New Forms Festival 2017

@ 1-6pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017



In collaboration with New Forms Festival, this daylong event will centre on the intersections of art, music and politics and feature dialogues, talks, panels, workshops and/or performances by female-identifying, PoC, queer, non-binary practitioners in media art and electronic music. Local and global organizers are asked to operate with a higher understanding of identity, diversity, inclusive rhetoric and politics toward more welcoming, inclusive and safe events for all. Workshops will take place in the Luxe Hall on the second floor of the Western Front and Edam on the first floor, see the schedule below:

Luxe Hall

Digital Strategies & PR for artists
With Jelissa Classics

KEYNOTE: Juliana Huxtable and Frankie Hutchinson in conversation

Working towards safer spaces in electronic music culture
Moderated by Jen Sung
With Cindy Li, Katayoon Yousefbigloo, Marisa Olson, and Stacey Marie

Shifting narratives in the electronic art & music industry: social change through curation and reclaiming space in the global underground. Moderated by Mutya Macatumpag
With Electric Indigo, Nazlie Najafi, Patti Schmidt, Sammy Chien


Live electronic gear demonstrations
With Minimal Violence and Raica

For artists interested in performing electronic music live; Demonstration and walk through the workflow of live hardware electronic music setup. Will go through midi flow, sequencing, routing through mixers and basic drum machine programming. Q & A welcome. This course is open to all women and nonbinary folks and space is limited to 20 participants.
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Introduction to DJing workshop
With Intersessions

Intersessions is a series of workshops aiming to address the significant gender and sexuality based imbalance within the music industry, offering DJ and sound focused workshops for women & folks on the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. Learn the basics of DJing with Traktor, Serato, & CDJs in a fun and supportive learning environment. Space is limited to 20 participants.
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Introduction to Modular Synthesis
With Felisha Ledesma

This workshop will be broken into three parts: a brief introduction to sound and waveforms, an overview of Moog’s semi-modular synthesizer Mother 32, and basic terminology of synthesis as pertaining to the Mother 32. Students will be invited to participate in a hands-on music-making session, working together on synced Mother 32s. Students will have the opportunity to apply their learned terms directly to altering sound in real time in a communal setting. This course is open to all women and nonbinary students and space is limited to 10 participants per class.
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A partnership between New Forms Festival, Current and the Western Front.