eXtensible Electric Guitar Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMassachusetts
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Contact Information

The Extensible Guitar Festival
Clark University
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA

Festival Description

The Extensible Electric Guitar Festival aims to rediscover and showcase the electric guitar’s spirit of innovation and exploration. Since its development in the mid-twentieth century, the electric guitar has had a profound influence on many aspects of music, creating new sounds, spurring the development of new musical styles, and reshaping concepts of musicianship. In the early twenty first century, despite retaining its iconic status as a symbol of innovation and transgression, the electric guitar and its uses now seem commonplace, almost routine; in short, the instrument may be in danger of losing its edge.

The organizers are looking for music and musicians that use the electric guitar in innovative ways and which extend its capabilities. Music which uses the electric guitar as a controller, with electronics and computers, and with multi-media are encouraged. We anticipate having two evening concerts, one in a concert hall setting, another in a club setting.

Festival Dates April 4 - 5, 2008
Festival Links

http://www.clarku.edu/faculty/mmalsky/xeg/xeg.html

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