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Showing posts with label events. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Dutch Modular Fest 2023 Set for This Saturday 2nd of September

via ThreeTom Modular

"This Saturday, 2nd of September, it’s time for Dutch Modular Fest 2023.

Come check out my new module 'Doppio' and be the first to actually own one. I’ll have a limited number of modules for sale during the market (before the online launch). I will also have a small number of assembled MS-22 modules for sale, and plenty of full DIY kits. While you’re at my booth, also check out my Mixing Flask prototype. Mixing Flask is my personal take on an exciting utility mixer, with soft clipping and +6dB of gain on each input (and lots of purdy lights!🤩)

I’m really looking forward to meeting you all (again)! 😘"

You can find event details at

"Dutch Modular Fest (DMF) is an annual festival focusing on modular synthesizers organised by -and for modular synth enthusiasts!"

Monday, August 28, 2023

SUPERBOOTH24 Set for May 16 - 18, 2024

Press Release follows:

Berlin, the 28th of August 2023

The SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is happy to announce the date for the next edition of Superbooth: SUPERBOOTH24 will be happening from the 16th to the 18th of May 2024 at FEZ-Berlin.

Pre-sale tickets for SB24 will be available from the first of November 2023. Brands and manufacturers that are interested in exhibiting at SB24 can already contact us. More information regarding SB24 will follow in the fall.

For the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN, even during the beginning of this year being able to securely plan for 2024 was not a given. Like many large-scale events and festivals, the Superbooth had faced substantial financial difficulties due to pandemic-related cancellations and restrictions. This year’s SB23 was the first Superbooth that could happen without restrictions since 2019, and its success was crucial in deciding the future of the event.

As such, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is belated to announce that SUPERBOOTH23 was a resounding success that was able to secure the continuation of the event. As the biggest and most successful Superbooth to date, SB23 trumped even the previous record year 2019 with over 250 exhibitors from all the world and over 9000 visitors and participants.

Even on social media, SUPERBOOTH23 was more present than ever, perhaps because of the event’s continued, but amplified focus on inclusivity and diversity in the electronic music technology industry, a direction that was welcomed enthusiastically by most of the Superbooth’s visitors and participants. With initiatives such as the “Minibooth” for children and adolescents, workshops for women and nonbinary people and a women’s quota in the performance booking, the SUPERBOOTH23 attempted to showcase a way towards a more open and inclusive future of electronic music-making.

The various musical performance stages gave the SB23 the character of a music festival, with a musical focus on special live performances that fall outside the reach of typical large-scale festival bookings. The new session stage brought new genres such as dub, reggae, and different forms of bass music to the event. In the evening hours, the ever-popular Strandbühne (beach stage) with its relaxed vibe and various catering offerings conjured an atmosphere that lived up to the energy of a proper music festival.

During SB23, attendees often remarked that there was a noticeable relaxed, perhaps even euphoric atmosphere that could be felt all across the event. The Superbooth’s unique concept of a “trade fair with the spirit of a festival” has once again proven itself as something unique within the world of electronic music.

For 2024, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN will further build on the success of 2023 but of course also attempt to make the event even better, so that it can continue to live up to its status as the world’s biggest trade fair for electronic musical instruments. As such, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is open and thankful for feedback of any kind (e-mail:

Friday, August 25, 2023

Expert Sleepers showcase at Signal Sounds, 24th August 2023

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"On 24th August 2023, Signal Sounds hosted Andrew Ostler of Expert Sleepers for a showcase performance and Q&A session."

Expert Sleepers showcase at Signal Sounds, 24th August 2023 - Part 2: Q&A

video upload by

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Swiss Synthesizer Meeting 2023 at Gran Rex Auditorium in Locarno - 23. September 2023

via Metunar:

"Hi everybody!

I’m happy to share with you information about the upcoming jam session event of the Swiss Synthesizer Meeting.

This year we will perform in a very cool venue with a high-quality audio system: the Gran Rex Auditorium in old town Locarno (Ticino, Switzerland).

The jam session will take place as usual in two parts, with 1-hour pause in between. During this break the musicians will get some fresh air, as well as be available to answer questions from the audience about the world of synthesizers.

For the whole duration of the event it will also be possible to take a look and play half a dozen rare synthesizers: Theo Bloderer ( will exhibit some of his treasures and of course be open and available for questions and exchange.

