Jan
17
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Black Girl Magik - Self-Care Session: Qigong Fundamentals
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Black Girl Magik - Self-Care Session: Qigong Fundamentals

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice rooted in Chinese medicine that helps clear, balance, and cultivate energy through gentle movement, breath, sound, and visualization; think of Qigong as comprising highly specialized forms of active meditation— and a little bit like tai-chi.

A conceptual primer on working with energy will be offered followed by interactive instruction of foundational Qigong practices.

There will also be time for journaling, group sharing, and conversation to support our practice and enrich our community.

An awareness of our personal energy and the innate ability to heal ourselves is a human birthright that many of us have forgotten; as such, one of the primary goals of this workshop is to offer accessible instruction of Qigong and basic energy principles to the community.


Suggested Donation $15
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Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Black Girl Magik: Local Collectives Panel
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Black Girl Magik: Local Collectives Panel

We invite you to join local collectives in discussion on coalition building and self-care as we work towards developing a model for integrating self-care into our organizing.

Bring a notepad to take notes!
This event is free.
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Collectives Featured

CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio founded by Ladin Awad, June Canedo & Sienna Fekete. As a collective, we are intentional in our efforts to diversify our industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships, and community empowerment.

Herban Cura is a city based organization dedicated to providing workshops, events, and inclusive spaces of healing, learning, and collaboration. They make these spaces accessible to varying communities in New York City by offering sliding scale pricing and hosting gatherings in every borough.

BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (PAN) Black and (Pan) Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme, and non-binary, black and east-asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the relationship between black and asian diasporas, with an conversation on relationship between black and diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, our visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.

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Jan
31
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Black Girl Magik: Open Studio/Journal Session
Jan
13
3:30 PM15:30

Black Girl Magik: Open Studio/Journal Session

Join the Black Girl Magik collective in a public studio session for a IRL think tank on what community means to you and how you can explore that through our thematic calendar for the year.

This event is part of Black Girl Magik's winter residency at Powrplnt. Through this residency, Black Girl Magik take the time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return to the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. During open studios, discussions, resources for women of color will be provided to engage in restoration and healing, and to define self-care on their terms. 


FREE
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BGM Self Care Session: Sound Bath and Aromatherapy
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

BGM Self Care Session: Sound Bath and Aromatherapy

Brittany Josephina is a reiki and flower essence practitioner who uses flowers, plants and herbs as vehicles for transformation.

Honoring the sacred transition from one year into the next, the session will begin with a sacred chat on the seeds we're planting in our lives for 2019. Then, Brittany will lead us collectively into a meditative journey towards release, relaxation and restoration via scent and sound. 

Notes for attendees: Wear something comfortable. Bring a yoga mat, blankets and/or pillow. 

This event is part of Black Girl Magik's winter residency at Powrplnt. Through this residency, Black Girl Magik take the time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return to the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. During open studios, discussions, resources for women of color will be provided to engage in restoration and healing, and to define self-care on their terms. 

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The Fifth Pillar
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Fifth Pillar

The Fifth Pillar is a monthly platform for discussion about Hip Hop and the future of the world. This month The Fifth Pillar welcomes music journalist and co-creator of Black Boy Feelings, Richard Bryan, for a discussion about his career as a writer and the best Hip Hop album of 2018.

Come early for the open mic! 

Performances by:

DFNS
Clay Frazer
Ashen
Russell Taraine
Keema Patra
Miki Montebello & The Wednesdays

Art By:


Binka Chase
Selah Fong

Hosted by IODONTPLAY

TICKETS


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Powrponics: Indoor Farming Workshop
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Powrponics: Indoor Farming Workshop

Join us at POWRPLNT to learn how to start an indoor farm! This workshop will cover the first steps of the process, where we’ll plant seeds and let them sprout for our future hydroponic system.

We’ll be planting basil, lettuce, mint, arugula and more!

ABOUT POWRPONICS:

POWRPONICS is a series of workshops at POWRPLNT that aim to provide introductory classes about how to build indoor gardens using hydroponic techniques. 

We’ll cover different stages of the growth process and will move between classes that focus on engagement with POWRPLNT’s resident garden as well as workshops that cover how to make your own small indoor farming systems.

