SuperByte 2015 Chiptune + Low-tech Arts Festival Returns To Manchester In September


SuperByte is a celebration of all things DIY and lo-fi, where nostalgia takes a back seat and forward-thinking creativity is encouraged through limitation.

SuperByte 2015 – a ‘Chiptune, Low-Tech & 8-Bit Arts Festival – returns to Manchester, UK this year for its fourth installment.

SuperByte has risen to prominence over the last three years as one of the most important events on the international chiptune calendar.

The festival launched in 2012 as a one-day chiptune and retro gaming event and featured performances from the likes of Henry Homesweet and Chipzel. Having grown considerably over the last three years, the main performances of the 2015 edition will take place at Manchester’s The Zoo, with other activities and fringe events being held in various venues around the city.

There’ll be retro gaming expos and competitions, art exhibitions, circuit bending stalls and workshops for making music on various old-school gaming consoles. Continue reading

Denver Synth Meet This Saturday, March 14

denver-synth-meetThe Denver Synth Meet is scheduled for tomorrow, March 14th, from 10 am-10 pm.

Planned activites for the event include:

  • Synth DIY class by Synthrotek
  • Manufacturer demos by WMD, Audio Damage, Grayscale, NIIO Analog & Soundtrack Loops
  • Buy/Sell/Trade/Promote area
  • Evening electronic music performances

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Call For Musicians – The Spring Equinox 2015 Live Streaming Event

spring2015_649Jacob Watters, the Program Director for the Spring Equinox 2015 Live Streaming Event let us know that they are looking for musicians to perform during the event.

The Event will be held on March 21, starting at 15:00 GMT. It offers electronic musicians a chance to perform for a live audience that listens to the stream from around the globe. All genres of electronic and electro-acoustic music are welcome. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 – An International Event On An Intimate Stage


Moogfest 2014, held in Asheville, NC April 23-27, was an ambitious, audacious and ultimately successful electronic music festival that transformed Moogfest into an international event that may be the yardstick by which other events are measured in years to come.

Moogfest began its life in 2004 as one-evening event, based in New York. The initial subsequent Moogfests were basically ‘dream concerts’ that featured a who’s who of Moog players.

In 2010, Moogfest moved to Asheville, North Carolina, the home of Moog Music. Moog partnered with event producers AC Entertainment, and Moogfest scaled up to a three-day festival. In 2012, Moog & AC Entertainment went their separate ways, with AC organizing the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in fall 2013 and Moog Music planning an even more ambitious 2014 Moogfest.

Moogfest_Future_of_Music_Robert_PlumaOrganizers billed this year’s Moogfest as “The Synthesis Of Technology, Art & Music”, which highlights their intention of transforming the event into more than an electronic music festival. It also emphasizes the concept of ‘synthesis’ being more than creating new sounds, but combining all types of things – music, visuals, technology and ideas – to create something new.

The Moogfest 2014 schedule included 5 days of densely packed night and day programming. Synthtopia was on location in Asheville for the event, and we’ll be following up with videos, interviews and more. In the meantime, here’s our take on this year’s Moogfest: Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Kicks Off Wednesday

moogfest-2014Moogfest 2014, a five-day festival ‘dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music’, kicks off this Wed, April 23rd, in Asheville, NC.

The electronic music festival will feature a full schedule of daytime programs, evening concerts and more. Featured performers and panelists are a who’s who of electronic music, including: Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Keith Emerson, Nile Rodgers, Mark Farina, Sasha, Janelle Monae, Dorit Chrysler, Forest M. Mims, David Borden, Tom Oberheim, Joseph Paradiso, Daedulus, Roger Linn, Dave Smith, Don Buchla and many more.  Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Lineup To Feature Kraftwerk In 3D, Moroder, Laurie Anderson, Sasha, Chic & More To Come

moogfest-kraftwerkMoogfest organizers have announced the first set of musicians that will be performing at the 2014 electronic music festival, being held April 23-27 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Kraftwerk will perform three 3D sets, Laurie Anderson will perform The Language of the Future, there will be sets from Giorgio Moroder & Sasha, and Chic with Nile Rodgers will be on hand for a funky dance party.

Here are the artists confirmed for Moogfest 2014. Organizers say that 70+ artists are still to be announced: Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Music Showcase Curators To Include WARP Records, Fool’s Gold, Ghostly Intl., No. 19 + Crew Love, AFROPUNK & More

Moogfest_2014_LogoMoogfest organizers have announced plans to have music showcases at the 2014 event, being held April 25-27, curated by WARP Records, Fool’s Gold, Ghostly Intl., No. 19 + Crew Love, AFROPUNK & others.

“These companies nurture brilliant artists,” notes Emmy Parker, Brand Director, Moog Music Inc. & Moogfest. “We’re crafting an event that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog: different modes of thinking, new ideas and technology, and intensely diverse music. These are the right group of creative curators to make that happen on the music side.”

Music showcases will be part of the nighttime programming that will feature diverse musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners in over ten venues across the city of Asheville, NC. Headliners will be announced later this month.

Here are the details on the music showcase curators: Continue reading