Moogfest Sneak Preview: The Debut Of Neuronics

Organizers of Moogfest 2016 – scheduled for Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22 in Durham, NC – have announced the line up of vendors for the event’s Modular Marketplace.

The Modular Marketplace, which is free and open to the public, will feature product launches, daily demonstrations, sound experiments and other special events. It takes place at the American Tobacco Campus at 318 Blackwell Street, from 10am – 6pm from May 19 – 22.

A new company debuting at the event is Neuronics  – a collaboration of Dewanatron’s Leon Dewan and producer Josh Humphrey. Their sneak preview video is embedded above.  Continue reading

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music Coming To England Nov 2016

Organizers have announce plans for the Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music, being held Nov 10-13 in Birmingham, England.

The inaugural Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music will take place across four days and three venues. The line-up includes highly influential ambient industrialists :zoviet*france; Kraut-rock’ and electronica collective Gnod; Ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur; DJ Rusty Egan of Visage fame and Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan). Continue reading

2016 Moogfest Program Details Announced

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Moogfest organizers shared with us program details for Moogfest 2016, scheduled for May 19 – 22 in Durham, NC.

During the day, Moogfest explores the future of technology and creativity with a ‘mind-expanding conference’, featuring panels, workshops and installations.

At night, Moogfest celebrates the future of sound, with performances by early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists.

Here are the program details that have been announced: Continue reading

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

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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 electro-music.com Spring Equinox 2015 Live Streaming Event

spring2015_649Jacob Watters, the Program Director for the electro-music.com 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

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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