NightLife - Nov 14th, 2013 - San Francisco
Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

NightLife - Nov 14th, 2013 - San Francisco

Overlap is curating the music for NiteLife at California Academy of Sciences in collaboration with California College of the Arts (CCA):

Metamorphosis NightLife

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
6 - 10 pm

Music by:
Christopher Willits (Ghostly, Overlap, 12k)
Shortcircles (Plug Research)

Mophono (Change The Beat)

Manitous (Slayer's Club)

 

Art by:

CCA Students and Alumni

NightLife at California Academy of Sciences takes place every Thursday night with different theme each time. The CCA NightLife in November features Metamorphosis for the night. This event shares the creative works from CCA community, aiming to transform the museum into a gallery of great art and design projects. Overlap is excited to curate the music and collaborate with both programs for this event.

Ticket info here

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Max For Live Hack - Aug 15, 2013 - San Francisco
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Max For Live Hack - Aug 15, 2013 - San Francisco

Max for Live Hack

Place: Pyramind, 832 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94107

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Date: August 15, 2013

Cost: $5-10 Suggested donation (no one turned away unless space is full)
Tickets - buy here - A ticket reserves you a spot.

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Max For Live allows you to create your own tools for music and multimedia production, and The Max for Live Hack brings this amazing tool’s users together in one place. With the intention of developing a community around sharing and creating new custom-made devices and ideas, The Max for Live Hack is for anyone interested in building their own instruments, interfaces, or performance systems.

The night will begin with a quick introduction to Max For Live and some useful tools from our hosts, Christopher Willits and Cullen Miller. Attendees then hack these tools to create their own customized music making devices. At the end of the evening, everyone shares their new devices with each other! Everyone goes home with new tools to work with. All projects will be documented on Overlap.org and hackers will share their work on maxforlive.com and Twitter with the hashtag #M4LHackEvent so that others users can use these tools for their own creativity. Both new and experienced users are encouraged to come, and remember to bring your laptop!

Ableton Live 9 + Push Premiere - Apr 4, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
Apr
4
Apr 5

Ableton Live 9 + Push Premiere - Apr 4, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

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Tickets here ($5 pre-sale / $10 at the door)

Ableton is proud to be partnering with Public Works and Overlap.org for a rare combination of exclusive artist performances and presentations at Public Works, San Francisco on April 4, 2013. Come see and experience Live 9 and Push, Ableton's new and unique hardware instrument, through a series of workshops by Ableton Certified Trainers and artists aimed at exploring new techniques for music making. Following the presentations, witness a range of forward thinking techniques for stage, through an inspiring line up of unique artist performances. Whether you are a seasoned musician, music lover, Ableton user or just discovering Live for the first time, expect this event to be an insightful and exciting experience for all attendees.

Alexander Randon (aka. Alexandernaut) is a hybrid Electrical Engineer, Programmer, and Computer Musician.  He designs hardware controllers, develops professional iPad music applications, and composes music with the tools he creates.  His most recent work is the Arpeggionome Pro, an interactive MIDI arpeggiator for iPad.  It was rated “Most Creative MIDI App” by iPadMusic.com, and is considered a “masterpiece in design and functionality” by Smitematter.com.   Check out his hands-on Demo Station on the second floor.

Alexander Randon (aka. Alexandernaut) is a hybrid Electrical Engineer, Programmer, and Computer Musician.  He designs hardware controllers, develops professional iPad music applications, and composes music with the tools he creates.  His most recent work is the Arpeggionome Pro, an interactive MIDI arpeggiator for iPad.  It was rated “Most Creative MIDI App” by iPadMusic.com, and is considered a “masterpiece in design and functionality” by Smitematter.com.  

Check out his hands-on Demo Station on the second floor.

