ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH GARY NUMAN
OCTOBER 25-27 IN ASHEVILLE, NC
The inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit,happening Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27 throughout downtown Asheville, is just around the corner! After announcing the outstanding, finalized lineup (included below), AC Entertainment is ready to share some more of what they have in store for attendees via two very special discussions taking place at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, October 26th – the Inventors’ Roundtable and an Artist Spotlight: An Interview with Gary Numan. A detailed description of both is below. Access will be limited to Mountain Oasis pass and ticket holders only; there is no additional charge to attend.
The festival’s schedule and a slew of other activities, including workshops, art installations and more, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Some of the most forward-thinking minds in the industry come together to discuss their projects, past and present, and the mark they’ve made on the burgeoning and ever-evolving world of electronic music. Moderated by Matthew Sherwood of Make Noise and Sherwood’s Music (builder of custom amplifiers), the Inventors’ Roundtable will feature participants including Paul Vo (inventor of the Moog Guitar and Vo-96 acoustic synthesizer, http://paulvomusic.com/), Richard Devine (electronic musician and sound designer, http://www.richard-devine.com/), Tony Rolando (founder of Make Noise,http://www.makenoisemusic.com/) and August Worley (inventor of the Pyradym,http://www.augustara.com/).
From his early days with Tubeway Army to his upcoming album, Splinter, the panel will cover Gary Numan’s expansive career, his influences, and what we can expect from the pioneer in the future. The interview will be conducted by Geary Yelton of Electronic Musician Magazine.
Woven around the twin threads of contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – Mountain Oasis features world-class musical performances by many of the greatest artists in contemporary music, along with talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others; interactive experiences for audiences; art installations and exhibitions and more. The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another, in the heart of downtown Asheville. The mountain oasis that is Asheville provides extraordinary inspiration as a stunningly beautiful and unique setting for the festival. Both its rich cultural history and its current innovative vitality are inseparable from the Mountain Oasis experience.
VIP Weekend passes are now sold out, but GA Weekend passes and daily tickets are still available atwww.mountainoasisfestival.com.
2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup:
Neutral Milk Hotel
People Get Ready
Nine Inch Nails
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Zola Jesus & JG Thrillwell
King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm featuring Pia Ercole (USA Premiere)
Big Black Delta
I Speak Machine (Tara Busch)
How To Dress Well
Autre Ne Veut
About AC Entertainment, Inc.:
AC Entertainment, Inc. is known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States. Presenting over 700 concerts and events each year, AC is internationally known as founders / producers of the acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which was cited as “One of the 50 Moments to Change the History of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine. They have gone on to launch the highly respected Big Ears Festival and have recently taken the helm of Louisville, KY’s waterfront Forecastle Festival as well.
AC Entertainment has been the most active music promoter in Asheville, NC for over 25 years, helping to transform the city into a musical mecca for fans from all over the world. They exclusively book the Orange Peel, recognized as one of the top clubs in the world, building on their similar role with the club, Be Here Now, in the 1990s. Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers Band, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the hundreds of artists AC has presented in Asheville over the years. From 2010 to 2012, AC Entertainment produced and programmed Moogfest in Asheville, presenting such artists as Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Massive Attack, the Flaming Lips, Amon Tobin, Orbital, Primus, MGMT, Big Boi, Jónsi, Passion Pit and numerous others.