For four days this month, MEME is turning Winnipeg into a great big multimedia playground. The annual festival, which runs August 14-17, features DJs and artists from across the world and right here at home who will be showcasing music and digital art in venues like the Pyramid Cabaret, Union Sound Hall, and outdoors at The Cube stage.
What started as a collective of like-minded people passionate about electronic music in 2010 has turned into a destination event for Winnipeg. With a focus on Canadian musicians and artists like Blond:ish and Longwalkshortdock, MEME has also been drawing attention from international artists, including this year's performers Quanta and Addison Groove from the UK, and Detroit's Kevin Saunderson. The local scene also shines again this year with over 30 homegrown artists, including John Norman, Kasm, and Nathan Zahn. Download John Norman's "Tunnel Vision"
The schedule includes a free weekend at The Cube, August 15-17, as well as "After Cube" ticketed shows, including a multi-room event at the Pantages Playhouse on August 16. You can download the festival schedule and/or find events in the Manitoba Live app.
An educational component of the festival exposes aspiring electronic music artists to mentoring and networking opportunities. MEME will once again offer its Audio Workshop: a unique full-day learning experience for fans of electronic music who want to learn more about how it is created, and aspiring producers at all skill levels seeking to further their knowledge and expand their network. Hosted by Precursor Productions at Manitoba Music on August 16, training will be delivered by top local artists and an array of international producers who will be performing at the festival throughout the weekend. People can also catch the MEMETIC VJ Workshop, which will offer the basics of content creation, theories and practices of projection based art mediums as well as an introduction to mapping, August 12-13.
Find out more, including ticket info, at memetic.ca