INDIVIDUALITY & CREATIVITY IN TECHNOLOGY-BASED MUSIC, A UNIQUE NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR WITH RICHIE HAWTIN & SPECIAL GUESTS.
CNTRL is what America needs right now: an effort to reconnect the electronic dance music movement with its history, without forsaking either innovation or imagination.”
– Philip Sherburne, SPIN.COM
CNTRL is all about engaging young North American fans of EDM and showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and demonstrating what the future of music technology and performance has the power to become. The tour will take place in over 15 cities across the eastern part of North America (with a west coast leg to be planned for 2013). A complete list of cities, schools and venues follows below.
RICHIE HAWTIN PRESENTS
CNTRL: INDIVIDUALITY & CREATIVITY IN TECHNOLOGY-BASED MUSICA COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR
APRIL 15 - 25, 2015
BOSTON - PENN STATE - NEW YORK - MONTREAL - TORONTO
SEATTLE - SAN FRANCISCO - LOS ANGELES
FEATURING IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
CHRIS LIEBING / DANTIEZ SAUNDERSON / DUBFIRE / EAN GOLDEN
FRANCOIS KEVORKIAN / GRIMES / JUSTIN JAMES
LEE K / MARC HOULE (LIVE) / MATADOR / MATEO MURPHY / MATRIXXMAN
MATTHEW DEAR / RICHIE HAWTIN / VICTOR CALDERONE
In 2012, CNTRL established a groundbreaking model of daytime lectures on music, technology, and their intersection and nighttime performances that proved to be a first for the genre. Now, that template expands and evolves for 2015, hitting more markets across the country along the way. Once again, the brand allows attendees a new kind of insight into the music in addition to a powerful and potent concert that literally places the day’s words in motion.
This time around, the enlightening musical happening confidently lives up to its title of “Individuality & Creativity In Technology-Based Music.” Featuring Ean Golden of DJ Tech-Tools as seminar moderator, the day basically functions as a college for future electronic music stars. Guitar Center in the USA and Moog Audio in Canada will run a five hour technology marketplace, offering students exclusive discounts on participating brands while lectures are happening. Each sponsor will be unveiling and flaunting new products. Technology companies participating are:
AIAIAI / Beatport / DJ Techtools / Funktion One / Little Bits / Livid
Pioneer / Roland / Splice / Subpac / Traktor (Native Instruments)
At the centrepiece of CNTRL: Individuality & Creativity In Technology-Based Music, there is an hour-long masterclass produced and hosted by one of the world’s premier electronic music schools Point Blank Music School. The day culminates on a discussion with RICHIE HAWTIN, Ean, and DJs at each respective date as well as special guest speakers. For example, Grimes will join the tour for a discussion in Los Angeles. As Claire Boucher, she has performed at Hawtin’s Enter.Ibiza in the past. At night, attendees get to witness everything come to life during a fiery gig by CNTRL’s namesake and a myriad of top artists and revolving line-up depending on the city.
About the tour, Ean adds, “CNTRL is a collection of inspiring artists who have taken control of their career and forged original paths through the music industry. By going out on the road and directly speaking to fans, this tour will move aspiring artists to find their own voice, and believe in the possibility of success, even if it doesn't fit the typical music molds of today.”