When: 8pm-10pm, September 19th, 2012
Where: Geekdom, 112 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, Tx
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Jesse Brede and Jason Torres will be presenting about music production in the 21st century. Both Jesse and Jason are currently active in the EDM scene where they have been working together (along with others) to create a collective of musicians and visual artists to produce works and performances that defy the current state of production. Below you can read about their specific talks and a little bit about themselves. So be sure to join us!
Title: Owning and Running a Creative Business
It’s not only possible but absolutely necessary to make a business out of your creativity. Do you have a passion? Jesse Brede breaks down how you can create a business doing what you love.
Title: The Rise of Electronic Music in America
This talk will focus on electronic music’s explosive popularity in America over the past 10 years. It will discuss the history of electronic music in America and around the world, the rise of the rockstar DJ, the difference between America and the rest of the world in respect to electronic music, and finally how the fall of punk and metal in America has paved the way for this explosion.
Bio: Jesse Brede
Brede has been a staple of the electronic music scene in Austin, Texas since 1999. With roots in house muisc, Jesse built his reputation by playing alongside top performers such as Deadmau5, Digweed, Sander Kleinenbeg, Chris Fortier, Sasha, James Zabiela, Adam Freeland, Satoshi Tomiie, Josh Wink, Lee Burridge and many more.. In 2010, Jesse founded Gravitas Recording, a record label and creative collective that includes an all-star cast of local and national talents with a focus on producing, djing, vjing, video mapping, sound, lasers, and lighting. The label’s first release, a 24 track multi-genre compilation, has been downloaded over 10k times with much accolades and enthusiasm.
As the electronic music scene has evolved so has Jesse. His sound has become more diverse through tempo and genre changes. He now produces and mixes glitchhop, dubstep, triphop, and downtempo with a focus on quality and depth. Jesse’s latest project “BREDE”, pronounced “BRAY-DA”, focuses on the live performance by including live instruments, dancers, visuals, projection mapping and props to create a sonically and visually stimulating performance. BREDE has been well received with billings at major electronic music festivals Art Outside and Nocturnal and gigs with Bonobo, Dieselboy, Blockhead, Nadis Warriors, BOOMBOX, ill-esha, and Stephan Jacobs. The vision is clear, FUN and CREATIVITY.
Bio: Jason Torres
Jason Torres is a DJ/VJ/Producer and most recently Projection Mapper who has been a part of the Austin live music scene for more than 10 years.
His DJ sets usually center around the bass heavy genres likes UK dubstep, future garage, and drum and bass, but he is just as happy to play some minimal tech house or 90′s diva house. His VJ sets are known for their breathtaking scenery, vivid colors, and unusual content. His original music is always atmospheric and brimming with bass, but can range from minimal moombahton to trancestep.
Jason has also been pushing the field of projection mapping to new levels, working with Jesse Brede and Alex Thurlow of the Gravitas crew to create the first projection mapping group in Austin. Their first client was CanWeNetwork, a social media startup, who hired the crew to projection map a party at the infamous Roial club in Austin, TX for SXSW 2012. He has also performed projection mapping for artists such as Ill-Esha, Robotic Pirate Monkey, and Moby.