Electronic Music Composers Forum is an ongoing event
series featuring Asheville's electronic luminaries in rare, live audio/video
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.
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.
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
Forum artists include John Brinker, Jason Holland, Josh Sonstroem, Daniel
Potthast, Egg, Elisa Faires, Welkin Ring, and G. Craig Hobbs.
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.
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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