FREE
FOR TEENS

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Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

SIGN UP HERE

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

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Intro to Digital Game Design
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Digital Game Design

This class will introduce the basics of how to approach game design thinking (logic, motive, mechanics), which can be applied to video games or mobile games. Students will take their general game concepts and learn how to develop them further, walking away with plan of action for any ideas or concepts they had coming into the class.

We’ll learn how to finesse core gameplay and building a fun player experience. All skill levels are welcome! Class will be geared towards adults.

Concepts Covered:

-Overview of the Game Industry
-Overview of Game Design Theory
-Designing Game Mechanics
-Creative Development and Concepting
-Graphic Design in Games

Based on the interest of the class, a second session can be scheduled, where we can take these concepts and start building them out with software. 

Led by members of DOTS

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Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Ableton Live Pt. 2

Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce your own electronic music? Ableton Live is one of the most powerful applications for all aspects of digital audio production. Join Sonic Arts For All! on October 11th and 18th for an interactive workshop series, open to all skill levels, as we show you how to start making your own virtual synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers. Computers will be provided, but supplies are limited, so buy your ticket now!

This is a two part class that takes place on October 11th and 18th. Signing up here ensures you a spot in both sessions!

SIGN UP HERE

ALL AGES

ABOUT SAFA!

Sonic Arts For All (SAFA!) is a non-profit whose mission is to provide a fun, yet still rigorous, alternative to the traditional music classroom for the K-12 and special needs students of New York City, Puerto Rico, and beyond. We utilize technology as the key component of our curriculum, providing professional digital music and recording equipment for our students to use at all our workshops, as well as consultation to families on how to utilize the technology found in many homes, such as tablets and PCs, to create music.

Our curriculum combines “the fundamentals” - for example, music theory, ear training, and keyboard skills - with the creative innovations coming from the DJ and electronic music scene. SAFA! will bridge the gap between the popularity of electronic music and more traditional music pedagogy. Rather than learning to read music before you can make music, technology allows us to interact directly with sounds. Therefore, the heart of our program is hands on, open ended projects, where students develop a portfolio of their own pieces. In completing composition projects, students are allowed to follow whatever thread they find most exciting: maybe a pulsing beat, or an otherworldly soundscape.

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Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Video Editing 101

This workshop will meet every Sunday for six weeks, starting 9/23 and ending 10/28. During each session, students will get an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and will learn how to craft music videos, short films and documentaries. Using professionally shot or student's own footage, the class will provide practical training in post production processes and a platform to experiment with creative editing techniques.

Topics covered: 

+ Scripting/Storyboarding
+ Visual storytelling
+ Project/file organization
+ File exporting and uploading
+ Audio editing
+ Adding music
+ Basic graphics
+ Video effects
+ Color correction

For Kids and Teens!

Free

Sign Up Here 
Or drop by Powrplnt at 562 Evergreen to sign up in person.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Ableton Live Pt. 1

Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce your own electronic music? Ableton Live is one of the most powerful applications for all aspects of digital audio production. Join Sonic Arts For All! on October 11th and 18th for an interactive workshop series, open to all skill levels, as we show you how to start making your own virtual synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers. Computers will be provided, but supplies are limited, so buy your ticket now!

This is a two part class that takes place on October 11th and 18th. Signing up here ensures you a spot in both sessions!

SIGN UP HERE

ALL AGES

ABOUT SAFA!

Sonic Arts For All (SAFA!) is a non-profit whose mission is to provide a fun, yet still rigorous, alternative to the traditional music classroom for the K-12 and special needs students of New York City, Puerto Rico, and beyond. We utilize technology as the key component of our curriculum, providing professional digital music and recording equipment for our students to use at all our workshops, as well as consultation to families on how to utilize the technology found in many homes, such as tablets and PCs, to create music.

Our curriculum combines “the fundamentals” - for example, music theory, ear training, and keyboard skills - with the creative innovations coming from the DJ and electronic music scene. SAFA! will bridge the gap between the popularity of electronic music and more traditional music pedagogy. Rather than learning to read music before you can make music, technology allows us to interact directly with sounds. Therefore, the heart of our program is hands on, open ended projects, where students develop a portfolio of their own pieces. In completing composition projects, students are allowed to follow whatever thread they find most exciting: maybe a pulsing beat, or an otherworldly soundscape.

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Video Editing 101

This workshop will meet every Sunday for six weeks, starting 9/23 and ending 10/28. During each session, students will get an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and will learn how to craft music videos, short films and documentaries. Using professionally shot or student's own footage, the class will provide practical training in post production processes and a platform to experiment with creative editing techniques.