Let’s go then! Come and see, hear and meet us at the Gran Rex Auditorium on 23. September 2023!

When: Saturday, 23. September 2023, from 14 to 22
Where: Gran Rex Auditorium, Locarno (Ticino, Schweiz).
Entrance: FREE (voluntary donation in the foyer possible).
Contacts: Flavio Boniforti / Roberto Raineri-Seith
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Saturday, July 29, 2023


video upload by thenoiztemple

"An Exchange of Noiz (AEON) is a bi-monthly showcase of Experimental, Electronic, Drone, Ambient and just plain Weird Music in Houston, TX.

Curated by SPIKE the Percussionist. [ ]

The performance space provided by Sound Exchange Record Store. [ ]

The shows are free and beverages are provided by our sponsor 8th Wonder Brewery. [ ]

Performances by:
MUZAK 15:01
AGA ZET 27:31
AWAKE 01:10:40"

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Synthesized Festival 2023 - Cambridge Centre For Computing History & Making Drums For Modular Synth

video upload by Hack Modular

"Synthesized Festival

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00:00 Intro
00:20 Museum Tour
01:02 Vintage Synth Room
01:23 Hack Setup
08:03 John with the Nascom-2
09:33 Sheila with the MIDISID and e-ther
14:33 Jonathan with Windows 98 PC sound
18:54 Outro

Making Drums For My Modular Synth!

video upload by

Synthesized Festival:

Tindie Store:
Reverb Store:
Etsy Store:


00:00 Intro
01:33 Laying Out The Big Components
09:00 Making The Individual Drum Voices
12:15 Testing The Completed Drums
13:35 Final Bits Of Advice

Monday, July 24, 2023

Santa Fe DIY Synth Fest 2010

video upload by Ross Totino

"Santa Fe DIY Synth Fest 2010. Wish I remembered more about this event. If anyone remembers and was there, please comment below."

Saturday, July 22, 2023

【Sequential】Prophetシリーズの系譜を辿る vol.2 ~音楽的観点から深掘りする音作り~|鍵盤堂TV #6

video upload by IKEBE channel

"世界的にもプレイヤーやプロが愛して止まないSequential Prophet(シーケンシャル・プロフェット)シリーズ!





[Sequential] Tracing the genealogy of the Prophet series vol.2 ~Deepening sound creation from a musical point of view~ | Keibando TV #6 [Ikeshibu LIVES]

"The Sequential Prophet series that players and professionals around the world love!

Using the "6 series" (Prophet-6, Trigon-6, OB-6), which are also suitable for playing complex jazz chords due to their increased polyphony, and titled "Sound Creation from a Musical Perspective," he will explain in an easy-to-understand manner how to graduate from the situation of simply playing synth presets and how to devise and approach the sound you want to play in an ensemble with other instruments!

We invited Mr. Ryo Hirai, who is in charge of promotion and technical support and familiar with the product, and Mr. Ietaka Nagao as a demonstrator from Fukusan Kigyo, the domestic import agent of the brand, and we will deliver it with demonstration performances including drums and keyboards.

Learn more"

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Modular Day, Ghent, June 11th, 2023

video upload by Threetom Modular

"0:00 Intro
1:12 Drive to Ghent (Music by Dries Guesens)
2:19 Arriving at Dok Noord (Music by Arrandan)
3:07 Modular Market (Music by Sebastopol)
3:50 Threetom DOPPIO preview (at the Threetom booth)
4:17 Voxular (Peter Jamée)
5:21 Nordlys (Gregory Delabelle)
6:47 The Sound of Plants (Pieter-Jan Van den Berge & Erwin Verhelst)
7:39 Boris Uytterhaegen (Joranalogue)
9:24 François Gaspard (Shakmat)
12:27 Outro (Music by Onsturicheit)


* Dries Guessens:

* Onsturicheit: &

* Nordlys: &

* The Sound of Plants:

* Sebastopol: &

* Arrandan:

* Boris Uytterhaegen: &

* François Gaspard:

* Threetom Modular Synthesizers: &"

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Fantasia Announces Discover Maywa Denki Event at 27th Edition, July 20-August 9

Press release follows:

Cool Kawaii Musical Toys From Japan!
Discover Maywa Denki and Otamatoons at Fantasia 2023

Montreal, Canada’s Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s largest and longest-lived genre film festival, is proud to welcome Japanese musical toy pop-culture company Maywa Denki and its co-founder Novmichi Tosa, as well as the world premiere of the Otamatoon short film series (co-produced by Maywa Denki and Slowcurve Co.) at its 2023 edition, July 20 – August 9!

