Greetings, I'm forwarding this for a friend. Looping, analog synths, electronic music, and all manner of fun is included. Cheers, Bill ======================================== Advance Notice Release Electro-Music Festival 2007 Friday through Sunday Cheltenham Art Center June 1,2,3, 2007 439 Ashburne Road 12 Noon – 12 Midnight Cheltenham, PA Tickets from $20 - $60 Information & Ticket Purchase: event.electro-music.com CONTACT: Kip Rosser, Publicity Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 215-428-0387 2007 ELECTRO-MUSIC FESTIVAL IS POWERING UP! Get ready for ELECTRO-MUSIC 2007! - hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “The Woodstock of electronic music” Electro-Music is the largest festival of its kind in the country. Over the course of three days festival participants and audiences will be treated to 40 separate concerts and over a dozen seminar/demonstrations. In the Cheltenham Art Center’s two galleries and on the main stage, over thirty-six hours of music performances by some of today’s most innovative composers and musicians will be featured for festival audiences as well as being streamed live throughout America, Europe and Australia. Sequencers, synths, and samplers; vocoders, delay modellers, ring modulators, theremins and emulators. They may all sound like alien weapons out of a Sci-Fi film, but they are here and now, and they’re responsible for making some of the most compelling, innovative music available to audiences today. It’s a surprising success story: festival founders Howard Moscovitz and Greg Waltzer began with an idea that became an enormously popular website (1.6 million page views per month!) that became a worldwide electronic music community that became an annual festival. “Electro-Music is a new musical movement based on the availability of very high-tech electronic and computer musical instruments that until just recently were way too expensive for someone to own. And now just about anyone can own one, with the result that people all over the world are experimenting with these instruments and new kinds of music. You now find serious composers and even kids in junior high school who are making music and know all about musical innovators like Schoenberg and Ligeti, plus they’re into rock and hip hop. They’re mixing all these different styles and coming up with amazing stuff. Electro-Music is the place to hear it.” Undeniably the most unique aspect of the Electro-Music Festival is its emphasis on community. Where other festivals are more commonly a venue for paying audiences to see a lineup of booked performers, Electro-Music is an artist-driven event. The performers and participants contribute to the festival themselves, helping one another with equipment and technical issues like sound checks. Others are involved in the set-up of the whole event, from loading in, to advance publicity. Sharing their skills in this way ensures that the festival will take place. Helping to organize their own festival is like a badge of honor; it’s a testament to their unified commitment to having a forum for their ideas, their music, and a true sense of belonging to a worldwide community of electronic music enthusiasts. This show of generosity and support for one another makes for a charged and spirited atmosphere where new alliances are forged, ideas and techniques are exchanged and the excitement is always palpable. Since the late 1920’s musicians and composers have pursued the making of music by electronic means, finally reaching its widest audience with the groundbreaking partnership of the late Dr. Robert Moog and Wendy Carlos with the 1968 release of the worldwide smash album, Switched on Bach. In that one recording, the famed Moog Synthesizer changed the world’s musical landscape forever. Now, in the present day, people of all ages can create electronic music on their own home computers using a host of affordable software applications. Electro-Music 2007 affords the public a chance to see and hear a staggering variety of electronic music being made live. And they’ll see music being made on an equally staggering array of equipment, from laptop computers to the most sophisticated state-of-the-art synthesizers. There are musicians who perform on homemade rigs composed of guitar pedals, wonderfully modified toys (a process called circuit bending), and highly unusual creations such as the theremin – an instrument that is played without being touched. For more information, schedules and a brief video documentary of last year’s festival, visit www.electro-music.com. ELECTRO-MUSIC 2007 runs from noon to midnight, Friday through Sunday, June 1, 2, and 3rd, at the Cheltenham Art Center, located at 439 Ashburne Road in Cheltenham PA, just outside Philadelphia. Free Parking is available in the church lot just across the street You can purchase Single Day Passes for $25.00, an Evening Concert Ticket for $20.00, or a full 3-Day Festival Pass for just $60.00. Tickets are available at the door, or online at event.electro-music.com.