Bill Hsu has performed and built systems and installations in collaboration with many musicians and artists. His work has been seen recently at Songlines at Mills College (Oakland), NIME 2012 (Ann Arbor MI), Festival art::archive::architectures (ZKM, Karlsruhe), NIME 2011 (Oslo), Sound and Music Computing 2009 (Porto), Harvestworks Festival 2009 (New York), MIX Festival 2007 and 2009 (New York), and Fete Quaqua 2008 (London). He teaches and does research at San Francisco State University. http://unixlab.sfsu.edu/~whsu/art.html

Bill Hsu has performed and built systems and installations in collaboration with many musicians and artists. His work has been seen recently at Songlines at Mills College (Oakland), NIME 2012 (Ann Arbor MI), Festival art::archive::architectures (ZKM, Karlsruhe), NIME 2011 (Oslo), Sound and Music Computing 2009 (Porto), Harvestworks Festival 2009 (New York), MIX Festival 2007 and 2009 (New York), and Fete Quaqua 2008 (London). He teaches and does research at San Francisco State University.

http://unixlab.sfsu.edu/~whsu/art.html

San Francisco-based sound artist and audiovisual composer Cullen Miller synthesizes an abstract hybrid of aleatoric pop and colorful, noisy minimalism. Incorporating original field recordings, heavy use of digital signal processing, breezy vocals, strip club synths, and peculiar horn arrangements, Miller weaves together a musical tapestry that is threaded by clicky pop and techno. His compositional endeavors began by learning double bass and studying contemporary classical and jazz theory under the Netherlands based composer and bassist, Chad Langford. After his studies, Miller’s obsession with experimentation led him to an interest in designing performance tools with custom software. During his tenure at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Miller developed an arsenal of audiovisual performance tools for their multichannel immersive environment. He performs periodically with his 7 piece ensemble, Santa and under his dub guise, Selande. He has releases on Konque (NYC), Igloo-Rec (AR), Two Circles (DET) and Cunei Media (SF). Born and raised in Detroit, Miller's aptitude for automated culture is axiomatic. His formative years were spent foraying the landscape of Detroit's fringe electronic and instrumental music locale. Highly influenced by the freak ideas prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area, Miller decided to move across the country and further his compositional studies. After receiving his B.A. in Music Composition, he was taken onto the San Francisco State University faculty to teach digital signal processing and Ableton Live. His experience with modern classical music led to his work with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP), a Bay Area based non-profit dedicated to commissioning and performing new works. In 2011 and 2012, Miller has spent time drifting between coasts as an abettor of the digital arts. During his time in New York City, he served as the Artistic Director for the Brooklyn-based new media art space, Devotion Gallery. In his spare time he runs Cunei Media, a blog and netlabel dedicated to broadcasting digital data pertaining to "noise, nature, & networks" across the interwebs. Miller's curatorial work steered him to an extended term at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, where he served as their Director of Public Programs, senior curator, and lead operator of the multimedia suite. http://pointlinesurface.com/

San Francisco-based sound artist and audiovisual composer Cullen Miller synthesizes an abstract hybrid of aleatoric pop and colorful, noisy minimalism. Incorporating original field recordings, heavy use of digital signal processing, breezy vocals, strip club synths, and peculiar horn arrangements, Miller weaves together a musical tapestry that is threaded by clicky pop and techno. His compositional endeavors began by learning double bass and studying contemporary classical and jazz theory under the Netherlands based composer and bassist, Chad Langford. After his studies, Miller’s obsession with experimentation led him to an interest in designing performance tools with custom software. During his tenure at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Miller developed an arsenal of audiovisual performance tools for their multichannel immersive environment. He performs periodically with his 7 piece ensemble, Santa and under his dub guise, Selande. He has releases on Konque (NYC), Igloo-Rec (AR), Two Circles (DET) and Cunei Media (SF).

Born and raised in Detroit, Miller's aptitude for automated culture is axiomatic. His formative years were spent foraying the landscape of Detroit's fringe electronic and instrumental music locale. Highly influenced by the freak ideas prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area, Miller decided to move across the country and further his compositional studies. After receiving his B.A. in Music Composition, he was taken onto the San Francisco State University faculty to teach digital signal processing and Ableton Live. His experience with modern classical music led to his work with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP), a Bay Area based non-profit dedicated to commissioning and performing new works.

