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Electro-Music 2012 Festival in NY Sept. 7-9


Electro-Music 2012 Festival Is Almost Here

The fantastic lineup for Electro-Music 2012 Festival has been announced. This wonderful event is held at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York so if you live nearby I recommend you check it out. If you’ve never been, read my show report from my first trip here.

If you can’t make the event, make sure you mark your calendar and tune into the live stream a

More info and tickets at

See You At the Festival

I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning to Electro-Music 2012 Festival in NY for the third year running. Here is a blurb for my events that will appear in the program.

Friday Sept. 7, 10:30 PM - Expressive Visual Controllerism Concert
In his third year at Electro-Music, Mark will continue to explore the boundaries of controllerism with Ableton Live coaxing even more expressive real-time performances out of his various virtual synthesizers. It’s all about original sci-fi techno songs and experimental improvs filled with classic and signature synth ear candy performed on keys, grids (Launchpad/Tenori-On), Theremin, AudioCubes, and Lemur.  Visual feedback FTW!

Saturday Sept. 8, 4:00-5:00pm - Creating and Controlling Signature Sounds
with Camel Audio Alchemy
Alchemy offers a great blend of performance features combined with deep synthesis, sample manipulation, resynthesis, granular synthesis, and built-in FX. There is also a mobile app that can act as a wireless multi-touch controller for Alchemy on your computer.  The goal of this talk is to shorten your learning curve so you can start creating your own expressive signature sounds for production and performance. Topics will include: Anatomy and signal flow, programming walk-throughs, tips on incorporating field recordings into patches, overview of modulation mapping, overview of FX, and performance mapping.

A Look Back at EM 2011

Playing the song "I Can See Them" live.  I'm controlling 4 dimensions of at the same time. Visuals behind me are by artists Project Ruori who are processing a live camera feed. Photo by Hong Waltzer.


The photo above is of from my 2011 performance and was taken by Hong Waltzer. Checkout out more photos from 2011 here. Below is a live recording of last year’s concert (downoad mp3 here).

I hope to see  you at the show.

Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

Video Highlights from Mountain Skies Electro-Music Festival 2012 in Asheville by Hong Waltzer


Last weekend I had the honor of participating at the Mountain Skies Electro-Music Festival 2012 in Asheville, NC. It was my first time in Asheville and the first time for this particular event. Greg and Hong Waltzer and the rest of the Mountain Skies crew curated a wonderful lineup of artists who turned in some incredible performances. Hong shot and edited these video highlights (and shot the photo above) which give you a good sense of the diversity of acts and what it was like to be there.

I also want to give a shout out to Michael O’Bannon who was created visuals for my performance.

Watch part 1  of embedded video in HD.

  1. Paul Harriman eigenharp ephemera
  2. Klimchak electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist
  3. mindSpiral twisted matter
  4. Mahoney and Peck progressive dark ambient
  5. dRachEmUsiK glitch-groove ambient beats
  6. Aligning Minds dubby soundscapes
  7. Moog Guitar Inventor Paul Vo
  8. Elizabeth Langa aka Auracene

Watch part 2 of embedded videon in HD.

I took a lot of photos of the event including photos of the Moog factory tour and will include them in an upcoming post.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

Beaming Into the Pacific Northwest Synth Fest in Seattle October 29th


The Pacific Northwest Synth Fest 2011 is this Saturday October 29th from 10-5 PST. Click the poster to see the mega size version or visit or the event page on Facebook.

I’ll be telepresently performing and doing a talk on AudioCubes on 1:00-1:30PST. I’ll also be generally floating around Max Headroom style on a laptop throughout the event so he can virtually mingle.


In this talk I’ll present an overview of the Percussa AudioCubes hardware, discuss mapping the AudioCubes to control Ableton Live and Virtual Synthesizers in real-time. I’ll also perform with the cubes, deconstruct a Live song, and discuss his free template for “9 Box Method for performance, improvisation, and spontaneous tribal jams with music, sound, and light” based on AudioCubes. Lastly, I will take questions via interactive video chat.

So if your in Seattle, come find the box I’ll be hosted out and say hi :^).


Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

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Back from Electro-Music 2011 Festival: Audio Recording and Photos from Live Performance + Highlight Photos

Photo by Hong Waltzer

I’m back from New York and I’ve had a few days to decompress and pull together some media from an epic weekend of electronic music at Electro-Music 2011 Festival in NY. This was my second year and it was really great seeing friends I met last year plus meeting new ones.

Rather than do a show report like I did last year, I’m going to trickle out some posts on the experience, do some posts on artists I met while there, and also follow up on some technology I came across.  In this first post I’ll focus on my performance and some highlight pictures.

I had such a blast playing my set. Here is the set list.

  1. “Dark Signals” from I Hear Your Signals
  2. “I Can See Them” from I Hear Your Signals
  3. Activate” from my forthcoming album
  4. New Heart Beating” from my forthcoming album
  5. "Control Zone” from I Hear Your Signals
  6. “Sleeper Agent” from my forthcoming album
  7. “Resolute” from I Hear Your Signals
  8. “First Orbit” from I Hear Your Signals

All concerts were broadcast as real-time audio feeds worldwide via including mine. Below is an audio recording of my entire set unedited as it was broadcast. The set is about 28 minutes long so if your short on time, grab the MP3 and listen later.

