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LIMITED MEGA-OFFER! Individual tickets, fest passes with Live bonus

DuNK A-LUNk! Pilfer individual tickets to a lot of stuffsBuy a full festival pass and maybe score Keith McMillen gadgets OR licenses of Ableton Live intro!

How about that Doseone? He’s got a hot music video and makes hot sets at the Boiler Room. Backed by sinewy rhythms and visceral groove experiences from multiple cats subjected to electrified chaircuts? Um, YES tickets.

Oh, not enough spice for you. FINE. Here’s your Matmosall over the You Tubes with Little Green Triangles, with Kevin Blechdom too, known to do some craze a capella actions

And Roman? Ze best. He who will give an ugly flag the business will now be followed by explosions.

The soup is ON.

perpetual machines

Make yer noisemakers/theremins/hacky things at 2015 MegaFEST!

This lil’ MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival has always been a friendly home to builders of microphones, twisters of circuits, generators of noise, creators of instruments from discarded electronics, etc. and etc. MegaFest 2015 attendees will hack things to the next level – creating Perpetual Sound Machines, building Light-Theremins, turning Gaming Platforms into Music Sequencers, and setting sail on Electromagnetic Voyages.

Tix OUT NOW. (And we mean now).

Go-ing BIGG West! Megapolis+Oakland+SF = June 2015

What you say? Oakland no more. NO! We mean YES! Oakland PLUS MO MO MO! Starting on the west side, ending on the east side, always on the WUT WUT side.

Artists in, venues locking, tickets nearly ticketing. MAKE YR PREPS for ALL the gOOd times ! !!! !! !

IT IS CERTAIN TO BE TRUE

BRR-ING! Here come the first evah MEGAPOLIS-funded stuffs: (Z Best) INSTALLATIONS.

YELLO! We are super pleased as punch to pull out all the punches and offer these three grants to artists who will install works at our festival this June. This grant-making exercise was a first for MEGAPOLIS and def will not be the last. We hope you (lotsoppl) come to experience these works in action because it is your destiny (that our festival is your destination).

Thee arteests:

Shanna Sordahl is an Oakland-based sound artist, composer, and performer who is an alum of the Electronic Music and Recording Media MFA program at Mills College. She will be creating an interactive environment of light and sound based on the festival concept of the frontier.

Pat Mesiti­-Miller is a producer and sound designer for NPR’s Snap Judgment. He will build an installation around an audio story of one man’s mental and spiritual journey in and out of the California prison system.

Julie Herndon is a Bay Area composer and performer working with internal/external space, improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics, and Dan Gottwald is a sculptor, instrument builder, and composer. Together they will install a musical intervention that will draw pedestrians into an unused public space in Oakland.

HOOraY for them and for us all!

you wanna wanna

SUBMIT TO US 2015

We are happiest when we are announcing our new call for submissions. Be aware that we are happiest now. During the weekend of June 5th to 7th, 2015, the fourth MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival hits Oakland CA USA, as well as many stupendous and never horrendous ear sounds.

This year we have two categories of submissions:

1. Propose a session, tour, soundwalk, workshop, miscellaneous thing. 

Same as in past years. Get a ticket to the festival to see some other amazing events, impress your friends, have a better life, increase your life span on this planet.

2. Propose an installation.

We have three grants to give this year for $1000 each to install something at our festival. You’ll use a special submission form. Get seriously noticed. Plus all of the above.

Nextly, think about this year’s theme: the frontier.

That’s right. The theoretical frontier, expansion of boundaries, extreme limitsFrontier Thesis,egalitarianism, the taming of the frontier from exploration through urban development, even the lack of interest in high culture and all that. Take that where you will.

Also nextly, consider west and downtown Oakland and the spaces in which to make stuffs happen, incl. parks, streets, stores, rooftops, riverbanks, or anywhere else you can maybe mostly legally get yourself and a group of MEGAPOLIS attendees to (we happen to like these sorts of ideas).

In summation, proposals are due February 15, 2015. Plz pass along to all your good friends, particularly those in the Bay Area.

Now GET TO SUBMITTIN’!