Mixology 2014 features performances by Pete Swanson, Ben Vida, M. Geddes Gengras, C. Lavender, Peter Blasser, Loud Objects, and Outer Space
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 and Peter Blasser on his instrument “The Shnth” and it’s programming front end “Fish”. 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.