MEME Fest, aka the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, plugs in this week for four days of multimedia art and music. Celebrating its fifth year and running August 13-16, downtown Winnipeg becomes the playground for homegrown and world class DJs, producers, and artists who will be showcasing music and digital art in venues such as Union Sound Hall, Pyramid Cabaret, The Forks, 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. The local electronic music scene shines at the festival with artists like John Norman, Kasm, iskwé, Mama Cutsworth, Nathan Zahn, and many more. Check out the full schedule
The festival's educational component has expanded this year to three events, including a day-kong audio workshop, interactive event, and the new Feedback Loop. The three events aim to expose aspiring electronic music artists to mentoring and networking opportunities.
New Media Manitoba co-presented MEME Interactive 2015, a new clinic that explores key aspects of interactive technology used by DJs and producers, on August 13 at The Rachel Brown Theatre. On August 14, Manitoba Music and John Norman co-present Feedback Loop, a new workshop and listening session with influential producers and media for electronic and hip hop producers. On August 15, a unique, full-day audio workshop will be held at Manitoba Music, hosted by Winnipeg’s Precursor Productions with training will be delivered by local professionals and visiting artists who will be performing throughout the weekend. Find out how to get involved
For more information on the festival, including program schedules and artist bios, visit memefest.ca.