We're excited to announce QueerLab workshops for 2014 - inviting LGBTQ youth and allies to create music, start a band, share stories and more. All workshops are FREE and open to all, hosted at Elsewhere museum (606 South Elm Street, Greensboro) every other Wed. from 6-8pm.
April 2nd: Band 101 - A Technical and Creative Toolbox with Georgianna Harris and Megan Denton of QORDS
Band 101: A Technical and Creative Toolbox. When we go see our favorite band in concert, we're seeing the finished product of lots of hard work and knowledge. In this workshop we're demystifying the glamour of the rockstar and learning what really goes into those awesome performances. Participants will be given an introductory course on the fundamentals of musicianship, the ins and outs of being in a band, and explore creative song writing processes, as well as engage in hands-on activities with drums, guitars, amps, mics, and other sound-making mediums. (April 2, 6-8pm)
Podcasting and Interview Basics. Learn the art of interviewing and how to ask the right questions. We'll also explore the ins and outs of creating a podcast, how to use a field recorder and practice interviewing each other using Elsewhere's museum and our own stories as inspiration. (April 16, 6-8pm)
Vocal Improvisation with Quilla: Ever wanted to sing your heart out, but were too afraid? Join this safe space where everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner singer, expert yodeler or anything in between. There are sounds within us all, just waiting to be released. Learn to unleash your inner beast! Drop beats, not bombs. Let your voice soar to new heights! Topics examined will include linguistics, poetry, traditional chanting techniques from around the world, beatboxing, and experimental group improv singing exercises. (April 30, 6-8pm)
Queer Oral Histories: Explore a collection of oral history archives from the south including the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and grassroots efforts to preserve LGBTQ history at the Durham County Library and elsewhere. We'll listen to a collection of sample histories and talk about how to preserve and cultivate oral histories in the Triad. (May 7, 6-8pm)
Sound Art Experiments will explore a variety of strategies for generating, recording, and composing sound material. Utilizing some of the sound installations present at Elsewhere, found materials, our voices, and a computer, participants will have the opportunity to create and record performances, which could end up on the I Don't Do Boxes "Out Loud" compilation! Along the way we'll discuss some history of avant-garde composers, experimental music, and sound art. (May 14, 6-8pm)
Music Video Production: Get ready to move. We're going to storyboard, choreograph and perform a queer music video for the release of I Don't Do Boxes inside (and maybe outside) the museum. We'll learn how to frame a shot, create an interesting story and sync video and music together to create the next viral video of your dreams. Costumes and characters welcome. (May 28, 6-8pm)
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