Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, producer of some of the world’s most innovative and immersive dance music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival, will sit down for an in-depth interview and Q&A with Bo Pericic, DJ and adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music.

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Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, producer of some of the world’s most innovative and immersive dance music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival, will sit down for an in-depth interview and Q&A with Bo Pericic, DJ and adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music. The event, which is open to the NYU community, will take place April 13, 2016, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the NYU Production Lab, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Among the topics Rotella and Pericic will discuss include the upcoming 5th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival NY (EDC NY), taking place May 14-15 at Citi Field. Pericic will also explore Rotella’s path to catalyzing the dance music movement in America and how Insomniac has positioned itself as a leading international live events company in the space, producing experiences around the world including the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) franchise, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Beyond Wonderland. Finally, Rotella will share insights on the process of seeking out a professional career in music.

The program is part of the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music’s ongoing programming in music and entrepreneurship.

Pasquale Rotella is the founder of Insomniac, the leading event producer in this generation’s rave scene. In 1991, Rotella attended his first underground party at La Casa in downtown Los Angeles, where he became captivated by the PLUR (peace, love, unity, respect) culture that was reminiscent of the hippie era. Just two years later, he founded Insomniac, promising to share this euphoric culture with others worldwide. Since then, he has been voted in the top five most powerful entities in the music industry and is known for producing some of the best electronic music festivals to date, including the Electric Daisy Carnival, which took Las Vegas by storm the past two years in a row with over 400,000 attendees.

Bo Pericic - aka "Peri" – was a member of the first graduating class from the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. Along with DJ partner Dom Filopei, Peri produced and released the hit song “Anthem,” under the guise “Filo & Peri,” which topped the Billboard dance chart at #1 while still at NYU. Since graduating in 2007, Peri has played alongside DJ Tiesto in the Czech Republic, Lady Gaga in Malta, and toured with dance heavyweights Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk throughout the world. His new company, "Glass Front Media" utilizes the technology for retail advertising; GFM's first installation is currently in process in Times Square.

To RSVP for the discussion, visit here.  To learn more about EDC New York, please visit NewYork.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com

About Insomniac
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2015.The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.


About The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.