Electro-Music Asheville Festival May 6 & 7, 2016

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If you are out Asheville, NC way this weekend head over to the Asheville electro-music festival to see some great artists perform and give seminars.

The Asheville electro-music festival brings some of the world's finest electronic and experimental musicians to the mountains of Western North Carolina. They will be joined by local artists for two days of compelling live music and innovative technology. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art will accompany the concerts.

Web Site: http://emavl.com/

Tickets: One day $15  | Two days $25

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/894355894015198/

PS – I had the honor of playing this festival in 2012 and 2014). In the spirit of #TBT below is a photo taken after sound check (one of my fav photos from various festival travels), plus a video of a song from my set.

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Video of the song "New Heart Beating" from the album Fear Cannot Save Us https://youtu.be/uoBJ2jJ7S-w.

 More photos from the event in 2014 here https://www.flickr.com/photos/markmosher/albums/72157644411518838.

Denver Immediate Music Festival April 29, 2016

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The Immediate Music Festival is Today (April 29, 2016) in Denver. The festival is broken into two parts – a workshop in the morning and a concert in the evening. The festival features the Flux Conduction Ensemble lead by my good friend/collaborator and Conduction maestro J.A Deane. Note my friend Victoria Lundy who I featured in a post yesterday is part of the Flux Conduction Ensemble. See Facebook invite for more details on the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1085813711439976.

Here is an article on the festival from Westword Magazine.

 

The Immediate Music Festival is celebration of collaborative improvisation. Students and the community are invited to attend workshops and demonstrations of Soundpainting, Conduction, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, Group Improvising, and to enjoy wonderful improvisatory performances and interactive presentations.

All presentations and workshops will be made by extremely experienced, thoughtful, and gentle artist/clinicians including Jane Rigler and Janet Feder from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Master Improviser and Soundpainting expert Evan Mazunik, French Horn Professor/Improviser/Educator Jeffrey Agrell from The Universty of Iowa, and Conduction maestro and master improviser J.A Deane.

The days events will be followed by an evening concert featuring the group Sone (Jane Rigler, Janet Feder, Evan Mazunik, Mark Harris) improvising and accompanying short silent films, and the Flux Conduction Ensemble led by J.A. Deane, collaboratively improvising using the gestures of Conduction.

This event, including all workshops, presentations, and the evening concert, is free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged (see below) and lunch will be provided to registered participants.

When: Friday, April 29, 2016, workshops and presentations from 9:00am-2:30pm, evening concert at 7:30pm
Where: Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver CO 80204
Parking: Free in the 7th Street Garage (7th and Lawrence)
Cost: FREE!

MORE INFO: http://www.msudenver.edu/music/events/immediatemusicfestival/

Workshop Schedule

9:00—9:15 am Meeting and introductions
9:20—9:40 am Sone Performance with Jeff Agrell
9:40— 10:00 am Get to know the artists
10:00—10:10 am Ten minutes of group sounds
10:10—11:05 am Soundpainting with Evan Mazunik
11:10—11:30 am Janet Feder Performance and Chat
11:30—12:00 pm Group Play
12:00—12:30 pm Lunch
12:30—12:50 pm Improvising with Jeff Agrell
12:50—1:10 pm Deep Listening Workshop with Jane Rigler
1:10—2:05 pm Conduction led by Dino J.A. Deane
2:10—2:30 pm Final Group Performance led by Jeff Agrell
Evening Concert

7:30 PM Concert – Free and Open to the Public
Sone accompanies silent films by women
Flux Conduction Ensemble
King Center Recital Hall and King Center Music & Dance Studio | Google Map

“9 Box” AudioCubes Interactive Installation will be at Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 at Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience

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HUGE news! I’ll be helping out the awesome The Bob Moog Foundation at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
I’ll be flying out to bring my multi-player "9 Box" Percussa AudioCubes
casual instrument/interactive installation to be a part of the
“expanded Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience”. What an honor! I
can’t wait. If you'll be at the fest come say hi.

http://mountainoasisfestival.com/dr-bobs-interactive-sonic-experience/.

The Bob Moog Foundation brings sonic inspiration, engagement and
education to Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit with an expanded Dr.
Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience. Featuring an array of synthesizers,
theremins, effects, oscilloscopes and more, the Interactive Sonic
Experience will be open to all ages from 12:00-6:00pm each day of the festival in the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theatre.
The community is invited to explore the sonic universe and learn about
the fundamentals of synthesis through hands-on interaction with a range
of incredible electronic musical instruments. Marc Doty,
Education Specialist for the Bob Moog Foundation and highly esteemed
synth demonstrator with over 5 million views on YouTube, will be present
throughout the festival to guide attendees through the Interactive
Sonic Experience.

New to this year’s set-up will be Boulder-based electronic musician and performer Mark Mosher
who will be bringing his multi-player “9 Box” to Dr. Bob’s Interactive
Sonic Experience. 
Part collaborative instrument, part interactive
installation – the 9 Box allows up to four casual players to instantly
make music and shape sound using smart wireless sensor cubes called
AudioCubes made by California-based Percussa.
In addition to being a source of musical inspiration, the 9 Box and
AudioCubes are becoming popular as a teaching solution in STEM schools.

Diana Wortham Theatre
2 N Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

More on the 9 Box at http://9box.modualtethis.com.
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See You at The Pacific Northwest Synthfest March 16th in Seattle

I’ll be flying up from Boulder to Seattle next weekend for the Pacific Northwest Synthfest on March 16th. I’m playing my Dark SciFi Controllerism set with original songs from my albums along with some unreleased material. I’ll be debuting my new 2013 show with interactive visuals with live camera input (teaser photos here) and will perform a 45 minute set with Q&A at 11am. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with fellow synth enthusiasts in Seattle – woot!

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The event is FREE and you can find more details on their Facebook page. Here is a summary of the event.

The MMTA Spring Synth Fest 2013 is scheduled for March 16, 2013 at Shoreline Community College just north of Seattle. It runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm. There will be four rooms this year:

The Petting Zoo: Show off your gear. See other people show off their gear. Touch it. Pet it. Love it.

The Performance / Telepresentation Room for performances and presentations that run throughout the day.

The Trade Show Room where manufacturers will be able to give demos on their gear. This is similar to The Petting Zoo but will likely be a quieter setting where you can go one on one with individual manufacturers.

Jam Session Room. This room will be one big day-long jam session that you can join and leave as you please. Everyone welcome!