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Saturday, May 21 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Live Looping for Our Cybernetic Age FULL

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Modern artists and musicians navigate a psychedelic landscape: interwoven electronic signals and emergent patterns, artificially intelligent responsive systems, digital collaborations (and collaborators) – feedback loops galore! Join the fun in this workshop with Michael Garfield as he brings his academic background in biology and 10+ years of live looping musical adventures to this interactive playshop that digests the boundary between the artist and the instrument, observers and participants.

Participants get a hands-on look at how to improvise live looping compositions as we jam around an RC-505 Boss Loopstation and mutate our live-sampled contributions into a performance of the nascent global mind emerging through us...

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Talent
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Michael Garfield

Paleontologist turned cyber-acoustic guitarist and psychedelic performance philosopher, Michael Garfield's mind-expanding work maps the evolutionary landscape and our place in it. Co-host of the Future Fossils Podcast and contributor to countless websites (including H+ Magazine, Big Think, Reality Sandwich, BODYHXCON, SolPurpose), Michael speaks and writes about the intersections of emerging planetary consciousness, converging and accelerating... Read More →

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