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Event Archive - Laptop Battle: Competitors: Androginoid, Bad Feng Shui, Chevdo, Monotonaut, Skrunt Skrunt, Stefan Smulovitz, Poka, Scan, the Square Root of Evil, Spark, Judges: Kris Moon, Haitch C, and Zapan

Thu. April 15th 2004 The Brickyard (No Minors)
9pm - 1am
Presented by: Fireball Productions
Thursday April 15, 2004
at The Brickyard (315 Carall)

Androginoid, Bad Feng Shui, Chevdo, Monotonaut, Pocka, Scan, Skrunt Skrunt, Spark, the Square Root of Evil, Stefan Smulovitz, Yungraphik, and more tba battle it out in 3 minute elimination rounds using nothing but their laptops (external mice and soundcards are permitted) to win software by Ableton and Native Instruments, cash, and a chance to compete in the North American Laptop Battle at September's Decibel Festival in Seattle ( ..not
the Swedish metal festival of the same name!)

Kris Moon (2-time Seattle Laptop Battle winner)
Zapan (experienced Laptop Battle judge and competitor)
Haitch C (Sinusoidal Records, CiTR DJ and Shindig judge)

Sponsored by:
Native Instruments

partial proceeds go to the Brokecore Fund
(seed fund for fringe electronic events)

vanlaptop at


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Skrunt Skrunt (Noise/Ambient)

Interactive Computer Music / Noise. Very program and computer orientated. Mixture of digital and analog. Ranges from Ambient to Noise to percussive industrial sounds Audience participation. more info

the Square Root of Evil (Weird and danceable electronic)

Composing since 1999, playing out since 2004, the Square Root of Evil (aka Jen Pearson) has been featured on over half a dozen compilations on US, UK & Canadian labels including Toast and Jam's "We Bore 2" and Uncharted Audio's "Idea Hoard Uncut". She has released two EPs, "Chirping Data" out on Belladonna (, and "Kille... more info

Spark (idm/laptopism)

2004 North American Laptop Battle champion. Matt Willox, the prolific Vancouver British Columbia-based n5MD artist had his start on where he debuted the first real Spark track, "Are We Happy People?" It was at this point in his life that he discovered his true sound; to create uniquely mangled yet melodically destructive electronics. Alw... more info
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