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Alberta Electronic Music Conference Announces More Events & Final Wave of Conference Programming

The Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMCON) has revealed its final programming for the five-day festival and conference taking place in Calgary from Nov. 13-17th. Day passes, night passes, and full weekend passes are now available.

“This year, we’ve programmed our conference to showcase the diversity of talent present in Canada’s industry and to directly confront some of the most pressing industry issues that are shaping electronic music today," says Isis Graham, AEMCON co-founder.

Joining AEMCON 2019 will be Australian producer extraordinaire Slynk, Symmetry Recordings founder and drum-and-bass innovator Break, German dance legend Paul Van Dyk, co-founder and music director of Bass Coast Festival Andrea Graham [The Librarian], Scottish producer and Anjunabeats favourite Grum, live experiential electronic music performer Korea Town Acid, Brainfeeder producer and innovative sound designer Daedelus, and over 120 more speakers and artists. For the full list, go HERE.

There will also be presentations from notable organizations in the music business such as: AKAI, Association For Electronic Music, F.A.C.T.O.R, Indigenous Resilience in Music, Knowledge Magazin, Pioneer DJ, Red Bull, Roland, SOCAN, The Canadian Music Incubator, Universal Audio, and more.

For the full schedule listing is available to view HERE.

Second Wave of 2019 Conference Highlights:

The Best and Worst of Being An Agent in 2019 - In this panel we've assembled some of Canada's top electronic music agents to discuss all things good and bad in the industry.

Addiction and Recovery in the Music Industry Panel - Substance use and addiction tends to plague many artists, especially touring musicians. This panel discussion involving DJ’s and industry professionals, will examine the social and personal factors that perpetuate cycles of mental health distress and the self-medication that often results.

NMC: ON Buchla Masterclass With Suzanne Ciani - Dubbed the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is an electronic sound designer and composer known for her decades-long relationship with, and mastery of, the Buchla 200e synthesizer and its predecessor, the Buchla 200. Ciani will be in attendance to deliver a demonstration and lecture on the history of the instrument.

Dance Music as an LGBT Art Form - an expression of intersectionality and the creation of queer safe spaces within the community spanning back to the 1980s until now across Canada.

The DIY Feminist Resistance - These organizers will discuss their activism and art, and how a Do-It-Yourself approach has allowed them to create both physical and metaphorical space for women and non-binary artists in a white-hetero-male dominated industry.

In Conversation with David Ogilvie - Universal Audio & HHB Canada is proud to present an exclusive session with one of Canada's most talented music producers: Dave 'The Rave' Ogilvie. Having made his mark as a key member of the pioneering Canadian industrial group Skinny Puppy, Ogilvie will discuss his creative process, his studio set-up, and the habits he's cultivated over his long and fascinating career.
For updated conference session listings, click here.

AEMCON is Canada's largest professional gathering of electronic music industry insiders, and the event brings together those who want to learn, teach, inspire, connect, and dance. Five days of panels, workshops, and night events will showcase 125-plus artists and speakers, and over 3,000-plus attendees are expected to attend the evening performances and conference events. AEMCON is a one-of-a-kind experience for music producers, DJs, and those that work and create in the world of electronic music.

The fourth edition of AEMCON takes place in Calgary from Nov. 13-17, 2019. For passes and more informaiton, go to www.albertaelectronicmusic.com.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.