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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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

Soundwalk Temporal Turn

Feb 7, 2017

John Chittum

Soundwalk: Temporal Turn

Spencer Museum of Art

University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045

February 18th, 2pm

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).

Temporality has Turned on this mixer

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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 14th

TBD

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. 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).

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