FMEL 2009, has as its objective to provide the Chicago music and art community with the same fundamentals of the previous festival and implement new sound elements through three days of events (Agosto 27-29). Bringing new collaborators and supporters such as the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center National Museum of Mexican Arts and Sonotheque, FMEL will continue to have as its focus a live music showcases, a symposium and workshops. In addition to this years programming is our Play Night encompassing the workshops in a casual environment of cocktails, food, live music and other interactive activities at the NMMA.In this edition, FMEL will explore various genres of Latin electronic, such as: ambient, experimental, electro-acoustic, pop, tech-house, electro-hip hop, 8 bit & nortec sound.
Thursday, August 27th
Chicago Cultural Center (Theater)
78 E. Washington St.
7pm / Free Admission
“Global Electronic Music – Record Labels & Formats” - The process and experiences in relation to independent labels, their function and distribution. Differences between boutique/e-labels and record labels and their product as an alternative music option.
- Antiguo Autómata Mexicano / Balún
- Andrew Nicolay & Giroscopio (Charly Garcia)
Friday, August 28th
National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th Street
5pm / $5.00 Suggested Doantion
“Circuit Bendings” -Learn how to extract the sound of electronic toys through the alteration of their circuits.
“DJ’ing” - Get to know in depth the history of DJ culture, techniques, musical styles and the basic concepts of audio equipment.
“Radio x Internet” - Radioglobal will broadcast FMEL 2009 live online and there will be an opportunity to collaborate with them by producing, playing audio pieces and/or learning about live radio broadcast.
- Arturo en el Barco / Manrico Montero / Algorythm & Blues
- Juan Pablo Villegas
Saturday, August 29th
1444 W. Chicago Avenue
9pm / $10.00 Admission
Main Showcase Line-up:
- minusbaby / Leo 123 / Plankton Man / Luis Flores
- Juan Pablo Villegas (Treelike)
For more info: www.fmelchicago.com