Christiaan Virant (CN)
Philip Sherburne (KE)
Roberto Mendoza/Nortec Collective (MX)
Uwe Schmidt/Atom Heart (CL/DE)
From Brian Eno’s ethno-cultural musical experiments in the 1970’s to Berlin’s discovery of Jamaican dub to the recent influx of hip-hop in China, electronic music has made a historical practice of evolving through fusing with other genres, and often those other genres bring with them discoveries of whole other cultures. Although technology is often the impetus, only the producer’s sense of the world limits his or her imagination. In cultural melting pots like London, New York, Berlin, and others international influences have started fusing into a miasmic mix, pushing the potential of technology in unexpected directions. In a conference series programmed around the theme of disintegrating borders, it is only fitting that we take this opportunity to explore the many cross-cultural hybrids that have risen and fallen over the years in a genre that has the capacity to handle them all. This panel examines the ever-evolving relationship between technology and culture in electronic music.
14:30 - 16:30
10 Sherbrooke West
Tickets: $5.00 at the door + tx & sc