Interested in learning about classic 1960s/70s analog synthesizers? Join us for this free workshop at Heartwood Hall, 939 2nd Ave. E, Owen Sound, featuring instructor TImothy Glasgow (London ON). This will be an informal session demonstrating some basic and advanced techniques on how to use an analog synth. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. If you’d like to participate, please send us a quick email to pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Later on, there will be a live concert with Ace of Wands (Toronto) with opening act Woodworker (Owen Sound.
We have several volunteer positions which we would like to fill. We need some volunteers to arrive at the festival by Thursday Aug. 3 in the evening, or early on Friday Aug. 4, to assist with setting up. We also need volunteers to assist with takedown on Sunday Aug. 6. Please send an email to email@example.com with your name, cellphone number, and which days you are able to help on. If you are accepted as a volunteer you will receive a free weekend pass as well as backstage access. THANK YOU!
Electric Eclectics returns with our classic camping-and-concerts weekend at the Funny Farm outside of Meaford, ON, featuring the Berlin duo Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto, world-renowned Thereminist Dorit Chrysler (Berlin), Toronto’s Hot Garbage, Glass Orchestra founding members Miguel Frasconi & Eric Cadesky (“Half Glass Full”) and many more adventurous and experimental performers and artists. Click on the LINEUP tab above for a full list of performances, installations, and DJs. Additional artists will be announced soon.
Attendees at Electric Eclectics can expect to see an expansion of our truly unique blend of stage performers, installation artists, and DJs, all under the open skies and glorious sunsets of rural Ontario.
Discounted tickets are on sale now — click on the Early Bird Weekend Pass tab above to purchase. All weekend festival tickets include free camping.
“Canada’s Weirdest Experimental Music Festival” — Vice
“The complete opposite of the concentration-camp experience of any given corporate-sponsored summer music fest” – Wavelength
“One of the most offbeat music festivals in Canada.” – Exclaim!
Sadly we are announcing the cancellation/postponement of our April 15, 2023 concert in Owen Sound. We have just heard from Berlin that Alexander Hacke has tested positive for Covid and therefore cannot board an airplane or cross the Canadian border!! We wish Alexander all the best for his health and wish him a speedy recovery. We have re-booked Alexander and Danielle www.hackedepicciotto.de to perform at our EE concert weekend on Aug. 4-5, 2023. You can purchase EE weekend passes by clicking on the link at the top right of this page. A full lineup for this summer’s festival will be announced soon! We are also working to re-book a separate EE show at Heartwood Hall this summer or fall.
Heartwood Hall 939 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound, ON BUY TICKETS
Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto are legends of their own making: Danielle de Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987, to become the lead singer of the band „Space Cowboys“, the co-initiator of the Love Parade, and a collaborator of the Ocean Club with Gudrun Gut. Alexander Hacke is founding member and bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple has creatively interacted with countless international projects for two decades besides regularly releasing their own compositions.
Danielle specializes in unusual instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, the auto harp and the Cemence besides playing the violin and piano; Alexander is master of the bass, guitar and drums. Together they create beautiful, existentialistic, acoustic soundscapes, which roar and vibrate, simultaneously leaving their audiences shaken but overjoyed.
Supporting acts for Alexander Hacke And Danielle de Picciotto will be local performers Thresher and Osound.
To learn more about Danielle and Alexander’s music, you can read a recent interviewhere.
To discover why Einstürzende Neubauten is actress Cate Blanchett’s favourite band, have a look at this video clip.
Electric Eclectics launches their 2023 season with this early event, culminating with their annual summer festival at the Funny Farm in Meaford on Aug. 4-5, 2023.
A limited number of discount Early Bird Weekend Passes are now on sale!
Our artist lineup will be announced in Spring 2023, and as always, we will feature a unique program of adventurous music and art that will culminate in another unforgettable EE experience, as we have presented for the past 17 years.
From now until 11:59 PM EST on January 15th, 2023, submissions are open! We are accepting applications from musicians, performance artists, installation artists, and DJs. Go the the SUBMISSIONS page on this website and fill out the form, thanks!