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an Electro-Music.com Community event
“Whether you are at NEEMFest for three hours, or three days, you will learn something or meet someone that will help you to become a better Electronic Musician.”Chuck van Zyl, Electronic Musician and host of the WPXN program Stars End.
This year’s NEEMFest (NorthEast Electro-Music Festival) is happening September 6-8, 2019 in Homer, NY. Now in its 15th year, the performance-centric gathering, which grew out of the electro-music.com community, features three full days of innovative electronic music concerts, workshops, seminars, demonstrations, video artists, industry-name interviews, and a mini-swap meet.
There will also be a hands-on “Synthesizer Petting Zoo,” with various rare and odd synthesizers, drum machines, and other pieces of electronic music gear you hadn’t known existed. (Please bring your own headphones for the Petting Zoo, otherwise a community set of headphones will be made available; iPhone/iPod headsets work well.)
NEEMFest 2019 will once again take place at The Center for the Arts of Homer, in Homer, New York.
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Make It Till You Fake It — Making Great Looking Faceplates With Simple Hand Tools. – Russ Hoffman, proprietor of Evaton Technologies, will offer a workshop in which attendees will construct a simple passive A/B switch Eurorack module, with a focus on making DIY front panels. The cost for materials is only $12.00. Skills learned here apply to any kind of DIY project, so don’t feel limited by the eurorack format focus. You can prepay for this here to assure a spot at the table: http://www.paypal.me/EvatonTechnologies/12
Bill Vencil (aka Chords of Orion) will present two workshops relative to ambient music creation.
Quadrophonic Sounds via LOGIC – Experimental electronic musician, composer and musical adventurer, Steve Horelick, performs live electronic SurroundScape™concerts in the the US, Canada and Europe. In a former life he was a found member of the Electric Art Ensemble. He is well known for his iconic soundtracks, songs and scores for TV, film and games like Zinga’s Drop 7. Other TV credits include more than 350 episodes, encompassing such award-winning children productions as PBS’s Reading Rainbow for which he composed the iconic, Buchla generated “Butterfly in the Sky” Reading Rainbow theme song. Other credits include Shining Time Station, The Puzzle Place, and The Magic Adventures of Mumfie. His film score credits include everything from a 80’s cult-horror classic to HBO’s legendary baseball documentary series “When It Was a Game,” which earned him his first EMMY nomination. He has also won many other awards for his TV and advertising soundtracks for clients like ATT, VW, ADT including the prestigious Gold at New York Film Festival. Steve will present a seminar on using LOGIC’s power scripting language to process audio for live quadrophonic performance.
Alex Ball Seminar – Over the past 15 years Alex Ball has carved out a full-time career as a composer, producer and supervisor and have worked on several hundred broadcast campaigns for brands such NatWest, Jameson, Douwe Egberts, Coca-Cola, Havana Club Rum, Peroni, FCA, Public Health England, Ballantine’s, Virgin Holidays, Transport for London, Amazon Prime, Currys PC World, HP, Ribena, Gulf Air, Ladbrokes, Hyundai and many, many more. He has also composed music for the Cbeebies BAFTA nominated series “Tee & Mo” and had his music used in an episode of Netflix Stranger Things and BBC’s “The Apprentice”. Along the way he has picked awards and nominations from British Arrows Craft Awards, One Show Awards, Music & Sound Awards, Vox Awards and Creative Circle. In 2016 He took his passion onto YouTube and began creating videos demonstrating music production, composition and arranging. This evolved into synthesizer documentaries and film score breakdowns which have proved popular and had recognition from the subjects of the films. As of 2019, the channel is approaching 25,000 subscribers and has led to collaborations with Roland and Project SAM. Alex will be joining us via Skype for his talk.
Overview of the Looperlatiove – Harrison McKay is perhaps best known as the guitar half of The Tangent Project, the Philadelphia area synth & guitar duo who over the past decade have graced the stages of all the region’s important electronic spacemusic venues. He coaxes an extended pallet of sounds from his guitar through the use of synths, effects processors and loopers. In addition to his work with The Tangent Project and as a solo electronic musician, McKay has performed extensively with local pop and progressive rock bands. Harrison will be giving an overview of the amazing Looperlative LP1 Gen B 8 track looper.
VCV Rack Seminar – Jeremy dePrisco (aka Shivasongster) is a Pennsylvania musician, composer, performer, and sound artist using improvisation, collaboration, and noise to examine and recontextualize the alienation inherent in media influence, socially constructed reality, conspiracy, and myth. He works with field recordings, guitar, electronics, synthesizers, radios, found sounds, home-made gadgets, and processed video. A fixture in the electro-music community for the past decade, Jeremy currently presents solo and collaborative sound explorations throughout the Tristate area. Jeremy will present a seminar on VCV Rack, an computer based, open source moduiar synthesizer
Curious about the festival? Have a look at photos from the 2018 festival here.
If you are interested in the results of our artist survey from 2018, click here to view the results.