Woodstock of electronic
music" >-- Philadelphia Inquirer
September 9-11, 2016
Greenkill Retreat Center
Huguenot, New York
The electro-music(TM) festival is the world's premiere event for experimental electronic
music. Now in its 12th 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.
actively participate in electro-music
2016by 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.
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.
Modular Synth collab
Adventures in Sound
electro-music chamber orchestra
The Three Kludges
Seminars, Demonstrations, and Workshops
Seminars and demonstrations are one-hour presentations, workshops are two-hour hands-on sessions.
Intro to Modular Synthesis
Dr. Wayne Kirby and Roy "Futureman" Wooten
Integrating Electro-Acoustic Percussion
FAIL! Or how to survive as an artist in the modern era
General Topics in Composition
Intro To Visual Computer Programming: Max/MSP
Touring and Booking
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.
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.
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
The majority of the activities at electro-music
2016(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.
photos by Hong waltzer
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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