In 2011 and 2012, Miller has spent time drifting between coasts as an abettor of the digital arts. During his time in New York City, he served as the Artistic Director for the Brooklyn-based new media art space, Devotion Gallery. In his spare time he runs Cunei Media, a blog and netlabel dedicated to broadcasting digital data pertaining to "noise, nature, & networks" across the interwebs. Miller's curatorial work steered him to an extended term at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, where he served as their Director of Public Programs, senior curator, and lead operator of the multimedia suite.

http://pointlinesurface.com/

"I am a developer, designer, teacher and musician, but at the end of the day I call myself an Artist. Regardless of the title, I strive to create environments that foster empathy, curiosity, and introspection through the use of technology." http://music.ganucheau.com/

"I am a developer, designer, teacher and musician, but at the end of the day I call myself an Artist. Regardless of the title, I strive to create environments that foster empathy, curiosity, and introspection through the use of technology."

http://music.ganucheau.com/

"If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- MOLDOVER is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by over 1,000,000 YouTube viewers as "The Godfather of Controllerism", Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is "literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel" (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall LIVE SHOW at a club, experience one of his JAMBOX multiplayer instruments at a festival, or pick up and play the "LIGHT THEREMIN" packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover." http://moldover.com/

"If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- MOLDOVER is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by over 1,000,000 YouTube viewers as "The Godfather of Controllerism", Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is "literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel" (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall LIVE SHOW at a club, experience one of his JAMBOX multiplayer instruments at a festival, or pick up and play the "LIGHT THEREMIN" packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover."

http://moldover.com/

Weaving delicate melodic threads through sub-laden downtempo beats, Nonagon's music is a feast for mind and body alike. As a producer, Nonagon is at once technical, intuitive, and expressive. His focus on marrying emotion and beauty to the raw aggression of underground dance music has led to a large body of work running the gamut from grimy hip hop to cinematic drum 'n bass. As a performer, Nonagon brings the skill and technique of a traditional instrumentalist to the cutting-edge world of live electronic music. His sets -- always composed entirely of original music -- are heavily improvised through hands-on manipulation of a carefully-curated combination of commercial and hand-built hardware and software. An engineer and contributor to live electronic music site Controllerism.com, Nonagon is constantly pushing the state-of-the-art and setting new standards for electronic music performance. http://nonagon.net/

Weaving delicate melodic threads through sub-laden downtempo beats, Nonagon's music is a feast for mind and body alike.

As a producer, Nonagon is at once technical, intuitive, and expressive. His focus on marrying emotion and beauty to the raw aggression of underground dance music has led to a large body of work running the gamut from grimy hip hop to cinematic drum 'n bass.

As a performer, Nonagon brings the skill and technique of a traditional instrumentalist to the cutting-edge world of live electronic music. His sets -- always composed entirely of original music -- are heavily improvised through hands-on manipulation of a carefully-curated combination of commercial and hand-built hardware and software. An engineer and contributor to live electronic music site Controllerism.com, Nonagon is constantly pushing the state-of-the-art and setting new standards for electronic music performance.

http://nonagon.net/

Timo Preece (Audio Technologist, Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert, Programmer- San Francisco, CA)  Timo Preece is an accomplished and highly versatile audio technologist, multi-media trainer, and electronic musician.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and has done a number of audio projects, advanced multimedia setups and live performances with noteworthy individuals both in the U.S. and abroad.   After spending 5 years working and performing in Tokyo, he’s now based in San Francisco, where he is a director for sound arts and music technology courses at Ex’pression College.  In addition, Timo conducts innovative skills oriented workshops and master classes for institutions like ElectronicCreatives, EPRO, and Pyramind.  He has developed curriculum for some of the most renowned audio training centers in the U.S. and is an AVID Protools Expert, a certified Ableton LIVE trainer, and a specialist in most other professional digital audio workstations.  Privately, he does consulting, live performance set-ups, studio production, and has worked with a wide variety of musicians, DJs, sound enthusiasts, and world renown artists including: DJ Shadow, Materialized, Micky Hart, Lotus, Livid Instruments, Ableton, Keith McMillen, MacProVideo, Pete Sears, Count, Beats Antique, etc. Currently, Timo has two music projects which both revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations: Lucid Mechanism, a stylistically expansive electronic band, and GravityTerminal, solo electronic music creation and live performance. http://www.gravityterminal.com/

Timo Preece (Audio Technologist, Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert, Programmer- San Francisco, CA) 

Timo Preece is an accomplished and highly versatile audio technologist, multi-media trainer, and electronic musician.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and has done a number of audio projects, advanced multimedia setups and live performances with noteworthy individuals both in the U.S. and abroad.  

