Events

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Five

“Fifth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and this time around it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a room for attendees to set up and show off their synth gear and a number of free live performances!

In March of 2018 the fifth ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes

Moffenzeef Modular – Live from Control 11.10.2017

Published on Dec 8, 2017 CTRL MOD

“Ross Fish of Portland’s Moffenzeef Modular visits Control for a live demo of his growing line of hands-on, crunchy, beat oriented Eurorack modules. In this video Ross talks about Moffenzeef’s development and design inspirations, with a full run down of his growing system: G.M.O., Deviant, Muskrat, Kricket, Mito, Count, Dialup + a sneak peak of 2 new modules to

Tiptop Audio and Lattex Plus announces the second edition of MEFF modular synthesizer event

Tiptop Audio and Lattex Plus are joining together to host a modular synthesizer event in the heart of Italy, featuring the artistically vibrant

Watch Moogfest kick off with epic 50-hour livestream, lineup – minus men

Women and transgender artists have too often seen their work in electronic music pushed to the margins. Moogfest’s launch this year puts them first.

Moogfest this year promises to have the mix they’ve been brewing in the latest editions: part music festival, part conference, with music and music technology meeting up with larger themes around science and innovation. The difference is, instead of the presence of female and transgender artists being just another box for curators to tick — “hey, look, we booked some women” — here, they’re leading the announcement. That includes both a 50-hour livestream of back-to-back sets from a pretty amazing and diverse set of artists, plus the first wave announcement of artists.

Here’s Madame Gandhi explaining the idea:

The result is a mixture of people you know really well (legends like Suzanne Ciani, Moor Mother) alongside a lot of artists who are almost certainly new to you – particularly as they’ve been drawn from disparate genres and geographies. Indeed, these are the kind of people who have been quietly pushing music in new directions, but who might get lost in the fine print of music programs, or pushed to the side in music headlines. In fact, I think the upshot is a potential victory not only for gender equality, but for independent and out-of-the-mainstream music, too. And knowing CDM readers, irrespective of your gender, I think that’s a value you’re likely to enjoy seeing represented.

As Ciani tells The New York Times:

For Ms. Ciani, the theme for Moogfest 2018 is only natural. “Women have long been intimately connected to electronic music, perhaps because it offered a path outside male-dominated conventional music worlds,” she said. “What has changed is an awareness of women in the field historically as well as a huge influx of contemporary talent.”

Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

To that I’d add that it’s worth noting that the “influx” and “contemporary” parts are also closely tied to international artists. Our own CDM contributor will have a conversation with a fellow Romanian woman in the Bucharest scene for one link to that; I’ve also had conversations recently with a some Iranian artists about the situation for women making music there (and the resulting international scene as they travel), and … well, look down the list of countries below.

Moor Mother, the ground-breaking experimental project of Philadelphia’s Camae Ayewa, is one of many people deserving of first-wave headliner recognition – and now getting it.

We’ll have some interviews with artists shortly, so Moogfest’s lineup is your gain, wherever you are.

To watch the livestream:

You can watch from anywhere beginning at 12pm ET on Wednesday December 6 until 2pm ET on Friday December 8.
http://AlwaysOn.Live

Or watch here:

I’m also cross-posting to our CDM Facebook page.

The schedule:

The beginning is – starting very radical, in a nice way! Unfortunately, upstream bandwidth / encoding looks … very choppy. Hoping some of the artists sort that out better. (This is a real roadblock of livestreaming, but that’s a topic for another time.)

Livestream artists:

