About

Microtones is an electronic music event series and label that is curated by otodojo and organized by a crew of over 15 others including Soft Squadron, Playhouse90 and more. The events take place in the historic Forest City Lodge #180, home to the Elks for over 100 years.

Outside the Elks lodge just before the third Microtones event. Poster by playhouse90.

Together with the members of the Elks, we have created an inclusive space for appreciating music from musical artists from around Ithaca and beyond who are pushing the creative boundaries of electronic music. Partnering with this historic organization, Microtones regularly offers support toward the physical upkeep of the Lodge and contributes to an Elks goal of sponsoring activities focused on community building. The Microtones events showcase the historic Elks Lodge of Ithaca and their mission, while promoting an atmosphere of inclusion and tolerance.

A hazy dance floor to Shingo Suwa / Kenya Kanazawa.

We have hosted over 30 events with over 70 artists from around the world spanning the far reaches of electronic music.

List of Performing Artists

  • Aaron Davis
  • Aerodroemme
  • Agua
  • ākāśa
  • Alex Morrison
  • Alexei Versino
  • Andrew Flint
  • Anthony Mansfield
  • Brian Thrash
  • Chanski
  • Chung
  • Church Van
  • Craft
  • David Lurvey
  • Davis Galvin
  • DJ Hill
  • DJ Priest
  • DJ SucioNasty
  • djGOURD
  • Elijah Joseph Weber-Han
  • Erin_FM
  • Gabor
  • Gaku
  • Ghost Slut
  • Glitter Skulls
  • Haruka
  • Headliner
  • Headlong Snipers
  • Hiro
  • Isomov
  • ITSIT
  • Jared Wilson
  • Jay Hill
  • Joel Pennell
  • Josh Oxford
  • Kamal Naeem
  • kBird
  • Kenya Kanazawa
  • Kiernan Laveux
  • Kompyootur Muhsheen
  • Kristi Gogos
  • M Parent
  • Mary Yuzovskaya
  • Microstoned
  • orbital-d
  • otodojo
  • Pamp Le Mousse
  • Perlin Noise
  • Peter Fonda
  • Playhouse90
  • Proper Philth
  • Queen Cheetah
  • Rob Haze
  • Robot Detective
  • Russell E. L. Butler
  • Shingo Suwa
  • Soft Squadron
  • Stepwriterun
  • Tender Cruncher
  • Tenkai Kariya
  • The Sunshine Group
  • Twin Primes
  • WhoisBrianTech
  • Wiggly McFingers
  • Xen Model
  • Your Grace Adrianna Natalie
  • Zachsquatch

It has been a while since we have been able to gather, and we are not sure of the future of the lodge, yet we hold dear to our hearts the times that we have shared together. Until we dance together again...