May 4, 2019 Meetup: Show & Tell

Our next meetup is Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Westgate Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library.

Want to share what you’ve been working on? Been working on something in Ableton Live? Got a computer program, or a synth patch, or a special electronic instrument? Or, just want to see what a lot of other people are doing and have a chance to learn from them? Come on out! We’ll have a table for you to set up on. Bring your headphones for maximum enjoyment!

Want to try out playing or demonstrating in front of a live audience? There will also be a round of “open PA” time, where you can take the stage during a 5 minute time slot to demo or play what you brought. (Be sure you have a 1/4″ or XLR output)

Sign up for a 5-minute time to reserve a spot; additional slots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

March 15th Meetup: Confluence

Part of the March Science Fiction exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center, Confluence brings together practitioners, artists, students, and scholars for engagement at the confluence of science fiction, technology, society, gender issues, and innovation.

Theme: What does science fiction have to do with technology, society, gender issues, or innovation?

When: March 15th, 6pm-9:30pm

Where: Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI


  • 6pm-6:45pm DJ/Social Time/Poster presentations
    • Bill Van Loo DJing. Time for socializing and viewing the art in the gallery. Also, student poster presentations.
  • 6:45-7:15pm Panel Discussion
    • Local scholars and artists hold a discussion about how science fiction is related to technology, society, gender issues, and innovation.
  • 7:15-9pm Electronic music/art Performances

(Image by Aaron Graff)

January 5, 2019 Meetup: Getting Started

Save the date! The next North Coast Modular Collective meetup will be:

January 5th, 1-4pm

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Theme: Getting started

The new year is a great time to get started with new things. Come to this meetup if you’re relatively new to electronic music, if you’re new to one of the topics listed below, or if you’re experienced and can support others who are just getting into electronic music! Topics for our presentations are listed below.

Presentation 1

Getting started with Ableton Live with Graham Franz

Presentation 2

Getting started with classic synthesis techniques with Bill Van Loo

Presentation 3

Getting started with modular synthesizers with Arthur Durkee