Midwest Electro-Music Experience 2014
Music for Adventurous Listeners
August 1 & 2, 2014
5505 East Washington St., Indianapolis IN 46219
Two days of experimental electronic and electroacoustic music and workshops along with video and visual artists. Featuring thirty-five world class musicians from around the USA.
$5 per session • $12 for all three
Schedule: (click each session to see lineup)
Paul Vnuk 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Adam Riviere 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Earthgirl 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Veronica Pejril 8:00 - 8:30 PM
Klimchak 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Michael Drews 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Surreal Estate 9:30 - 10:00 PM
Angry Red Planet 10:00 - 10:30 PM
Cytomorph 10:30 - 11:00 PM
onewayness 11:00 - 11:30 PM
remst8 11:30 - 12:00 AM
Modular Synthesis with SuperCollider - James Harkins 1:00 - 2:00 PM
MarSynth Modular - Damon Mar 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Shared System Modular - Adam Holquist 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday August 2nd live music 6pm-12am
Good Hands Team 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Todd Gerber 7:00 - 7:30 PM
dREKKa 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Faux Pas Quartet 8:00 - 8:30 PM
Joo Won Park 8:30 - 9:00 PM
AfterMyth 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Systems of Memory 9:30 - 10:00 PM
David Peck 10:00 - 10:30 PM
jmtta 10:30 - 11:00 PM
Damon Mar 11:00 - 11:30 PM
John Gore 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Featuring (click for more info)
This summer Riviere will be opening his studio, Playground Productions LLC, in Irvington welcoming all involved in the arts to record, rehearse, and present their works to all, and celebrating what Riviere promotes; keeping the music going.
Burning Artists Sales
Currently blazing new trails as a solo performer
Recent focus has been on the creation and development of self-generating soundscapes which depend both on the past and the present. Of particular interest is the catalyst of these sounds. A portion of this is realized through the creation of electronic synthesizers specifically for this task. Others are generated by existing modular synthesizers and audio processing equipment. Of particular interest is the study of philosophy-of-use of instruments produced by the musical instrument company Elektron.
DREKKA's sound is hushed, cinematic, ambient, ethereal and industrial... at times discordant and menacing, more often communicative and inviting. It is performed at a moderate volume, perfect for any small setting, including homes, gallery spaces, stores... music for those who enjoy filling in the gaps and the imagery that accompanies it.
Deeply felt inspiration is drawn from such luminaries as CINDYTALK, COIL, FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, HAFLER TRIO, NURSE WITH WOUND... contemporary examples of shared sounds could include SVARTE GREINER, MACHINEFABRIEK, CHRIS WATSON, STILLUPSTEYPA, IRR.APP.(EXT.) and WOUTER VAN VELDHOVEN.
DREKKA has undertaken over a dozen European excursions since 2002, including ITALY in 2010/2011/2012 and over fifty shows in the NETHERLANDS and ICELAND alone.
Charles Shriner: EWI / soft synths / controllers
Aaron Urbanski: Keyboards / soft synths / controllers
Jen Schmetzer: Vocals / sampler / effects
Duncan Putman: Bass / effects / dogs
"Modular Synthesis with SuperCollider" introduces techniques to make it easier to approach the SuperCollider audio programming language, by breaking audio processing down into small units (much like the components of a modular synthesizer). It uses the Just-In-Time Library (JITLib) for easy patching and repatching of the modules, making it simple to experiment with signal processing by swapping modules in and out, and rearranging their connections. The goal is to give you enough to take home, keep experimenting, and incorporate strange and fun sounds from SuperCollider into your work.
Performances of Drews’ compositions have been featured at SEAMUS, Cinesonika, Electronic Music Midwest, NYC Electronic Music Festival, Studio 300, PASIC, Super Computing Global, IASPM-Canada and throughout United States. Drews holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A.), Cleveland State University (M.MUS.) and Kent State University (B.A.). He resides with his family in Indianapolis and is Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI).
As of late Paul’s solo performances have been a return to vintage tribal space music. His rig typically includes analog synths, Korg Wavedrums old and new and an 8 channel live looping device. When a computer is employed it is used mainly as a mixer and a reverb machine. Half prepared motifs and half improvisation Paul spins sounds into live looped sound paintings of the moment.
Rather than aiming for a particular genre, remst8 prefers to follow the sounds where they take him, informed and inspired by the eclectic styles of music he listens to. Recently, remst8’s explorations have focused on deep drone and dark ambient tracks with a smattering of noise and experimentation.
Currently Surrealestate enjoys playing Old School Berlin using restored Moog vintage synths and other vintage equipment collected over the years. When required, styles include upbeat techno, psychill, ambient, and trance. Lighting and stage props are occasionally utilized to add to the experience. For MEME 2014, Surrealestate is planning an all analog show of new and old material.
John Collinge of Progression Magazine rated Campbell’s 2010 release “Translation” 12 out of 12 stars, observing that Todd’s “prolific and complex contributions on drums, cymbals and percussion lend depth and resonance to his incredible array of electronic applications,” creating “uncharted forays into sonic alchemy that probably surprised their creator as much as the listener.” John Patrick reviewed Todd’s 2011 release “Pathology,” noting that he “sounds like Sandy Nelson, Mitch Mitchell, and Art Blakey touring Sandoz laboratory, imbibing the product, then being turned loose in a studio full of synthesizers, plus acoustic and triggered percussion!”
Todd has been at the heart of the Nashville experimental and electronic music scenes since the late 1980s.