December 2010 Notes

Thanks everyone for coming out to this week’s meetup! We heard some great new tracks in different electronic styles. Here are the notes for December’s meetup.

  • Chris Huelsbeck showed us some of his music from the new game Kubrik for iPhone.
    Video: Kubrik ( Iphone/Ipod touch/Ipad ) on Vimeo. Apple Store: Link.
  • Amy Lee played an awesome electro glitch remix she created for the SF-EMM Devo Remix Project.
  • The idea of the project is to remix the song ‘Freedom of Choice‘ by Devo using stems from Beatport.com. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. Download the stems ($3.99) from Beatport.com, finish your remix and send it to us by December 15th, 2010.

    Email submissions in MP3 format to devoremix@sf-emm.org.

  • SF-EMM is also planning to put together a 2010 compilation album showcasing tracks by members from 2010. If you’d like to participate, consider which track you’d like to feature. More info on this soon!
  • Kentaro Fischer shared a preview of his remix for the Metric remix contest on Indabamusic.com. Link coming soon when the track is finished. Hear more of Kentaro’s music here: http://www.sonicade.com/
  • Indabamusic regularly features remix contests, many of them by major artists and free to enter. Check out the stems from the  John Legend feat. The Roots – Shine contest.
  • Mike Heijmans played a track for the robot factory scene from an in-the-works animation project. Hear more of Mike’s music here: http://www.conduitrobotic.com/
  • Don’t forget to check out Jane Woodman’s performance tomorrow (December 5th), 7:00PM at The Hot Spot bar (1414 Market St)!

See you at the next SF-EMM in January!

Jane Woodman at The Hot Spot on December 5!

Come check out Jane Woodman’s performance at The Hot Spot on SUNDAY December 5:

The deets:

  • Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
  • Just $7
  • At the Hot Spot Bar: 1414 Market St, San Francisco, CA
  • Genre: Ambient punk

She’s got:

  • 1959 gretsch
  • line 6 podXT live
  • boss RC-50 loopstation
  • korg KP3 pad
  • benq GP1 projector

About Jane Woodman:

From a mysterious corner of San Francisco, Jane Woodman has emerged with Poéme Èlectronique; named after the 1958 World’s Fair Exhibit in Brussels by Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenakis, and Edgard Varése, in appreciation for the early connection of electronic music with architecture and graphics.

Known for intimate but biting post-punk and new wave textures, the founding member of major label band Van Gogh’s Daughter and Alfred (with Zoë Keating) has released a defining collection of electronics and guitar-driven thoughts and stories.

Her debut solo album, Poéme Èlectronique, contains four songs swarming with dream-inducing guitars and dark secret vocals, perfect for late night road trips. The cover is a 10-second character sketch of ‘Torrential’, a gritty superhero loosely based on Siousxie Sioux and The Crow, flash animation that will appear in her videos now and again with a couple of friends. The title track evokes Eno-esque impressions drunk with romance and wishful thinking for the future; ‘Vapour ‘ is a heart-pounding, contemplative, foggy ride. Favorites are reported to be ‘Black Forest’, a noisy anthem for troubled times, and ‘Crashing’, the first video release, that becomes a brooding Warholian collage about travel and a volatile relationship. The song includes additional percussion by PC Muñoz (Joan Jeanrenaud). Additional vocals on ‘Poéme Èlectronique’ by Cynthia Taylor (Third Eye Blind, Dodos).

Influences:
Karin Dreijer Andersson, Radiohead, Damon Albarn, The XX, Interpol, Deftones, Portishead, Windy & Carl, Cocteau Twins/Robin Guthrie, My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths/Johnny Marr, Curve, Cure, Siousxie & the Banshees, Bloc Party, PJ Harvey, Low, Sonic Youth, M83…

SF-EMM November Notes

A week later than normal, but it was a good one! Thank you to everyone that came by. (btw: There were no notes for October’s meetup.)

Two big things happening soonish:

  • Jam Session. This Sunday, November 14, 3:00 PM, at the Hot Spot.
    However, we will only do this if we have 5 RSVPs. Please visit our calendar to
    sign up.
    http://www.meetup.com/sf-emm/calendar/
  • Jane Woodman is going to be doing a special set at the Hot Spot on
    December 5th at 7:00 PM. Details forthcoming…
  • SF-EMM 2010 Album: The idea is coming together where we can have our SF-EMM members contribute to an album that showcases our work for 2010. Details also coming soon…

OK, notes from the meetup:

SF-EMM September Notes

Hi all, here are the notes from another inspiring meetup of electronic music.

Thanks for coming out and see you at the next meetup!

Selling Gigastudio/Audio Computer For Musicians

Gigastudio/Audio Computer For Musicians

Windows XP Computer
with Asus P4P800SE motherboard (original manual included)
2GB RAM
Gigastudio 3 (Orchestra)
2 quiet Seagate hard drives
Video card
Frontier Wave Center PCI pro audio sound card with 2 midi in/out and 8 channels of ADAT in/out (8 channels digital audio)
DVD drive
15″ Samsung monitor, keyboard and mouse included.

Great for music and audio, Win XP tweaked for best audio performance.  This computer has been used only in an electronic music studio by the original owner with no internet connectivity and is free of spyware, viruses, etc.  I do not have documentation for Gigastudio (available most likely online).  I do have documentation for the sound card.

$200
local only SF bay area
cash only

You can contact Jerry Gerber at: jerry@jerrygerber.com

SF-EMM August 2010 Meetup Notes

Hey everyone! Here are the notes from August’s Electronic Music Meetup:

Slides from the Meetup: