Photos from Crowdsourced 1.0

“What really makes a music scene? You know–those certain reasons that make you put on a jacket and promptly head for the El or call a cab just to get there in time. That’s what Chicago Innovative Electronic Music (CIEM) and subVariant are asking via their Crowdsourced 1.0 event: What is it about electronic music that people want to see live?

It really is a heady question. But, CIEM & subVariant’s preliminary answer seems to be: “That which is “crowdsourced.”

To the unfamiliar, “crowdsourced” means that the content that is the most popular “rises to the top” via votes–as in, the crowd chooses what’s the most relevant. On (a popular news and entertainment aggregator) the front page is filled with only the content that has been voted up through “diggs.” Threadless is also a good example: only the designs that are voted hottest actually make it to production.

On April 10, CIEM will test their theory in the electronic music world. Electronic music fans and supporters were asked to vote on a number of the submissions from Chicago artists to determine the lineup for the night. After approximately 600 online-votes later, the results were in, and the top four will perform in order of the number of votes recieved.

It’s democracy in electronic music. Like, seriously, democracy. Not that “republic” stuff that’s been thrown around. These artists have been chosen by the people, for the people.

Crowdsourced 1.0:

dreamlogicc 9:15pm [mix]
Protman 8:30pm [mix]
Roth Mobot 7:45pm [mix]
Polyfuse 7:00pm [mix]”

From Crowdsourced 1.0- 4.10.11, posted by Liz Mclean Knight on 3/19/2011 (24 items)

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Moldover & Liz Revision

Moldover chicago performance with Liz Revision at Risque cafe


Check out this free performance of Moldover at Risque this Saturday!

Known to 400,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, MOLDOVER has become the inspiration for a new generation of musicians interested in moving “beyond the decks.” Feb 18th, Chicago’s Ableton user group will feature Moldover for a special edition user group session. Famous for building, hacking, and playing controllers with virtuosic skill, Moldover’s dynamic performances with his custom instruments are bringing new life into electronic music. Fusing hard rock with electronica, glitch edits, and frantic drum beats, Moldover’s signature style defies categorization. And with appearances on national television, coverage in major music publications, and countless live shows around the world, Moldover is in constant demand by people interested in this next evolution of music.

Moldover 9pm – 10pm ([SF] IDM / Glitch / Rock / Funk / OMG Controllerism Pioneer | Octamasher Inventor | Youtube Nerdstar)

Liz Revision 8pm – 9pm ([CHI] IDM / Glitch / Techno / LOL subVariant Recordings | Quantazelle | Fractalspin | CIEM)

Risqué. 3419 N. Clark (Sheffield & Clark, Wrigleyville, Chicago).

Hosted by Jona Neace 21+. Free. $2 Hamm’s Cans




Regroup 1 ft. Tara Grunwald

From Ai Lounge: Regroup 1 ft Tara Grunwald, posted by Liz Mclean Knight on 10/12/2009 (15 items)

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Bit Shifter Photos 10/31/09

“with Onefiftyone, Mr. Automatic, and Liz Revision. Visuals by Dreamdaze, surprise candy awesomeness by Matt Voss”

From [10.31.09] 8bit Halloween with Bit Shifter at Ai Lounge, posted by Liz Mclean Knight on 11/05/2009 (38 items)

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imageAlong with running a jewelry design company, an online magazine, and a record label, she produces bright, melodic IDM of the best sort. Quantazelle takes a funky machine-noise groove, combines it with a pretty melody and adds a sprinkling of glitched-out textures. Think along the lines of early Autechre, Aphex Twin, with some fleeting minimal techno-moments

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