Electronic Music Composers Forum of Asheville

The Electronic Music Composers Forum is an ongoing event series featuring Asheville's electronic luminaries in rare, live audio/video performances.

Each artist is invited to create "their" own evening according to their idea of how such an event might take place. The evenings will feature live electronic & electro-acoustic music and video from artists working in Asheville and beyond.

Each show will be recorded for limited distribution release. A Composers Forum DVD is slated for publication in late 2005 featuring images and video from the shows and edited versions of the live sets.

The artists and the event share the proceeds from the door to continue the Composers Forum and to provide a unique opportunity for series publication of local electronic work. Your ongoing support is the only way to make this happen.

Past Composers Forum artists include John Brinker, Jason Holland, Josh Sonstroem, Daniel Potthast, Egg, Elisa Faires, Welkin Ring, and G. Craig Hobbs.



Upcoming events....

The Media Arts Project (MAP)
and The Electronic Music Composers Forum of Asheville are proud to present Johnny deKam and Noschool live at BoBo Gallery on Saturday, June 18th at 9:00pm.

Johnny deKam has an international reputation as innovator of live video performance and technology. He was the founder & programmer behind VIDVOX, a software company dedicated to realtime video, which is used in professional productions worldwide. deKam has been a touring VJ for well known artists including Sasha & Digweed, Photek and Eminem. As a solo audio visualist he has appeared at prestigious venues and festivals such as Club Transmediale, MUTEK, The New York Video Festival, The American Museum of the Moving Image and Sonar Music Festival. deKam has a DVD release on the mego/dOc label with Berlin-based minimalist PURE, and two international tours with swiss composer Jasch as DYAD.

deKam will premiere a new solo a/v performance exploring spatial live cinema. The work is a hybrid architectural & narrative de-construction, utilizing his own unique 3d video mapping software `xlight`.  The work will be presented at the Test.Portal festival in Amsterdam the week following this show. 

Noschool is one of the bewildering array of aliases used by Asheville composer/performer John Brinker. This one draws on his entire musical background including rock, noise, free improv, house, "glitch," and West African music. Expect to hear field recordings, toy accordions, software abuse, and toe-tapping polyrhythms. John Brinker has shared stages with everyone from Oval to Keith Fullerton Whitman and improv legend Eugene Chadbourne to the National Percussion Ensemble of the Republic of Guinea. Brinker is published on Swazak's label - Volt Records - as Lifestyle Interiors.

In a collaboration featuring two Asheville-based media arts initiatives, one a non-profit and the other a local independent performance series, this event will provide a foundation for understanding electronic media and the audiovisual arts in Asheville and beyond.

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