Austin's 1st nonprofit electronic music & arts festival, showcasing art & technology in Austin since 2013. We also produce ProtosTV & ATXAT / Austin Art + Tech

Protos 2016 is here! Events below

ATXAT x PROTOS | Austin Art + Tech at Protos Festival 

July - September 2016

Austin Art + Tech aka ATXAT will serve as the official educational & presentation arm for #Protos2016 as it helps soft launch Protos Edu coming this Fall. The ATXAT Summer Series at Protos will feature a similar format as past events such as the Protos Art + Tech Labs & will include mini-workshops, presentions, panels, interviews & more, primarily focused on electronic music & interactive art July through September of 2016. An early list of events can be found HERE

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3 digital artists, 1 tutorial & 1 interactive demo

ARTISTS: Stephen Fishman, Matthew Guttierez & local artist TBA

[Photo by Matthew Guttierez]

Come hang with your longtime & new favorite Austin visual artists as they show you how they play with light & time to create some of the most innovative installations, interactive playgrounds, stage set-ups, digital photography & visual art you see in Austin & around the country on tour today. THis session will feature 3 presenters, 1 tutorial & 1 interactive demo. Bring a camera, notepad & (if you want to create/make art during the tutorial) your laptop/computer + a graphics card!

More details TBA

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An interactive electronic music history session & discussion 

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A workshop with Ableton-certified instructor Jimmy Allison

Austin's Ableton-certified teacher & founder/host of Ableton User Group Jimmy Allison brings his veteran teaching skills to ATXAT at Protos Festival with a mini-workshop on Ableton Live

Jimmy Allison is a Certified Ableton instructor, producer, and bassist based in Austin, Texas. He has been playing music since 1984. Jimmy has been offering Ableton Live Training in music production, live performance and DJing since 2007. His teaching style is adaptive to the needs of the student and private instruction dramatically cuts down the learning curve which will have you interacting with live in the way that is most productive specifically you. Jimmy teaches Ableton, Traktor, Maschine Resolume, Omnisphere, Stylus RMX, Native Instruments, Sylnth1, and various VST’s. Jimmy is also the founder of the Austin Ableton User Group, a group of electronic musicians who gather once a month to swap ideas and hold workshops. Teaching, hosting the group and workshops are primarily where Jimmy has gained the bulk of his experience. Check out a more in-depth bio & videos here: http://austinabletontutor.com

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Electronic music artist Matt "Wheez-ie" Mauldin in a commissioned audio-visual electronic music experience piece exhibited with LA-based artist Annapurna Kumar. Photo by Meg Seidel

Brent Dixon of the United Nations speaking on the art of making at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Andria Benet

Panel on the future of art, technology & the human experience at Protos Festival 2015. L to R: Musician and corporate media strategist Nathan Laskar aka Brooklyn Shanti, digital artist and animator Tavia Morra, and electronic music artists and producers Daniel Hipilito aka Smokey Emorey and Jeremy Howard aka Sinistarr. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Digital Artist Tavia Morra with her 3D generative art piece, explaining the participatory part to the viewer at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Matthew Black

Protos Festival 2015 attendee at the digital art pop-up gallery, viewing the work of Rodrigo Carvalho. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Protos Festival 2013 featured the world premier of a 3D audio-visual-flamenco dance performance by "RGBA/Future Flamenco". A'lante Flamenco's Creative Director Olivia Chacon dancing alongside her partner and Musical Director Isai Chacon on acoustic flamenco guitar, being fed into the digital audio lines controlled by Chris Jackson aka "VJ 4th Wall". In this performance, flamenco steps and sounds were translated into and transposed digitally onto three large screens and electronic music via a specially coded set of controls set up by the artists in months prior to this performance. This was Protos' 1st commissioned piece and it set the tone for other bold, intricate and collaborative experiments to come from both Protos and A'lante Flamenco

The magnifcent 3D immersive live electronic music and interactive visual performance that still has people talking years later, Emika [Berlin / Ninja Tune] and Joao Beira [Portugal/Austin] at Protos Festival 2013. Photo by Nate Jackson

Protos Festival is run by founder Andria Benet, a sponsored project of Women & Their Work, a 501(c)3 visual and performing arts organization, and funded in part by the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department. Protos runs on the generous support and contributions of our community. To make a contribution, please drop us a line HERE