electro-music 2011 festival  
September 9-11, 2011
Huguenot, New York

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electro-music 2011

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

September 9-11, 2011
Greenkill Retreat Center
Huguenot, New York

The electro-music(TM) festival is the world's premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its seventh year, this three day conference/music festival includes concerts, seminars, demonstrations, and jam sessions. 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 2011 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.

Artists appearing at electro-music 2011
Acoustic Interloper Hunter and Harrison Norton Antivirus
Adamon Hylantown Michael O'Bannon
aether generator Kevin Kissinger Joo Won Park
ArtCrime Andrew Koenig PYXL8R
Audio Mace Richard Lainhart PAS
Azimuth Visuals Loop B redgreenblue
Brainstatik Lost in the Funhouse RoDo Jede
coloringpad Machine Eat Man Project Ruori
Delicate Monster Mayakara Slippage
Jeremy dePrisco Mirador Symmetry
DES Modulator ESP The Table
Robert Dorschel Mosc Technicolor Travel Agency
dRachEmUsiK Mark Mosher Thin Air
DrumLab Music From The Film Transistor Club
Fringe Element MusicMan11712 Twyndyllyngs
Paul Harriman MyOwnYoko Woodswalker / Genetique
Jack Hertz Northern Valentine xeroid entity
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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. To apply, contact the names below.
Time Drone-a-long
  Jack Hertz
Technicolor Jam
  Greg Waltzer
Adventures in Sound
  Jez Creek
  Ken Palmer
Edison's Ephemera
  Paul Harriman
MidiMel's Collab
  Mel Morley
In C
  Andrew Koenig

Seminars, Demonstrations, and Workshops
Seminars are one-hour presentations, workshops are 2-3 hour 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.
Circuit Bending and DIY Workshop
  The Notoriety Unit
Nord Modular Performance Patches
  Going Virtual
Paul Harriman
  Eigenharp demonstration
  Logic on Stage
  Etching Printed Circuit Boards
Damon Mar
  Current Controlled Modular System
Howard Moscovitz
Ambiophonic Sound
Mark Mosher
  Ableton Live Real-Time Performance Tips
Michael O'Bannon
  Sound and Music from Brainwaves
  Experimental Music in Egypt
  Concepts in Free Form Improvisation: Creative Conversations or Tower of Babel?
  Thwarting Time's Arrow
  Structured Improvisation Workshop

Jam Sessions
Everyone is invited to participate in the jam sessions - you don't need to be a performing artist. Just bring your instrument and a cable to connect to the sound system. Some jams will have themes, such as the space music jam, noise jam, DIY jam, and drum circle/acoustic jam. Others will be free form, subject to the whims of the participants. Times are shown on the schedule.

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
On Saturday and Sunday morning from 10-12 there will be a swap meet, where attendees can buy, sell, or trade musical gear. Tables will be provided, but if you want people to hear your equipment, you need to bring your own headphones or speakers.

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 2011(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 2011 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

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