Flor Veinte Collective seeks to enhance the role of traditionally underrepresented voices in experimental music, by offering a two hour workshop which will cover’s DIY instrument building, improvisation, movement, and creative writing for womyn, trans* and gender non-conforming participants.
[Aug 12] Amplified: An evening of instrument building and improvised music for womyn*
Flor Veinte Collective: Valerie Perczek + Regina Larre Campuzano
Tue, Aug 12 2014, 3-5pm
Admission: FREE – RSVP required, $5 for materials (bring in cash)
The workshop is limited to 15 participants
596 Broadway, #602
New York, NY 10012
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleecker
Flor Veinte is a music and outreach collective concerned with the state of gender and cultural inclusivity in mainstream and experimental music communities. The Collective seeks to teach and perform music in a way that actively seeks to include and inspire all people – especially those who typically don’t have access to or are routinely intimidated out of music creation and performance spaces.
Inspired by the work of Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe’s Techne, as well as Pauline Olivero’s listening meditations, Flor Veinte has launched their own workshop for women, trans* and gender non-conforming participants: Amplified. This workshop combines technical and improvisational skills in order to explore identity and expression through music and performance.
For many people pursuing music, we’ve found that “gear” can often be intimidating because of its “male” connotation. Through Amplified, participants will learn how to solder and use a contact microphone, which will allow them to turn any object around them into an instrument, as well as introducing them to the concept of DIY electronics.
Through a series of deep listening, movement, writing and singing exercises participants will be prompted to listen to their surroundings, their peer and their own ideas in order to build confidence in their abilities as performers, to make music that is deeply personal and unique to their experiences.
Amplified is open to all female, trans* and gender non-conforming parties ages 12 and up.
No experience is required.
Flor Veinte Collective
Valerie Perczek is a first generation Latina born in Miami to Jewish Colombian and Honduran parents. She draws her influence from Latin American, Jewish and Jazz roots. Her music revolves around looping guitar, voice, trumpet, and percussion. She is also a video maker, painter, and dancer.
Regina Larre Campuzano grew up in Mexico City and Costa Rica before moving to Oberlin, Ohio. She studied Cinema and Technology in Music and Related Arts at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she has developed herself as a contemporary electro acoustic musician and visual artist. Her music blends improvisation, experimental and Glitch elements (highly algorithmic) with voice and field recordings.