Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Electronic music everywhere, all the time: Burning Man 101

Opulent Temple at Burning Man (photo probably from last year)

The question on the tip of my tongue as I decompress from my first Burning Man experience:

Just because Burning Man is very much based in rave culture, why do all 45 thousand attendees have to settle for electronic music reigning supreme? You’d think that a bunch of creative people in the middle of the desert could get it together enough to make their own music with actual instruments!

What I learned about electronic music from my first Burning Man experience:

READ MORE OF MY ARTICLE HERE

Duck Pond DJ Jan Sobel photo by Robin Guido

Duck Pond DJ Kok Chong Photo by Robin Guido

There are more photos on the way, don't worry. I brought my old 35mm point and click camera (there was no way I was bringing the digital), so I'm getting the photos developed today. I'll post them here. Don't get too excited though, I was having far too much fun to document everything.

1 comment:

Anna said...

I feel the same way about electronic music. There are lots of electronic artists I love to listen to and some I love to dance to, but I don't find it compelling as a live performance. It reminds me of being in high school and watching my friends play video games. This isn't true of electronic music with a live component like MEN. I could watch JD Samson play with her laptop all night because there are live instruments and singing and theatrical elements besides lighting happening on stage.

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