The first annual Synthesis Festival seeks to combine the sounds of the underground with cutting-edge art. The fest will feature indoor and outdoor stages, with the latter located in the venue's sculpture garden. Expect a night full of live sets by Nightdrive DJs Laura, Patrick, Moshe, Juan BassHead, Gooddroid, Heather Holiday, and Zinn, as well as Smut + Bass DJs Dave Betamax, Kill Bunnyfuzz, and Banaboogie. Perhaps the most influential act in the lineup is Prefuse 73, part of the Warp Records name since 2009. Not many musicians carry as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as he does. In the past year alone, he has created remixes for the likes of TV on the Radio, Pelican, BLK, JKS, and Cornelius, and he has collaborated with School of Seven Bells and Battles. Other musical guests include Otto Von Schirach and Peasants With Feathers, Panic Bomber (DJ set), OrganicArma, Dino Felipe, the State Of, KentSoundz, Animals of the Arctic, Telekenetic Walrus, and the Pride of Ions. Featured artists exhibiting their work throughout the festival will include Miami Independent Thinkers, Yuri Tuma, Tecne Collective, Jesus Soto, Mauro Mejias, and resident artist at the Luis Perez Galeria at Awarehouse, Edgar Negret.
Sat., May 15, 8 p.m., 2010