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"...smooth-running, well-organized, sonically and musically superior event, put on by some truly lovely people."

- Asymmetry Magazine



EMM: October 11-13, 2018 @ Lewis University

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2018 EMM Guest Artist: Margaret Lancaster

"New-music luminary" (The New York Times), Margaret Lancaster (flutes) also works as an actor, dancer, amateur furniture designer and has built a large repertoire of interactive, cross-disciplinary solo works that employ electronics and mixed media. Performance highlights include Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Santa Fe New Music, Art Basel/Miami, Edinburgh Festival, NIME/Copenhagen, Tap City, and the 7-year global run of OBIE-winning Mabou Mines Dollhouse (Helene). A member of Either/Or, Ensemble Ipse, and Fisher Ensemble, guest appearances include Argento, American Modern Ensemble, and the New York Philharmonic. Lancaster has appeared as a lecturer/soloist at many sites including Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, Columbia, Bennington, and the National Flute Association, has recorded on New World Records, World Edition, Naxos, Innova, Tzadik, and Mode and was selected to participate in Meet the Composer's New Works for Soloist Champions project. Recent collaborations include projects with Jean-Baptiste Barriére and Kaija Saariaho, ArmitageGone!Dance, the US premiere of Stockhausen's KLANG cycle, and touring Morton Feldman's 5 hour epic For Philip Guston. For more information, visit margaretlancaster.com

About EMM

Electronic Music Midwest is dedicated to programming of a wide variety of electroacoustic music and providing the highest quality performance of electronic media. This annual festival consists of approximately nine short concerts (about 1 hour in length) over the course of a weekend in Autumn. Our goal is to bring together vibrant and interesting artists of all forms, give them a vehicle for their expressions, and a place for them to share ideas with others.

EMM is the result of a consortium formed in 2002 between Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), Lewis University, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Officially formed in 2002, this festival was founded by Mike McFerron, Connie Mayfield, and Paul Rudy in 2000 when it was presented at KCKCC under the name "Kansas City Electronic Music Festival." In 2001, the festival continued at Lewis University under the title, "Electronic Music at Lewis - 2001."

EMM has always featured an 8-speaker surround diffusion system under the guidance of Ian Corbett. The core of the system are eight Mackie 1521 bi-amped speakers, an EAW/QSC subwoofer system, and either a Soundcraft MH3 mixer (named "EMMily") or a Digico S21 (named "EMMilia"). Many visiting composers comment that EMM is one of smoothest run festivals they have ever attended.

Since its beginning, EMM has programmed over 1000 new electroacoustic compositions. Composers have traveled from around the world to graciously share their music with audiences in the Midwest. However, EMM is about more than just playing new music. We strive to create an environment conducive to building community interaction. Most concerts are approximately one hour long, and composers have plenty of time to "talk shop" with each other as well as interact socially with students and audience members.