OCTOBER 15th-16th, 2022 FIRST ANNUAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
EDME musicians, guest artists, and visiting performers premiered a successful three-concert music series in downtown Eugene, bringing a variety of musical and multi-media experiences to the community. The opening show on Saturday evening featured performances by groups and individuals as diverse as M Denney and Aine Nakamura, as well as the local duo Free Static. The colorful projections of Robert Long illuminated the Farmer's Market Pavilion by capturing and transforming the movements of audience members into flowing visuals. Our Sunday shows highlighted a colorful set of audience participation works at First Christian Church, and the final concert presented solo and ensemble works at New Zone Gallery. All shows were free and open to the public.
For more details, check out our page on the festival. A huge thanks to our supporters for making the festival possible! If you'd like to help us put together our festival next year, give once a month through our Patreon or one time through PayPal.
JUNE 3rd, 2022 PORCHFEST AT ALLUVIUM
For the second year in a row, EDME will bring weird and wonderful sounds to Eugene's Porchfest. We will perform in the back lot of Alluvium in the Whiteaker (address below). A variety of pieces are in store, from experimental music "classics," to a Graphic Score Evocation with audience participation, to movement-based performance art. All pieces are appropriate for all ages. The entire set list is as follows:
Wings - Cathy van Eck
Performance Tactics (Graphic Score Evocation) - Glenn Sogge
Flags Can Do Nothing Without Trumpets - Christopher DeLaurenti
Sonic Meditation VIII - Pauline Oliveros
Silfra - Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg
The owners and operators of the venue will follow with their own show. Everyone is welcome to stay for both! Come check us out!
810 W 3rd Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
APRIL 7th, 2022 SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Submissions for scores and applications for guest artists are open on our website! Click here if you have a score you'd like us to play for our New Music Festival on October 15th-16th, 2022, and click here if you're interested in performing a 30-minute set on one of the concerts. The Festival will feature three concerts in downtown Eugene, from the Park Blocks to the First Christian Church and the New Zone Gallery. The Light and Art show in the Park Blocks will draw on the energy of ArtCity's BEAM, with amplified music and an interactive light exhibit for audience members. Our audience participation concert draws trained and untrained musicians alike into a collective sound-making space at the First Christian Church, and our concert at New Zone will set pieces for the ensemble in an inviting visual atmosphere. The Call for Scores closes June 1st, and the Guest Artist Application closes July 1st.
March 4th, 2022 FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES LAUNCH
We are proud to announce the start of First Friday Concert Series! We will perform each month as part of Lane Art's Council's First Friday Artwalks in downtown Eugene. Hosted in partnership with ArtCity, we will invite guests into their studios with a rotating set of experimental works, including original commissions. To hear our performances, come see the work of the ArtCity visual artists on the First Friday of every month at the Quackenbush Building on 160 E Broadway!
October 7th, 2021 BEAM
The ensemble continues the success of their Eugene Garbage Project by bringing it to ArtCity's annual BEAM showcase. We transformed the solo performance into an interactive installation that attendees could control. Participants used a yellow and blue ball to control a palette of sounds created from locally donated trash. They also selected visuals made out of the same trash.
June 9th-16th, 2021 DIMENSIONS BETWEEN
EDME creates music to accompany a video installation project at the Gordon Hotel in Downtown Eugene. The artwork, The Corporeal Anti-Plaster Nouveau Chic, features the piece Myoosik 4 Hotels, a graphic score recorded by the ensemble members Rebecca Keller, Morgan Bates, Kathie Hsieh, and Lee Sparks Pembleton. Their serene and often subtle sounds accompany the odd visuals of JP Lempke, which mix keyframe, stop-motion, algorithmic, and frame-by-frame animation together in unique ways.
See the video here.