Podcast 22: Moon Eagles

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Moon Eagles is the stealth duo of longtime Denver techno favorites steofan and Time For Trees, who came together to deliver this surprise tag-team DJ set at the private gathering Gemini earlier this year. At the time, this pairing was quite the surprise. Those who had been privy to the party’s lineup ahead of time were left scratching their heads wondering who, exactly, these “Moon Eagles” fellas were. It all made sense once steofan and Time For Trees — who had just hours before gotten off a flight back home to Colorado from Baltimore — stepped into the DJ booth together. Opening on a softened note with a smattering of mellow ambience and subtle beats, it’s not long before this set finds the pair in familiar territory, laying down the sort of melodic, thoughtful techno they’ve built their respective reputations upon. These guys will be back in Boulder for the CMKY / Make Mistakes New Year’s Eve party later this month. In the meantime, please enjoy this extended session from two of Colorado’s finest.

Spotlight: Mondo Robot

CMKY: So what is Mondo Robot?

CH: That’s a really good question…so, what is Mondo Robot? So at our core we’re a creative digital agency this is driven by passion and creativity first and foremost. Our primary goal is to create innovative solutions within the digital space for our clients. To elevate their brands and tell their story through kick ass digital experiences.

CMKY: Cool. Who are your clients, or what are the projects you’re working on?

CH: We have a pretty wide range of clients, from tech companies like Microsoft, Digital Globe and Comcast, to entertainment properties like Fathom Events and Warner Brothers, to some smaller local companies like Spot Brand bikes and the Reel Rock Film Festival. We also do some digital work for non-profits, like the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease and ATHN, the American Thrombosis & Hermostasis Network for patience with hemophilia.

Currently we’re working on a bunch of cool projects for our clients that include a couple of mobile apps, a 3D animated video and few Web sites.

On top of our paying gigs we try and squeeze in as many projects for ourselves as well, like the projects we do for CMKY and other personal endeavors. We’re always trying to keep shit fun and interesting.

CMKY: What’s the coolest project you guys have worked on, or like where you had the most fun, or was the juiciest?

CH: That’s a tough question, because we’ve done a ton of projects that have been really challenging and have been a lot of fun to work on.

One that stands out the most is probably an iPad game we did for Zach Schneider’s movie Sucker Punch, for Warner Brothers Studios. It was our first 3D immersive game, our first iPad app… and we had to crank it all out in just 8 weeks. What made it even cooler is that they gave us a ton of creative freedom to do what we wanted. These types of intense conditions are where we do our best work; ones that force us to figure shit out and create stuff under intense pressure.

We also did a couple of projects for NASA that were really fun. One really cool project utilized crowd sourcing to help NASA identify craters on Mars. Users were rewarded with badges and reputation points for finding craters from images taken from massive amounts of satellite imagery.

We also created a touchscreen gaming experience for NASA that taught kids about the different tradeoffs that needed to be taken into account when planning a trip to Mars. Kids had to pick different criteria, like what kind of rocket boosters they needed, how much fuel was required, and then based on all this mathematical criteria the app would determine if they could make it to Mars based on how much weight , fuel and propulsion was required.

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CMKY: That is awesome.

CH: Yeah we love doing the more creative and innovative projects, I mean the project we worked on last year with CMKY in doing The Rainbow Sandwich Projectile Experience was a lot of fun, it was our first attempt at doing a project utilizing projection mapping. Those types of projects are a blast because we have complete freedom and plus its a complete creative expression of all the things we learn on a day to day basis but get to express in our own way, and on our own terms, which is really awesome.

CMKY: Were you guys happy with the outcome of that project? We were thrilled, but just to know from your perspective.

CH: Yeah, the way we attacked that, and all these projects that we do with you is one where I actually step out and just let the team go. Teams were formed and then they all break out to concept, they pick the best ideas, and then they run with it. With The Rainbow Sandwich Projectile Experience, there were three different teams that divided the project into three different parts. The first part had this cool Pac Man throwing up a rainbow over the Fox Theater logo which then landed on this awesome 3D sandwich puppet show and finally ended with this trippy psychedelic projectile sequence.

