Plutopia FutureMusic Summit

May 11-13, 2012

At The Round Top Festival Institute
Center for Performance and Learning

248 Jaster Road, Round Top, TX 78954

For more information, and registration and accommodations, please visit: http://www.futuremusicsummit.com.

At the behest of Round Top Festival Institute, Plutopia Productions will stage a three-day gathering next May on the subject of Plutopia FutureMusic. The event will combine full-blown concerts in the Institute’s world famous 1,100 seat Festival Concert Hall, as well as smaller performances, interactive displays and demonstrations on the Plaza and symposia and workshops across the Institute’s 200-acre campus.

The content will embrace new movements in music, the convergence of technologies and experimental music making and performance, the relationship between machine, music, and physicality, augmented instruments, the emerging DIY trend and new creative techniques, transmedia performances, future business models and much more.

The star of Plutopia 2010, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) with the Telos Ensemble will perform a breathtaking program of ground-breaking remixes, to include his Arctic Rhythms, Steve Reich’s City Life, J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and  Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

We will also have Japanese composer and virtuoso violinist Mari Kimura who will perform her String Theater selection of classical and contemporary works, and premiere a number of her own compositions. Wearing custom-fit sensor gloves, she will implement a new technology that tracks bowing motions, thus creating a revolution musical expression to the works.

The evening will kick off with Austin-based experimental electronica artists Bodytronix and close with Patrick Flanagan, who serves as the token human in cyborg percussion ensemble Jazari, which fuses African rhythms, algorithmic composition, sound synthesis, and electro-mechanics into beat-driven steamfunk.

Over the three days, participants will not only attend performances from these world-leading maestros, but also will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a number of FutureMusic symposia which will include topics such as: The Sound of Projectors: (audio-visual narrative as spectacle), Mixology: The Art of Music cocktails, The Creative Loop: From composition to production, as well as subjects dealing with the future of the music and entertainment industries.

In addition, participants will be able to involve themselves in an enlightening range of breathtaking, cutting edge, Interactive and immersive demonstrations from pioneers such as Ableton Live, Switched On, Music Computing, Spectralism, Audiotool 2.0, Q Clone, Korg, and more, and our very own Edge of Imagination Station – everything from music cloud apps to mash-up studios.

Participants will have the possibility of purchasing a number of different package levels.

For more information, and registration and accommodations, please visit: http://www.futuremusicsummit.com.

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