Guest Artist: Daniel Warner

We’re please to announce that Daniel Warner will be the guest artist for Bleep / Blorp 2024. Warner, Professor of Music at Hampshire College, holds an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in music from Princeton University. He is a composer and electronic artist whose sound and installation work has been presented at The Festival Synthèse in Bourges, France, The Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival in Vancouver, The AV Festival in Newcastle, UK, and most recently at the Sines and Squares Festival in Manchester, UK. He is co-editor of Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music is published by Bloomsbury Press. His latest book, Live Wires: A History of Electronic Music, is published by Reaktion Books, London.

Warner will give his keynote address at 11AM, and will be performing at 8:40PM. You can check out his music on his SoundCloud page.


Bleep / Blorp 2024

Bleep / Blorp is a festival of synthesizer music that was founded in 2022. This year’s festival is on April 20th at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. All performances will be in Alumni Hall. Parking is available in the Alumni lot.


11:00AM Keynote: Daniel Warner
12:00AM Will Greene “Mind is a Symbol”
12:20PM Nick Homenda
12:40PM Build.
1:00PM Doomsdroid
1:20PM Consecrated Venom “Don’tgno” & work from “Thor’s Pile Drivers”
1:40PM NoizCode
2:00PM Ralphykeys
2:20PM Wizard Peter
2:40PM Nathaniel Cohen
3:00PM TotoRobyn
3:20PM Winterr
3:40PM Mute City
4:00PM Metal Tiger
4:20PM Rich Silva
4:40PM Ryan Campos
5:00PM Sam Marston
5:20PM Deftly-D “Deftly Demolition”
5:40PM Bob Familiar
6:00PM xperseai
6:20PM Akiko van Toyer
6:40PM John Mallia
7:00PM Dave Seidel
7:20PM Simon Hutchinson
7:40PM AndyZee “SNULPTURE”
8:00PM Oxalis
8:20PM Sherisa Sterling
8:40PM Daniel Warner


Stephanie Vasko

Dr. Stephanie Vasko is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. She works with sound (field recordings, virtual synthesis, hardware synthesis), circuit bending, sculpture, video, photography, and extended reality. Her work explores warping perceptions and creating mashups of cutting-edge and obsolete technologies.

Dr. Vasko was the guest artist for Bleep / Blorp 2022. As guest artist, she delivered the festival’s keynote lecture, “Synthesizing the Sound of Space.” This lecture chronicled Vasko’s digital humanities project of the same name. The project explored how the development of the silicon transistor has shaped the ways in which the sounds of space are recorded and created. Initial work during the pilot year of this project focused on archival and online research, creating a beta version of a website, and developing an open-source lesson plan to teach about how to synthesize your own space sounds. This keynote covered an introduction to this project and deep dive into the sound creation activity, including addressing accessibility concerns, sound samples, and a tools/platforms comparison. Her performance, Layers, at the end of the Bleep/Blorp 2022 featured patches created using VCV Rack, sound samples, and tape loops.

Dr. Vasko was scheduled to perform her work “Ghosts” at Bleep/Blorp 2024. Unfortunately due to an injury she was not able to attend. Hopefully she’ll return for a future Bleep/Blorp. You can check out her work on her Instagram page, as well as by checking out the videos below.

Anxiety: A VCV Rack and Tape Loop Performance:

Bleep / Blorp 2022: Performance Excerpt: