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Festival News: Synergy? To Open 3-Day NEARfest Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, October 17 @ 06:26:52 PDT by nightowl

Synthesizer pioneer Larry Fast will open NEARfest on Friday, June 20th performing as his one-man electronic project, Synergy?. Classic Synergy albums such as Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra, Cords, and Games are landmarks in electronic music and remain a benchmark for the genre today. This will mark the first live Synergy performance by the New Jersey native in since 2002's Alfa Centauri festival in Holland, and much longer for the Unites States, as Synergy live performance have historically been very rare.

Larry is no stranger to NEARfest. He gave his "Prog 101" lecture in 1999, was part of the full Nektar reunion in 2002, and performed with the Tony Levin Band in 2005. During the years in between, Larry could be spotted in the crowd enjoying the show and mingling with fans. In honor of our 10th anniversary, have been able to talk Larry into dusting off his synthesizers, laptops and other various electronic devices to bring Synergy to the stage. This will be a very special and very exclusive performance and We are truly honored to present Synergy in 2008.

Also, in celebration of our 10th year, NEARfest will officially be a three-day event. Details to follow!

More info at http://www.nearfest.com

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