We're working to build a strong local and global music culture, and that means sharing and learning skills and perspectives with as many folks as possible. We modify our workshops and teach-ins depending on the type of group/project, and the available time, space, and resources. If you're interested in booking a workshop or teach-in, just give us a call or drop us an email letting us know what you have in mind and we'll start planning!
Participants in this workshop will learn the basic tools and strategies of mixing music live. We will discuss foundational elements of music such as tempo, meter, rhythm structure, as well as concepts of musical narrative and sonic affect as deployed by the dj.
Audio Production/Beat Making Workshop
Participants will get an introduction into sample-based music production strategies, and get hands on experience in creating a collectively constructed piece of music. Participants will be introduced to the sonic strategies of ‘Dub’, that is ‘the engineer as musician’, and engage in the process of ‘versioning’(remixing) a pre-recorded piece of music through the use of audio effects and mixing hardware.
Space, Place, and Cultural Production
Participants in this workshop will develop a shared vocabulary around the topics of decolonization, critical history, and cultural organizing. They will learn how to actively implement decolonizing strategies into their everyday context and interactions through cultural production. Participants will learn and practice various cultural organizing and production skills such as "story circles", Zine production, radio production, and grafitti techniques.
This teach-in focuses on the origins, directions, and meanings of black-Atlantic, Afro-diasporic, and Afro-futurist music, covering 500 years of rhythm science history from the trans-Atlantic slave trade down to our current globally networked echo-chamber of a world. We'll survey the spread of rhythm science throughout the world, and try to give context to our work and experiences as producers, listeners, and participants of global dance music culture.