Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Women in Circuit Bending

And don’t forget! We have two more workshops this year, one is next week!

Tues, Dec 1st, 5:30pm NEXT WEEK
Cynthia Simien teaches Women In Music

Wed, Dec 9th, 5:30
David Webber teaches Circuit Bending 101

Tues, Dec 1st, 5:30pm NEXT WEEK
Cynthia Simien teaches Women In Music

Time Magazine and Maria Shriver recently conducted an extensive study about the State of the American Woman and determined that for the first time in our history women make up the majority of the work force in this country. Learn about the opportunities the music industry holds for women, why women are generally good in business and how we are unique in our approach that makes us an asset to the music industry.

Cynthia Simien’s accomplishments are impressive to say the least, but here’s a go at at: An agent, manager, booker, event promoter and publicist for music events and artists, Cynthia has established several music businesses. She has been on Grammy boards since 04 and in April
2007 was elected National Trustee by The Recording Academy (Grammys) and reelected in 2009 for a second consecutive term. She is the first from Louisiana to hold this position and the first female Trustee elected by our Memphis Chapter since it was established 35 years ago. Cynthia is one of 11 women out of a total of 41 National Recording Academy Trustees
and was instrumental in creating the Cajun/Zydeco Grammy category. In
2007 she was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco to be on the newly formed Louisiana Music Commission and reappointed again by Governor Jindal.

Wed, Dec 9th, 5:30
David Webber teaches Circuit Bending 101: The Art of the Creative Short Circuit

This circuit bending presentation will consist of a lecture and then a live circuit bending demonstration. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. If you are interested in this, I really think you should come. Here’s the wikipedia entry for those really curious, but the idea is that you alter the circuits of electronic devices, like a kid’s toy, to create new, interesting sounds. It’s pretty nerdy and experimental, but reallllly cool. Check out David’s art, too. Also, David says that if it goes well enough he wants to do a follow up class of just hands on circuit bending. So show him you care!

David Webber is an Assistant Professor of Media Art at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is builder of electronic musical instruments.

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