Glitch Pop Artist Performs at Feb. 5 Serendipity Music Series
By LENNY KOUPAL, CSU Communications Coordinator
In 2017, the Twin Cities City Pages called SYM1 the “futuristic EDM maven you’ve been waiting for.” Then known as Symone Smashing It, SYM1 broke into the Top 5 Minnesota Music Videos with her performance of “Automaton.”
City Pages went on to claim the song possessed “a pulsating dance mix that embeds a club-ready hook permanently into your brain’s pleasure centers.”
Since then, SYM1 continues to build a following with her style of Glitch Pop music created for “misfits, mathematicians and mutants of all kinds.” On Wednesday, Feb. 5, she expands her reach to Minnesota State University, Mankato, where SYM1 will perform as part of the Centennial Student Union’s Serendipity Music Series.
The free performance – which blends live vocals, theatrics, real-time music production and crowd interaction – will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CSU Hearth Lounge.
With surreality as their focal point, SYM1 (previously known as Symone Smash it) is a Minneapolis-based Glitch Pop artist who creates music for misfits, mathematicians, and mutants of all kinds.
SYM1’s performance is part of a Spring 2020 lineup. Upcoming performances for the CSU Serendipity Music Series spotlighting Minnesota musicians include:
- TUESDAY, FEB. 25 (Fat Tuesday): Scottie Miller (Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame leader of Scottie Miller Band): Mardi Gras Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CSU Hearth Lounge.
- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4: Annie Frazier and Demitri Rallis (of Frogleg) – Wednesday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the CSU Lincoln Lounge.
- FRIDAY, MARCH 27: Mae Simpson(Mae Simpson Band named City Pages 2019 Readers’ Choice for Best New Band) and her guitarist Jogi Wadkins provide this “unplugged” edition that spotlights Mae’s soulful powerhouse vocals. The Women’s History Month performance is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CSU Hearth Lounge. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session with Simpson. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15: Scarpellino, Graham and Barron (Joe Scarpellino of Smokin’ Joe, Max Graham of Kind Country, and Joe Barron with Space Monkey Mafia and Druzy Rose) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CSU Lincoln Lounge.
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29: Heatbox (beatboxer Aaron Heaton): Wednesday, April 29, on the Campus Mall as part of annual CSU Mall Fest (alternate rain site: Hearth Lounge).