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.
actively participate in electro-music
2011by 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. To apply, contact the names below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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