The team that did all the puppets and stuff went all out utilizing a variety of techniques like green screen effects over 3D, they wrote and composed a song, sang the song, did all the instrumentation on the song, created the puppets by hand…that was two guys that did all this.

All of this just driven by passion and a love for creating stuff. CMKY allows us break out and do exciting stuff like this. The team gets an opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience that is very open to these types experiments and progressive digital art.

CMKY: Yeah, awesome! Can you describe a little bit about what’s being worked on for this year’s CMKY Festival, without releasing any secret information?

CH: Yeah, we’re doing two projects this year, more of installations that will be at different events within the program…one of them, is about disconnecting to connect and I’m going to leave it at that. The other one is really about having fun connecting with people, but then the output of that being an artistic expression or encounter that you can share with each other.You’ll just have to go to the event to see it and experience it.

CMKY: What’s next, what’s on the horizon for Mondo?

CH: As far as where we’re headed, it’s about doing innovative and doing creative work that we’re really passionate about. We’ve been extremely fortunate to get all of our work based on referrals. We have no new business person, no account manager, it’s all just word of mouth.  Moving forward we’re going to get more aggressive at going after really creative work that we’re really passionate about and want to do, and the clients we want to work with. So like those projects I talked about that we really like doing…To get there we’re in the process of re- designing our site, and really positioning ourselves and work front and center so the perception of who we are and what we do is a little more defined. We’re really on a mission to do more innovative and creative work that allows us to express our passion to create…Boulder is an awesome place for that, there is a lot of activity in this space with a lot of creativity and innovation happening every time you turn your head.

CMKY: Is that part of why you’re here, like why is Mondo based in Boulder?

CH: Yeah, well it all just happened that way. I was a Creative Director, ay DDB, which is a fairly big ad agency, and I was basically burned out on the big agency thing. I then came to Boulder and worked at a couple start ups until I felt the time was right to start Mondo Robot.

Something I’d always dreamed of doing was to create an agency that did kick ass work and had a kick ass culture to support it. It’s really just about building an environment where people can come here and express their passion and be creative. We have no intention of growing the agency huge, it’s more about working with a team of talented, creative people, on cool inspiring projects, at a place we all love to go to everyday.

CMKY: Cool, anything else you want to add?

CH: Just that we love working with CMKY and you guys, it’s a lot of fun, our goal is to hopefully establish some deeper relationships with some of the artists involved at CMKY as well and get into more experimental stuff.

Spotlight: The SubPac

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Communikey chatted with our friends from Studiofeed in Toronto about their groundbreaking and brand new invention, The SubPac. The device is making waves with producers around the world, and we want to spread the word. These folks will be with us on Communikey Festival next week, come meet them and try out The SubPac for yourself!

CMKY:
What inspired you to create SubPac?

SUBPAC:
Witnessing a Kenny Ken set at a warehouse party in 1998 – feeling that music changed my life. Low frequencies carry a lot of the energy in Music. Feeling these low frequencies (like we sometimes do in a club/concerts/festival environment) is an important part of the Music experience. The SubPac delivers that important experience anytime you want it.

CMKY:
What is the relationship between SubPac and your first company, StudioFeed?

SUBPAC:
StudioFeed is our main organization with two arms: media and technology. Our media is focused on film, online radio and an event – Sound in Motion. SubPac is our (StudioFeed’s) first technology.

CMKY:
Who is already excited about SubPac?

SUBPAC:
Some of the most respected cats on the planet – including Kode 9, Gilles Peterson, Flying Lotus among others. We are really excited to see the reaction of those we have introduced it to. To see their eyes light up when we activate the SubPac is special.

CMKY:
Who needs SubPac and why?

