Electronic Music Scenes Meet at MEME Festival

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The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, also known as the MEME Festival, plugs in this week for four days of cutting edge multimedia art and music. Celebrating its third year and running June 21-24, downtown Winnipeg becomes the playground for homegrown and world class DJs and artists who will be showcasing music and digital art in venues such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Museum, and outdoors at The Cube in Old Market Square.

MEME began in 2010 as a collective of like-minded people who are passionate about electronic music. With a focus on Canadian musicians and artists, MEME has also been drawing attention from international artists. This year, headliners represent Austria, the U.S., and Canada. The local electronic music scene shines at the festival with artists like Beauchamp, Kasm, Joe Silva, The Seed Organization, and many more.

An educational component of the festival exposes aspiring electronic music artists to mentoring and networking opportunities. On June 23, a unique, full-day audio workshop will be held at Manitoba Music, hosted by Winnipeg’s Precursor Productions and featured panelists include Woven Records' Nico Wlock. The one day intensive will include a demonstration of mobile music production on the iPhone and iPad, as well as furthering knowledge of electronic music production and professional careers within the industry. Training will be delivered by local professionals and international artists who will be performing throughout the weekend.

For more information on the festival, including program schedules and artist bios, visit memetic.ca.

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