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Favorite ThisTogether Announces Schedule of Daytime Events

Published: April 12, 2011

In combination with the vast array of evening events that will be taking place at the Together Festival, there will also be a series of panel discussions and product demonstrations happening throughout the day, Tuesday, April 19 – Friday, April 22.


The panel discussions will take place on Boston’s own Avenue of the Arts, hosted by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design as well as Northeastern University.  There will be multiple panel discussions each day spanning a wide range of topics, from the experimental realm of stereo sound and electornic production in video games to the ever-evolving creative economies of Boston. and iZotope will give demonstrations in the latest DJ software and technology. Together’s top picks in topics, demos and speakers below.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rebooting Live Instrumentation // Discussion Panel // 1:30pm  – 3pm

Traditional live music is taking in more and more electronic music elements. What’s the latest in this momentum? How do musicians feel about the encroachment of technology into the performing space and what’s the best way to take advantage of this technology?

Panelists: Alex Russo (Blueboy Productions) | John Boynton (Wobblesauce) | Ed Guild (Psylab) | Jonathan Wyner (M-Works). Moderator: John Mallia (New England Conservatory)

Northeastern University – Fenway Center: 77 St. Stephen St., Boston, MA 02115


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Harmonix presents Dance Central // Product Demo // 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Harmonix presents a product demonstration on the video game sensation Dance Central at 12:30pm followed by Panel Discussion, The Body Electric. Join Jacob Fenwick (Vermin St). with Northeastern University’s Ian Hedley and Robby Grodin as they discuss the border between the physical realm and the one in our head.  Exlore what happens in this gray area and discover what new developments have yet to blow our minds!

77 St. Stephen St., Boston MA, 02115



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Free Boston // Discuission Panel // 3:45pm – 5pm

Brimming with technology, education and innovation, Boston is entering a new era as an international leader of urban development. What is it doing right to foster its growing status and what can it do better? This is a panel representing facets of nightlife, community and journalism, discussing the issues at hand and the issues yet to come.

Panelists: Greg Selkoe (Future Boston Alliance, | Dave Ralph (Royale) | David Day (Dig Publishing) | Tito Jackson (Boston City Council) | Chip Greenidge (National Black College Alliance). Moderator: Dave Wedge (Boston Herald)

Mass. College of Art and Design – Tower Auditorium: 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115


Friday, April 22, 2011

The Genre of Hype // Discussion Panel // 12pm – 1:15pm

Dubstep has gone overground. How did it make the leap into such popularity? And what exactly is dubstep anyway? Some of the scene’s brightest minds discuss what to do when the music you love blows up.

Panelists: Matt Simmers (Tremourz) | Damian Silva (Bassic) | Geoff White (SoulChampion) | Caitie Sullivan (Embrace Boston). Moderator: David Day (Together)

Mass. College of Art and Design – Tower Auditorium: 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115


For a complete listing of daytime and nighttime events, times, ages and prices, check out




The Together Festival Daytime Event’s are presented by Future Boston Alliance, Northeastern University and MassArt. Making this festival truly a festival, these panels are made possible through a series of innovative partnerships that bring together Nonprofits (Future Boston Alliance), Educational Institutions (Northeastern University Music Department, MassArt, Berklee, The New England Conservatory), and Industry (Dubspot, Bristol Studios, Boston Music Coalition).