SUBPAC:
If you are a producer/dj you need one. SubPac allows you to monitor low frequencies at any hour of the day/night, it allows you to more accurately balance sub/bass/kick/other low frequencies, and also saves your hearing. If you enjoy music (or any audio with low frequencies), you need one. The music just comes alive, there is not much more to say – perhaps borrowing a line from Kode 9 “You really miss it when it’s gone”.

CMKY:
Where can people find SubPac at Communikey Festival and what will you be doing there?

SUBPAC:
We will be at the registration center (HQ), at the SUPERCOLLIDER and in some artist green rooms. Come by and try it for yourself – we think you’ll be converted….

Spotlight: Light Artist Jen Lewin

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Communikey caught up with light sculpturist Jen Lewin last week to find out more about her process. Jen’s work will be installed on Communikey Festival 2013 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Click here for a list of events at BMoCA during CMKY and check out her website

CMKY:
so tell us a little bit about yourself…

JEN:
My name is Jen and I’ve been making publicly activated interactive sculpture now for about 15 years. I’m originally a trained architect, so a lot of my work has a spacial sense to it. I make pieces that are as big as buildings or big as rooms, i like to make things that are completely immersive and I think that there is a tie into having had studied architecture and wanting to sort of “build space”. Almost all of my projects are focused on this idea of public interaction, where I’m creating a large sculpture, but on of the most important components is that people can interact and play with it together, and in doing so different things happen – community forms, people talk to each other, they meet each other and there is a connection that happens within the piece itself. I think that its not coincidental that I am making art like this at a time where we do that online, and on Facebook, and we’re using all these digital things to connect, we creating community and i’m consciously trying to do that with sculpture – making big sculpture where 100 people play and connect within it. So I think its an example of really representing whats happening already in our lives.

CMKY:
Whats informed and inspired you as you’ve gone through your practice?

JEN:
I’m a product of my childhood – I grew up on Maui, in upcountry, a really beautiful place where the light quality was incredibly magical and the clouds would come in kind of eye level and the light would stream through – there would be daily, absolutely gorgeous lighting effects, and now here I make light art! It definitely effected me. My parents were amazing, and were quite forward thinking. They would host these big conferences on our property, and people like Buckminster Fuller would visit, so there was always a sense of community and gathering and sharing of ideas. Those elements are really part of everything that I do – this idea of community and the light. All of my pieces, even though its funny because they are so high tech, they all have this root in something that I saw in the environment that inspired me, whether it was a sunset or, for example The Pool. I was hiking with some friends in Australia, in this place where the tide comes in 14 miles, and we ended up in a place where there tidal pools are far as you could see. It was night and the moon came out and refracted in the water, and we were standing around all these pools of light – this started that entire piece. So, its interesting, all my pieces have their root in something that I saw, not necessarily just nature, also cities and urban environments, just something that had experienced in real life that I want to recreate.

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CMKY:
So you have this whole influence from all these environments, but you work with technology – Can speak a bit about the technology that you work with?

JEN:
Technology for me is not an end, it really is a tool. It allows me to make really dynamic things, so this idea of connecting community, and making connection, that’s something that technology just enables. Technology lets you make something animatronic or robotic, it allows you to make something that moves, it allows you to play with light, to make a sculpture illuminate. Without technology i don’t think I could do these things. I love traditional art, but I am looking for something more dynamic, that grabs you in a dynamic way. My technology background is really self taught. Over the years I’ve accumulated a lot of technology knowledge. I can build my own circuits and program things myself.

CMKY:
What are some of the specific tools that you are working with right now?

JEN:
Well its changed over the years. I started out really doing everything from scratch, I build all my own PCB boards and programmed everything using micro controllers. I often had to program everything in Assembly, which is really just a horrific language to have to use, but that gave me a really great grounding and basis of knowledge. Over the years there have been better tools like the Arduino, which is amazing. I did graduate work in NYC, and Tom Igoe (who helped create the Arduino) was part of our community. The Arduino actually came out of that environment, after I had left. The Arduino is fabulous, so I actually now use the Arduino, its cheaper than spinning my own PCB’s for prototyping. When we go into a real project we do our custom boards and custom circuits because then you have to replicate, and you need a 100+ and it does make sense to make your own. They are programmed in whatever we get our hands on, whether its Basic or C, or if you’re going back to more of the root programming languages.

