New West Electronic Arts & Music Organization – International Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music

Sunday, October 28, 2007. 8:30 pm

New West Electronic Arts & Music Organization – International Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music

Sunday, October 28, 2007. 8:30 pm

Founded in 1998, NWEAMO is an all volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 organization dedicated to the promotion of music and inter-related arts that involve the creative use of computers and electronics, and to building a diverse community among electro-acoustic composers amd media artists throughout the world. We embrace all styles of electronic music, from works which involve turntables and “bent” electronics to those utilizing cutting-edge composition and synthesis programs such as Max/MSP, Super Collider, and Csound; Rock and Pop music; Ritual Dance Music, Music Concrete and Sound Collage; Performance Art and Multimedia Events; Ambient Music and Sound Installations; and Improvised and Process Music.

With these goals in mind, NWEAMO hosts annual international festivals of electro-acoustic music. These festivals distinctly seek to establish and showcase the similar modern-day evolutions of “art” and “popular” music, and do so by consistently calling for technology-based music. NWEAMO’s festivals feature different nightly concerts in several cities (these have included Boulder (Colorado, USA), Morelia (Mexico), Portland (Oregon, USA), San Diego (California, USA), New York City (New York, USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Berlin (Germany) and Venice (Italy). Concerts feature electro-acoustic compositions involving live performance or a compelling visual element. This encompasses works for acoustic instrument and electronics, live electronic performance and loudspeaker orchestra, as well as electro-acoustic works featuring video, installations, dance and performance art.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 – 9:00 PM

“¢ Freida Abtan: “Yellow Flowers” – projected moving image + audio (DVD)
“¢ Geneviève Favre: “Electra” – clothing as musical instrument and movie screen
“¢ SWARMIUS: “Grand Larceny” – violin, sax, snare drum, laptop – classical speed metal
“¢ Charles Nichols: “De Grijze Boom” – metasaxophone
“¢ Jack Vees: “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” – extended electric bass
“¢ Hitoshi Akayama, Jonathon F. Lee, Akira Takaoka, Keiichi Tanaka: “Ambient Tide” – live projected image, lasers & electro music
“¢ The Fearsome Sparrow: Experimental Rock