When you think student musician, an inadvertent snore might bubble from your lips. We dont mean to be snarky (okay, yes we do), but most performances by college kids in music school tend to sway to the beats of jazz fusion or wannabe jam bands. Quality isnt necessarily guaranteed. But were happy to inform you that wont be the case at the second annual FEASt Festival. Hosted by FIU, the Florida Electro-Acoustic Student Festival will feature only the best and brightest collegiate musicians from our state. Weve got some great musicians from colleges all over Florida. Its like a festival of sound art. Call it noise if you will, but our goal is to bring in people who might not always appreciate this medium to realize that its art, says musician and unofficial event director Eric DeLuca. At the event, DeLuca will do a remix of John Cages work.
First and foremost, the FEASt Fest peeps want local music fans to understand this wont be some academic snoozefest. This is basically an event you could find at Churchills or Studio A, but in a nice arena, with great sound. Just come out and give it a chance, says DeLuca. Hear that, hipsters? Head to FIUs Wertheim Performing Arts Center tonight at 8 or tomorrow at 3, when composers like Kristine H. Burns, Colby Leider, and Gustavo Matamoros will take the stage for some open-session jamming. The event is free.
Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 3 p.m., 2008