After spending 5 years working and performing in Tokyo, he’s now based in San Francisco, where he is a director for sound arts and music technology courses at Ex’pression College.  In addition, Timo conducts innovative skills oriented workshops and master classes for institutions like ElectronicCreatives, EPRO, and Pyramind.  He has developed curriculum for some of the most renowned audio training centers in the U.S. and is an AVID Protools Expert, a certified Ableton LIVE trainer, and a specialist in most other professional digital audio workstations.  Privately, he does consulting, live performance set-ups, studio production, and has worked with a wide variety of musicians, DJs, sound enthusiasts, and world renown artists including: DJ Shadow, Materialized, Micky Hart, Lotus, Livid Instruments, Ableton, Keith McMillen, MacProVideo, Pete Sears, Count, Beats Antique, etc.

Currently, Timo has two music projects which both revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations: Lucid Mechanism, a stylistically expansive electronic band, and GravityTerminal, solo electronic music creation and live performance.

http://www.gravityterminal.com/

Andrew J. Ferren is a California based improviser and electronic musician often known as Alpharay.  A skilled saxophonist, producer and performer, Alpharay utilizes experimental recording techniques, found sounds, synthesizers and live performance, engaging electronic music of various currents in his sonic journeys.  His live set integrates multichannel mixing and improvisational technique resulting in music that engages the listener and performer alike.  Look for the debut release of Ferren's improvisational ensemble, Free Sax as well as a new Alpharay album in 2013.  andrewferren.com soundcloud.com/alpharay

Andrew J. Ferren is a California based improviser and electronic musician often known as Alpharay.  A skilled saxophonist, producer and performer, Alpharay utilizes experimental recording techniques, found sounds, synthesizers and live performance, engaging electronic music of various currents in his sonic journeys.  His live set integrates multichannel mixing and improvisational technique resulting in music that engages the listener and performer alike. 

Look for the debut release of Ferren's improvisational ensemble, Free Sax as well as a new Alpharay album in 2013. 

andrewferren.com

soundcloud.com/alpharay

Christopher Willits is a multimedia artist, an electronic music and guitar pioneer. Named "the Picasso of sound" (Tokafi), Christopher uses his self-designed software tools to "paint with his guitar" (Pitchfork), creating "mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes" (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. A guitarist, composer, producer, photographer, visual artist, and system designer, Willits creates relaxing experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos and Taylor Deupree, Christopher has released over 20 albums within the last decade. Willits is based in San Francisco and has a master's degree in electronic music from Mills College. http://christopherwillits.com/

Christopher Willits is a multimedia artist, an electronic music and guitar pioneer. Named "the Picasso of sound" (Tokafi), Christopher uses his self-designed software tools to "paint with his guitar" (Pitchfork), creating "mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes" (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. A guitarist, composer, producer, photographer, visual artist, and system designer, Willits creates relaxing experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos and Taylor Deupree, Christopher has released over 20 albums within the last decade. Willits is based in San Francisco and has a master's degree in electronic music from Mills College.

http://christopherwillits.com/

Elan Rosenman is a founding member of ENVELOP. He is a pioneer in exploring different applications for spatial audio and ambisonics, including physical healing, personal development, and interactive programs. Elan is passionate about realizing the potential of sound and music to impact the mind, body and spirit. https://www.linkedin.com/in/elanrosenman

Elan Rosenman is a founding member of ENVELOP. He is a pioneer in exploring different applications for spatial audio and ambisonics, including physical healing, personal development, and interactive programs. Elan is passionate about realizing the potential of sound and music to impact the mind, body and spirit.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elanrosenman

Kid Kameleon is DJ, promoter, writer, blogger, historian, archivist, and fan of electronic music. He’s been that way for 15 years. He’s from North Carolina, but ended up in New York in the late ’90s and early ’00s. He moved to the Bay Area in 2004, and currently lives in San Francisco. His performances are wild, eclectic, flamboyant, humorous, energetic and passionate, and he is a true believer in the DJ’s unique ability to be a curator and narrator. A prolific mixer, writer and journalist, he keeps one ear tuned to the new and cutting edge and the other to the glories of the past. He spins heads and feet the physical and digital world over. http://kidkameleon.com/

