Happy Earth Day 2013! Few can deny the relationship that electronic music and our wonder for the universe share. The two create a wonderful of mixture of sound and vision that compliments our passion to better understand the cosmos. To celebrate, I am making this post that I will be updating through the day with electronic music made on and for Earth Day by various artists around the world. Please check back again for what is sure to be a stream of wonderfully Earthly sounds.
Thanks to Paul McNees for organizing the event. I had a great time at the Koinonia Music Festival on April 20, 2013 where Doug Lynner and Thea Farhadian performed live at Tom's place in Berkeley, CA.
Thanks to Robot Speak for hosting Randy Jones and his Soundplane controller. He was really great sharing the intimate details on his controller and the technology behind it. Get a look at the controller, calibration software and other details presented by Randy himself.
A Summer concert doesn't get any better than this. A leading figure in the UK's electronic music scene for over 20 years, Mark Jenkins has performed as a member of White Noise and with singer Arthur Brown and members of Can, Gong, Van Der Graaf Generator, and Tangerine Dream. He is the author of the acclaimed book and CD "Analog Synthesizers" and is the first musician in the world to release a CD created entirely on the Apple iPad.
Hosted by Kevin Kissinger and Shane Morris, the KC Regional electro-music festival encompasses all styles of electronic music, DIY instruments, performances, collaborations, and demonstrations. Free and open to the public for all ages.
This Saturday July 23rd, London-based electronic music composer MARK JENKINS stars at the VANDERBILT MUSEUM PLANETARIUM, NEW YORK. Mark has been a leading figure in the UK's electronic music scene for over 20 years, and his release last year of the world's first all-Apple iPad CD "The iPad Album" drew international attention. This weekend's concert at the palatial museum and planetarium setting on Long Island, NY sees his return to the USA, with other concerts in the UK and Europe to follow shortly.
OUTPUT:NOISE PRESENTS AN
EVENING OF EXPLORATORY MUSIC
For our 2nd, official, event in Syracuse we are bringing in two very multi-dimensional, boundary forging artists; Work/Death, hailing from Providence, RI and Baltimore resident Elijah Forest (also known as Lolly Gesserit and formerly known as Terrors.) Of his sound, the man behind Work/Death enunciates his intention to "connect the dots along the path of music concrete, electro-acoustic improv, harsh noise and the pop song" through a sonic palette ranging from "crumbling distortion and dense synth textures to delicate melodies and empty field recordings."
With two shows sold out within days of their announcement and more shows rumored to be coming all one can say is Boing! Kraftwerk will play three exclusive 3 D shows October 12 and 13, 2011 at the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich for the opening of the art exhibition "Kraftwerk-3D-Video Installation“ at the Kunstbau-Lenbachhaus. For more than four decades Kraftwerk are recognised worldwide as inventors of various musical genres such as Electro, Industrial, Synthpop, Minimal and Techno.
Join us by listening or participating on July 16th at 1200 GMT for a unique project in sound as artists from around the world stream the sounds outside their doors and windows. All streams will be combined by a main mixer into an overall stereo output and out to the main port at radio.electro-music. Being a global event, with numerous time zones, this will create a number of juxtapositions as some participants will be streaming in the day time and others at night at the same time. The event is ON THE AIR now, tune in at http://electro-music.com/radio/
Whether you are an artist who wants to incorporate sound into their art or a musician looking to compose an installation, come spend a week playing and learning with us. Elaine Buckholtz and Sasha Leitman enjoy blurring the relationship between sound and image and share a passion for creating supportive learning environments where curiousity provokes innovative idea to take shape. This is a project based class where hands on skills will be taught along side technical, theoretical and artistic learning. People of all computer skill levels welcome in this learning environment.
Pushing the Envelope: ADSR is a forthcoming multimedia art show melding the historical roots of electronic music with the creativity of Asheville artists who have been inspired by the connections between analog synthesis and visual and performing arts. Bob Moog’s pioneering work will serve as inspiration for the exhibit. The show will be held at The Artery in Asheville’s River Arts District from Saturday, July 9, through Saturday, July 30. The Asheville Area Arts Council and the Bob Moog Foundation are cosponsoring the three-week exhibit.
Sonic Circuits Festival returns with its annual exploration of experimental music from DC and beyond with an exciting program of music, film and dance performances. Venues include The Strathmore Mansion, AFI Silver Theater, Pyramid Atlantic, and two free outdoor performances on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.
On July 1st at 22:00 CET the French, Lyon based, Television station will broadcast a concert by Jean Michel Jarre live from Monaco. Jarre has designed a special light show which he will perform on a 200-meter-long stage. It's also been suggested that attendees will need binoculars. The show filmed by 18 HD cameras will include HD video effects, lasers and pyrotechnics. The concert will be braodcast in a worldwide exclusive on the international news channel and via Ustream.tv on euronews.net. The event is part of the coverage for the royal wedding week in Monaco of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday, 2 July. Read more below including the original press release from Jean Michel Jarre's website.
David Borden founded Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co. in 1969 with the generous support of Robert Moog. The group is credited as the world’s first synthesizer ensemble and received praise from the New York Times at the time: “Mother Mallard turns out some of the best synthesizer music around.” His major work, The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, a twelve-part cycle of pieces for synthesizers, acoustic instruments and voice has been called the “Goldberg Variations of minimalism.” His first composition teachers were jazz musicians Jimmy Giuffre and Jaki Byard. He is the retired founder and Director of the Digital Music Program at Cornell University.
Bent Festival 2011
Thursday June 23 through Saturday 25, 2011
Place: 319 Scholes Brooklyn, NY
From out of the woodwork, from the cracks in the sonic floorboards, from out of nowhere in fact, they came, five desperate individuals seeking sonic asylum. They share between them the same spoiled persuasions, corrupted at birth by the choice noises made out of random acoustics and ragged electronics. Reared on the pulse of jazz, unable to keep their aberrant tendencies towards experimentalism in check, they fled the jurisdiction of music halls for the wild frontier, breaking dozens of aural laws in the process.
The festival will take place in the French Riviera between Toulon and Saint Tropez in the Maures’ mountains. A lush and green setting, it’s a wild life sanctuary just a few kilometres behind the sea shore.
This video features a quick wrap up of the debut of Amon Tobin's ambitious ISAM Live show which launched itself to the public on June 1st as part of Montreal's Mutek Festival.
Celebrate the beginning of summer at electro-music by listening to the Summer Solstice Online Streaming Concert that will be going on all day long Saturday, June 18th 2011. Featuring electronic music artists from around the world. The concert schedule and where to listen are detailed at the URL below. Do check out the whole concert for my performance and many more at http://electro-music.com/radio/