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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:26

ECC/Bran Flakes tour posterAnnouncing:

west coast tour!

The Evolution Control Committee is teaming up with The Bran Flakes for shows in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and Olympia!  The Bran Flakes has a page up with details, and we've also listed these in our ECC Shows Calendar.

Friday July 2nd — Seattle, WA
Saturday July 3rd — Portland, OR
Sunday July 4th — Eugene, OR
Monday July 5th — Olympia, WA

We'll make a more detailed post here soon with more tour info... 'til then, mark your calendars and see ya there, evolvers!



ECC @ Maker Faire 2010

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010 09:50

Maker FaireT'is the season to be geeky
-la-la-laaa la D I Y...

Yes it's that time of year again... spring is in the air... probably fired from some crazy spring-shooting canon.  And that kind of thing would perfectly embody the aesthetic of Make Magazine's Maker Faire, a juggernaut of an annual event blazing a path somewhere between Burning Man and a really, really cool science fair.

Actually, it's a bit like Burning Man in one other way -- I've been telling friends for years to go.  Too many just shrug it off and say "eh, maybe next year".  The ones that actually come walk around dragging their jaws on the ground, like wide-eyed kids trying to take in all the crazy amazements that fill building after building, not to mention all the outdoor space between them.

Geeks, nerds, mad scientists -- Make Magazine has unified that whole motley DIY crew under the flag of "makers", and the Maker Faire is your chance to watch them emerge from basements everywhere with new inventions, and in spite of the duct tape and zip ties holding it together, one of them might completely revolutionize the world of energy... or computing... or music, or light, or textiles, or... getting the point?  The Faire is packed with a huge variety of the greatest, weirdest tinkerings from every hue of the smarty-pants spectrum.

And The ECC has been part of it from the beginning, the literal poster boy showing off our Thimbletron to thousands.  We'll be there with our amazing  VidiMasher 3000 and The Wheel Of Mashup, performing both Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm on the Tesla Theatre stageBe there, or be quadrilateral!

WHAT: The ECC's Wheel Of Mashup & VidiMasher 3000 at Make Magazine's Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 22 & 23 May 2010 / ECC: 4:30pm Sat & Sun @ Tesla Theatre
WHERE: San Mateo County Expo Center (i.e., Fairgrounds)
HOW MUCH: Day pass $25 / student etc. discounts available






2010 Pop Conference (Seattle)

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Monday, 12 April 2010 21:48

2010 Pop Conference

2010 Pop Conference at EMP|SFM

The Pop Machine: Music and Technology
April 15-18, 2010
Seattle, Washington

The ECC's TradeMark G. joins Bernardo Attias and Fred Church in Seattle for a very unique panel talk: A discussion of remix culture, which gets remixed live:

The phonograph's cut-and-paste aesthetic, from Dada in the 1920s to '70s avant-gardists and"controllerists" today, will be the focus of this session, in which scholars and participants in electronic music culture will see their commentary integrated into an audio-visual performance manipulated primarily by a DJ controller dubbed the VidiMasher. Discussion to follow.
Bernardo Alexander Attias, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"
Fred Church, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"
Mark Gunderson, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"



Finally -- REELS OF STEEL show in San Francisco! (Sat 04/03/10)

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Saturday, 27 March 2010 09:42

This one's been a long time coming...!

Back in 2004, The ECC performed in the Avant Garage festival around Halloween.  The festival features musicians performing live soundtracks to silent movies, and The ECC had previously appeared in a few.  To up the ante, we tried out a fun idea: A live soundtrack DJ'd with soundtracks from other movies.

It was a hit.  Bigtime.  The idea worked beautifully, the audience loved it, and it was one of the most talked about ECC shows of that time.  (Take a look for yourself!)

And it was never performed again.

For years we've wanted to do it again.  It wasn't long after that show that The ECC relocated to San Francisco, and we figured a chance would come.  But the silent movie for that show was the silent horror classic Nosferatu, which is a tough booking when it's not Halloween.  So year after year passed without a chance to restage the success of our Reels Of Steel show on the west coast... or anywhere.


Finally, it's happening: Reels Of Steel will be performed next Saturday April 3rd at Other Cinema, the weekly experimental cinema night of mashup movie madman Craig Baldwin.  The night's theme is Remix Masters and also features Kembrew McLeod's excellent new documentary Copyright Criminals and shorts by Negativland and others.

Don't miss this show!  It's been six years since the last... who knows when the next chance will come!

WHAT: Reels Of Steel (live DJ soundtrack for the silent film Nosferatu)
WHEN: Saturday April 3rd / show @ 8pm / ECC @ 9pm
WHERE: Other Cinema, The ATA / 992 Valencia (@ 21st) / San Francisco
HOW MUCH: only $7 !
Other Cinema:
Reels Of Steel teaser video:

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