A Philadelphia improvisor, Carlos Santiago is as at home in the farthest-out microtonal and lowercase improvisation as with the maddening mathematical compositions of the rock band Normal Love, of which he is a member.
DALLAS VIETTY'S MUSETTE PROJECT
Musette Project explores the French accordion waltz music of the ‘20s-’50s known as musette. It is Gypsy, it is French, it is Italian, it is folk, it is classical and American: a Montmarte accordion-noir in the age of the information waltz.
Gina Ferrera has a passion for traditional Ghanaian xylophone music and its progression into the genre Africa Modern. She plays the gyil and malletkat with her band Polysonic, fusing ancient tribal rhythms (sometimes intimate, sometimes driving) with modern electro-organic-ethno-techno.
Cheap Dinosaurs is a Philadelphia based prog-rock group that combines poppy melodies with dark, psychedelic chip music. Harnessing the sound hardware of an original Gameboy, the group rides the fringe of the 8-bit music scene by mixing it with more organic soundscapes.
ELECTRICITY FOR PROGRESS
Electricity for Progress is an educational interactive experience. Translating electrical pulses into physically sensible sounds, the properties of circuit components can be described and understood.
PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The young musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, ages 6-21, play classical music concerts in and around Philadelphia and on five continents, led by Maestro Louis Scaglione. The PYO supports musical education for children in challenging neighborhoods through its newest after-school program, Tune Up Philly.
AFTER PARTYPINK SKULL (DJ SET)
The dystopian frontier is near, but never fear. In the new era of endlessness where we hide ourselves as humans among androids, there is hope, as Julian Grefe and Justin Geller rip out the tracking chip and jump the grid on a quest for purity among putridity.
VISUALS BY TERREYL KIRTON OF INTERPRET GREEN
SOUND AND DJ EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY 340 SOUND