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Alfa Centauri EM Newsletter #046
|Alfa Centauri EM Newsletter #046, October 26, 2003
This is the Alfa-Centauri Electronic Music Newsletter. Alfa Centauri is a
Netherlands based group of Electronic Music fans and musicians. You can easily
subscribe to this group through http://groups.yahoo.com and thus receive our
regular news about EM festivals, concerts, workshops, projects and much more.
If you want to unsubscribe from this newsletter, send an email to
*** The 10th Alfa Centauri EM Festival
the 10th edition of the Alfa Centauri EM festival will take place at: Saturday,
may 15, 2004 Theater de Graaf Wichman
The (partial) festival line-up:
* DWELLER AT THE THRESHOLD from the US
* FRAGMENT OF A DREAM from the US, consisting of Dave Fulton, John Duval, Paul
Vnuk (of MAJALE) and Giles Reaves (of SPACECRAFT)
* FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT from holland, with Ruud Heij, Frank vd Wel and Marcel
.....and at least two more acts to announce soon !
Alfa Centauri members have already received information on how to obtain their
All other ticket sales for this festival will start as of november 15, 2003.
Ticket prices: 23 Euros for Alfa Centauri members, 26 Euros advanced booking and
32 Euro's at the box-office
At this moment already 60% of available stalls has been reserved or sold. We are
happy that quite a lot of old and new artists and organisations have plans to
present themselves at the festival. Of course we will publish a list of
participants and stalls on our website in time.
Furthermore we are currently negotiating with a couple of manufacturers and
dealers of synthesizer and studio equipment for having some interesting new gear
demo's at the festival. Because the theatre venue has a separate floor with
large and smaller rooms, we can arrange for a couple of extra slots in the
festival schedule for demo's etc. Again we will publish more details when time
*** Change of EMAIL adresses
As announced before, some of our email addresses will change. Please make sure
to change the following addresses in your address book:
CONTACT OLD ADRESS NEW ADDRESS
Alfa Centauri Alfacentauri@planet.nl
Quantum Records firstname.lastname@example.org
Quantum Productions email@example.com
Use the Alfa Centauri email address is you have news for or any feedback,
questions or comments about Alfa Centauri and its activities. \
Use the Quantum Records email address for ordering Quantum Records cd's or if
you have any questions for Quantum Records artists, planned releases etc.
If you are not sure which email address to use or if you have questions or
feedback or suggestions for our new company Quantum Productions, use the
The old email addresses will remain for some time, but please try to get rid of
them as soon as possible just because we will stop reading messages in these
boxes within some time....
Furthermore we have some NEW email addresses for several purposes
IF YOU WANT TO THEN
USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS
buy tickets for the festival, buy records or merchandise
get information about the brand new EM magazine
or if you have news, reviews or any other interesting
stuff for this magazine
also to be used for this electronic newsletter !
if you want to know more about our new
offerings for studio usage and facilities or how
to get your music pressed on CD etc.
if you are an artist and you want to know more
about opportunities to get help with promoting
you as an artist, such as playing at one of our
concerts, or use our record label to release your
music or get special offerings for releasing your
music and get it promoted
and if you want to contact me (Eric) privately
*** New magazine !!
As we announced before in the KLEM magazine and in the previous newsletter, we
have been working on plans for a
new Electronic Music magazine. Since we have asked people to let us know if they
wanted to support this idea
and if they could give us a hand of help with writing reviews of EM albums,
events etc. we have received quite a lot
of responses from people that were willing to support the news magazine. Even
some of the prominent reviewers currently writing
for KLEM magazine have promised us their cooperation.
At this moment we are working on the rough outline for the magazine. We will
work with a team of reviewers / editors and the layout and final editing will be
done by a chief editor and myself.
The magazine will be published in the dutch language for the first period of
time and it will be issued every 2 months (6 times a year).
To obtain the magazine you will have to subscribe and pay an annual subscription
fee for covering postage and printing costs. We will keep that subscription fee
as low as possible as because it only has to pay for the real expenses necessary
to exploit and issue the magazine.
Subscribers will be given some interesting opportunities and offers: for
instance you will receive discounts on tickets for festivals and concert and
also we will have a shop available from some moment in time from which
subscribers can buy CD's and some of them for interesting (and sometimes
extremely low) prices.
Former Alfa Centauri subscribers will be offered the chance to continue their
subscription for the new magazine.
If you are interested to receive this magazine or if you want to know when it
will be available, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will add you to our mailing list !
More details to be announced soon ....!
*** Alfa Centauri and Quantum Records website
As because of the new activities and products/services offerings from Quantum
Productions and Alfa Centauri we are currently renewing our website. But it will
take some more time to have it ready. Please note that the current website is
not -very- up to date, although we will publish some actual news messages on the
main screen for the time until we have the new site ready.
