EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience

Connecting Local Youth with Music & Technology       

  EMErgence connects youth with music through technology by hiring local and national teaching artists to provide workshops and installations in the community. These teaching artists educate young, aspiring artists about the evolution of technology and to help them create and produce music. Emergence would not be possible without the support of the Dan Lucas Memorial Funds and the Ben Gradison Memorial Funds!

Vision

By celebrating the accessibility of music that technology provides, this project seeks to provide a meaningful and engaging experience for youth in our local under-served community. EMErgence will feature master musicians, sound technicians and music producers both locally and nationally known and encourage emerging their artistry and with young local aspiring artists from the Asheville community.

Goal

Connect local and national musicians with young aspiring musicians and provide them the time and space to create work inspiring them to use technology as a means of creative expression through a multiple day experience to deepen their understanding of using technology to create music.

Model

EMErgence 2014 contains three separate programs, in schoolsin communities and for the public. This new model allows Emergence the opportunity to have a greater more full circle reach to community members in the city of Asheville. The programming will then meet and conjoin for a collective day of Mixing at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Downtown Asheville.

About EMErgence
EMErgence: in Schools

EMErgence: in Schools

EMErgence partnered with Asheville High School to provide a Visiting Teaching Artist residency with Ableton certified instructor Ben Hovey, HoveyKraft. Ben worked with the advanced Digital Media class during the day and provided an after school session entitled, “Introduction to Ableton”. Ben reinvented what is possible in live performances by synergizing the musician and DJ archetypes.

As HoveyKraft he played the trumpet with his right hand, harmonized on keys with his left, made live loops with his feet, all while seamlessly remixing and manipulating samples with these live performances.

EMErgence: in Communities

EMErgence: in Communities

This segment of the program offers workshops for teens and young emerging musicians from the communities such as Hillcrest, Pisgah View and Livingston to participate in beat making, audio production and field recording. Small groups of youth worked together to go through the process of creating, recording and mixing their own song. These activities occurred at the Burton Street 1 Mic Studio, created through LEAF Schools & Streets funding from the Ben Gradison Memorial Fund in conjunction with Asheville Parks & Recreation and GO. 

Activities include: Junkyard Beats!

                Students made their own beats using items from the world around them! Students learned that their imagination is an instrument in itself!  

EMErgence: for the Public

EMErgence: for the Public

Vision: Provide a public platform for local and national talent to demonstrate the broad spectrum of creative expression using the technological advancements of today through an industry rooted and educational event series.

Description: Artists conducted free panel discussions open to all ages of the public in downtown Asheville. Each seminar were based on topics chosen by the artist(s) with input from the EME organizers. The purpose of these seminars was to provide an opportunity for the general public to engage in the EMErgence experience, by providing a time and space for people to participate in free workshops. In conjunction with the workshops, there was an open floor discussion prompted by questions about the local music industry and community development.

Topics: Music in Education, Creative expression through technology – Individualism, Cultural connections through music spreading music across the globe, Progression through synthesis of live and electronic music, Journal of sound: how to embed personality into production / art, Pioneering an original sound, Genrefication and how it affects your brand and you as an artist, Live performance strategies, Creative workflow & Electronic music: What is it and where is it going?

 

EMErgence: in Schools

EMErgence: for the Public

EMErgence: in the Communities

EMErgence: in Schools

EMErgence: in the Public

EMErgence: in the Communities

Past EMErgence Programs

EMErgence 2014

EMErgence 2014 contained 3 separate programs, in schools, in communities, and for the public. This new model allowed EMErgence to have the opportunity to provide a greater reach to community members throughout the city of Asheville. The programs met for a collective day of mixing at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in downtown Asheville.

 

EMErgence 2013

EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience was a two-day event teaching electronic music production to local young emerging artists on October 23rd and 24th, 2013. EMErgence was proud to feature legendary producer and Grammy award winning recording artist King Britt at the opening and closing events, both of which were free and open to the public. Britt also inspired workshop leaders and students through a special master class.