The EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience, with the aim of connecting local youth with music and technology, takes place in Asheville from Oct. 22-24. It closes with an EMErgence Music Showcase at The Mill Room on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. That event kicks off the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit and will be lead by DJ/producer King Britt.
Britt is the lead visiting teaching artist at EMErgence. Along with local electronic musicians and workshop leaders, he gives a master class as part of the three-day event.
From a press release:
“On October 23rd and 24th, additional workshops, taught by local artists, will include sessions at Echo Mountain Studio in downtown Asheville. The workshops will focus on music theory, composition, recording and mixing. Applications are now being accepted for workshop leaders. The request for proposals is open until September 16.
“On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Bob Moog Foundation will present four one-hour Synthesis Fundamentals sessions taught by synthesizer guru Marc Doty. During the sessions students will also take part in Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience, a hands-on instrument setup meant to encourage exploration of the science of sound. The sessions will take place at the Bob Moog Electronic Studio at UNCA and are open to all workshop participants.
“The John Lennon Bus will be joining EMErgence on Thursday October 24th, providing an eight hour recording session for select participants. They will plan, write, and record a complete song within this eight hour period. Additionally, four to six lucky students interested in music production and journalism will be chosen to shadow the John Lennon Bus staff throughout the following weekend at The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.”