Topics covered: 

+ Scripting/Storyboarding
+ Visual storytelling
+ Project/file organization
+ File exporting and uploading
+ Audio editing
+ Adding music
+ Basic graphics
+ Video effects
+ Color correction

For Kids and Teens!

Free

Sign Up Here 
Or drop by Powrplnt at 562 Evergreen to sign up in person.

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Oct
2
4:00 PM16:00

POWRPONICS - Plant Workshop

In an effort to cover Powrplnt in even MORE plants, we invite kids and teens to join us on October 2nd for an afternoon of indoor gardening.

We’ll plant seeds in pots and set up an indoor mini green house that we can revisit and watch grow throughout the fall.

All materials are provided and all are welcome.

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Video Editing 101

This workshop will meet every Sunday for six weeks, starting 9/23 and ending 10/28. During each session, students will get an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and will learn how to craft music videos, short films and documentaries. Using professionally shot or student's own footage, the class will provide practical training in post production processes and a platform to experiment with creative editing techniques.

Topics covered: 

+ Scripting/Storyboarding
+ Visual storytelling
+ Project/file organization
+ File exporting and uploading
+ Audio editing
+ Adding music
+ Basic graphics
+ Video effects
+ Color correction

For Kids and Teens!


Free

Sign Up Here 
Or drop by Powrplnt at 562 Evergreen to sign up in person.

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Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Video Editing 101

This workshop will meet every Sunday for six weeks, starting 9/23 and ending 10/28. During each session, students will get an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and will learn how to craft music videos, short films and documentaries. Using professionally shot or student's own footage, the class will provide practical training in post production processes and a platform to experiment with creative editing techniques.

Topics covered: 

+ Scripting/Storyboarding
+ Visual storytelling
+ Project/file organization
+ File exporting and uploading
+ Audio editing
+ Adding music
+ Basic graphics
+ Video effects
+ Color correction

ALL AGES

Free

Sign Up Here 
Or drop by Powrplnt at 562 Evergreen to sign up in person.

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Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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The Basics of Game Design
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Basics of Game Design

This all-ages workshop will be a general overview of all that goes into creating games (with a lean towards mobile gaming).

Learn about the processes of game design and the overlap of art, design and music that go into making a game that’s fun to play.

Topics covered:

- Brief overview of the core values of basic game design
- Ideation; writing a game design spec
- Wireframing; visualizing the game in Photoshop
- Overview of game development tools
- Discussion of game industry

This class will be taught by Jaclyn McKay and Sandra Honigman of DOTS .

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Intro to CDJs Workshop
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to CDJs Workshop

Learn the basics of CDJs with DJ HD. This will be an introduction to one of the most commonly used DJing set ups. 

Bring a USB with music of your choice for a chance at hands on practice!  There will be 1 - 1.5 hours of instruction snd .5 - 1 hours of practice.

About the teacher: HD is a DJ living in New York City. She founded and runs independent label Doom Dab. After a three year residency with Good Kids' weekly downtown Monday party, she has gone on to play at clubs and cultural institutions around the world. She has created mixes for iD, DIS, Vice, among others, and has a monthly radio show on NTS Radio. She's created soundscapes for Chromat and Gypsy Sport NYFW presentations and toured internationally in support of K Rizz, Ms. Boogie, Rahel & Thurmon Green, among other performers.

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Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Those Who Protect, Those To Protect
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Those Who Protect, Those To Protect

Disclaimer Gallery is proud to present Van Tran Nguyen's Those Who Protect, Those To Protect (2017) - a ten minute video piece exploring the conflict and solidarity played out on women’s bodies in Vietnam war era propaganda posters. The video shows Tran Nguyen inserting herself into these large scale projected images of women and girls presented as warriors (those who protect) or innocents (those to protect).

By entering these images, morphing and adjusting to fit into the lines that create these caricatures,Tran Nguyen makes these women real. They are no longer just these embodied binaries - woman as warrior/woman as innocent - acting as opposition to Western imperialism. They become more nuanced and complex, taking on an imperfect agency. 

The piece will be presented in a U-Haul truck stationed outside of POWRPLNT in Bushwick from 3pm to 6pm, acting as a traveling form of dissemination that echoes the roadside billboards where this wartime propaganda originally appeared.
 

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Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.


FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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