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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
USA

(773)862-5331

Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

AMPLIFIED: Instrument building and improvisation workshop

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AMPLIFIED: Instrument building and improvisation workshop

Flor Veinte Collective in collaboration with Street-Level Youth Media's Career Day Summer Workshop series presents AMPLIFIED: a two hour workshop on DIY instrument bulding, improvisation, movement, and creative writing focused on the issues of womyn, trans* and gender non-conforming individuals in musical expression and performance. 

Flor Viente Collective will lead participants in creating their own instruments and participating in a multimedia improv session.

-Open to participants 12+
-No experience is required


Join on the Amplified Facebook Event Page, or send an email to sally.decker@street-level.org

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.