Smart Bets: Asheville electro-music festival

Although Moogfest took a decidedly technological turn (“geeky,” according to The New York Times) with this year’s festival reinvention, the Asheville electro-music festival has been immersed in that territory since its beginning. The two-day event brings experimental electronic musicians from around the world. Performers include Paul Vnuk Jr. (tribal ambient), locals Stereospread (dreamy electropop) and Joo Won Park (music with found objects). Project Ruori, Michael O’Bannon, Azimuth Visuals and VJ Hylantown provide live video art. There will also be afternoon workshops and demonstrations. Concerts are held at the Masonic Temple, Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17, starting at 7 p.m. $16 full day advance/$20 full day at the festival or $10 afternoon/$15 evening. Pictured: Mark Mosher’s interactive visuals, courtesy of the musician

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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