*** Studio facilities and artist promotion
As said in our previous newsletter we have a range of new products/services
offerings from the new Quantum Productions company. One of them is a line of
products, specifically meant for (upcoming) artists.
If you are an artist, or if you are making music that you might want to release
on a CD album, you can use some of the next offerings:
1) use our studio facilities (a very sophisticated studio with loads of
synthesizers (including a huge doepfer A100, a Minimoog voyager, waldorf synths,
akai samplers, access, clavia, korg, roland, oberheim, ensoniq , kawai, yamaha
and emu synths, a Mackie 32/8 analog mixing desk, professional Genelec and KRK
monitoring, digital harddiskrecording with a Motu 2408mk3, a couple of PC's
running Cubase SX, wavelab and lots of plugins and VSTi's, such as Atmosphere,
Pro53, Kontakt, Absynth and much more), controlled by a Mackie controller, and
2) we have a complete process available for mastering and producing your CD
album, including manufacturing at the CD pressing plant and artwork. We can
offer interesting financing and production options to help you releasing your
music through our record label.
3) support: we offer several courses and hands-on support for using your studio
and synthesizer equipment. Not only can you visit our studios to learn working
with this equipment, but we are also able to visit you and help you with your
questions, supporting you with connecting or building a studio, buying gear,
making the best use of your gear and more...
4) and of course: artist promotion, if you have your music produced and
manufactured and released through us, we will help you with promoting your music
and distributing it within our huge international EM network. Also we offer the
opportunity to play live at one of the concerts or even at one of the alfa
so, if you are making music, and you are considering to release your music, or
if you have any questions about your studio, your gear or your music, you should
seriously consider to contact us via email@example.com (for technical
issues, support and facilities) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for
producing and promoting your music)
Our website will soon contain more details about these offerings.
*** Cafe Sonore, october 29, 2003
Wednesday, october 29 there will be a live registration of Cafe Sonore, in the
TV studios of the (net 3) studio building in Hilversum (NL). There will be a
live concert given by one of the CEM composers. You can visit this event and
registration by contacting email@example.com
When you visit the cafe sonore, make sure to be there before 20.00 hours
(registration at the desk of the Net 3 studio building).
*** Bernd Scholl live, november 8, 2003
Bernd Scholl will perform at the Erkrath Stellarium, in Burgerhaus Hochdahl,
40699 Erkrath-Hochdahl (Germany)
More information:(+49) 02104/ 947666, Fax: +49) 02104/947667 or
*** 10 years liquid sound, Bad Sulza World Wide Wet festival, November 7,8,9
(thanks to Heike Mader for this news)
In the Toscan-thermes there will be another Electronic Dream Night organised by
featuring: Mind-Flux, Der Laborant, Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder, Fanger &
and Chris Lang. More info: www.liquid-sound.de, Phone +49-36461-92888
*** 7th Schallwende EM Breakfast, december 14, 2003
(thanks to Sylvia Sommerfeld for this news)
with Live concerts by Rainbow Serpent and Tranzmutanz,
venue: DTC 1984, Düsseldorf, Oberlöricker Str. 5
tickets: 18 euro (including breakfast)
more info: (+49) 02327/79385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*** London concerts, November 29, 2003.
AMP Records has organised a series of concerts in London (UK), the last one
announced will take place:
Saturday November 29th, ARTISTS TO BE CONFIRMED, St. Cyprian's, Glentworth St,
More Info; http://www.ampmusic.demon.co.uk/ampconcerts.html
*** New Lightwave Album
Christian Jacob of Lightwave wrote us: "....We are happy to inform you that our
new album will be released in january 2004 by "Signatures", the Contemporary
music collection of "Radio France" (French public radio organization). Its title
"Bleue comme une orange" is drawn from a famous poem by French surrealist poet
Paul Eluard. This project has a long history... It started in 1994 under the
working title "Malibu"... and it went through various steps of studio
recordings and production... This album opens a new path in Lightwave's musical
explorations: short ambient and melodic compositions, mixing together electronic
minimalist soundscapes with acoustic instruments at the forefront, "Bleue comme
une orange" pushes forward the concept of "electronic chamber music" that is
behind most of Lightwave's productions... It is one among our most intimate
projects so far... and we hope you will love it just as we do... We would be
very thankful if you could help us in advertising this forthcoming album among
the e-music community. Review copies will be available in december. Kind regards
Christoph, Christian and Paul...."
More info: email@example.com
*** New Releases by AMP Records
Mark Jenking of AMP Records informed us about the brand new AMP Releases:
MARK JENKINS "Sequencer Loops 2" AMP Records AMP-CD050
INTELLIGENTSIA "Civilizations" AMP Records AMP-CD049
GENE ESS "Sunrise Falling" AMP Records AMP-CD048
BARRY CLEVELAND "Volcano" AMP Records AMP-CD047
More info can be obtained from: http://www.ampmusic.demon.co.uk/ampcds.html
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