Pitchfork Expands Festival Plans to New York City with Forms

It looks like Pitchfork is continuing to expand their festival business.

After recently rolling out the Pitchfork Music Festival’s European counterpart in Paris, they’ve just announced plans for a “full-on four-day multi-media festival” in New York City. The festival is called Forms and is scheduled for February 1-4, 2012. According to Pitchfork, “Forms celebrates and explores the interconnected and growing worlds of independent music, art, and gaming.” They’ve partnered with local promoter powerhouse Bowery Presents for booking and promotion, but have not yet announced lineup, venues, or other details.

Here’s a bit more about the event from Pitchfork…

In partnership with New York City promoters The Bowery Presents, we’re happy to announce Forms, a full-on four-day multi-media festival in New York City. Forms celebrates and explores the interconnected and growing worlds of independent music, art, and gaming. Also on board as a partner is videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen.

With a goal of showcasing the creativity, independence, innovation, and interactivity happening in the growing platforms of music, art, and gaming, Forms looks to go where other music-centric conferences haven’t by giving equal weight to these mediums and bringing them together in unusual and exciting ways. Musicians will work with visual artists, game designers with musicians, game designers with artists. We’ll present bands in galleries, artists in clubs, games everywhere in between. Forms will surprise and bring new experiences to audiences by presenting musicians, artists, and game designers finding common ground and drawing inspiration from and beyond their primary field.

Forms will take place February 1-4, 2012, with music performances focused across Bowery Presents venues, and additional art, music, and gaming programming happening at museums, galleries, and DIY spaces throughout the boroughs.

So far, they’ve just got a placeholder site up over at formsfestival.com.

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  • Nita

    How do you submit to play at Forms 2012?