All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Come explore the vast and surprising sound making possibilities hidden in common materials and then develop that exploration into musical instruments. Kitchens, closets, workshops, thrift stores and hardware stores hold surprising numbers of sound making materials. Examples include kitchen tools, old doors, broken machines, springs, ping pong balls, car parts and on and on: whatever is at hand. You’ll learn to make simple pickups to amplify virtually anything. You will practice sounds on your developing instruments and learn basic improvisational moves. Your capacity to listen to the world at hand will grow. We’ll close with short performances by the group members. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $20
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Jay Kreimer is a sound artist, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He has toured widely with his invented instruments, performing across Europe, North America, and in Beijing. In spring 2019 he toured Mexico, performing with Albert/Day/Kreimer. In 2011 he was a finalist in the international Guthman musical instrument invention competition at Georgia Tech. He is certified to teach Deep Listening and had a long association with the founder, Pauline Oliveros. Jay has led musical instrument invention workshops in Cork Ireland, Chicago, Crestone Colorado, San Francisco, and this year at the Museum of Antique Toys in Mexico City. In 2013-2014 he was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, creating a video document about the brass and drum street wedding bands in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. jaykreimer.com/ and Watch Jay on PBS