June 1st @Lower East Side Girls Club, NYC

harvestHarvestworks Artist in Residence Suzanne Thorpe and co-composer Bonnie Jones will present Electronic Music: Powered by Girls, a 3-hour workshop for young women on June 1st at the Lower East Side Girl’s Club located at 56 East 1st St. NYC. – This event is part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with Lower East Side Girls Club and Techne.

Electronic Music: Powered by Girls Workshop

Suzanne Thorpe, Bonnie Jones
Saturday, June 1, 4pm Presentation

Location: Lower East Side Girls Club 56 East 1st St. NYC.

Time: Public Presentation at 4 pm

The workshop uses the creative arts of sound and improvisation to introduce young women to technology. The participants will learn how to build oscillators and contact microphones to turn everyday objects into instruments. Once participants have constructed their sound and instruments, Thorpe will lead them in a group improvisation. The workshops are followed by a public presentation by the composers using analog and digital technologies. The presentation contextualizes electronic music being composed by women who are often a minority in the field of electronic music.

lowereastideLower East Side Girls Club

The Lower East Side Girls Club is a place where girls and young women can learn, have fun and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs the club provides girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future.

Techne

Techne is an arts education organization offering a modular set of workshops that combine art, technology, thoughtful practice, and improvisation. Our workshops source organic, analog and digital realms as tools for expression, and foster confidence in art, science and technology. In our workshops, students learn to listen, dialog, share and vocalize. Students build confidence, self-awareness, group-awareness, problem solving techniques and peer support skills. Techne was started in 2010 Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones, educators and musicians active in electronic music communities in the US and abroad. Techne’s mission is to democratize technical tools within a safe environment for exploration, risk taking and creative expression. https://technesound.org/

Electronics Building Workshop:

Techne is an arts education organization offering a modular set of workshops that combine art, technology, thoughtful practice, and improvisation. Our workshops source organic, analog and digital realms as tools for expression, and foster confidence in art, science and technology. In our workshops, students learn to listen, dialog, share and vocalize. Students build confidence, self-awareness, group-awareness, problem solving techniques and peer support skills.

Techne was started in 2010 by https://technesound.org/who-we-are/ Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones, educators and musicians active in electronic music communities in the US and abroad.

Techne’s mission is to democratize technical tools within a safe environment for exploration, risk taking and creative expression.

Website: https://technesound.org/

Funded in part through New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
Leadership support for New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections program is generously provided by MetLife Foundation. Additional support is provided by ASCAP, BMI Foundation, Inc., Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Jerome Foundation, mediaThe foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation and the Virgil Thomson Foundation, Ltd.

 

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