Visit any variety store or musical instrument shop in Japan, and it’s likely that you’ll find a rack devoted to a novelty toy synthesizer called the Otamatone, a strange device with a small but dedicated global fan base. Coming in a variety of sizes, the simple electronic musical instrument with the appearance of a cartoon eighth note, first issued in 2010, is the best known of the many creations of Maywa Denki. The Tokyo-based company reconciles high art and lowbrow commerce, democratizing creativity while legitimizing silly fun as a noble pursuit.

At the heart of Maywa Denki is its co-founder, inventor, musician, artist, and entrepreneur Novmichi Tosa. On the cultural map, he could be situated somewhere between Devo and Blue Man Group, Harry Partch and Alexander Calder, and Akihiro Yokoi and Aki Maita (inventors of the Tamagotchi). His latest project, with his Maywa Denki colleagues and anime development firm Slowcurve Co., is the OTAMATOON series of short, wordless video vignettes, using MIDI and animatronics to bring the Otamatone and its assortment of associated kawaii noisemakers to life.

Not only is Fantasia proudly presenting the world premieres of the first five OTAMATOONS, which will pop up before various feature films in our schedule, the festival is welcoming Tosa-san himself for DISCOVER MAYWA DENKI, a free artist talk/workshop event. It’s an introduction to Maywa Denki’s history, an encounter with its most popular products in action, an unveiling of the OTAMATOON series, and a chance to meet Tosa-san in person, as well as purchase Maywa Denki items rarely seen in North America!

Discover Maywa Denki event (free admission):

Friday, July 28, 7 p.m.
York Amphitheatre
Concordia University, EV Building EV-1.605,
1515 St. Catherine W Montreal, Quebec Canada

Maywa Denki information:
Slowcurve Co. Information:
Fantasia Festival:

Monday, June 12, 2023

New England Synth Fest, June 29 at the Museum of Science Boston Update

via New England Synth Fest

"The 7:30pm show is SOLD OUT. Tickets on sale for 9:30pm show.

Performances in the Planetarium by Mute City with visuals by Anagram, TotoRobyn with visuals by Jame Coyne, and Ryan Campos. Performances on the Lobby Stage by Anda Volley, Ralphykeys, and Odie DeSmith. Plus fantastic exhibitors in the Museum Lobby!

Lobby experience starts at 7:00pm. Planetarium shows at 7:30pm (sold out) and 9:30pm (act fast). Get tickets now. $15. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin for updates."

Friday, June 02, 2023

Live Hardware Electronic Music featuring SKYGAS and rocketmermaid

video upload by Patchwerks

"Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.

𝙎𝙆𝙔𝙂𝘼𝙎 is the new moniker of Seattle's Ian Price, known as the figure behind the unhinged Bonkers parties of the Northwest and the Pleasure Boat Records label, after years spent building gear and changing direction. Under this new pseudonym, the debut SkyGas album is the sound of a seasoned musician walking away from modern production and back into primordial sound. The result is a perpetual horizon machine focused on themes of joy, solitude, and impermanence, described as “new age with abrasions.”

Julia Davis (aka RocketMermaid) has been tinkering with musical oddities for 25 years, using everything from tracking programs from the demoscene to banging pipes against the walls of an Indiana basement. Since relocating to Seattle, she's fallen in love with modular synthesis and has incorporated it into her works, ranging from airy ambient to crushing industrial.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

OMBIENT: Live!@EMEAPP (4/22/23)

video upload by EMEAPP

"This was a fun night. On April 22, 2023 we held our first video shoot in our live studio space with an audience in attendance with Ombient and Electric Diamond on the bill.

Ombient (Mike Hunter) was the opening performer on the bill and in the space of 30 minutes, he took the entire room on an electronic sonic journey complete with custom projections by PYXL8R. Armed with his custom modular system, Koma Elektronik Komplex Sequencer, Rhodes Chroma, Oberheim Matrix-6, ARP 2600 re-issue and a slew of effects, Ombient's performance was ultimately a swirling, constantly evolving set reminiscent of artists such as Tangerine Dream and Ashra.