Kid Kameleon is DJ, promoter, writer, blogger, historian, archivist, and fan of electronic music. He’s been that way for 15 years. He’s from North Carolina, but ended up in New York in the late ’90s and early ’00s. He moved to the Bay Area in 2004, and currently lives in San Francisco. His performances are wild, eclectic, flamboyant, humorous, energetic and passionate, and he is a true believer in the DJ’s unique ability to be a curator and narrator. A prolific mixer, writer and journalist, he keeps one ear tuned to the new and cutting edge and the other to the glories of the past. He spins heads and feet the physical and digital world over.

http://kidkameleon.com/

Lenny Kiser is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, electronic music producer, performer and instructor. Currently he organizes the San Francisco Bay Area Ableton Live User Group. He also teaches music production classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Master Recording Program II of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is one-half of the music producer duo known as “Girls n Boomboxes” which is based in San Francisco and has toured several venues in Europe. His experience with Ableton Live as a music production and performance tool has allowed him to share stages with Justice, Dirtyloud, The Twelves, Toxic Avenger, and Alan Braxe. He has over 12 years of music production experience and over 4 years of DJ and Live performance experience.  As a certified trainer he offers the following * Private one on one training or tutoring. * Small group workshops and seminars. * Introductory and advanced courses in Abelton Live. * Classes in DJing and live performance with Ableton Live. www.lennykiser.com www.girlsnboomboxes.com

Lenny Kiser is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, electronic music producer, performer and instructor. Currently he organizes the San Francisco Bay Area Ableton Live User Group. He also teaches music production classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Master Recording Program II of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix, Arizona. 

He is one-half of the music producer duo known as “Girls n Boomboxes” which is based in San Francisco and has toured several venues in Europe. His experience with Ableton Live as a music production and performance tool has allowed him to share stages with Justice, Dirtyloud, The Twelves, Toxic Avenger, and Alan Braxe. He has over 12 years of music production experience and over 4 years of DJ and Live performance experience. 

As a certified trainer he offers the following
* Private one on one training or tutoring.
* Small group workshops and seminars.
* Introductory and advanced courses in Abelton Live.
* Classes in DJing and live performance with Ableton Live.

www.lennykiser.com
www.girlsnboomboxes.com

For over a decade, Manitous has been stealthily traversing the west coast underground and beyond, strategically opening giant wormholes in the space-time continuum. A child of disparate worlds and a man of environmental extremes, Manitous is the product of sonic collision…he is a walking soundclash. His career as a dj has seen him welcome desert sunrises with epic dreamspell breaks, rockin boats with some o’ that old school, destroying dancefloors with the junglist massive, and recently causing frenzies dropping spaceglitchdubelectrobreakshousehopstep and a good amount of African and dancehall vibes. With a healthy disregard for genres and a nasty case of the whomps, Manitous continues to bring the danger to speakers worldwide. http://theslayersclub.com/

For over a decade, Manitous has been stealthily traversing the west coast underground and beyond, strategically opening giant wormholes in the space-time continuum. A child of disparate worlds and a man of environmental extremes, Manitous is the product of sonic collision…he is a walking soundclash. His career as a dj has seen him welcome desert sunrises with epic dreamspell breaks, rockin boats with some o’ that old school, destroying dancefloors with the junglist massive, and recently causing frenzies dropping spaceglitchdubelectrobreakshousehopstep and a good amount of African and dancehall vibes. With a healthy disregard for genres and a nasty case of the whomps, Manitous continues to bring the danger to speakers worldwide.

http://theslayersclub.com/

Mophono (real name Benji Illgen) is an instrumental hip-hop artist residing in San Francisco. Also known as DJ Centipede, he runs his own Change the Beat night and CB Records label, and is part of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder collective. His 2011 full length debut is entitled ‘Cut Form Crush’. http://www.myspace.com/mophono

Mophono (real name Benji Illgen) is an instrumental hip-hop artist residing in San Francisco. Also known as DJ Centipede, he runs his own Change the Beat night and CB Records label, and is part of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder collective. His 2011 full length debut is entitled ‘Cut Form Crush’.

