NWEAMO festival in San Diego – Oct 2009

Experimental Music Concert at San Diego State University

College students going tribal

College students going tribal

Joshua Fried intensely focusing on some strange thing

Joshua Fried intensely focusing on some strange thing

Joshua Fried grabbing more input from his FM boombox

Joshua Fried grabbing more input from his FM boombox

Tristan Shone's DUb Brutaliser waiting to be inflicted on the audience

Tristan Shone's Dub Brutaliser waiting to be inflicted on the audience

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NWEAMO is a cool organization now in its 11th year (as I understand it). Its mission is to maintain the connection between classical music and avant garde and popular. It makes sense the way they explain it. They support performances in Europe, the US and elsewhere as far as I know.

Anyway, last night was the first of two of these concerts they stage yearly in the US. Fortunately they are held at SDSU which is not far from my house.

The program was very excellent and fascinating and the only complaint I have was that it was too short! It lasted a bit under 90 minutes. In any case it was well worth it. Hopefully I’ll be able to add a bit more tonight.

There doesn’t seem to be anything recent on youtube, but do a search for NWEAMO and you can see videos from last year of previous performances in NYC and San Diego.

NWEAMO concert night; view east over the SDSU pedestrian bridge

NWEAMO concert night; view east over the SDSU pedestrian bridge

Update 4 October: I’ll go ahead and upload the snapshots I took last night. Amazing and intriguing work and a lot different than Friday’s performances.

I just wish I had some video and audio to contribute. As it was, it appears that I wasn’t really supposed to even take pictures, although I had the flash off and was careful to mute the camera.

Tristan Shone's Dub Machinery

Tristan Shone's Dub Machinery

Joshua Fried's shoes, steering wheel and electronics

Joshua Fried's shoes, steering wheel and electronics

Boogieing down to Joshua's mashup

Boogieing down to Joshua's mashup

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