Seattle Laptop Battle 2015

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Seattle Laptop Battle 2015
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WHAT IS THE LAPTOP BATTLE?

THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC'S NEW CULTURAL PHENOMENON, from SEATTLE to EVERYWHERE

>The laptop battle is a competitive event for laptop musicians to match their skills against one another. Battles are chosen randomly and conducted in 3 minute rounds. A panel of judges decides which contestant advances to the next round, single elimination style.

>It's a fusion of sound design, composition and stage performance, and a chance for laptop (computer) musicians to prove their skills in battle and develop techniques and strategies.

The Competitors:

Graz
Photonic Boom
Adrian Rowe
Suttikeeree
WD4D
Meta Meme
Aaron Daniel
Erictronic
Naturebot
KFO
Pterodactyl Tits
Chaach
Hetrik

The Rules:

>1. Gear specifications:
i. Contestants can use up to one (1) midi controller & one (1) soundcard.
ii. All gear must fit in a 2' x 2' square.

>2. Battles are chosen randomly.

>3. Battles are 3 minutes long. Contestants can choose whether they want a 30 second warning issued by the MC. At 3 minutes the MC will fade out the contestant's output.

>4. Judges (5) decide the outcome of battles in a single elimination style.


"LAPTOP BATTLE IS COMING UP IN THE MANNER OF THE DMC DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS" - Portland Mercury

"FOR A NEWER BREED OF MUSICIAN, LIGHTWEIGHT COMPUTERS ARE HEAVYWEIGHT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS" - Seattle P-I

"THIS IS YOUR CHALLENGE. ACCEPT IF YOU DARE.." - Keyboard Magazine

Showcase Performance:

Champion Kris Moon

Hosted by:

Raggamuffin Emcee Mista Chatman

DJ sets by:

Introcut

Visuals by:

Killing Frenzy

Prizes and support by:

Ableton
CreativeLive
iZotope
Keith McMillen Instruments
Mackie
Madrona Labs

*Event is 21+ with ID - $12
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