NWEAMO 2018 San Diego

NWEAMO 2018 was held in San Diego on April 27,28, 29

Preview (Jim Bessman)
Review (Ken Herman)

Day One : Far and Near
Friday, April 27 @ 8PM 
Smith Recital Hall, School of Music
San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Dr. San Diego, 92182
Additional information on Far and Near


During the concerts at SDSU, Jon Whitledge showcased the Magic Bus (www.magicbus.biz), version 5.2.3, which features Sony’s RSX-GS9, the industry’s first in-dash high resolution music player. The GS9 can play Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) files up to 11.2MHz and 352kHz/32-bit, respectively, with unprecedented accuracy and amazing clarity.

The Magic Bus’ 4,620-Watt audio system features nine loudspeaker transducers, nine monoblock amplifiers, cutting-edge (96 kHz-32 bit) digital signal processing, pure silver audio signal cables and connections, and a large bank of batteries to power it all. The scientifically designed, and computer-optimized, acoustics inside the Magic Bus are studio quality. To extract maximum performance from the GS9, leading-edge products by Kimber Kable, WBT, Heatshrink.com, Dynaudio, Genesis Car Audio, Audiotech Fischer, Cascade Audio Engineering, Neutrik, XS Power, and many more, were used. SMc Audio and the Amp Doctor provided system voicing services and amplifier modifications, respectively.

For about the last ten years,  the 3,300-pound audio system in the Magic Bus is Jon Whitledge’s culmination of ongoing efforts to build the world’s finest mobile music system, and both a labor of love and a rolling laboratory to expand the art of sound.

Original compositions by faculty and students at SDSU were demonstrated at the magic bus

 


DAY TWO :  Installations and Soundscapes
Saturday, April 28 @ 2PM
SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Further information on Installations and Soundscapes
MAP

The SDSU Gallery is Free today for NWEAMO


Day THREE : Homegrown Eclectic
Sunday, April 29 @ 2 PM
Smith Recital Hall, School of Music
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr San Diego, 92182
Further information on Homegrown Eclectic

 

Outside, Jon Whitledge again showcased the Magic Bus (www.magicbus.biz), version 5.2.3, which features Sony’s RSX-GS9, the industry’s first in-dash high resolution music player. The GS9 can play Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) files up to 11.2MHz and 352kHz/32-bit, respectively, with unprecedented accuracy and amazing clarity.

For about the last ten years,  the 3,300-pound audio system in the Magic Bus is Jon Whitledge’s culmination of ongoing efforts to build the world’s finest mobile music system, and both a labor of love and a rolling laboratory to expand the art of sound.

Original compositions by faculty and students at SDSU were demonstrated at the magic bus.

 

 


Founded in 1998, the mission of NWEAMO is to build connections and dissolve boundaries between communities of composers who work in some way with electronic media and other novel materials, and to broaden the audience for music that ranges from the experimental fringes of pop music to the far shores of modern aesthetic and technical exploration. NWEAMO seeks to present the broadest possible spectrum of different genres and styles with the goal of bridging gaps and building a world-wide community of people who are passionate about the universal language of music. We hope to do our part in building a world without borders – where differences are honored and celebrated.

The festival’s home is San Diego, California, but NWEAMO travels widely, and has taken place in New York City, Boulder, Miami, Mexico City, Portland, Tokyo, and Venice, Italy. The 2018 festival will take place in San Diego.

We are calling out to boundary pushing singer-songwriters, DJs, VJs, masters of EDM, creative gamers, and composers working at the experimental fringe of pop electronica as well as contemporary classical music and multimedia art.

NWEAMO 2018 will be presented in San Diego, California, USA – April 26-29, 2018

Composers are strongly encouraged to attend when their piece is presented.

We want to invite artists from around the world who share our mission of world unity through creative expression.

We are looking for artists who would love to present mini sets of 1 to 7 minutes, and who are excited about sharing the stage with as many different genres as possible in a 75 minute concert. The music can be any innovative style, using invented, traditional or electronic instruments. It can involve projected images, choreography, dance, etc…

We want to invite new entries as well as artists from our past American, Asian, and European endeavors to collide and merge with the vast and deep currents of Mexico. We are thrilled at the potential for new cross pollination in our ongoing search for hybrid global art statements. What can be born from the implosion and transfusion of opposite polarities?

 

 

 

North America’s Best Festivals, Part 2