Circuits, the first convention for Maltese electronic music artists, is being beld on March 19 and 20 at St James Cavalier, Valletta, as part of the Spazju Kreattiv, artistic programme.
The convention is being organised by non-profit, voluntary organisation Electronic Music Malta, which was formed in May last year with the aim of bringing together musicians, visual artists, engineers, innovators, DJs and anyone interested in exploring and learning more about electronic music.
The convention includes a number of activities taking place over the weekend at Spazju Kreattiv, including: live artist-at-work showcases, an interactive installation, an exhibition, an exercise documenting Maltese electronic music, live radio coverage, workshops, discussions and performances.
The live artist showcases will feature eight local electronic music artists; Acidulant, Duo Blank, Melchior Sultana, Monolith, Owen Jay, Sonitus Eco, Stimulus Timbre and Tripy.
An interactive installation will be designed by local artist Digital Nature and will be setup together with an exhibition highlighting Electronic Music Malta’s aims, objectives, past year’s achievements and a selection of Maltese electronic artists’ releases on vinyl and cd’s spanning over 30 years.
Throughout the event, this voluntary organisation will also launch a joint initiative with the M3P Foundation, with the aim of documenting information about the past and current history of the Maltese electronic music scene on the site m3p.com.mt. Toni Sant and Joe Julian Farrugia, from the M3P Foundation, together with the Wikimedia Foundation, will be holding information sessions about this joint initiative.
Finally, the convention will include workshops, discussions and performances by DJs / producers David Dee, Dean Demanuele, Edwin Balzan and Owen Jay, together with pianist Tricia Dawn Williams and guitarist Wayne Camilleri.
The event takes place between 9am and 9pm on both days and entrance is free.
Part of the event will be covered by live radio transmission which will include a special edition of the organisation’s own produced radio program – Metro. This program airs weekly on Radio Malta 2 every Thursday at 9.30pm, followed by a repeat on Sunday at 11pm and is hosted by DJ Brian James. A detailed programme is available online.
www.facebook.com/electronicmalta; http://electronicmusicmalta.org ; http://kreattivita.org