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Found Sound Remix Workshop (ages 5+)

Using Ableton Live music production software, a microphone and midi controller, instructors will help small groups of students record sounds that will be placed into a template. This usually means a lot of yelling, clapping stomping and being ridiculous. After the sounds have been recorded, youth get a chance to play the sounds on a midi piano as well as hear the sounds played back through the template. These templates have remixed child friendly pop songs such as Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” and the Beastie Boys “Intergalactic”. The current workshops create remixes for some of facilitator Harley Rose’s new album entitled “TRUTH”. Workshops last roughly 1.5 hours per 25 youth.

All youth will receive their own CD with recordings of their groups and remixes. All of the sounds in the preview video were captured live with participants.