Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Music, Art and Technology get “Together” in Boston

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

Boston has a unique diversity in music. Name a genre and you can find it on the radio, in a club venue or the many live performances found throughout greater Boston. This week, now through April 24th, electronic / dance music, art and technology converge to create one of the best music festivals in the region if not the country. It’s called, “Together”.

If you love music, want to perform music or would rather remix it, the Together festival is for you. Daytime events such as panel discussions ranging in topics from the creative economy to live instrumentation will bring world class music industry professionals together with the public to discuss, learn and network. In addition to that, Music Studio Direct will present, “The Together Remix and DJ Awards”. Every night during the Together Festival, ticket holders can gain admission to several venues and events throughout Boston. In all, More than 75 events will take place this week during Together.

This is the second year for “Together”. The festival has area businesses, educators and media participating with them. Companies like Bacardi, SoniVox and Zipcar, educators such as MassArt and Northeastern University along with top major market media including the Boston Herald newspaper and WZBC radio.

All of this excitement has once again caught the attention of the Mayor of Boston who wrote a letter in support of the Together Festival last year. This year, Mayor Thomas M Menino went all out and wrote a proclamation for the festival. David Day, the creative director for Together said, “Last year, we received a letter of support from Mayor Menino, but this year, we are even more humbled by his designation of Together Boston Day, being the Sunday before the festival from here on out.” While happy about the Proclamation, MR Day expressed gratitude towards his hard working staff, “It is most special for the people behind the scenes of the festival. From the steering committee to the street team to the panelists, the technologists and the participating promoters, this proclamation should be considered theirs and theirs alone! They should surely show it to their moms.” For tickets, schedules and more information; visit http://www.yogetherboston.com/



Together music and videos:   www.vimeo.com/togetherboston
Together Artists:                  www.togetherboston.com/artists.html  


Together Festival Schedule:  http://togetherboston2011.sched.org
Together Festival Photos:     www.togetherboston.com/photos.html

From the Mayors’ office

Mayor Thomas M Menino Proclamation

Bio: Mayor Thomas M Menino:

Contact the Mayors’ Office:

City of Boston: Arts, Tourism and Special Events

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