SpringLEAF 2017 Line-up

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SpringLEAF 2017 will be held on May 5th and 6th, 2017 at the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, located at 200 East Baseline Rd. in Lafayette Colorado. Doors open at 6:30PM and performances will begin at 7PM. FREE/Pay What You Want. Cash bar.

For SpringLEAF this year, we acknowledge the DIY aspect of electronic arts and music. Even from the earliest experiments with electronic instruments, artists and engineers patched together and sometimes tore apart equipment and ideas, to explore ways to express new sounds, images and experiences for audiences. Spring LEAF is pulling together a diverse set of artists who continue in this tradition, and we are really excited to present their work.

On Friday May 5th, LEAF will play host to a series of performances fashioned around crafting things and breaking things. Using broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments.

On Saturday morning, May 6th, LEAF invites you to a “circuit-bending” workshop where you’ll get to hack an old toy to make a new musical instrument.

On Saturday afternoon, join us for a short film program that delves into new media art, artists, performance, music, history, sound and sculpture.

Leading up to SpringLEAF, participate in a multi-session electronic music workshop and learn how to build a synthesizer, along with some history of how they have evolved since their early beginnings. Contact Rachel at the Center for Musical Arts for more details or call 303.665.0599

SpringLEAF 2017 is supported by Mark and Polly Addison, The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts and grants from Arts Lafayette and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Friday May 5th Performances:

Doors @ 6:30pm
Performances @ 7pm

In Order of Appearance:

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Rhinoceropolis in Exile:

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Sister Grotto

orchidz3ro (live video for both)

Ariadne

Antenes

 

 

Saturday May 6th  10AM  Circuit Bending Workshop:

Venue: Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, located at 200 East Baseline Rd. in Lafayette Colorado

Circuit Bending lets you re-purpose old toys, games, and electronics to make new and interesting sound instruments. This workshop is hosted by Travis Sturm and John Rasmussen.

 

Saturday May 6th  2PM Afternoon Film Program:

Venue: Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, located at 200 East Baseline Rd. in Lafayette Colorado

Spring Leaf 2017 presents a program of short films, new and old, professional and spontaneous, high-fi and phone-fi.
This collection from the 30s to today paints a quick picture of how machine-made art and its pioneers have led to, and influenced, our present day inventors, artists and bit-twiddlers. The focus here is on creators not rules: Build it, take it apart, splice it, project it. Sans souci.

curated by Peter Dillon