A big thank you to Ombient (Mike Hunter), PXYL8R (Ken Palmer) Electric Diamon (Stuart Diamond, Don Slepian and Karen Bentley Pollick) and to all of our volunteers for helping to make this night a well-oiled and enjoyable experience for all.

You can find us at where we invite you to join us as a member."

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Eric Schlappi and Bastien Lavaud live AV set for Berlin Modular Society on May 14th 2023


"This is a live semi-improvisational audio visual set at Klunkerkranich in Berlin for the @berlinmodularsociety at their post-@superboothberlin DIY kit fair.

Audio is by Eric Schlappi of Schlappi Engineering leaning heavily on the Three Body and 100 Grit.
Video is Bastien Lavaud of @syntonie1487 showcasing his new video modules the Isohélie and Animate.

See Schlappi modules at:
See Syntonie modules at:
Hear Eric Schlappi albums at:

Audio and some performance video clips are taken with permission from the Berlin Modular Society live stream, the direct video synthesizer footage was both generated and recorded by Bastien Lavaud.

Thanks so much to Jacky ( for organizing the show and also to everyone who came!"

Monday, May 29, 2023

Happy Knobbing 23

video upload by moondustweb

"Happy Knobbing the german Modularmeeting in Fischbach-Weiherbach"

Above: a slideshow in via moondustweb.

Below: a walkthrough video by Wein Glas

Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting Fischbach 2023

video upload by Wein Glas

"This is a short tour showing the modular systems that were arranged on the Happy Knobbing 2023 in Fischbach!

The HK2023 was not only "Gearporn" or "Synthporn". It was more like "Love, Peace and Happiness" far away from a bigger city!

But much more imprtant: It was about meeting friends, talking, drinking, eating, making noises, music, techno, ...

And it became more international. So we are not just a German (and Swiss) Synth Meet anymore.

The soundtrack was made with a small 4U system you can see at the end of the video by Soundfreak (the triple EMS oscillator), Synthomas (281 and 292 quad resonant lowpass gate), Eardrill pendulum Ratchet and Kilpatrick K4816.

Thanks to Tommy and all others!"

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Next New England Synth Fest set forJune 29 at the Museum of Science Boston

Details follow:

"New England Synth Fest returns to the Boston Museum of Science on Thursday, June 29. Performances in the Planetarium by Mute City with visuals by Anagram, TotoRobyn with visuals by Jame Coyne, and Ryan Campos. Performances on the Lobby Stage by Anda Volley, Ralphykeys, and Odie DeSmith. Plus fantastic exhibitors in the Museum Lobby!

Lobby experience starts at 7:00pm. Planetarium show at 7:30pm. Get tickets at the Museum of Science website. $15. All of our previous shows have SOLD OUT. Act fast. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin for updates."

Saturday, May 06, 2023

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music - Number 11 Coming to the UK, October 2023

A brief history of The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music

video upload by The Seventh Wave

Wolfgang Flür (Ex-Kraftwerk) + Banco de Gaia + Nathan Fake + Pye Corner Audio + GLOK [Andy Bell - Oasis/Ride]

The Seventh Wave
Festival of Electronic Music: Number Eleven

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987.

The Seventh Wave’s Eleventh Electronic Music Festival starts its journey at the iconic The Water Rats venue in London before setting sail to The Castle & Falcon (one of the most exciting venues in Birmingham) where it will be delivering a plethora of electronic delights over three nights.

In October of 2023 the eleventh ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes place across four days. For a relatively small festival The Seventh Wave continues to get some of the biggest names in electronic music.

This time around you can feast your eyes (and ears!) on some of the most cutting edge artists in electronic music today.

On Thursday’s and Friday’s events Wolfgang Flür will be the main attraction, with sterling support coming from Peter Duggal (who collaborates with Wolfgang in addition to being an outstanding performer in his own right). Birmingham also has Graham Chapman-Fox who brings his post-utopian electronic music project (Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan) to the second city for the first time.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Wolfgang Flür became the third member of Kraftwerk in 1973. He was a member of the group from their international breakthrough with the album Autobahn (1974) and remained as they experimented with proto techno on albums such as Trans-Europe Express (1977) and Computer World (1981). This is a very rare opportunity to see Wolfgang Flür live. Even better still, the Birmingham show has the added bonus of a talk/Q&A with the opportunity for 50 lucky people to be given the chance to listen to tales of Kraftwerk in an intimate bar room setting before the gig starts in earnest.

