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The phrase "electro-music"
covers a broad spectrum of creative and original music and
is frequently accompanied by artful video projections
creating an immersive experience for
those in attendance
The Asheville electro-music festival brings some of the world's finest electronic and experimental musicians to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
They will be joined by local artists for two days of compelling live music and innovative technology.
Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original.
Live video art will accompany the concerts.
TWO DAY PASS - Fri and Sat
FRIDAY ONLY TICKET
SATURDAY ONLY TICKET
electro-music is made with synthesizers, home-made circuits, computers, found objects, voices, signal processors, wooden flutes, ambient recordings, and virtually anything imaginable that makes sound - even conventional orchestras. It can be slow and spacy, or fast and rhythmic; it crosses many genres. The primary motivation for its creation is artistic and spiritual expression, not show business.
Excerpt from an article by GEARY YELTON:
"Asheville, North Carolina, is a hotbed of electronic musical activity, in part because Bob Moog loved the area and settled there in the late 1970s. Along with Moog Music, Asheville is now home to the Bob Moog Foundation and modular synth manufacturer Make Noise. It has hosted three Moogfests and the virtually identical Mountain Oasis Festival, which between them have staged the likes of Kraftwerk, Nine Inch Nails, Keith Emerson, Moby, Thomas Dolby, Giorgio Moroder, Massive Attack, Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick, and Brian Eno. For the past four years, however, Asheville has also been home to another musical event on a smaller scale: the Asheville Electro-Music Festival. Although performers travel from all over the world to attend and play at Asheville Electro-Music, most of them are acts you’re much less likely to have heard of unless you’re tuned in to the online community at Electro-Music.com.
Asheville Electro-Music is an offshoot of the annual Electro-Music Festival taking place every autumn in Huguenot, New York. It is the brainchild of Greg Waltzer, an organizer of the New York-based festival who moved to Asheville in 2011. The North Carolina-based festival is an effort spearheaded by Waltzer and his wife, Hong, who took responsibility for many of the animated projections that accompany the performers, alongside video artists Michael O’Bannon and Joe Howard."
This years performers include:
The Melting Transistor
Dr. Wayne Kirby and Roy "Futureman" Wooten with Cynthia Cardenas
80 lb. Test
Paul Vnuk Jr
Kri Samadhi / A Pale Void