From another perspective I use CAD all the time, in fact everyone I’ve met in my world who does this, in order to pitch and sell these projects you have to render them and you have to do the construction drawings, so as much as I actually don’t think about it, I probably use, whether its Auto CAD or Form Z, or SketchUp or whatever it is I’m using a CAD program probably more than anything to produce drawings.

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CMKY:
What are you working on right now?

JEN:
I have a solo show with 6 new sculptures – a new kind of laser harp which I’ve never made before. I’ve been making laser harps for a long time so this is sort of “time coming”.

CMKY:
What’s a laser harp?

JEN:
Laser harps are either a sculpture, or a piece or an instrument, where you have laser beams that act as a virtual string. If you pass your hand through them they make music. There’s different complexities or levels to how they work, whether its just a simply on/off or whether they sense speed. I’ve been making them for a long time. The focus of my work has been to make these public laser harps with 100+ strings where everyone has to play music together. It goes back to this idea of the group interaction. They’ve been great and very well received. I’m one of the only people in the world that makes them and this scale. Over the years there been some technology things about my harps that’s just been annoying from a long term installation perspective. About a year ago I went to Burning Man with a really old harp, and I realized it was time for me to revisit the design and create a new more portable harp. The first version of these new haprs will be finished in about 3 weeks.

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CMKY:
So there’s this show with 6 new sculptures..

JEN:
it’s at the University of Colorado, every piece is publicly interactive and uses light. . The show is called “It’s Electric”. It starts May 31 and it goes into late July and some of the pieces may stay up until the fall.

CMKY:
You also have work thats going out to different festivals?

JEN:
I have a giant piece called The Pool – there’s one version of it going to CU and there’s another version touring. We are taking it on the Electric Daisy circuit, so its going to Electric Daisy NYC, Electric Daisy Chicago, Electric Daisy LA, Electric Daisy Orlando and Beyond Wonderland. Its then going to move to a museum in Arkansas in the fall and it might possibly go to Portugal somewhere in the middle, we have a lot of requests for it. Its very popular at big festival types of environments.

CMKY:
Is there anything else you want to share about your work?

JEN:
I would like to see more artists explore this idea of bringing artwork into the public realm. Lets bring art into the public, and then lets really allow large groups to interact within the work. I’m not going to lie, its really hard to make something that works for one person but also works for 10, 15, 20, 100 people, but I think there’s the potential to explore this more community activated, public form of work.

CIO D’OR, LOCAL ARTIST ADDITIONS & AFTERHOURS

With the 6th edition of Communikey Festival in Boulder Colorado only 3 weeks out, we are very excited to announce our Friday night Afterhours event, as well as the line-up for our annual Boutiques series, which features local artists at our Festival Headquarters.

On Friday, April 26th The Great American Techno Festival and Communikey bring you DJ Stingray – of Urban Tribe and Drexciya fame – to man the decks for a special Communikey Festival Friday night Afterhours at The Would Shop 2.0. With his recent album, F.T.N.W.O., and a string of European gigs, DJ Stingray has been making waves across the dance music underground. John Templeton, Benjamin Shreves, Alala.One and The Missing Link will provide support for this event.

A bus service will be available to shuttle festival attendees to The Would Shop 2.0, leaving from Shine in Boulder around 1AM following the Safety Scissors showcase. The bus will also return to Shine at 5AM. Admission for this show will be $10 with a CMKY Festival Pass and $20 general admission.

