Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance

KcEMA




About


The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA) was founded in 2007 to encourage and develop understanding and appreciation of electronic music and to create an expansive sense of community for electronic musicians and other artists in the Kansas City Area. KcEMA organizes concerts of electronic music and collaborative projects with generative and performing artists. KcEMA provides a forum for electronic musicians and artists in other media to collaborate, exchange ideas, and grow as an interactive, supportive community.

President: John Chittum
Vice-President: Christina Butera
Treasurer: Cody Kauhl
Secretary: Eli Hougland
Public Relations: Stacy Busch


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Liz Pearse Call Winners and Recap

Mar 27, 2017

John Chittum

KcEMA is excited to announce the following pieces have been chosen for performance:

EXCURSUS, Cody Kauhl

If your boy leads, Dan Eichenbaum

Congrat to Cody and Dan!

As a group, KcEMA works for transparency and a more open process. The artistic committee is made up primarily of non-board members. All involved are consummate musicians, and are tasked with finding the best music and fit for concerts. We also worked closely with Liz Pearse, who looked through every piece independently of our meeting.


Liz Pearse Call Winners and Recap

Mar 27, 2017

John Chittum

KcEMA is excited to announce the following pieces have been chosen for performance:

EXCURSUS, Cody Kauhl

If your boy leads, Dan Eichenbaum

Congrat to Cody and Dan!

As a group, KcEMA works for transparency and a more open process. The artistic committee is made up primarily of non-board members. All involved are consummate musicians, and are tasked with finding the best music and fit for concerts. We also worked closely with Liz Pearse, who looked through every piece independently of our meeting.

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2016-17 Season

KcEMA ReLaunch!

August 27th

La Esquina

1000 West 25th Street, Kansas City, MO

Doors at 7:45pm

We have an awesome, new season filled with collaborations and concert events. We are super excited to talk about this season and spread the word and we want you to come and hangout with us! There will be live music performed by Mnemosyne Quartet and Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes along with a sampling of local electronic music.

Illumiphonic Performing Arts Showcase

November 5th

La Esquina

1000 West 25th Street, Kansas City, MO

Charlotte Street and partners showcase new performance-based work featuring experimental video, music, and movement. Performances will be showcased inside la Esquina venue. Featuring KcEMA executive board members Cody Kauhl and Stacy Busch in a new multimedia performance.

Soundwalk: Temporal Turn

Feburary 18th 2pm

Spencer Museum of Art

Five composers/collectives lead listeners through the exhibition Temporal Turn with a concert of new music that meanders through the galleries along a prescribed path. Each composition amplifies one of the five exhibition themes. Presented by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance, the program features new works by Hong Hong Hui, Frank Nawrot, Mt. Asther (Cody Kauhl and Stacy Busch), Seth Davis and Tim Harte, and Trio Defecta (Jeff Borowiec, Christina Butera, and John Chittum).

April 20th

Westport Coffee House

4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111

On April 20th, 2017, The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance will present a concert of works for soprano and electronics featuring local artist Liz Pearse. Come to Westport Coffee House Theater, bring in a beer from The Green Room or coffee from Westport Coffee House, and enjoy an amazing program by the esteemable Liz Pearse!

The program will include:

  • Philomel : Milton Babbitt
  • Lohn : Kaija Saariaho
  • The Hypnodomme Speaks and Speaks and Speaks : Jason Charney
  • If your boy leads : Daniel Eichenbaum
  • EXCURSUS : Cody Kauhl

A Midsummer’s Multichannel Rave

June

TBD

How many speakers can we gather in one location? What happens if you jump into a party, and sounds swirl around you in every direction? This isn’t an every day dance party. Featuring local KC artists

2016 postcard