electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
 Forum index » electro-music.com » electro-music festivals
Electro-Music Festival Newbie Questions
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
onewayness



Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 127
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Audio files: 19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Electro-Music Festival Newbie Questions Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi all.

Planning on attending the electro-music festival for the first time this year, and hoping to participate in some of the jam sessions, maybe the laptop battle... (maybe 'In C' also??), and trying to get a sense for what to expect.

For the laptop battle, it appears that basically anything goes (laptop or no laptop, additional instruments / controllers, prepared material vs. on-the-fly), as long as you're on and off in 10 minutes. Correct?

For the jam sessions, I've gathered that typically some sort of PA is provided, and people just need to bring a means of patching in, and headphones or similar for monitoring?

Any other tips or advice or kind words for a newbie?

Cheers,
adam / onewayness
www.onewayness.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
EdisonRex
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 07, 2007
Posts: 4531
Location: London, UK
Audio files: 169

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

For the jams, yes, a PA is provided, please bring your own cables. headphones are not necessary, at least in all of the jams I have participated in.

Someone usually tries to start off each jam. Whether it is leading, or following, or getting out of the way after that, depends on how the jam goes. Wink

I'll leave it to others to explain the laptop "battle" but you seem to have the basic concept.

See you in Huguenot!

_________________
Garret: It's so retro.
EGM: What does retro mean to you?
Parker: Like, old and outdated.


Home,My Studio,and another view
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Acoustic Interloper



Joined: Jul 07, 2007
Posts: 1663
Location: Berks County, PA
Audio files: 39

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Of course, we encourage new volunteers as well as participants.

Be seeing you soon Very Happy

_________________
When the stream is deep
my wild little dog frolics,
when shallow, she drinks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
onewayness



Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 127
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Audio files: 19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

@interloper: I'm sure the short answer is "everything"... but what are volunteers currently needed for?

Adam / onewayness
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Acoustic Interloper



Joined: Jul 07, 2007
Posts: 1663
Location: Berks County, PA
Audio files: 39

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

onewayness wrote:
@interloper: I'm sure the short answer is "everything"... but what are volunteers currently needed for?

Adam / onewayness

Haha! If you are comfortable running a mixing board, there are always half day slots available. I suggest that one, only because I sometimes wind up doing several.

Monitoring the outgoing Internet stream is another that's run in shifts. Someone can show you how.

If you plan to stay over Sunday after the last performance, tearing down usually needs some hands. I have to work Monday morning, so I usually skip this one.

My favorite job was testing the beer kegs in 2007, but I don't think we are doing kegs any more.

I am sure that Greg knows of some other open slots as well.

Take care. Looking forward to meeting you Very Happy

_________________
When the stream is deep
my wild little dog frolics,
when shallow, she drinks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
onewayness



Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 127
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Audio files: 19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think I feel pretty confortable with any of those duties. Especially keg tester. Wink Wink

Looking forward to meeting you too. And hearing about this Scrabble-to-MIDI idea of yours. Smile

adh
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » electro-music.com » electro-music festivals
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use