Admina
(Bucharest, Romania)
Adriana T
(Athens, GA, USA)
Alissa Derubeis
(Asheville, NC, USA)
Amy Knoles
(Valencia, CA, USA)
Ana Paula Santana
(Guadalajara, Mexico)
Andrea Alvarez
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Annie Hart
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Awaymsg
(Durham, NC, USA)
Aseul
(Seoul, South Korea)
Bells Roar
(Albany, NY, USA)
Caz9
(Dublin, Ireland)
Club Chai (8ULENTINA & FOOZOOL)
(Bay Area, CA, USA)
Despicable Zee
(Oxford, UK)
DJ Haram
(Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Dot
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Ela Minus
(Bogota, Columbia)
Elles
(London, UK, USA)
Emily Wells
(New York, NY, USA)
Fari B
(London, UK)
FOSIL
(Chile, Santiago)
Galcid
(Tokyo, Japan)
Jil Christensen
(Durham, NC, USA)
KALONICA NICX
(Bandung, Indonesia)
Kandere
(Melbourne, Australia)
Katie Gately
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Kim Ki O
(Istanbul, Turkey)
Lauren Flax
(New York, NY, USA)
Lilith Ai
(London, UK)
Lucy Cliche
(Sydney, Australia)
Lya “Drummer”
(London, UK)
Madame Gandhi
(New Delhi, India)
Mileece
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Moor Mother
(Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Nazira
(Almaty, Khazakhstan)
Nesa Azadikhah
(Tehran, Iran)
Nicola Kuperus
(Detroit, MI, USA)
Nonku Phiri
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
OG Lullabies
(Washington, DC, USA)
OTOMO X (Fay Milton & Ayse Hassan)
(London, UK)
PlayPlay
(Durham, NC, USA)
Pulpy Shilpy
(Pune, India)
SARANA
(Samarinda, East Borneo)
Sassy Black
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Stud1nt
(Asheville, NC, USA)
Sui Zhen
(Melbourne, Australia)
Suzanne Ciani & Layne
(Bolinas, CA, USA)
Suzi Analogue
(Miami, FL, USA)
Therese Workman
(New York, NY, USA)
Vessel Skirt
(Hobart, Tasmania)
Zensofly
(Durham, NC, USA)

Of course, even better than live streaming is – being there in person. (No buffering issues! Or… if there are, seek medical attention!)

Here’s the first-wave lineup announcement, including a couple of friends (and a couple of idols)!

Amber Mark
Annie Hart
Armen Ra
Aurora Halal
Bonaventure
Carla Dal Forno
CEP (Caroline Polachek)
Caterina Barbieri
DJ HARAM
Ellen Allien
Emily Sprague
Fatima Al Qadiri
Fawkes
Gavin Rayna Russom
Helen Money
Honey Dijon
Jamila Woods
Jenny Hval
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Karyyn
Katie Gately
Kristin Kontrol
Kyoka
Lawrence Rothman
Madame Gandhi
Maliibu Miitch
Midori Takada
Nadia Sirota
Nicole Mitchell
Noncompliant
Pamelia Stickney
Sassy Black
Shanti Celeste
SOPHIE
Stud1nt
Umfang
Upper Glossa

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MEFF 2018 – Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair in Florence March 24-25 Announced

MEFF 2018 – Official video teaser from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

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“Tiptop Audio and Lattex Plus are joining together to host the second edition of MEFF, a modular synthesizer event in the heart of Italy.

This is a two-day event in March 24-25 2018 which will take place at the Impact HUB, in the artistically vibrant city of Florence.
This event is open to all

Toronto Sound Festival 2017 Various YT

Published on Nov 27, 2017 Randy Piscione

“Various video bits from the 2017 Toronto Sound Festival.”

Toronto Sound Festival 2017 Pics HD

Published on Nov 27, 2017 Piscione

No audio, just pics.

“Photos from the 2017 Toronto Sound Festival. A bit rough, shot with my cell phone.”

Thonk w/ Music Thing Modular at Brighton Modular Meet

via @thonk_synth

“Doors opening soon”

via @thonk_synth

Set up and ready for hordes

via @BrightonModular

@tomwhitwell #musicthingmodular & #kenbabbs CVFreqs #modularsynth #eurorackmodular #eurorack

Soundmit 2017 Update – Final Details on Event Are In

The final details on Soundmit 2017 are in. Soundmit is the evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, the largest synth event in Italy. The following are some details on the scope of the event:

“THE NUMBERS

The first edition of the Soundmit – International Sound Summit, the natural evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, which has proved to be up to expectations, involving more than 180 industry

An Evening with Peter Blasser – Live from Control

Published on Nov 18, 2017 Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices

“Peter Blasser, the artist + inventor behind Ciat-Lonbarde, Ieaskul F. Mobenthey and synthmall.com, visits Control to discuss his handmade SHTAR, the Cocoquantus, aspects of his programming language SHLISP and Fish, the solar powered Tocante series, jazz and other inspirations. Shot on location at Control, a synthesizer brick &

An Evening with Peter Blasser – Live from Control

Published on Nov 18, 2017 Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices

“Peter Blasser, the artist + inventor behind Ciat-Lonbarde, Ieaskul F. Mobenthey and synthmall.com, visits Control to discuss his handmade SHTAR, the Cocoquantus, aspects of his programming language SHLISP and Fish, the solar powered Tocante series, jazz and other inspirations. Shot on location at Control, a synthesizer brick &