AMT Festival, San Diego Art Institute

TECHNE was honored to join the amazing roster of artists, technologists, and musicians for the inaugural AMT Festival (art, technology, music), a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College.

From February 2-4, 2017, AMT featured panel discussions, lectures, demos, DIY educational workshops, and artist performances that reflect themes at the forefront of electronic arts/music, data visualization/sonification, and the confluence of arts, technology, and music.

We presented our Sounding Points of Light workshop, where participants learned how to make their own light controlled oscillator. Afterwards, the instruments were presented as an installation that audiences could explore and interact with in the SDAI gallery space.

 

TECHNE at ProArts with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp & Mills’ David Tudor Residency Photos

In October/November of 2016, TECHNE headed to the west coast for a week of workshops, lectures, and concerts. We worked with ProArts Gallery in downtown Oakland to present a Teach the Teachers workshop to Bay Area Girls Rock Camp volunteers and administrators, teaching them how to build and run an Electronic Music: Powered by Girls workshop. We followed up with a concert with local collaborators Marshall Trammell, Nava Dunkelman, and Jeanie-Aprille Tang.

Then it was on to Mills College for a 3 day workshop, lecture and concert as part of their prestigious David Tudor Artist in Residency program. Together with undergraduate and graduate students we presented Sounding Points of Light, a workshop that allows participants to build and perform with light controlled oscillator instruments.  The students presented their instruments on a double bill with Suzanne and Bonnie for the final day of the residency.

Photos courtesy of 
Genevieve Neumuth
Dani Leventhal

Natalia Mount

Girls Rock Tour 2014

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.

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Our 2014 tour route!

Our amazing Girls Rock camps and venues

Here’s all the amazing venues, arts organizations, and camps we collaborated with on our tour!

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Suzanne on the Girls Rock New Orleans stage

Press and a cool blog post from one of our students in Philly

Girls Rock Philly rocks.... photo from Daizha's blog post.
Girls Rock Philly rocks the Rotunda…. photo from Daizha’s blog post.

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!

Daizha’s TECHNE workshop experience from the Girls Rock Philly Blog
By Daizha J

“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.

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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.

Alan Jones
Alana Lewis
Alex Zucker
Alison Parks
All of our anonymous donors (you know who you are and we annieaabb
Asha Tamirisa
Ben Bracken
Beth Bedi
Bill Hsu
Bob Ostertag
Brian Olewnick
Carl Ehrhardt
Caroline Park
Cassandra Perry
Chantal Auger
Choi Joon Yong
Chris Brown
Christine Sun Kim
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David Felton
David More
Diane Jones
Ed Patuto
Ed Patuto
Elizabeth Slagus
Ernst Karel
Geoffrey Wright
Jason Lescalleet
Jessica Rylan
Jodie Mack
Joel Chadabe
John Berndt
John Eaton
John Melillo
John Thorpe
Joseph Foster
Joshua Lovelace
Julia Niederman
Kara Gates
Kasai Richardson
Kat Martineau
Katharina Rosenberger
Kathy High
Kjell Nordeson
Kristina & Trevor Henthorn
Laura Feathers
Leslie Gilden
Liz Patino
Luke Selden
Maile Colbert and Rui Costa
Margaret Schedel
Mark Flaum
Mathieu Ruhlmann
Paul Kruczynski
Paula Matthusen
Philip White
Rachel Beetz
Sabrina A Schroeder
Sam Brelsfoard
Sam Chintha
Sandra Ewen
Scott Smallwood
Sharon thorpe
Stewart Mostofsky
Susanna Bolle
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
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Thomas Mulligan
Timothy Albro
Winifred De Palma
Zeena Parkins

Lower Eastside Girls Club Workshop Gallery!

In collaboration with Harvestworks and supported by New Music USA, TECHNE presented a workshop and concert with the Lower Eastside Girls Club and extraordinary organization founded in 1996 to  address the historic lack of services available to girls and young women on the Lower East Side.

Girls Rock Camp Summer 2013 Tour

Suzanne & I embarked on a tour of the west coast for amazing collaborations with the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp in Oakland, the original Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland and the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls in Seattle. In addition, we ran a workshop in Sacramento at community arts center  Sol Collective.