On Saturday evening, it is in effect a double headlining performance. Banco de Gaia’s debut LP 'Maya' received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and Nathan Fake’s interest in electronic music came from acts like Aphex Twin & Orbital but he takes those influences as a starting point and has moved them on and added to them exponentially.

Last but not least, the Sunday evening is another double headlining show. Pye Corner Audio (a highly respected and regarded British electronic music project by Martin Jenkins) performs after Andy Bell of RIDE and OASIS who is taking his electronic project (GLOK) for a spin this October.

All artists will be accompanied by ‘visuals’ and a special mention goes to Innerstrings (who works with Ulrich Schnauss among other) and he will be providing ‘live visuals’ for GLOK.

Tickets can be purchased for the individual paid events from Skiddle at

Also see eBook published by the The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Live at the New England Synth Fest

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"My good friend and musical collaborator, @cowboybenalman @TheEntireRobot , invited me to join him at the Spring 2023 New England Synth Festival, where we performed a live set. This was my first time performing at a synthesizer festival, so it was a great opportunity to get to know and participate in the local synth community. It was held in Burlington, MA and included a slew of other performers, lectures and workshops throughout the day. Thank you @newenglandsynthfest for having us, and thanks to the visual synth artists Vidumami and Allison Tanenhaus who provided the video backdrop for our set.

I used my @ArturiaOfficial Polybrute, @KorgOfficial Minikorg 700fs and the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII. Ben used various gear, including the @MoogMusicInc Sirin, Arturia Keystep 37, @EricaSynths Perkons HD-01, among other things.

Please check out @newenglandsynthfest at their website:
And the entire stream of the day's performances here:"

New England Synth Fest, April 22, 2023

video upload by New England Synth Fest

You can check out more of Cowboy's stuff on his channel and stream for his latest project, 'The Entire Robot':

/ theentirerobot
and website

Check out all my original music here:"

Friday, April 21, 2023

SUPERBOOTH23 : 11-13 of May at FEZ Berlin

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"SUPERBOOTH23 – the biggest trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments is taking place at FEZ Berlin from 11th to 13th of May. More than 220 international exhibitors get together with artists, users, distributors, media partners and everyone who is interested in modular systems, synthesizers, studio equipment and innovative instruments. With manufacturers from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH23 is a key event when it comes to the development and design of tomorrow‘s new musical instruments.

As always, SUPERBOOTH23 is not just an industry event, but also kindly invites everyone
interested in electronic music-making to try the countless exhibits themselves and to get to know the manufacturers personally.

Visitors can also experience the world of synthesizers and music studios at the many presentations, workshops, and concerts. At SUPERBOOTH23, there is something for everyone, from beginner to expert. Along with presenting the latest products,SUPERBOOTH provides an international platform for social, technical and artistic exchange.

SUPERBOOTH23‘s welcoming and inclusive spirit also manifests itself in its continuing initiative for a more inclusive industry, with the declared goal of making electronic music-making accessible to everyone. Thus, it is again hosting special workshops for women and non-binary participants, as well as a „Minibooth“ for children and adolescents that is happening in collaboration with the FEZ-Berlin one week before the main event.

Tickets are available now at

One-day ticket: 39€ (reduced: 29€)
Three-day ticket: 98€ (reduced: 79€)

___________________________________________________________________ presents SUPERBOOTH23"

Monday, April 17, 2023

Bob’s Electric Birthday ⚡at the Moogseum with Patrick Gleeson

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Celebrate Bob Moog’s 89th “Electric Birthday” at the Moogseum With Us!

Join us at the Moogseum on Tuesday, May 23, what would have been Bob's 89th birthday, as we welcome modular synthesis pioneer Patrick Gleeson as our guest presenter, offer rare guided museum tours with our executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa (Bob's daughter) and share coffee, cake, and champagne during a deep dive into the history of synthesis.

Get tickets here. Space is extremely limited, and synth community members are already attending from as far away as Georgia and Massachusetts.

“Bob’s Electric Birthday” also includes a live demo of the vintage Moog modular heard on the soundtrack to “Apocalypse Now” from legendary synthesizer pioneer, composer, producer, and Herbie Hancock collaborator Patrick Gleeson -- a lifelong friend of Bob Moog.

This is followed by an interview with Michelle Moog-Koussa about his storied career, followed by a short DJ set from Dr. Gleeson.

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