This is the homepage for MOXsonic, the Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival, operated by the University of Central Missouri Center for Music Technology. The festival takes place at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, approximately one hour south-east of Kansas City, Missouri.
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The Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival (MOXsonic) is three days of concerts, research presentations, workshops, installations, and conversations. Our goal is that academic and independent artists, individuals and groups, music and sonic adventurers, and more will gather for an exploration of sonic possibilities and community.
We welcome a wide variety of applications and believe that a diversity of voices, perspectives, gender, genre, age, and identity will make for a positive and strong event. Make no presumptions as to what projects we will select: surprise us with your submission. If you are unsure of how to categorize what you want to do, please reach out via the contact form on our website.
MOXsonic's concert events feature experimental music involving live performance with interactive technologies. Improvisers, composer/performers, and teams of composers and performers are especially welcome: as are performers who would like to present new or recent works.
MOXsonic also showcases a variety of musics, installations, and research presentations. Including, along with other concert events:
- Three Nightlife events (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) where musicians can stretch out and explore longer forms while other participants socialize. Improvised music, live coding, experimental to ambient, beat-oriented to free-form!
- Six concert hall events featuring live performances.
- Fixed media performances: Set up as an interactive listening room in our amazing electronic composition studio.
- Research presentations, demonstrations, and workshops.
- Five-minute Lightning Video Research Presentations: Following the “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” format. This is intended to be an opportunity to present your scholarly, technological, or creative research to many people in a quick, concise, low stress format. From news-reporter/talking-head style, to recorded slides with talking, animations, to creative formats. After each video there will be a ten minute question and answer period. This has been hugely informative and successful and we encourage all to participate.
- Dedicated social time in the morning and evening.
If accepted, attendance is required: artists supporting artists is an important part of this festival.