Bristol | Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) Tour

Friday, 18th May 2018

Rough Trade Bristol

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Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) Tour | Martin Christie | Rough Trade Bristol


The all electronic music open mics (EMOM) were established to provide a performance and meeting place for artists involved in all forms of electronic music making. The nights have been running from early 2017 and been held in towns and cities all across the UK. The events have been very popular and are organised as supportive, friendly forums where artists can listen to each other’s music, meet other electronic music makers and share ideas. Many collaborations and friendships have emerged as a result of these nights. At the end of last year a compilation album was released featuring many of the composers. Future EMOM releases are also in the pipeline.

The nights have been designed and are hosted by Martin Christie aka Poet & the Loops. Martin Christie is a musician and writer specialising in electronic music. He has also written a book called Open Mic Travels and currently writes for Electronic North.

EMOM in Bristol

The night is returning to Bristol after the success of last year’s event and this time will be held at Rough Trade Bristol on 18 May 2018 (7.00pm till late).

The night will suit electronic music of all kinds and varieties including: dance, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, glitch, electrojazz, chiptune, loopers, improvised, live coding, experimental, trance etc

Get out of the home studio and into the light of a listening and appreciative audience. Laptops, synths, drum machines, loop stations, groove boxes, sequencers, samplers, iPads, modular synths, apps, keyboards, decks, analogue and digital devices of all kinds welcome. Meet other electronic music makers, share ideas and collaborate. There will be ample time and space to discuss this form of music making.

Slots are up to 15 minutes (including set up and pack down times). Get in touch with Martin Christie on Facebook or by email: [email protected] for more details.

Sorry - no acoustic guitars – unless they are being used to generate soundscapes or some other style of music in keeping with the night. This is an acoustic free zone (there are already some super nights in Bristol to suit acoustic musicians).

Cameras and recording devices welcome.

Three pounds entrance.

All photographs by Samantha Claire Pearson.