Sunday, 20 August 2017

Synthposium - Moscows New City Festival


Synthposium, the annual Moscow-based festival explores interdisciplinary cultures formed at the junction of electronic music and technology. This major urban event will provide a unique interactive platform for demonstrating engineering thought, digital design, business projects and the results of creative inquiry across different subjects. A series of talks, documentaries and art exhibitions will take place during both the day and evening, with three after parties at popular clubbing venues in Moscow including performances by a string of major artists.


Partnering up with British Council, with the support of 20 additional brands, the festival will showcase London-based three-man collective London Modular Alliance,  NTS Radio presenter and Ninja Tune’s Throwing Shade, audio visual artist Max Cooper and BBC broadcaster Matthew Sweet.

In addition, the festival will host artists such as Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Richard Devine, Ulrich Schnauss, Richard Fearless(Death in Vegas), Frank Muller aka Beroshima, Todd Sines, Baseck, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Rhizome aka Nikita Zabelin, Thomas P. Heckmann, Morphology, Pinkshinyultrablast, Opuswerk, Interchain, Interval and PTU and many more.


Facilitating workshops in their specialised fields, creative podiums will take place throughout the festival. Dmitry Morozov shares insight into technological art through the design of experimental sound instruments and modular synthesizers. Korg’s chief engineer, Tatsuya Takahashi, will speak about his role in designing affordable synths such as Monotron and Volca lines, and cinematic sound artist will premiere of Deckard's Dream, designed in Japan by Roman Filippov.


Visual artists include Alexey Rudenko aka arhew0, Anastasya Alekhina, Andrey Guryanov , Formic Acid , Galina Leonova, Misak Samokatyan, Pasha Seldemirov, Stain and Vahram Akimyan.

Daytime Events
Winzavod Contemporary School of Arts
Main Program – expo, music performances,lectures, public talks, interactive art, food & fun
Thursday, August 24th — 18:00-23:00
Friday, August 25th — 18:00-23:00
Saturday, August 26th — 12:00-23:00
Sunday, August 27th — 12:00-23:00

Moscow Film School
Lectures, workshops, public talks, various educational events
Thursday, August 24th — 12:00-20:00
Friday, August 25th — 12:00-20:00

Evening Events
Pluton (Friday 25/08)
Rodnya (Saturday 26/08)

Website: http://www.synthposium.ru
Facebook: http://facebook.com/synthposium/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthposiumfestival
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy7HM0-BIe2oXOEDJcJ541w
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/synthposium
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

// Interview // Catching up with µ-Ziq


We chat to Planet Mu’s record label owner and producer Mike Paradinis about the diversity of artists on his roster, creating an authentic voice and creating original content.


Q.Your record label Planet Mu plays host to a diverse range of artists that take your body and mind into astral activity, spirited fantasies, nostalgic ambience and twitching rhythms. Can you tell us about the process of pooling together such an eclectic mix of artists to represent.

A.Well it’s been a twenty plus year process. Each year we put out several records by new artists and it all accumulates into the roster we have today. As the years pass, my tastes develop and I’m always seeking new, relevant and exciting sounds.

Q.You’ve been creating musical narratives for the better half of three decades. How has the journey progressed since your starting point.

A. I’ve just got older and have less time. The music industry has certainly changed a lot in that time, and so has the nature of my job as both a musician and label boss, for obvious reasons.

Read the full interview at The Playground
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