Articles By: Thomas Fang

Day For Night 2016 :: December 17-18 (Houston, TX)

Day For Night, though only in its second year, is presenting a world-class lineup of forward-looking music and visual art. Organized by Free Press Houston and Work-Order, the festival offers a weekend of live music on four stages (both indoor and outdoor) and a large array of visual art installations. As its two biggest headliners […]

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VISUAL ARCHIVE—Moogfest 2016 :: May 19-22 (Durham, NC)

Delivering much more than just performances, Moogfest is also a full-fledged technology conference, with dozens of panels and talks covering topics like instrument design philosophy, artificial intelligence, and the future of creativity. Moogfest, named after synth pioneer Dr. Robert Moog and now a biennial event, is poised to prove its well-earned reputation as the US […]

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL 2015 :: In-depth coverage & visual archive

At this event the music itself matters, and audiences would rather hear Autechre’s complex and aggressive IDM in a blacked-out club than cringe at Steve Aoki’s new Celine Dion remix or Skrillex and Diplo’s latest collaboration with Justin Bieber (yes, these are actual things that unfortunately happen in real life at other festivals). Here are […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2015 :: September 23—27 (Seattle, WA)

Autechre, Clark, Dan Deacon, Eskmo, John Tejada, Richard Devine, Thievery Corporation and many more will demonstrate their sonic gymnastics at this year’s edition of the Decibel Festival. Decibel Festival, now celebrating its 12th year, continues to maintain its place as one of the country’s finest festivals of electronic music, despite stiff competition from Moogfest. Decibel […]

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MOOGFEST :: Asheville, NC (2014)—Visual archive

The festival utilized local venues around downtown Asheville but not the main civic center auditorium used in past years, making the festival feel more intimate even though the lineup of performers was larger than ever. Moogfest returned for a banner year in 2014, spanning five days in Asheville, NC (April 23rd-27th). The biggest treat for […]

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Big Ears Festival 2014 :: Visual archive

A world-class event showcasing a range of exceptional musicians across the related realms of avant-garde, modern classical composition, drone, electronic music, and noise. Big Ears Festival (held in Knoxville, Tennessee from March 28th-30th, 2014) returned after a two year hiatus to re-establish itself as a world-class event showcasing a range of exceptional musicians across the […]

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SXSW 2014 Moog / Switched On showcase :: Visual archive

Austin’s SXSW is the world’s largest and most diverse music festival, where over 2,200 bands performed this year. One of the highlights for electronic music fans is the annual showcase co-sponsored by iconic manufacturer Moog Music and Austin’s beloved synth store Switched On. This year the packed event featured a headlining performance by legendary UK synthpop […]

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Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit :: October 25th—27th, 2013

It’s not every year that a major new electronic music festival is born, but 2013 marks the inaugural year of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, held in Asheville, NC. The festival’s producers previously organized Moogfest for the last three years, and have assembled a lineup of over 50 musicians performing across multiple venues during the […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2012 :: September 26th—30th (Seattle, WA)

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s installment was five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and featured performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning the spectrum […]

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL :: September 26th—30th, 2012

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s festival is five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and will feature performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers have selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning […]

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COMMUNIKEY FESTIVAL 2012 :: Visual Archive

This gallery features photographs from the fifth year of Communikey Festival, held in Boulder, Colorado. The festival took place in a dozen venues, including Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Theater, Naropa University, Odd Fellows Lodge, and ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado. [April 25—29, 2012] The Communikey Festival focuses on electronic music, including a […]

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ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES (2011) :: Visual archive by Thomas Fang

Visual archive photography by Thomas Fang for All Tomorrow’s Parties. [October 2011] This gallery features photographs from the first US installment of I’ll Be Your Mirror, a music festival curated by All Tomorrow’s Parties and Portishead. The festival took place from September 30th to October 2nd, 2011, at several venues in Asbury Park, New Jersey. […]

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BLOC WEEKEND :: March 13-15, 2009

(03.21.09) ANOTHER year has passed and it is time to get the body ready for three days of electronic punishment; Bloc Weekend is once again here. This year England’s premier electronic outing has transposed itself from the West coast of Norfolk to the South East and the town of Minehead some 61 miles from Bristol. […]

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Reinventing the Venue: A Tale of Chance in the Urban Night

In a Persian fairy tale called the Three Princes of Serendip, the heroes undertook brave quests that were diverted by unexpected discoveries. Though the royals didn’t meet their original challenges, they found useful things, fun things, silly things. The story instructed its reader to pay attention to the journey, to take your eyes off the […]

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