Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance



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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2016-17 Season Announcement

Sep 29, 2016

John Chittum

KcEMA ReLaunch

As president, I’m excited to announce the full ReLaunch of KcEMA. Our first program, the ReLaunch Part at La Esquina was a great success. Special thanks to Mnemosyne and Ensemble of Irreproduceable Outcomes for joining us for a great evening.

We look forward to even more concerts, community engagement, and collaborations over the next year. We are also working on transforming our website, and expanding our online presence. Keep watching our site, our Facebook page and Twitter.

Thanks for dropping by,

John Chittum KcEMA President

Call for Works--Liz Pearse, Soprano

Jan 19, 2017

John Chittum

On April 14, 2017, The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance will present a concert of works for soprano and electronics featuring local artist Liz Pearse.

Website: http://www.lizpearse.com/

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lizp

The program will include Milton Babbitt’s Philomel, Kaija Saariaho’s Lohn, and recent works by composers based in the greater Kansas City area (including Lawrence, Columbia, and other nearby areas).

To submit your work for consideration:

  • Include a score and a sample of the electronics.
  • Recordings are preferred but not required. If submitting a recording, please link to SoundCloud, YouTube, etc.
  • Works must be for 2-4 channels.
  • Materials must be submitted by Feb. 20.
  • Performance-ready materials for selected pieces are due by March 1.
  • Send all materials to kcema.alliance@gmail.com
Liz Pearse, the ultimate soprano

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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.



KcEMA welcomes dynamic vocalist Liz Pearse. She’ll melt your face off, in the best kind of way.

A Midsummer’s Multichannel Rave



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