Techne on the long road south!
This July Techne took their Electronic Music: Powered by Girls Workshop on the road to Girls Rock Camps and arts centers in the southeastern United States. For the entire month of July we traveled to 10 different cities working with young campers, counselors, instructors and volunteers. In addition, we connected with local music promoters and organizers and presented concerts at some of our favorite local venues.
Our amazing Girls Rock camps and venues
Here’s all the amazing venues, arts organizations, and camps we collaborated with on our tour!
- Girls Rock Camp Baton Rouge
- Girls Rock New Orleans
- Anxious Sound Concerts organized by Rob Cambre
- The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
- Girls Rock Charleston
- Johns Rivers Communication Museum, organized by Loni Lewis
- Girls Rock! DC
- High Zero Worlds in Collusion Festival at Artscape 2014
- Girls Rock Philly
- Bowerbird Concert at The Rotunda
- Southern Girls Rock n’ Roll Camp
- Abrasive Media with organized by Brady Sharp
Press and a cool blog post from one of our students in Philly
In Philly we did a 2 day workshop to build the contact mic and then present a public concert at The Rotunda in collaboration with Bowerbird. Here’s a clip from our concert!
“I had a blast working with everyone and collaborating with such odd and unusual sounds had made it one of the most fun and carefree performances I’ve ever done! I definitely left the workshop with a new perspective on traditional music making.”
— From Daizha J
Girls Rock Philly helps young musicians break sound barriers
By Peter Crimmins, WHYY
Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop
By Cherri Gregg, CBS-Philly
Pics and tour highlights
Some pics from the road where I celebrated my 37th birthday and made 8$ on my shirt in New Orleans, Suzanne bought fireworks South of the Border, we visited Lincoln’s birthplace, we geeked out on synths in Asheville, NC, ate Spudnut donuts in Charlottesville, VA, and swam in the warmest ocean water at Folly Beach in SC.
A HUGE thank you to our Indiegogo donors!
None of this would have happened without the generous support of our Techne Indiegogo donors. Over 165 of you donated over $8,000 to make these workshops and concerts possible.
All of our anonymous donors (you know who you are and we annieaabb
Choi Joon Yong
Christine Sun Kim
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Kristina & Trevor Henthorn
Maile Colbert and Rui Costa
Sabrina A Schroeder
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
Winifred De Palma