Curated by Mauricio Ossa from the electro-pop project Bellerophon, the Rhode Island Electronic Music Conference features a fusion of different genres and audiovisual works done by the finest up and coming and already established acts in the Northeast.
“There are a great deal of musicians and creative people in Providence and throughout the state who are breaking ground and shaking paradigms by making music with electronics or adding electronics to their performances,” Ossa tells Vanyaland. “Moreover, these type of musicians don’t usually fit in your regular-type bill with rock, metal bands or folk acts, and they find themselves displaced without a scene of their own, I wanted to create that space for the musicians and the spectators as well.”
Since it’s being considered a conference, it’s easy to look past this weekend and envision the future for RIEMC. Will there be panels being conducted by local industry professionals, record producers and major artists? Can we look forward to seeing electronic art installations? Only time will tell, but the potential this event possesses is astounding. Make it a priority this weekend to check out the 2016 Rhode Island Electronic Music Conference and get down with the beats and rhythms.