electro-music(TM) festival is the world's premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its tenth 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.

You can actively participate in electro-music 2014 by performing music or visuals, giving a seminar, workshop, or demonstration, joining the jam sessions, or by volunteering to help with various tasks. Please see How to Participate for instructions.

Music Artists
Acoustic Interloper Andrew Koenig Shivasongster
AI Winter Chris Korda Sight of Sound
Neil Nail Alexander Legoland Empire Space Gun Bunny
Atlas 5 Lux Seeker SPARSE
Atonal Harrison McKay State Machine
Audio Mace Bob McNally Stochastic Whimsy
BoomBeest Modulator ESP Symmetry
Brainstatik Mark Mosher Jack Tamul
Julius Bucsis Mutant Walker Twyndyllyngs
Todd Campbell onewayness Velva
Cranial Mythos onewayness + dRachEmUsiK Michael Victor
Daughter Vision Parson + Moscovitz Joe Belknap Wall
Robert Dorschel Pixelated Passion George Wallace
Dorschel + Alexander Project Ruori Allen Wentz
dRachEmUsiK Pyrosonic Whorlweaver
Finite Element PYXL8R Woodswalker
Fringe Element Questio Pacem Woodswalker + Kennicutt
Genetique redgreenblue xeroid entity
Good + Alexander RoDoArTo  
Max Groff    

Visual Artists
Michael O'Bannon
Woodswalker
Chris Korda
Dreamdaze

Collaborations
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.
Magnus Opus
  Ken Palmer
ZIM (zero-input mixer) orchestra
  Bill Manganaro
electro-music chamber orchestra
  Andrew Koenig
Adventures in Sound
  Jez Creek
Wikman collab
  Chris Wikman
Sound of Listening
  Adam Holquist
onewayaudiosymmetry
  Adam Holquist

Seminars, Demonstrations, and Workshops
Seminars and demonstrations are one-hour presentations, workshops are two-hour hands-on sessions.
AaronTodd
 
Ableton Push
Adam Holquist
  Make Noise Shared System
Bill Manganaro
 
Zero Input Mixer workshop
Chris Korda
 
ChordEase
Max Groff
  Analog - Digital Workflow
John Morley
  Haken Continuum
Todd Campbell
  Generative Music
Charles Shriner
 
Improvisation workshop
Tanya Thielke
  Reclaim your Creative Brain
Jez Creek
  OP-1 demonstration
Ron Slabe
  Lemur performance demo
Howard Mangrum
  Audio Engineering 101
Tim Lofgren
  Circuit Bending Workshop
Chris Wikman
  Ever Evolving Pipe Dream Machine

Jam Sessions
Spontaneous jam sessions may happen at any time during the event - there will be a room with a sound system available for open jams in the evenings. 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.

Laptop Battle
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
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 2014(TM) will be contributions of members of electro-music.com, an international community of composers and musicians that share a passion for electro-music.

photos by Hong Waltzer
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 2014 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. Celebrating our tenth anniversary, we expect this to be a very special event. Don't miss it!
For more information, email us: event (at) electro-music.com


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