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by Justin on March 20, 2007 · 1 comment

WMC 2007 Visual Music PanelBack by popular demand: Justin Kent is featured as a returning panelist at the Winter Music Conference, and a poolside speaker at Remix Hotel Miami.Check out his coverage over at MVWire.comRead on for videos and moreWinter Music Conference 2007Winter Music ConferenceThursday, 3/22/2007, 4:00PM, Mediterranean WestMiami Beach Resort & Spa (WMC Badge Required)The Visual Music: Past, Present, and FutureNow established as a bonafide art movement, VJs are increasingly in demand to accompany the world’s top DJs, and in some cases, are becoming stars themselves. Visual Music seems so new again, or is it? This comprehensive panel will feature pioneers of the art form, current practitioners at the cutting edge, as well as rising stars of tomorrow. Discussion topics include ancient roots of visual music, integrating analog with digital art, the state of the profession today, the importance of artist self -generated content, and future technology trends projected to be of crucial importance in the years ahead.Moderator: Andrew Borg – Hi-Beam EntertainmentPanelists:Sandra CollinsVello Virkhaus – VJ v2Joshua Goldberg – SaccadeXárene Eskandar – Author of ‘vE-“jA’Grant Davis – VJ CultureStefan Gosiewski – VJ Stefan G.Chris Biggins – United VisionJustin Kent – EJ EnterprisesClick here to check out pictures from the 2006 panel.Remix Hotel Miami 2007Remix HotelFriday, 3/23/2007, 1:00PM, Microsoft CabanaThe National HotelFree, Register HereLet’s Get VisualDon’t miss the VJ showcase on Friday, March 23 in the Microsoft cabana. There, you’ll see Justin Kent from EJ Enterprise (Scratch TV) present his work with EBN on the “Video Baby Grand Piano.” You’ll also see Xarene Eskandar present her new book vE’-jA”, a snapshot of the global VJ scene today. And Grant Davis, aka VJ Culture, will be on hand to showcase two recent visual environments created for clients. The show starts at 1 p.m. Be there.MiambientMiambientSaturday, 3/24/2007, 8:00PMthe Standard Hotel and Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach.FREE eventWelcome to Miambient, the first annual international convergence of ambient, downtempo and visual music, scheduled for March 2007, concurrent with the Miami Winter Music Conference (WMC). In contrast to the high energy and fast paced environment of the WMC, Miambient will offer participants a rejuvenating oasis of music and inspiration, set amidst the Standard’s state-of-the-art spa facilities. The conference will explore the many facets of the global ambient music scene from pure sonic landscapes to downtempo global grooves. It will feature an international line up of artists and DJ’s, with new-edge visuals created by some of the industry’s finest VJ’s.Miambient will also highlight the growing global movement of “Visual Music” and will feature prominent international visual artists and VJ’s. All the ‘visualists’ will perform with the DJ’s and musicians for special “visionary art and music sessions”, where ambient music unites with the spoken word and visuals. Other highlights will include performance art and dance, spoken word, sacred acoustic music, holistic therapies, and delicious food provided by Lido, the Standard’s world-class organic restaurant.Miambient will run 16 hours per day from 6:00 am to midnight, concurrent with the WMC and will be free. This will allow participants to drop in anytime, especially in the early morning hours, where there is a great need for a focused after-hours chill event.Miambient Flyer - Full LineUp