The complete CMKY 2013 line-up features:

CIO D’OR : MASAKI BATOH’S BRAIN PULSE MUSIC : DEREK PLASLAIKO : MOUNTAINS : CLOWN & SUNSET SHOWCASE w NICOLAS JAAR : VALENTIN STIP : DAVE HARRINGTON of DARKSIDE : DJ STINGRAY : SAFETY SCISSORS : PUBLIC ADDRESS : IVY : BONES : WOLCOTT : M DEMERANVILLE : STEFFEN BENNEMANN : DATA GARDEN : JEN LEWIN : LANGUAGE OF FISH : ANDREW WEATHERS : NORDIC SOUL : BRANDON BROWN : KITTY CRIMES & YO SOY SAUCE : AUDIO PIXEL : SPOOLIUS MÉLANGE : ALALA.ONE : MISSING LINK : BENJAMIN SHREVES : JOHN TEMPLETON
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NICOLAS JAAR PRESENTS: FROM SCRATCH
RESIDENT ADVISOR’S “REAL SCENES” SCREENING
YOU&ME PERFORMANCE SERIES

We are also pleased to reveal the line-up for our series of CMKY Boutiques at Festival HQ, held at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, which feature local emerging producers from the Boulder based Drom Family Records, as well as established mainstays from CMKY sister crew Make Mistakes.

This year’s CMKY Boutiques feature:

KIDS ON STILTS : LOOM : LARIANS : ATTENTAT : ROY ENGLAND : STEOFAN

CMKY 2013 venues:
BMOCA : ATLAS BLACK BOX : SHINE : ODD FELLOWS LODGE : APEX MOVEMENT : ETOWN HALL : CENTRAL PARK : WOULD SHOP 2.0

WEEKENDER PASSES & INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

CMKY is now offering a Weekender Pass! For only $75 the weekender pass gives you access to all events on Saturday and Sunday, including Nicolas Jaar’s From Scratch, American Horizons with Mountains & Andrew Weathers, Form & Function with Cio D’Or and Steffen Bennemann, Extended Play with Derek Plaslaiko as well as the Clown & Sunset Showcase with Nicolas Jaar, Valentin Stip and Dave Harrington of Darkside.

Weekender passes and all individual showcase tickets are on sale now at our website: www.communikey.us/tickets

BENOÎT PIOULARD LIVE @ SHINE : APRIL 7 2013

CMKY is set to host a special evening at Shine with Kranky recording artist Benoît Pioulard. Widely acclaimed for his unique sonic environments, which combine pop song structures with hushed autumnal drones and unpredictable field recordings, Pioulard is a CMKY favorite. Don’t miss this special pre-festival performance!

Benoît Pioulard
(Kranky Records – Seattle)

Radere
(Full Spectrum, CMKY – Boulder)

Lake Mary
(Planted Tapes – Denver)

@
Shine
Sunday April 7, 2013
2027 13th St. Boulder, CO
$10 / 21+ / 8pm-11pm

Presale Tickets Available Here

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Thank You!

Communikey would like to thank our partners who help make our projects possible! 
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, KGNU Community Radio 88.5 FM, Hotel Boulderado, Chautauqua Lodging, I.C.A.S. Network, ATLAS Institute, CU Environmental Center, The City of Boulder, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Lucky’s Market, Prop Gay, Ear Candy Records, Resident Advisor, Black Feather Files, Boulder County Arts Alliance, The Amazing Garage Sale, Boulder International Fringe Festival, Shine, Team Everything, 8 Days A Week, Mondo Robot, SubPac, Suerte Tequila, HUB Boulder, eTown Hall, Basscouch, Bodywork Bistro, Dubspot, LivWell, The Kitchen Community, Voqal, Dojo4, Frontrange Backline & Data Garden.

Communikey Loves You!

Cio D’Or Added to CMKY 2013 : Weekender Passes On Sale Now!

CIO D’OR ADDED TO 2013 FESTIVAL LINE UP

Communikey is thrilled to add German techno artist Cio D’Or to the 2013 festival line up! For reasons beyond our control Redshape has cancelled his US tour. While this saddens us we are overjoyed to host an international underground legend of such caliber as Cio D’Or.

Cio D’Or has been producing music since 2004 and performing since she was 17 years old. She has held a residency at the legendary club Ultraschall in Munich, as well as established herself consistently on international dancefloors. After taking a short hiatus the last couple years, Cio D’Or is ready to return to the decks, and is also working on a new album this Spring.