http://www.myspace.com/mophono

Roddy Lindsay is a founding member of ENVELOP. He is a software engineer and entrepreneur, most recently as founder and CEO of WineGlass, a mobile application. He has been building tools for Ambisonic composition and performance since 2009. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/roddy-lindsay/6/803/814

Roddy Lindsay is a founding member of ENVELOP. He is a software engineer and entrepreneur, most recently as founder and CEO of WineGlass, a mobile application. He has been building tools for Ambisonic composition and performance since 2009.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/roddy-lindsay/6/803/814

Periphony is a development-stage company that provides end-to-end solutions for creating 3D audio listening experiences. We seek to take the inherent power that sound and vibration have on the mind and body, and leverage it with 3D audio technology to create potent listening experiences for your music listening event, performance venue, or health / wellness facility. Our mission / vision is to develop and deploy systems, technology, software, and content that together create the finest, most exquisite audio experience known to man. https://www.facebook.com/periphony?ref=ts&fref=ts

Periphony is a development-stage company that provides end-to-end solutions for creating 3D audio listening experiences.

We seek to take the inherent power that sound and vibration have on the mind and body, and leverage it with 3D audio technology to create potent listening experiences for your music listening event, performance venue, or health / wellness facility.

Our mission / vision is to develop and deploy systems, technology, software, and content that together create the finest, most exquisite audio experience known to man.

https://www.facebook.com/periphony?ref=ts&fref=ts

LoveTech is a community supporting the pioneers of live electronic musicianship. We combine musical innovation and inspired celebration to produce an immersive & heartfelt multi-sensory experience. Our engaging playshops, interactive art, and hands-on Digital Jam Lounge help create an optimal environment for education and collaboration. Discover the future of music technology & live performance! LoveTech will blow your mind, shake your ass, and inspire your creative soul. http://lovetech.org/

LoveTech is a community supporting the pioneers of live electronic musicianship. We combine musical innovation and inspired celebration to produce an immersive & heartfelt multi-sensory experience. Our engaging playshops, interactive art, and hands-on Digital Jam Lounge help create an optimal environment for education and collaboration. Discover the future of music technology & live performance! LoveTech will blow your mind, shake your ass, and inspire your creative soul.

http://lovetech.org/

Andrew Kimpel is an electrical / software engineer, inventor, and product architect with 30 years experience in embedded software development and DSP algorithm design, and 15 years experience in the fields of audio engineering, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and spatial audio. Andrew first discovered he had an interest in the intersection of sound, electronics, computers, and music at the age of 6, and has pursued these passions ever since.  As founder of Periphony LLC and the Auralab, he is currently doing independent research and development in the field of 3D-immersive audio and Ambisonics, working to develop cost-effective systems, software, and production tools in order to bring immersive audio experience to the masses. As a Senior Project Engineer for Dolby Laboratories for 12 years, Andrew was the lead DSP system architect for a real-time on-air audio broadcast encoder product. Andrew has a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a BS degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma. At last count, he currently has 102 speakers in his loft space in the Mission district of San Francisco. 

Andrew Kimpel is an electrical / software engineer, inventor, and product architect with 30 years experience in embedded software development and DSP algorithm design, and 15 years experience in the fields of audio engineering, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and spatial audio. Andrew first discovered he had an interest in the intersection of sound, electronics, computers, and music at the age of 6, and has pursued these passions ever since.  As founder of Periphony LLC and the Auralab, he is currently doing independent research and development in the field of 3D-immersive audio and Ambisonics, working to develop cost-effective systems, software, and production tools in order to bring immersive audio experience to the masses. As a Senior Project Engineer for Dolby Laboratories for 12 years, Andrew was the lead DSP system architect for a real-time on-air audio broadcast encoder product. Andrew has a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a BS degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma. At last count, he currently has 102 speakers in his loft space in the Mission district of San Francisco. 

