Minitek, New York’s electronic music + innovation festival, is scheduled for September 12-13, 2008:
for the first minitek, we’ve been lucky to get support from some of the most exciting electronic music talents from around the world. alongside the most sought-after artists who have a solid following in the US, you will hear top acts from abroad whose US debuts have been eagerly awaited for years and you’ll discover young emerging artists that are currently gaining tremendous momentum, some of which are home-grown new york locals.
we know that the genre of “electronic music” covers many other facets that you won’t find on minitek’s lineup, like progressive or drum’n’bass for instance. we chose the term because most artists can’t possibly be reduced to one single genre, and it leaves room for interpretation and development.
as for the innovation aspect of minitek, we wanted to bring some of the most ingenious projects and inventions from all around the world off the internet and right to your doorstep. we selected a range of experimental art and technology installations that you can discover and try out in the innovation pavillion during the day. and during the night, visual artists will fill the walls with their most unconventional projections.
Featured artists include: Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz, Audion (aka Matthew Dear), Troy Pierce, M.A.N.D.Y and Monoblock.
Lineup info, free podcast downloads and information on a remix competition are available at the Minitek site.
Image: Eric Hamilton