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Festival de Música Electrónica Latino 2011 (& playlist)

As if the musical showcases aren’t enough to get us excited about the 4th annual Festival de Musica Electronica Latino (FMEL), this edition includes several of the most innovative and rare chances to learn about the electronic scene in Mexico and Latin America (all GRATIS!). The four day span covers lectures, workshops,  a symposium and a film screening. This Thursday through Saturday, Chicago is married to Latino electro love. And if you scroll way below, take a listen to a few of the trippy electo tracks of some of the artists who’ll be participating this year at the FMEL.

For a full list the musical showcases visit fmelchicago.org

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LECTURES

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  • Live Cinema with VJ Thai

Contemporary audiovisual development – installation and performance multimedia, electronic culture and hip-hop techniques in video.

Wednesday, August 24th
Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted St.
7pm

  • Sound Improvisation with Electronic Devices by Juanjose Rivas

How to manipulate low-voltage circuits to create sound atmospheres. (Mandorla / Dorkbot MX)

Thursday, August 25th
UNAM Chicago
350 W. Erie St., Suite 300
7pm

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WORKSHOPS/ SYMPOSIUMS

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  • Circuit Bending with Juanjosé Rivas (Dorkbot)

Learn how to extract sounds from electronic toys through the alteration of their circuits.

Thursday, August 26th
National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th St.
4-6pm

  • FMEL Simposio: Electronic Music & Multimedia Art based on Communities

The birth of audiovisual channels that reflect part of a culture and identity.

Moderator:  Alejandro Madrid
Author of Nortec Rifa! and Associate Professor and Director of Latin American and Latinos Post-graduate Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Participants: Jorge Verdín / Christian Huepe / Juanjosé Rivas / Roxana Barraza / Gabriel Noguez

Saturday, August 27
National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th St.
2pm

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FILM  SCREENING

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Saturday, August 27
National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th St.
3-6pm

This documentary explores beyond Tijuana’s Sin City heritage, beyond the aura of menace cultivated by the mainstream media, and searches for the heart and identity of a city that is much more than a cantina-strewn throwback to the Old West.

FMEL 2011 Playlist