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Maker Faire! This Saturday @ 7pm

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Concert and Performance Dates

Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:02

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.  And this year the attendance will likely exceed both -- even Burning Man has never cracked 50,000, and Maker Faire is expecting 65,000+.

65,000+ geeks.

Geeks, nerds, mad scientists -- when you're one of them (and I am) those words are compliments.  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.  Now we get the pleasure of debuting our VidiMasher 3000 before the geekerati, and if our fantastically fun shows from this year are any indication, this should be a show that should NOT be missed!

WHAT: The ECC's Wheel Of Mashup & VidiMasher 3000 at Make Magazine's Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 30 & 31 May 2009 / ECC: 7pm Saturday on the West Stage
WHERE: San Mateo County Expo Center (i.e., Fairgrounds)
HOW MUCH: Day pass $25 / student etc. discounts available







ECC at LoveTech Tomorrow

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Concert and Performance Dates

Friday, 22 May 2009 15:31

Tomorrow!   The Evolution Control Committee will roll out the Wheel Of Mashup and fire up the VidiMasher 3000 for LoveTech, a monthly event we've been jonesing to play at for a while.  Why?  Because LoveTech's specialty is musicians who Love Technology so much that they make their own.  Exotic MIDI controllers, unusual interfaces, it's all par for the course... and naturally we've been looking forward to sharing our VidiMasher 3000 with the LoveTech scene.

Here's the details from the LoveTech crew.  See you tomorrow, evolvers!

- TradeMark G. / The ECC

Komega & Moldover present



Next Event:
Saturday, April 23rd
@ The Ranch

09 PM: Workshop: How to bend space & time with Max/MSP/Jitter: Ben Stein
10 PM: Komega (LoveTech)
11 PM: Moldover (LoveTech) - Mojo (controller of the future!) + guitar set
12 AM: Evolution Control Committee - Wheel of Mashup + VidiMasher 3000 set
01 AM: Audiovoid

Digital Jam Lounge hosted by Rich DDT - bring your laptop/synth/speakers, plug in and play!
Hydration by Mixin Vixen
Visuals by MZO
Time Machine by Rich DDT

@ The Ranch
1433 Van Dyke Ave(@ Jennings St)
San Francisco, CA 94124
Directions - Public Transit:
Easily accessible from the T muni - get off at the 3rd St & Williams/Van Dyke Ave Stop, walk 2 blocks East down Van Dyke Ave

$7, All Ages

SF's LIVE electronic music community brings you a night of speaker-thumpin' live-electronic music and interactive art installations designed to blow your mind and move your feet. Featuring performances by the Evolution Control Committee, AudioVoid, Komega, and Moldover, a Max/MSP/Jitter workshop by Ben Stein, Digital Jam Lounge with Rich DDT, and interactive multimedia art installations. Come show your support for the music, art, and live performance of the FUTURE!

Join the Facebook event here, with tons of new photos and videos up from last time!

See Legend Magazine's video review of LoveTech here

See videos of the first LoveTech here and Nonagon at LoveTech here




ECC at California Academy of Sciences

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Concert and Performance Dates

Tuesday, 19 May 2009 10:38

This Thursday the ECC appears as a guest of Youth Radio and BoingBoing for NightLife, the weekly Thursday grown-up night (i.e. the bar is open) at the California Academy of SciencesWe'll demonstrate and discuss the VidiMasher 3000 and will be joined by Tom Zimmerman, who will show of his own toys as well.  This is a rare Bay Area opportunity to look under the hood of our newest invention!  Plus if you haven't seen the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park (we haven't) it's a great opportunity to do that.  While drinking.

Also featuring the Red Bull 45s event, followed by a DJ set by hip-hop pioneer Jazzy Jay.

WHAT: NightLife: Youth Radio/BoingBoing discussions with The ECC and Tom Zimmerman
WHEN: This Thursday, May 21 2009 / Event: 6p - 10p / ECC: 7p
WHERE: California Academy of Sciences / Golden Gate Park / 55 Music Concourse Drive
HOW MUCH: $10 at the door or online:


Amsterdam benefit for DFM at OCCII

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Concert and Performance Dates

Tuesday, 05 May 2009 12:17

Coming up:  a benefit show in Amsterdam for a very deserving radio station.

Just to be clear up front:  The ECC is not performing at this show.  But we have connections: the deserving radio station is DFM Radio International, the Amsterdam-based internet radio station who broadcast the recent ubRadio Salon that ECC participated in, as well as DJ Marcelle's interview with The ECC (and you should listen to archives of both).

It's not easy to keep an internet radio station on the air without lowering the experience through advertising or charging the listeners (or even the DJs!), which some other stations do.  Benefits like these are often the only source of income a station has.  Thank you!

From the benefit info page:

DFM Radio Television International


an evening of live music
visual and spoken word performances
in a benefit to support DFM's independent
international community of webcasting
by artists worldwide...

featuring Willem de Ridder, Hoppaselector,
Conosphaera, Dread_Rat, Dubious brothers, TO3K, Tariquat,
Eljo/mugezond, peter_d, Radioot de Aanloop, Caiman, Senzor
Mattheus, OIMA, UB Radio Salon


program begins 18.00 CEST with a meal & story

7 euro


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