Mark Mosher Live at Electro-Music 2011 Festival, NY 9/9/2011 by MarkMosher

Thanks to Damon Mar (live mix), Adam Holquist (live stream mix), Project Rouri (Visuals) and Special thanks to Paul Harriman for making the stream and possible and giving me a copy of this file!

John Morley was kind enough to shoot these awesome photos while I was playing. View the embedded slide show on Flickr.

Here is a Flickr set with some general highlight photos from the festival.

I’d like to close by thanking the festival organizers and all those who came to the set and listened on the live stream.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer
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Electro-Music 2011 Festival in NY is a Week Away. Press Release, Ticket Info + Watch for Twitter Updates


One week to go before I head off to the Electro-Music festival. It’s remote location at Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot NY has limited cell signal (it is a retreat center after all), but I’ll try and offer some live tweet coverage on

If you are in the NY area you should try and come. Press release is below and my show report from last year is here.


The electro-music festival, known as the "Woodstock of electronic music," is the world's premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in it's seventh year, this year's gathering features three mind-bending days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video art, a laptop battle, and a swap-meet. Action starts at 1pm on Friday, September 9 and runs until after midnight on September 11. Musical activities will be running continuously throughout the three days of the festival.

electro-music 2011 takes place at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York. On-site lodging and meals are available. Tickets range from $35 for a single day to $360 for a 3-day pass including meals and lodging.

More information, including a complete schedule of events can be found on the web site at:
You may also contact us at event [at]

A wide variety of instruments and musical styles will be represented, ranging from theremin to analog modular synthesizers to home made devices, from classic space music to abstract electronica to world beats.

The following artists will be performing:

Acoustic Interloper Hunter and Harrison Norton Antivirus
Adamon Hylantown Michael O'Bannon
aether generator Kevin Kissinger Joo Won Park
ArtCrime Andrew Koenig PYXL8R
Audio Mace Richard Lainhart PAS
Azimuth Visuals Loop B redgreenblue
Brainstatik Lost in the Funhouse RoDo Jede
coloringpad Machine Eat Man Project Ruori
Delicate Monster Mayakara Slippage
Jeremy dePrisco Mirador Symmetry
DES Modulator ESP The Table
Robert Dorschel Mosc Technicolor Travel Agency
dRachEmUsiK Mark Mosher Thin Air
DrumLab Music From The Film Transistor Club
Fringe Element MusicMan11712 Twyndyllyngs
Paul Harriman MyOwnYoko Woodswalker / Genetique
Jack Hertz Northern Valentine xeroid entity

Seminars and Workshops:
Darren Bergstein - The Notoriety Unit
Jez Creek - Nord Modular Performance Patches
Jeremy dePrisco - Reason/Record
Robert Dorschel - Going Virtual
Paul Harriman - Eigenharp demonstration
Shane King - Logic on Stage
Kevin Kissinger - Etching Printed Circuit Boards
Damon Mar - Current Controlled Modular System
Howard Moscovitz - Ambiophonic Sound
Mark Mosher - Ableton Live Real-Time Performance Tips
Michael O'Bannon - Sound and Music from Brainwaves
Mohamed Ragab - Experimental Music in Egypt
Charles Shriner - Concepts in Free Form Improvisation: Creative Conversations or Tower of Babel?
Rick Scott and Robert Kulik - Thwarting Time's Arrow
Greg Waltzer - Structured Improvisation Workshop
(informal) - Circuit Bending and DIY Workshop

I'm Returning to Electro-Music 2011 Festival to Play, Talk, and Jam with the 9 Box

I’ve been officially accepted to play a set and do a talk at Electro-Music 2011 in NY. The festival takes place from September 9-11. More links at the bottom of the post.


Looking Back at Electro-Music 2010

I had a great time at the festival last year and I’m really looking forward to returning so I thought I’d share some photos and video from last year, and offer some info on the festival in case you were considering going.

Here is a photo and video and from my show last year taken by Jeremy DePrisco.


Watch embedded video

Here is a shot of the groovy shirt from the festival which also shows a list of artist who performed last year.



Quick Overview

Once again the festival will be at the remote and beautiful Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York.Checkout my detailed review of the 2010 Festival here.


Just to give you a feel I’ll share an excerpt from my review:

Because the festival was in a more remote location than in past years there was little opportunity for walk-in spectators. The upside of this is that most of the attendees were experts. By expert, I mean seasoned artists with over 10,000 hours of experience and in some cases decades of energy put into their craft. As a result the vibe was amazing. Have you ever seen the SciFi channel show Eureka? It was like that for electronic music. It didn’t seem intimidating for newer artists either, as everyone was also very open and willing to share ideas and talk in depth about their work. There was a huge diversity in styles, performance, and approach and a whole lot of passion!

More Themed Jams in 2011

I’ve been checking in ever few weeks to see how the schedule is shaping up. I noticed on a recent update that they will have many themed jams this year. So far they have: space jam, open jam, noise jam, technicolor jam, DIY jam (following the DIY and circuit bending workshop), and AudioCube jam.


9 Box at Electro-Music 2011

I’ll be bringing along a 9 Box System for performance, improvisation, and spontaneous tribal jams with music, sound, and light and I know at least one other artist is bringing his AudioCubes along for the AudioCube jam.


Hope to See Your There

I met a lot of great people last year and saw some amazing performances and I’m looking forward to meeting more Modulate This readers face-to-face this year.


Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer
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