This is large guys, just in, Electronic Music Conference (EMC) have dropped their first speaker lineup and it’s tasty.
Featuring such artists as Andrew Weatherall (UK), Ngaiire, Miss Blanks, Touch Sensitive, Tigerlily, Alexander Nut (UK), Thelma Plum & MANY MORE – this is not to be missed if you’re on the hunt for dat knowledge.
Set to make a highly sought after return to Sydney, EMC allows Asia-Pacific’s electronic music community to come together for two days in the name of celebration and education.
EMC sets out to provide thought-provoking, original conference material involving the joint knowledge and expertise of respected industry leaders and insiders, who embody and navigate today’s musical climate as either successful veterans or trailblazing up-and-comers.
The program comes to life at Redfern’s Giant Dwarf and Cake Wines Cellar Door with specialised sessions such as: Kicking Goals In Your Own Backyard, Festivals; Our New Favourite Import?, When Beats Just Don’t Match; Mental Health in Electronic Music, Conscious/Unconscious Gender Bias, Where The Streets Have No Name; Parties off the Radar, You’re The Voice; Electronic Music and the Marginalised, and much more.
One of the feature panels – Fighting For The Right To Party; Activism in Electronic Music asks what is the role of activism in contemporary music featuring Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh and Melbourne’s Katie Pearson aka Whiskey Houston. While Motorik’s Vi Hermens, and Kate Becker of the Office of Film + Music City of Seattle discuss the significant role of non-traditional, un-conventional spaces in the progression and support of electronic music communities for the panel Where The Streets Have No Name; Parties Off The Radar.
EMC will be be taking place at Giant Dwarf, Cake Wines Cellar Door and The Work-Shop, Redfern for the first time in 2017; while EMCPlay sees labels, curators and party throwers take over select venues across Redfern, Chippendale and Broadway, and Musica Copa closing the week on Friday December 1 at the KIKOFF Soccer Centre in Marrickville.
For more info on EMC head to their website.