EMM is the result of a consortium formed in 2002 between Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), Lewis University, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Officially formed in 2002, this festival was founded by Mike McFerron, Connie Mayfield, and Paul Rudy in 2000 when it was presented at KCKCC under the name "Kansas City Electronic Music Festival." In 2001, the festival continued at Lewis University under the title, "Electronic Music at Lewis - 2001."
The festival is currently calling for submissions of "scores". Unfortunatly you only have until May 1st. Yikes.
Performances will be done in 8.1 surround sound and the organizers encourage students to apply for not only performances, but also any thesis', papers, or lectures they might be intrested in providing.
Tags: electronicmusicmidwest.org Lewis University festival
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
.:Livetronica Dot Net: Live Music + Electronica = Livetronica:.
Following up on my previous post about TKAB, I have found another site which is a resource, community and music site for live electronic music. It features articles, online radio, a community section and much more.
Tags: livetronica networking live show
.:The Kids Are Bored: Electronic Music Wherever You Are:.
The Kids Are Borded (TKAB) is a nice directory and calendar site that keeps track of live electronic shows and artists around the world. Any artist is free to sign up and add their shows to the calendar. TKAB also has a nifty search feature allowing you to find other artists in your area if you want to find artists to network with and setup shows.
Tags: the kids are bored TKAB networking live show
.:Spongefork v3: Live Audio Improvisational Tool - Music Software:.
Spongefork is a live audio improvisational tool for Mac OSX that features live audio manipulation, waveform synthesis, FM synthesis, and five loop sample processors. Click the link for more information. You can purchase it for a cool $65.00 off of the website.
Tags: Spongefork live music software Mac OSX
Monday, April 24, 2006
Links to two livesets by LivePA artist COSM. Both are sort of a trancey breaks ravey sorta thing with a lot of commercial sampling. Not my bag, but hey who am I to say. I am just assuming by the arrangement and sound that these are probably Ableton Livesets.
.:Live at Unity 2006:.
.:Live at A Bit on the Psyd:.
Tags: COSM liveset mp3
Thursday, April 20, 2006
.:Midnight Perverts Liveset:.
Here is a nice house techno set from Midnight Perverts. He used the following gear for this set:
Laptop - Ableton 5 + Plugins (Most of the Arturia)
Access Virus B
Pioneer EFX 500
Mackie Mixer Micro Series 1202
M-Audio Firewire 410
TC Electronics Finalizer Express
DJ Midi Controller (Just to mix the drum channels easier)
Tags: Midnight Perverts liveset mp3
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
.:LivePA Getting Started Guide:.
I have made some changes to my personal LivePA Getting Started guide. I updated some information and added a little bit more to create a more comprehensive list. Let me know what you think of it.
Tags: livepa getting started tutorial
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
.:MP3 Liveset Downloads:.
Atomikdog has recently posted on his website a whole bunch of new recorded livesets. These range from club sets to some internet radio performances. Be sure to check them out.
Tags: Atomikdog liveset mp3
Thursday, April 13, 2006
.:Micromusic: Liveset Feb 10th, 2006 MP3:.
Here is a nice little minimalist glitch sort of techno set I found online by Micromusic. Unfortunately the artist does not have very much information up on his/her website regarding the details of this set, but I was able to find out that it was done using two Yamaha RS7000's with a DJ mixer and a compressor. You can find his/her website at .:golittlemonkey.com:.
Tags: Micromusic liveset mp3
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I found this link to some great T-shirts online. They are from the Ishkur website .:Link:. There is some fun reading over there, but these T-shirts are just great. I would totally wear one out while gigging. You can buy for about $20.00 over at Cafepress.com
Tags: Stop DJ Worship T-shirt Ishkur
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
STFU Glasgow - Netaudio in the Real World
This documentary follows the STFU Glasgow music festival, featuring concert footage, visuals and interviews with many of the participating musicians. In six chapters the film explores various aspects of contemporary electronic music production and distribution, with an emphasis on the democratization of the music production tools and the Internet as a space for distribution and communication.
STFU is an international non-profit collective of musicians, netlabel activists and promoters who organize concerts of electronic and experimental music.
Tags: documentary STFU festival video
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Throughout Chicago this weekend artists and musicians from Mexico city are coming to showcase their art across the entire metropolitan area. This looks to be a great event showcasing not only some great music but also some great art. You can find specific deals of venues, times and artists on the website.
ChicagoÂs fourth instance of the decentralized and distributed (A) r4wb1t5 macro.Fest consists of a string of New Media art events occurring each day from April 5th through April 9th. Various alternative art spaces in Chicago will function as hosts for these individually curated and connected r4wb1t5 micro.Fests. Each micro.Fest is organized by individual curators based in Mexico City and facilitated in Chicago by Amanda Gutierrez, jon.satrom and jonCates. This r4wb1t5 macro.Fest is a macro-expansion/explosion of previous smaller r4wb1t5 micro.Fest activities.
This r4wb1t5 macro.Fest initiates a cultural exchange wherein Chicago-based curators, organizers and artists will soon travel to Mexico City to develop a sister r4wb1t5 festival. Artists, curators, organizers, facilitators and participants gather for these free and open events comprised of live audio and video, media art screenings, installations, and network based art in the discursive context of r4WB1t5. Join the conversational hyperthreads of these dynamic exchanges between Chicago and Mexico City!
Tags: Chicago Mexico City noise music festival