Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance

Electronic music and art from around the world, in Kansas City.


  • KcEMA in the Vienna Zimmer: a KcEMA Happy Hour Event

    Live at Grünauer
    101 West 22nd St
    Kansas City
    October 26, 2014 • Starts at 8PM

    The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance is pleased to continue its Happy Hour Concert Series at Grünauer’s Vienna Zimmer. This show will feature a unique collaboration between trumpeter Hermon Mehari and producer/singer/songwriter Anthony Saunders.

    Grünauer, Kansas City's premiere authentic Austrian restaurant, will be offering a special menu of Käsespätzle, Pommes Frittes, Brezen, Porkholt Sliders, and Viennese Fried Mushrooms. Drinks will include beers (Hofbräu Original, Dunkel and Weiss, Miller Lite, KC Pils, Blvd Wheat) and wine (Grünauer Chardonnay and Syrah, Reserve de la Saurine Grenache Noir and Grenache Blanc). Doors open at 7:45pm.

    KcEMA Happy Hour was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/kcema-happy-hour.

    Advanced tickets are available for purchase online for $5

    At the door:

    Sudents: $6
    General Public: $8

  • Fall Concert

    Live at Project Space
    21 E. 12th st
    Kansas City
    November 16, 2014 • Starts at 6PM

    The Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance (KcEMA) hosted its annual international call for scores and recieved over 200 submissions from composers and performers. Six of the submissions have been selected for performance in the first concert in Project Space, Kansas City, MO, in partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation. The rest of the submissions will be considered for the next concert in the spring of 2015 (date TBA).

    Project Space is located in downtown Kansas City. For more information, please visit: http://www.charlottestreet.org/urban-culture-project/spaces/paragraph-project-space/


    Julian Scordato Vision II video/stereo playback
    Cody Kauhl Excursus (performed by Mikaela Sullivan)
    soprano/live electronics
    Jason Mitchell Ricochet Orbit clarinet/stereo playback
    Joao Pedro Oliveira Hydatos video/stereo playback
    Luigi Nono La Fabbrica Illuminata (performed by Liz Pearse) soprano/4-ch playback
    Mari Ohno Floating sound stereo playback


    Sudents: $6
    General Public: $8

  • “The whole performance [KcEMA - (Re)Structured] was accomplished artistry undiminished by the unusual dimensions of sound and sight. As unfamiliar to usual music appreciation, the compositions were tightly controlled and specific, intelligibly flowing throughout. They broadened perception, confounded linear apprehension and left the mind wide open, consciousness invigorated, and the body alive.”

    - Paul Elias Taylor, El Dormido
  • “One could say it [a KcEMA concert featuring Joao Pedro Oliveira] was a healing of the wound between ‘fixed media’ and ‘live’ electroacoustic performance. The unity of the aesthetic effect of the musicians who performed live and the composers who engineered their fixed-media playback was among the best I’ve ever heard.”

    - Chamber Music Today
  • "organic, arresting and spoke to the soul and human condition.”

    - Lee Hartman, kcmetropolis.org
  • “It [a KcEMA concert featuring Joao Pedro Oliveira] was a unique and memorable moment and opened up some very interesting dialogues. It gave me an appreciation and a certain understanding of the genre. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for these guy’s next performance.”

    - Daniel Giordano, Redux Webzine
  • “KcEMA is a vital organization in the already rich artistic landscape of Kansas City. You owe it to yourself to seek out one of their shows.”

    - Lee Hartman, kcmetropolis.org
  • “...a mind bending program of audio/visual imagination. ”

    - Megan Browne Helm, kcmetropolis.org
  • “The music, by KcEMA was superb, and the visuals.... were fantastic: they both got inside each other in ways that are only possible by one medium confronting another... and it carried me along the way! Kudos to KcEMA and Company.”

    - Paul Rudy