One of the Klipmode family - whose membership includes Suzi Analogue, mndsgn and Knxwledge - the LA via Portland-based producer, devonwho, makes awesome, synthy, low-slung beats that sit somewhere in between hip hop and experimental electronic music - if you’re up on Beat Dimensions or the Beatnicks 12”s you’ll know the vibe. http://devonwho.com/

One of the Klipmode family - whose membership includes Suzi Analogue, mndsgn and Knxwledge - the LA via Portland-based producer, devonwho, makes awesome, synthy, low-slung beats that sit somewhere in between hip hop and experimental electronic music - if you’re up on Beat Dimensions or the Beatnicks 12”s you’ll know the vibe.

http://devonwho.com/

The who, the what, the where, the how, and the why. WHO. Joey Mousepad is a musician, an artist, a philosopher and a student of life. WHAT. Party rocking sounds, wide format digital printing, vinyl graphics, and rhythmic lyrics WHERE. Joey Mousepad lives in San Francisco currently, but is a native of the east coast. HOW. Joey Mousepad operates by pure brute strength. And a laptop. WHY. Why not? http://joeymousepad.com/

The who, the what, the where, the how, and the why.

WHO. Joey Mousepad is a musician, an artist, a philosopher and a student of life.

WHAT. Party rocking sounds, wide format digital printing, vinyl graphics, and rhythmic lyrics

WHERE. Joey Mousepad lives in San Francisco currently, but is a native of the east coast.

HOW. Joey Mousepad operates by pure brute strength. And a laptop.

WHY. Why not?

http://joeymousepad.com/

Miguel Trost De Pedro or Kid 606 was born in Venezuela but raised in San Diego Moving to San Francisco in the 1990s; he was still a teenager when he began to compose digital hardcore music. Kid606's music is similar to the work of his friend and colleague Lesser, as well as hardcore and IDM acts such as Atari Teenage Riot,Autechre, Mr. Oizo, and Matmos. He is primarily inspired not by his electronic contemporaries, but by his love of the Industrial music,Death metal, and Industrial metal of the 1980s and 90s, particularly bands like Godflesh and Napalm Death. His music is known for its high tempo breakbeats and liberal use of noise and sampling, as well as its punk aesthetic, uninhibited genre-mixing, and irreverent sense of humor. However, he is equally adept at creating more serious tracks that often reside in the realm of ambient and glitch ("Parenthood" from Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You and the entirety of P.S. I Love You being good examples). Notable releases by Kid606 include Don't Sweat the Technics (VC140: 1998), Down with the Scene (IPC-7:2000), P.S. I Love You(MP93: 2000), and Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (IPC-46:2003). He collaborated or participated in the groups Flossin,Spacewurm, Ariel and Disc. In 2005, he put together a band with a drummer and guitarist called Kid606 and Friends. http://www.kid606.com/

Miguel Trost De Pedro or Kid 606 was born in Venezuela but raised in San Diego Moving to San Francisco in the 1990s; he was still a teenager when he began to compose digital hardcore music.

Kid606's music is similar to the work of his friend and colleague Lesser, as well as hardcore and IDM acts such as Atari Teenage Riot,Autechre, Mr. Oizo, and Matmos. He is primarily inspired not by his electronic contemporaries, but by his love of the Industrial music,Death metal, and Industrial metal of the 1980s and 90s, particularly bands like Godflesh and Napalm Death. His music is known for its high tempo breakbeats and liberal use of noise and sampling, as well as its punk aesthetic, uninhibited genre-mixing, and irreverent sense of humor. However, he is equally adept at creating more serious tracks that often reside in the realm of ambient and glitch ("Parenthood" from Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You and the entirety of P.S. I Love You being good examples).

Notable releases by Kid606 include Don't Sweat the Technics (VC140: 1998), Down with the Scene (IPC-7:2000), P.S. I Love You(MP93: 2000), and Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (IPC-46:2003). He collaborated or participated in the groups Flossin,Spacewurm, Ariel and Disc.