We are excited to welcome her to the Form & Function Showcase to play alongside Steffen Bennemann, Public Address and Nordic Soul at Apex Movement Saturday night April 27. See below for ticket information.

The CMKY 2013 line-up features:

NICOLAS JAAR’S FROM SCRATCH
CIO D’OR : MASAKI BATOH’S BRAIN PULSE MUSIC : MOUNTAINS
DEREK PLASLAIKO : SAFETY SCISSORS
CLOWN & SUNSET LABEL SHOWCASE with NICOLAS JAAR, VALENTIN STIP & DAVE HARRINGTON (of DARKSIDE)
KITTY CRIMES & YO SOY SAUCE : NORDIC SOUL : STEFFEN BENNEMANN
PUBLIC ADDRESS : BRANDON BROWN : IVY : BONES : BRANDON WOLCOTT
M DEMERANVILLE : JEN LEWIN : ANDREW WEATHERS : SPOOLIUS MÉLANGE
AUDIO PIXEL : DATA GARDEN : LANGUAGE OF FISH
TARA RYNDERS’ YOU&ME PERFORMANCE SERIES

2013 VENUES
BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART : ATLAS BLACK BOX : ETOWN HALL : SHINE : APEX MOVEMENT : CENTRAL PARK : HUB BOULDER

WEEKENDER PASSES & INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

CMKY is now offering a Weekender Pass! For only $75 the weekender pass gives you access to all events on Saturday and Sunday, including Nicolas Jaar’s From Scratch, American Horizons with Mountains & Andrew Weathers, Form & Function with Cio D’Or and Steffen Bennemann, Extended Play with Derek Plaslaiko as well as the Clown & Sunset Showcase with Nicolas Jaar, Valentin Stip and Dave Harrington of Darkside.

Weekender passes and all individual showcase tickets are on sale now at our website: www.communikey.us/tickets

BENOÎT PIOULARD LIVE @ SHINE : APRIL 7 2013

CMKY is set to host a special evening at Shine with Kranky recording artist Benoît Pioulard. Widely acclaimed for his unique sonic environments, which combine pop song structures with hushed autumnal drones and unpredictable field recordings, Pioulard is a CMKY favorite. Don’t miss this special pre-festival performance!

Benoît Pioulard
(Kranky Records – Seattle)

Radere
(Full Spectrum, CMKY – Boulder)

Lake Mary
(Planted Tapes – Denver)

@ Shine
Sunday April 7, 2013
2027 13th St. Boulder, CO
$10 / 21+ / 8pm-11pm

Thank You!

Communikey would like to thank our partners who help make our projects possible! 
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, KGNU Community Radio 88.5 FM, Hotel Boulderado, Chautauqua Lodging, I.C.A.S. Network, ATLAS Institute, CU Environmental Center, The City of Boulder, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Lucky’s Market, Prop Gay, Ear Candy Records, Resident Advisor, Black Feather Files, Boulder County Arts Alliance, The Amazing Garage Sale, Boulder International Fringe Festival, Shine, Team Everything, 8 Days A Week, Mondo Robot, SubPac, Suerte Tequila, HUB Boulder, eTown Hall, Basscouch, Bodywork Bistro, Dubspot, LivWell, The Kitchen Community, Voqal, Dojo4, Frontrange Backline & Data Garden.

Communikey Loves You!

CMKY 2013 add’s Nicolas Jaar’s From Scratch

In February 2012, Nicolas Jaar performed a five-hour, improvised, audio-visual work entitled From Scratch at MoMA PS.1 in New York. His most ambitious and experimental project to date, we are excited to announce at this time that Jaar will reprise From Scratch for the first time since its premiere at the MoMA.

Jaar’s long time collaborator Will Epstein will be on hand for this performance, as well as DARKSIDE’s Dave Harrington; while the Boulder-based performance collective Language of Fish will complete the ensemble. Check out this video from Pitchfork’s +1 series to get a taste of what to expect from the CMKY edition of From Scratch, hosted at the new & innovative Etown Hall on 16th & Spruce.

