5pm – Workshop with Ezra Buchla and Brian Crabtree on Monome’s “Aleph” Soundcomputer
6pm – Workshop with Peter Blasser on his digital instrument the “SHNTH”
8pm, performances by:
M. Geddes Gengras
Loud Objects with Greg Fox
As even consumer electronics move into a “post-PC” era of tablets and smartphones, Roulette’s 2014 Mixology Festival looks at the newest ways electronics are being used to make music. For a while dominated by laptops, the current landscape hold no singular method; co-opting analog and digital synthesizers from the past, exploring the touch screen as a modern performance instrument, and designing open source programming platforms and DIY circuits for personalized music making.
This year’s Mixology will feature performances by Pete Swanson, Outer Space (John Elliott of Emeralds), Ben Vida, M. Geddes Gengras, C. Lavender, Loud Objects (Tristan Perich and Kunal Gupta with Greg Fox), and Laraaji – with presentations and workshops by Brian Crabtree and Ezra Buchla on Monome’s Aleph Soundcomputer (http://monome.org/aleph/) and Peter Blasser on his instrument “The Shnth” and it’s programming front end “Fish” (http://shbobo.net). Throughout the two-day festival, a record fair of local electronic music imprints such as Software, RVNG, PAN, Shinkoyo plus the artists’ merchandise will grace Roulette’s lobby.
MIXOLOGY FESTIVAL 2014 PASS – $30
Pass good for one ticket to all workshops and performances in two-day festival. Tickets can be redeemed online or at Roulette’s Box Office. Tickets cannot be split amongst guests for the same performance.
Curated by Matthew Mehlan and Amanda Davis