Co-founder Suzanne Thorpe will be attending and leading an info/session workshop on electronic music and contact mic building at the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA) 2014 gathering in Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23, 2014!
FEBRUARY 19 2014
TECHNE – Suzanne Thorpe + Bonnie Jones
TECHNE: A Creative and Educational Model Emphasizing Difference
Wednesday February 19th at 5pm
Grant Recital Hall, Brown University
105 Benevolent Street, Providence RI
TECHNE is an arts education organization offering modular workshops that combine sound, technology and improvisation. Our workshops incorporate organic, analog and digital realms as tools for expression and provide opportunities for students to listen, dialog, share and vocalize. An important aspect of TECHNE is addressing gender imbalance within electronic music fields by introducing young women to technology and alternative ideologies of music making.
Join TECHNE’s co-founders, electronic musicians Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe, for a discussion of how their creative careers have influenced and instigated their work in education and arts organizing. Thorpe and Jones will examine the criteria of musical affiliation, and discuss the implementation of alternative modeling through their educational outreach programs.
Wednesday, February 19th at 8pm
Grant Recital Hall, Brown University
WE’RE STILL IN NEED OF LAST MINUTE EMERGENCY FUNDS!
TECHNE Still Needs Your Support!
Thanks to over 100 contributors TECHNE met our initial Indiegogo Fundraising goal of $4,000 on July 2nd. Suzanne Thorpe and I will be starting our Girls Rock Camp Electronic Music Workshop tour on Monday July 29th heading to San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle!
But here’s the catch —
A grant that we were counting on securing has not come through leaving us about $1,000 short of meeting our budget for this trip.
Our expenses so far have included
- About $1,200 of new equipment needed for workshops including, soldering irons, helping hands, wire strippers, goggles, contact microphones, adapters and more.
- $1200 for 2 Roundtrip Airfare from East Coast to West Coast
- $1000 car rental and estimated gas for 16 days
Suzanne and I are humbly reaching out again for your support. If you missed a chance to contribute and would still like to support TECHNE and Girls Rock Camps, please consider donating now through my secure PayPal account.
For as little as $10 you can help fund this ambitious project teaching over 100 young girls and women at Girls Rock Camps how to build contact microphones and explore improvised electronic music!
Please consider offering your support!
Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe
Thanks to all the amazing supporters of our Indiegogo fundraising campaign, TECHNE is heading to the West Coast in July and August with our Electronic Music: Powered by Girls workshop.
We’ll be working with the following Girls Rock Camps and local community organizations.
BAY AREA GIRLS ROCK CAMP
July 30, July 31st
ROCK N’ ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS
RAIN CITY ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS
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.
TECHNE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Show your support with a donation to our Indiegogo campaign!
This year we’re super excited about our new partnership with several US-based Girls Rock Camps. Our 2013/2014 goal is to bring our Electronic Music: Powered by Girls workshop to as many of their campers as possible!
To kick off our collaboration, we’re hitting the road this summer heading West to run workshops in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
A partnership between Girls Rock Camps and TECHNE is an awesome opportunity for us to work with organizations that already understand the transformative role of musical expression in a young girl’s life. Together we strengthen each other’s programming, outreach and commitment.
Girls Rock camps are independent and staffed primarily by volunteers. Each camp has to negotiate the various pressures of balancing excellent programming and staff and increasing better access to students with tight and getting tighter budgets.
And here’s where you come in…
By contributing to our campaign TECHNE has a chance to provide unique programming without placing additional financial burden on the individual camps.
Your support will enable TECHNE and Girls Rock camps to offer kick-ass workshops in electronic music to young women!
Please consider supporting our Indiegogo campaign!
Harvestworks 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.
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 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.
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.
For all you girl hackers out there, Adafruit is the place for you! From kits to Arduinos to power supplies and circuits – this place has it all and offers classes, tutorials and a lot of other great tools to learn more about electronic building.
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Ladayada was recently featured on the cover of Wired magazine!
Browse their online store and more here: http://www.adafruit.com/
Check out a video about Adafruit founder Limor Fried.