In addition to From Scratch, we are pleased to announce Kitty Crimes & Yo Soy Sauce, presenting a special live collaboration that brings together some of Denver’s most talented producers and emcees for a raucous performance, blurring the boundaries between juke, ghetto funk and hip hop.

Philadelphia multimedia arts collective Data Garden has also been added to the program for CMKY 2013. Their interactive installation is designed to explore the heritage of electronic art via charting the connections between biological and digital technologies as a conduit for human expression.

The complete CMKY 2013 line-up features:

NICOLAS JAAR’S FROM SCRATCH

REDSHAPE : MASAKI BATOH’S BRAIN PULSE MUSIC : MOUNTAINS : CLOWN & SUNSET LABEL SHOWCASE with NICOLAS JAAR, VALENTIN STIP & DAVE HARRINGTON (of DARKSIDE) : DEREK PLASLAIKO : SAFETY SCISSORS
KITTY CRIMES & YO SOY SAUCE : NORDIC SOUL : STEFFEN BENNEMANN : PUBLIC ADDRESS : BRANDON BROWN : IVY : BONES : BRANDON WOLCOTT : M DEMERANVILLE : JEN LEWIN : ANDREW WEATHERS : SPOOLIUS MÉLANGE AUDIO PIXEL : DATA GARDEN : LANGUAGE OF FISH : TARA RYNDERS’ YOU&ME PERFORMANCE SERIES

Festival passes and individual showcase tickets are on sale now at our website: www.cmky.us/tickets. There is a very limited number of passes, and participants are encouraged to purchase one early. It will guarantee access to pass holder only events or an article of CMKY merchandise. At only $100, the pass is the best way to experience the entire festival. Pass and hotel packages are also available.

CMKY 2013 Venues :

BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART : ATLAS BLACK BOX : ETOWN HALL : SHINE : APEX MOVEMENT : CENTRAL PARK : HUB BOULDER : THE WOULD SHOP II

CMKY Festival 2013 First Artists Revealed

For the past 5 years, festival attendees have traveled from around the world to participate in this forward thinking cultural experience. CMKY 2013 will refocus on the fundamentals that have been at the core of the organization since the beginning. Scheduled to take place from April 25th – 28th in Boulder, CO, this year’s festival boasts a refined program while continuing to feature an eclectic array of artists from across the musical spectrum.

CMKY is thrilled to host artists from some of the most respected labels operating today, including Spectral Sound, BPitch Control, Thrill Jockey and Full Spectrum; plus, a label residency from Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset imprint, which will serve as the cornerstone of the festival’s programming.

Some of the exciting artists slated to appear at CMKY 2013:

NICOLAS JAAR : VALENTIN STIP : DEMON JOHN : MOUNTAINS : SAFETY SCISSORS : DEREK PLASLAIKO : ANDREW WEATHERS : SPOOLIUS MÉLANGE

More acts will be announced in the weeks ahead, including the line-up for the crowd favorite Saturday night afterhours event at APEX Movement!

In addition to our musical offerings, CMKY 2013 program will feature a screening of Resident Advisor’s Real Scenes series, a collection of short documentaries profiling electronic music communities around the world.

Furthermore, a special edition of the ongoing you & me performance series is set to take place at CMKY 2013. An interactive performance that first began in Denver, CO, you & me centers on creating a heightened sense of intimacy between audience and performance, often featuring one-on-one performances and a sit down, family-style dinner for participants.

Festival passes go on sale January 15th at 11am MST. There will be a very limited number of passes, and participants are encouraged to purchase one early. It will guarantee access to pass holder only events or an article of CMKY merchandise. At only $100, the pass is the best way to experience the entire festival. Pass and hotel packages will also be available. Individual showcase tickets will be available starting February 5th. Passes and packages will be for available on our website at www.cmky.us/tickets.