NWEAMO: Electronic Music Festival
From Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28, NWEAMO (New West Evolving Arts and Music Organization) will host an international music festival on SDSU’s campus. Featuring an eclectic mix of electronic and acoustic music, NWEAMO showcases a variety of musical genres and styles from different cultures with dance, visual art, and innovative technology.
The festival, taking place over four days, will have multiple concert times and locations across San Diego State University’s campus.
“NWEAMO puts SDSU on the world map as an innovative place for exposing and bringing out interesting new music,” said Waters. “I expect the audience to be thrilled and stimulated by awesome music that they may have never heard before, but connects with them in a way that’s powerful and visceral.”
The festival particularly emphasizes new modes of performance by focusing on works that creatively use today’s technologies in original ways. As such, this is the first year that NWEAMO will incorporate SDSU’s annual Electronic Music Marathon into its listing of events. The Marathon serves as a showcase for composers and electronic musicians at SDSU, and it is always a popular event with students.
The Magic Bus
Featuring a Hi-Res music player, the Magic Bus will play original compositions from around the world. The audio system is precisely equalized and time-aligned for listening, and it can play frequencies that can surpass the extremes of most live performances.
Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Campanile Walkway
Featuring a quintet of musical virtuosos from Seoul, ensemble PHASE specializes in presenting a contemporary repertoire composed specifically for traditional Korean instruments. Supported by a travel grant from the South Korean government, this will be the premiere performance of ensemble PHASE in United States.
Friday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall
Electronic Music Marathon
Students will present new electronic music compositions in one of three unique, one-hour concerts at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Each presentation includes a visual component, either a video or a live performance, showcasing high-energy talent in music composition and performance.
Saturday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., in Smith Recital Hall
Described as Trans-Classical Music for the 21st Century, SWARMIUS presents a sonic fusion of Hip-Hop and House-Lounge-Techno. This concert will feature SWARMIUS and friends as they present selections from “El Colibrí Mágico, (The Magic Hummingbird) — A California Story.”
Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m., in Smith Recital Hall