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Experimental music festival Neon Marshmallow turns 2

One of Chicago’s early summer music festivals bends the ear, mind and eye. Neon Marshmallow is an annual three day experimental music event. It begins on Friday, June 10, and runs through Sunday, June 12, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.

Now in its second year, the festival’s lineup includes more than 30 underground artists in both sound and visual art. Music acts include Lucky Dragons, Pelt and electronic music pioneer, Mortin Subotnick. And there are some film showing as well.

To find out more, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to one of the creators and curators of Neon Marshmallow Matt Kimmel.

Songs featured during the segment:
“Dead End” by Sword Heaven from the release Gone

“Stress Waves” by Oneohtrix Point Never from the release Returnal

“Calais to Dover” by Pelt from the release Dauphin Elegies

“Fake is Forever” by Lucky Dragons from the release A Sewing Circle

Song (title unknown) by Morton Subotnick, performed at Berlin’s 2011 experimental sound and visual festival, Transmediale


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