Southwest Synth Fest is thrilled to announce that we are returning in 2020 for our second annual celebration of synthesis! With free events including a synth expo, live music, talks, and Explained Performances, we aim to welcome everyone into the synth community! Our ticketed events, Workshops and a Wild Party, offer a deeper dive into the world of electronic music!
A world of musical gear will be presented by synthesizer creators, manufacturers, retailers, and enthusiasts! Play electronic instruments, from vintage reissues, to beat machines, to the avant garde of sound creation and composition. Meet the creators who are pushing the world of synthesis forward. Buy new toys or learn new things about old ones!
Our two Synthesizer Classrooms will feature educational content all weekend! In Performances Explained, electronic music performers will talk audiences through their creation & performance processes, before performing and taking questions. In our SynthTalks, instrument creators will discuss their journeys of instrument invention, and music creators will teach attendees about all aspects of electronic music, from the basics of synthesis, to the subtleties of recording, to the challenges of performance, and more!
Under the guidance of professional synthesizer builders, guests will create their own electronic instruments! Learn to solder and assemble your own piece of gear, and go home with the skills to explore the world of DIY electronics.
Featuring performances ranging from experimental to pop to ambient to techno, Southwest Synth Fest will have something for every lover of electronic music. Local synthesizer store Switched On will present performances at Batch throughout both days of the festival, showcasing performers from across the musical spectrum. And The Wild Party on Saturday night will shake the walls of a warehouse with techno beats and dance experimentalism!
Southwest Synth Fest will be Saturday, June 6th, and Sunday, June 7th, at the Motion Media Arts Center, Batch, and Indra’s Awarehouse! The exhibits, talks, and live music demonstrations are free and open to the public.
Workshops will be available by signup, with a fee for materials. The Wild Party tickets will be for sale soon. Stay updated on these and more by signing up for our mailing list!