Now in its 4th year, Moogfest presents the Circuit Bending Challenge, which invites engineers to hack everyday objects to create new instruments. Sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the contest has whittled down to four finalists, whose inventions have been selected by a panel of judges, including Mark Frauenfelder (MAKE Magazine), Ryan Germick (Google), Amos Gaynes (Moog Music), and Andy Huges (Moog Music).
By Briana Cheng It all began 15 years ago in a backyard of a Berlin warehouse, and now in 2014, Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York with a month-long festival in May. RBMA was in New York City just last year, with its prestigious production academy, hosting workshops for a select group
By Carolyn Heneghan Coachella has announced that it will bring some of the latest in Apple technology to its festival attendees: iBeacon. The iBeacon is a small device that communicates with iPhones via Bluetooth to deliver proximity-based information, navigation, and notifications. On the official Coachella app, an update on April 9th says, “Enable On-site iBeacon notifications
By Carolyn Heneghan A coast-to-coast duet using the latest in holographic technology? Surely it must be the 21st century. In celebration of the launch of the Audi A3, M.I.A. and Janelle Monae teamed up to bring audiences in both Los Angeles and New York City just that. While M.I.A. performed for a private event in
Unsound Festival began in 2009 in Krakow, largely known as the vibrant cultural hub of Poland. The festival, organized by the non-profit Tone Foundation For Music & New Art Forms, focuses on electronic, experimental, independent, and club music, and the intersection between and beyond all of those forms. Now in its fourth year running, Unsound has created
By Kira Grunenberg Not long into the Music Tech Fest’s final day in Cambridge, all serious work came to a temporary standstill with a single presentation, and not just due to sound cutting through a silent room. “Thicket,” an interactive app for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, is the brainchild of “creative technologist and artist,” Joshue