When: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th...October
Location: The Forest
What: 3 day electronic music festival
Who: STFU music collective + Forest music collective = 3 days of bleeps, beats and not much sleep
How: Forest is giving STFU a grant to come here and press their mighty butttons. Here is the original proposal below.
Our main website is http://stfumusic.org
To stage a 3 day “electronic” music festival across a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
"electronic" could mean using computer software, computer hardware, homemade digital instruments, programming languages etc.
Not strictly speaking dance music, but anything from ambient to industrial, as long as it utilises technology and is not limited to guitar, bass, drums.
Often the artists are just 1 guy on a laptop with someone doing visuals.
We are a non-profit European-wide collective of electronic musicians and visual artists who organise events all over Europe, where local bedroom based music makers come out of their shell and have the chance to play alongside signed acts*.
*I’m hopeful of having Munich based artist Nq, who is now signed to Berlin based Kitty-Yo records playing (he played Stfu Glasgow 2005). I also hope to have Weimar based artist Deer, who is resurrecting the Neo Ouija label (Xela, Apparat etc) also playing. I also expect some artists from Benbecula records to play and Acrnym, now signed to sublight records, as he played both Stfu Glasgow festivals before. I may also ask Svarte Greiner/Deaf Centre on Type records and Move D, manager of German label Source records, and perhaps some other artists on Type and Source records to play.
Last year the printing of 1,000 flyers cost £60, which I paid for myself. So for this year I would expect that around £60 would again pay for the cost of flyer printing.
View the flyer here: http://stfu.regicide.org/06glasgow/stfuglasgow06.png
None of the artists will be paid. The rest of the grant would pay for artist’s travel expenses. I don’t know how much this would be as it’s dependant on who all agrees to come and how much their travel costs, it could cost much more than £300, if i can't pay everyone fully but can give them half their expenses then it’s a good incentive and is better than nothing. So the remaining £260 would be brilliant.
Previously we have organised 2 festivals in Glasgow.
In 2005, a friend of mine organised the festival and I helped out. We had 11 artists from England, 2 from Germany and 2 from Italy*
*There was to be 1 artist from the Netherlands and 1 from Sweden but they both pulled out and were replaced by 2 Italians.
This is the flyer: http://stfu.regicide.org/05glasgow/flyer.png
In 2006 I organised the festival myself and took full responsibility for designing and printing flyers and also created a website for the event and plan to do the same for the event at the forest café if you give it the thumbs up. As I’ll be designing and hosting the site myself it won’t cost a penny.
View last year’s website here: http://stfumusic.org/glasgow
Last year no one came from the European mainland to play but we did have 9 artists from down south (Leeds, Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Chester and London)
No expenses were paid, everyone paid from their own pocket to come to Glasgow.
Our Europeans friends are organising festivals in Germany, Finland, Italy and perhaps elsewhere later this year.
If the Edinburgh festival is a success then we would hope to come back to the Forest cafe in 2008!
Martin Hirsch (aka Deer and owner of Neo Ouija records) also put together a documentary about net label culture that follows the 2005 STFU Glasgow festival, featuring concert footage, visuals and interviews with many of the participants.
Please have a look, It’s a free download from: http://hippocamp.co.uk/releases/hc162.htm
This is gonna be bigger than Biggins.
Dorkbot - are you out there? Forest needs you!
What about Forest Friends Electric?
DJs, Laptopists, VJs, Whizzkids.
Sign up. sign up!
There will be ample opportunity for collaboration, workshops, showdowns and fighting with electricity like Emperor Palpatine.
"maybe suggest they should have a bit of workshoppy/diy/jam stuff goin
on too... (maybe they do but i missed it)"
Absolutely. We haven't run any workshops at the previous 2 Glasgow
shows but we have done so at events in Leeds, Weimar and Rome.
Previous workshops topics have included netlabel/creative commons
culture, making and using contact(piezo) microphones, ableton live
music software, audiomulch software and the monome 40h controller
(http://monome.org/40h/) and a free 4 all jam(bring your own instrument
or use whats already there)! We could certainly do this in Edinburgh
In addition to the previous info i have provided i would also like to
include a link to my photos from last year:
http://flickr.com/photos/dreamlogic/set ... 192908642/
most of the sets from last year are also available to download in mp3
http://www.archive.org/details/stfu2006 ... r_2006.mp3