The TIMARA (T)echs Machina Music Festival will be taking place March 13th-15th. The festival will serve as a celebration of electronic music and creative music technologies. The two concerts will be in The Birenbaum on the 14th and 15th, at 7:30pm, and will be free and open to the public. 

The festival will feature special guests including renowned composer and scholar George Lewis(Columbia University), Onyx AshantiAkiko HatakeyamaEli Stine (’14), and Alex Christie (’09), and Steven Kemper. Performances also feature Beverly Acha, Contemporary Music and Improvisation faculty, Dana Jessen, and TIMARA faculty members, Peter Swendsen (’99), Tom Lopez (’89), Abby Aresty, and Aurie Hsu (’97). 

The concerts will showcase exciting and innovative performances with electroacoustic music, interactive electronics, interactive scores, Ashanti’s “sonomorphic” bodyware system, robotic instruments, sonic-visual ecosystems, and multi-channel digital instruments. For more information on the schedule and details of events, click here.

This event is organized with support from the TIMARA Department, Office of the Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory, Office of Oberlin Conservatory Professional Development, and the Alumni in Service to Oberlin College (ASOC) Fund. – KR