fwd about Cuban ElectroAcoustic Fest

Philly the Kid (
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:30:21 -0800

Perhaps we can get this posted in the calendar area?


>From: W. Andrew Schloss[]
>Sent: Saturday, July 12, 1997 6:17 AM
>To: dist1;;;
>Subject: Electronic Music Festival in Cuba in 1998
>Please note: I am forwarding this announcement as a favor to the Cuban
>organizers, who do not have easy access to email. My apologies if you
>receive more than one copy. This festival should be quite interesting.
>The host, Juan Blanco, has been an active composer in electronic music
>many decades. Note that for US citizens, this conference would probably
>be considered valid for a US Treasury license for travel to Cuba, so it
>an opportunity to visit Cuba legally. See
> for more
>information. If you're thinking of visiting Cuba before it becomes
>something vastly different, this might be a good opportunity.
> ------------------------------------------
>Dear Computer Music composer/researcher:
>We have the honor of inviting you to participate in the celebration of
>**VII Festival Internacional de Musica Electroacustica**, which under the
>name of "Primavera en La Habana," will take place from the 2nd to 7th of
>March, 1998, in Havana, CUBA.
>The Festival has taken place in Varadero Beach since its creation, up
>until its sixth edition. On this occasion we have chosen the colonial
>part of the capital, Old Havana, due to its architectural beauty and its
>long cultural tradition. Many events will take place in the Convento de
>Santa Clara, a magnificent restored convent in Old Havana, with numerous
>possibilities for outdoor performances.
>Participation in the festival will have a number of options for those
>interested in taking part:
>I. Multimedia shows, for which entries will be open until the 30th of
>November 1997.
>II. Concert presentations for:
>a) Works for electroacoustic music on tape.
>b) Works for electronic means and acoustic instruments, on tape.
>c) Live electronic works (en situ)
>d) Live electronic works with acoustic instruments (en situ)
>The entry date for these presentations expires January 15, 1998,
>All projects should be sent to the Organizing Committee before expiration
>of entry dates.
>We hope to be able to enjoy your company in this, a year so full of
>cultural and historic celebrations.
>Juan Blanco Alicia Perea Maza
>Presidente Presidenta
>Festival Instituto Cubano de la Musica
>for more information, please contact the Organizing Committee:
>Instituto Cubano de la Musica Laboratorio Musica
>Calle 15 esq. a F #452 Vedado Calle 17 esq. a I #260, 1er piso,
>La Habana, 10400, CUBA La Habana, 10400, CUBA
>tel (53 7) 31-1698 fax (53-7) 66-2286
>fax (53-7) 33-3716