In 2005, he put together a band with a drummer and guitarist called Kid606 and Friends.

http://www.kid606.com/

It all started with “Superfreak”, pots, pans, and chopsticks. Then he found the drum machine at age four. Now he’s tearing up the electronic music scene in every bass slapping, mind bending, brain melting way possible. Mad Zach is a force to be reckoned with. He founded CustomMidiControllers.com in 2010 and now is a major contributor to the San Francisco based blog and website, DJTechTools: creating and uncovering new artists through his weekly “sound packs”, contests and tutorial videos. But let’s forget the professional resume and focus on what makes Zach “Mad”. He specializes in hand made, good old fashioned, organic beats. That means he makes this shit live. Yeah, you read that right - Live. His influences transcend time and genre; pulling from such greats as Dr. Dre, the RZA, Billy Holiday, Deep Forest and Eprom. An audiophile and “burritovore”, Zach craves vinyl, analog synths, and what he describes as “weird old keyboards”. He’s had several releases with SF based glitch hop label, Multi Music, including the sophomore 2009 full length, “Wolf Spiders”, as well as 2011’s “Devil Dancehall” and in 2012, “Hypercube”. Zach is currently working on stimulating the world’s earlobes with recent remixes and a new collaboration with the amazing, G Jones. http://www.madzach.com/

It all started with “Superfreak”, pots, pans, and chopsticks. Then he found the drum machine at age four. Now he’s tearing up the electronic music scene in every bass slapping, mind bending, brain melting way possible. Mad Zach is a force to be reckoned with. He founded CustomMidiControllers.com in 2010 and now is a major contributor to the San Francisco based blog and website, DJTechTools: creating and uncovering new artists through his weekly “sound packs”, contests and tutorial videos.

But let’s forget the professional resume and focus on what makes Zach “Mad”. He specializes in hand made, good old fashioned, organic beats. That means he makes this shit live. Yeah, you read that right - Live. His influences transcend time and genre; pulling from such greats as Dr. Dre, the RZA, Billy Holiday, Deep Forest and Eprom. An audiophile and “burritovore”, Zach craves vinyl, analog synths, and what he describes as “weird old keyboards”. He’s had several releases with SF based glitch hop label, Multi Music, including the sophomore 2009 full length, “Wolf Spiders”, as well as 2011’s “Devil Dancehall” and in 2012, “Hypercube”. Zach is currently working on stimulating the world’s earlobes with recent remixes and a new collaboration with the amazing, G Jones.

http://www.madzach.com/

Neal Riley’s background in Electonic Music started in college, where he studied contemporary Electronic Music during Karlheinz Stockhausen’s residency at the Univeristy of Alabama. During this time he composed using Csound, PureData, and Max/MSP. As theMetakids, Neal has worked with EDM artists such as Beautiful Bells (Moodgadget) and recently Hudson Mohawke, Paul Van Dyke and Just Blaze. These events highlight an integration between the visual and audio experience, transcending what either the visual or audible could accomplish alone. http://www.gaffta.org/?author=92

Neal Riley’s background in Electonic Music started in college, where he studied contemporary Electronic Music during Karlheinz Stockhausen’s residency at the Univeristy of Alabama. During this time he composed using Csound, PureData, and Max/MSP. As theMetakids, Neal has worked with EDM artists such as Beautiful Bells (Moodgadget) and recently Hudson Mohawke, Paul Van Dyke and Just Blaze. These events highlight an integration between the visual and audio experience, transcending what either the visual or audible could accomplish alone.

http://www.gaffta.org/?author=92

Rich DDT is a live electronic musician, a skilled purveyor of futuristic beats & Detonator of Dance Tracks, rocking the dancefloor with his custom ControlliTAR. Premiering new original sounds including field recordings from the jungles of Central America, live looped and electrifying for a future-dub glitch fest of fiercely contagious bass blasted world flavors. Rich DDT is also an interactive installation artist and event producer. While breaking the mold of traditional music and art, you can find him repurposing the latest technology to create an awe-inspiring, open and supportive environment for human connection and inspiration. As lead organizer of LoveTech and designer of several multiplayer digital installations, he has brought community and creativity to the adventurous and curious among us. www.richddt.com

Rich DDT is a live electronic musician, a skilled purveyor of futuristic beats & Detonator of Dance Tracks, rocking the dancefloor with his custom ControlliTAR. Premiering new original sounds including field recordings from the jungles of Central America, live looped and electrifying for a future-dub glitch fest of fiercely contagious bass blasted world flavors. Rich DDT is also an interactive installation artist and event producer. While breaking the mold of traditional music and art, you can find him repurposing the latest technology to create an awe-inspiring, open and supportive environment for human connection and inspiration. As lead organizer of LoveTech and designer of several multiplayer digital installations, he has brought community and creativity to the adventurous and curious among us.

www.richddt.com