GS to host Roots Signals Electronic Music Festival

Shiann Sivell

Georgia Southern University is to set to host the fifth annual Roots Signals Electronic Music Festival in the Carter Recital Hall Feb. 22 through Feb. 24.

The three-day festival consists of composers and artists who present an array of different musical genres and art styles.

This year’s festival will consist of 15 performers, including harpist Becky Brown, insulation artist Gustavo Silveira, and GS’s own music composer Dr. John Thompson, who also helped found the festival in 2014.

As part of the festival, a workshop on building USB class compliant MIDI controllers will take place in the music technology lab of the Foy Building on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.

Artist Gustavo Silveira will run the workshop. Kits will be available for $30, but not required.

Below is the schedule of concerts and composers:

Concert #1 Thursday Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Matt Bryant
  • John Thompson
  • Michael Olson

Concert #2 Friday Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Becky Brown
  • Mark Snyder
  • Gustavo Silveira

Concert #3 Friday Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Michael Pounds
  • Aaron Anderson
  • Paul Botelho
  • Christopher Jette

Concert #4 Saturday Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Jerod Somerfeldt
  • Eric Stetson

Concert #5 Saturday Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Jordan Munson ft. Michael Drews
  • Holland Hopson
  • Special Dome Performance with Eddie Farr

The festival is free to the public. For a full list of performance go to the Root festival website.