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Snowbeasts will perform on March 18, 2023 at 4:00PM ET
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Snowbeasts create haunted synth-experimental electronics, blending ominous cinematic ambience and darkly moving harmonies with powerful modular squelches and hypnotic distorted beats.

Snowbeasts @ Modular on the Spot – Boston 10-3-2021
SOUNDBAR – 2/15/2021 – Snowbeasts

Dave Seidel

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Dave Seidel will perform on March 18, 2023 at 11:40AM ET
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Dave Seidel is an electroacoustic musician and composer in Peterborough, NH. He was formerly a guitarist in the NYC downtown scene in the 80s, when he made the premiere recording of Lois V Vierks’s “Go Guitars” for five microtonal electric guitars. He has CDs on the Irritable Hedgehog and XI (Experimental Intermedia) labels, a number of Bandcamp releases, and many tracks on SoundCloud.

Andrew Neumann 

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Andrew Neumann will perform on March 18, 2023 at 4:40PM ET
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Andrew Neumann is an American artist. He works mainly with time based forms, incl. video, (single/multiple projections and installation), mixed media electronic music performance, as well as static sculptural modes, text panels, and conceptual photography. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2040, a Harvestworks New Works Grant, a LEF Foundation Grant and other awards. He has performed his music/multi media performances at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Rose Art Museum, Artist Space, Microscope Gallery, as well as numerous “black box” basement venues. He has had one person shows at bitforms Gallery, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The DeCordova Museum, and has been in numerous group shows. He has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony, YADDO, Ucross Foundation, STEIM, Djerassi, and many others. He is currently preparing two CD’s of solo electronic improvised music systems.

Michael Bierylo (eMBee)

Michael Bierylo (eMBee) will perform on March 18, 2023 at 7:00PM ET.
His presentation, Strategies for Developing Live Modular Performances, will occur at 5:00PM ET in Durgin room 204.
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Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. As Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music  he led the development of Electronic Digital Instrument program and artist residencies with Suzanne Ciani, Richard Devine, Hank Shocklee, Robert Rich, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Bierylo has performed throughout the United States as a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. As a solo electronic artist, he has performed with laptop computer and modular synthesizer in the US, Berlin, Shanghai, and Krakow including concerts with Grammy-nominated electronic musician BT and Terrance Blanchard. As an active member of the Audio Engineering Society he has chaired the Electronic Instrument Design and Applications Track at national conventions, bringing together industry innovators such as Dave Smith and Dave Rossum as well as design teams from Moog, Roland and Korg.

Bob Familiar 

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Bob Familiar will perform on March 18, 2023 at 3:40PM ET
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Bob Familiar came to Boston in the late 70’s to attend Berklee College of Music. He soon joined the underground music scene as a member of the band The Dark. It is in in this context that he found his passion for sound design, electronic instruments, improvisational composition and the art of recording, mixing and mastering. Today, Bob composes electronic synthwave, downtempo, ambient, and contemporary orchestral music. His compositions combine a framework of generative rhythmic and melodic elements with live performance.


A. Campbell Payne 

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A. Campbell Payne will perform on March 18, 2023 at 4:20PM ET
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A. Campbell Payne is a musician living in Massachusetts whose practice revolves around time, repetition, chance, and perception. Payne’s approach to composition is characterized by complex rhythmic structures, a harmonic vocabulary that explores consonant intervals in just intonation, and the use of complex generative systems. Drawing inspiration from dance, the history of computing and telecommunications, and the movement of nearby celestial bodies, Payne creates sonic environments that are at once approachable and disorienting.

Circuit Benders’ Ball 2021 Set

Darth Presley

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Darth Presley will perform on March 18, 2023 at 5:40PM ET
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I have had some horribly disturbing waking dreams of being a monstrous apparition, part-man, but mostly machine; soulless and demonic, terrorizing man and beast alike with sounds unlike any other, sounds that alternately inspire and chill, lifting spirits only to dash them again on some distant rocky shore comprised of dissonance and psychotic visions. I am haunted by sizable blackouts, what some refer to as lost time, and frequently awaken in unknown locations, smelling of Malört and regret with nothing to explain my activities save for a plectrum and a few patch chords.

Dominique Cyprès 

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Article: Concept Album Considers Jonestown Tragedy through Tape Archive

Dominique Cyprès will perform on March 18, 2023 at 5:20PM ET
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Dominique Cyprès discovered modular synthesis techniques in late 2020, after completing a computer science degree at UMass Lowell, and began recording dark ambient synth compositions using the VCV Rack virtual modular synthesis software. Their recordings also include digressions into arrangements of classical and traditional compositions, sound collage with historical audio materials, and energetic compositions influenced by darkwave and IDM. They live near Hartford, Connecticut.

Wizard Peter

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Wizard Peter will perform on March 18, 2023 at 11:00AM ET
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Ordinary Peter (that is, Peter Raffensperger) has been writing electronic music for the entirety of this millennium. After many years in New Zealand and then California, he is now based in Massachusetts. He fell into the world of Eurorack in 2015 and has not recovered. In 2022, he summoned forth Wizard Peter as his live performance alter ego.

Wizard Peter uses his modular synthesizer along with other electronic equipment to make music. The visual aspects of his performances include ASCII art. His artistic themes include math, science, retro computing and alchemical self-transformation.

Wizard Peter Checks Email
Wizard Peter at the New England Synth Fest 2022
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Metal Tiger 

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Metal Tiger will perform on March 18, 2023 at 12:00PM ET
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Metal Tiger aka Sam Holland has been obsessed with electronic music and instrumental beats since he first heard DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing in high school. His hip-hop inflected electronic beats are both funky and experimental, groovy and spiritual. He got a real education in bass and bleeps in South Florida as part of the legendary IDM scene there, playing with acts such as Machinedrum and Flashbulb.

Returning to the Boston area, he has worked on the development of the MPC sampler, helped run the popular Meetup group Boston Modular and Synth, and thrown shows at venues like Dorchester Arts Project and Mayday. He is the founder of World Elevator Society Records, and is a member of Recursor with Archvillainy and Solune with Sophia Perennis. Metal Tiger’s influences include DJ Krush, Prefuse 73, Machinedrum, Orbital, and the RZA.

Waldobot – Live at Boston Modular and Synth Meetup