On August 24-27, the Fourth Festival of Electronic Music and Technologies, Synthposium, will take place in Moscow. The festival revives Russian traditions of sound engineering of the early 20th century and in addition to regular concerts and parties it offers an alternative to other music events in the country by introducing artists talks and presentations as well as exhibitions of contemporary art and scientific progress.
Synthposium is a landmark event for DIY engineers, sound designers, collectors of musical instruments, software developers, and fans of analogue sound.
The festival program highlights several components: Live (concerts), Expo (exhibitions), On Air (education and discussions), and Art (audiovisual installations).
Winzavod, the Moscow Contemporary Art Center will host the main part of the Synthposium 2017 on August 26-27. While night performances and parties will take place in the city night clubs..
The music block of the festival features an eclectic pool of artists with extensive repertoires. Experimental sound, techno, modular synths, improvisations, house, and fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments are just a small part of the festival line-up. Over 100 Russian and foreign musicians have put Synthposium 2017 on their tour list including three Swiss musicians: Mehmet Aslan, a Swiss musician of Turkish origin, Opuswerk, the master of techno, and his colleague Ave Eva aka Ghostape.
Moscow Film School is the main venue for the educational program of the festival on August 24-25. The leading music and sound industry experts, sound designers and engineers, composers, and musicians will make presentations and artist-talks.
The festival program is enhanced daily. For updates, please visit the festival web-site.