The Electric LaTex Festival exhibits the exciting electro-acoustic music being produced at universities in Louisiana and Texas.

LaTex 2012 will be held October 26 - 27 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Oct 22, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

Oct 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

As previously reported in an email to LaTex participants, the recommended hotel has changed to Staybridge Suites. Check out the Lodging section for more information. **Note: The deadline for registering at the group rate has now passed.

In addition, the full program is up now on the Schedule.

Oct 14, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

We have secured a LaTex group rate for hotel accomodations at the Lod Cook hotel on the LSU campus. Check out the
Lodging section for more information.

Almost all works have been submitted and we will have a concert order to you in the next few days.

Lastly, the after-party location has been announced and it is: 719 Bungalow Lane, Baton Rouge, 70802. Many thanks to Olivia Watkins for lending her house for this occasion. The EMDM program will provide a variety of food and drinks.

Sept 29, 2012 @ 4:00 pm


Thanks to those who have submitted to LaTex 2012 already. If you have not done so yet, this is a reminder that the deadline of Oct 5 is quickly approaching!

Concert times have been set and are now on the Schedule page.

We're recommending that any of you on Twitter follow us at @ElectricLatex, as we'll be using that channel to broadcast updates and reminders.

In addition, @ElectricLatex will serve send out program notes and UStream links during the concert for wishing to watch remotely.

Sept 15, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

We are now accepting work submissions!

The deadline to submit works is October 5, 2012.
Works involving LSU performers should be given to us 1 week prior to that deadline.

The 12th annual Electric LaTex Festival will be hosted by the Louisiana State University School of Music.

Electric LaTex is a festival of student electroacoustic music from the University of North Texas, Louisiana State University, University of Texas-Austin, Tulane University, Rice University, Texas A&M, and Loyola University. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for students to share their work and present it to the public. This year’s festival is scheduled for October 26th and 27th and features LSU's state of the art 16 channel surround sound system.
We are now accepting submissions for Electric LaTex 2012. There is no limitation on the type or length of a composition. Each participating university is invited to submit approximately 45 minutes of music (60 minutes max). Participating schools determine their own selection criteria and every attempt will be made to include all submissions.

October 5th for all submissions.

Early submission - for compositions including LSU performers - should be submitted no later than one week before the regular deadline.
How to Submit

This year we are taking submissions via Dropbox. Each school should create their own Dropbox folder and send a link to that folder to us at

In the folder, please create a subfolder for each work, using the composer’s last name and the first word of the title as the folder name (e.g., Varese_Poeme). Inside each folder, please include the following:

• The performance materials including score, tape part, software patches for performers (if applicable), a compressed .MOV of any video component.
• A recording/rendering of the piece, if possible. (If you do not send a recording, please let us know the approximate duration of the piece.)
• Detailed technical requirements, including any necessary stage plotting.
• Program notes, including composer name, composer bio (250 words or less), date of birth, photo, date of composition, composition medium, performer names, and program notes.
Special this year: Please submit a tweet-length (<140 chars) version of your program notes.
Instrumentalists available

A select group of LSU performers have committed to performing (on their respective instruments) the student pieces chosen by conference (see below). The instruments available:
• Percussion (1)
• Saxophone (1)
• A conductor, if needed, can be provided
Channels available

We are offering accomodation for electronic works with up to 16 channels of audio.
Other Details

Composers are required to attend both the rehearsal and performance of their work. We strongly suggest that the composer/performer supply everything necessary, with the exception of PA, for the execution of the composition. We will do everything we can to accommodate various needs. The specifications of our setup are listed at the bottom of the page.

If you need to submit your piece in a different way, please contact us at so arrangements can be made. Also, if you have unusual technical needs, please e-mail us about it as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate your work.

Audio files should be in either of the following format — .AIF or .WAV. Video should be in QuickTime .MOV format. We have a range of microphones, a grand piano, and a variety of other performance devices, however, as noted above, we encourage composers to supply everything necessary for the execution of their piece.
Friday October 26th

7:30 PM Concert
School of Music Recital Hall
Feauring works by: Ashley Daniels, Michael Mikulka, Patrick Pering, Eric Bohanon, Chris Donahue, Mads Engell, Yemin Oh, Allen Hall, Alyse Kahler, and Elliot Downey.

Saturday October 27th

1:30 PM Concert
School of Music Recital Hall
Feauring works by: Joshua Hahn, Trey Duplantis, Miguel Espinel, Michael Pepper, Kenya Gillespie, Ben Taylor, Zach Villansana, Eric Lyday, Ryan Fellhauer, Mark Hirsch, Gianna DeLeon, and Stephen Barchan.

6:00 PM Concert
School of Music Recital Hall
Feauring works by: Trevor Gilbert, Edwin Lee, Mark Oliveiro, Mark Hernandez, Nick Hwang, Joshua Harris, Justin Payne, Chris Prosser, Robert McClure, Jeffrey Davis, Will Conlin, and Woody Herman.

8:30 PM Celebration
719 Bungalow Lane
Baton Rouge, 70802
Baton Rouge is located on the Mississippi River, about 70 miles west of New Orleans. LSU has easy driving directions to campus on their website.

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The Staybridge Suites at 4001 Nicholson Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 is our suggested hotel for LaTex 2012.

The discounted rate is $129-149 per room, depending on room type.
Ask for the CMDA EM/DM rate. **Note: The deadline for registering at the group rate has now passed.

Please email with any questions.
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