No Longer Showing.
Organized by Molly Smith in collaboration with The Kitchen, Women's Synth Workshop is the first event in a continuing series focused on inspiring women to learn about the technical aspects and ideas behind modular synthesis and experimental electronic music. Led by various prominent women in the field—including Alice Cohen, Rose Kallal, Delia Gonzalez, Lori Napoleon, Abby Echiverri, Liz Wendelbo, and Xeno and Oaklander—the event will feature daytime discussions, lectures, and interactive demonstrations before transitioning to performances. Floor model synthesizers will be provided by the Williamsburg synth shop Control. All visitors welcome regardless of gender.
Created in 1971, The Kitchen is among the oldest non-profits in the country, whose legacy in electronic and experimental music is especially strong. Among composers and performers who presented some of their earliest and seminal works here early are Maryanne Amacher, Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Harold Budd, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Steve Reich. Today the organization’s board features such composers as Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.
12:00 – 12:15: Introduction
12:15 – 1:00: Abby Echiverri
1:00 – 1:45: Lori Napoleon
1:45 – 2:15: Open Synth Play
2:15 – 3:00: Liz Wendelbo
3:00 – 4:00: Delia Gonzalez, Alice Cohen, Rose Kalal, Camilla Padgitt
4:15 – 5:00: Open Synth Play
May 10, 12–5pm
This Woman’s Synth Workshop is presented by The Kitchen as part of the 2014 Vulture Festival sponsored by New York Magazine. Music programs are made possible with support from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Floor model synthesizers from Make Noise and littleBits are generously provided by the Williamsburg synth shop Control.
Special Thanks to:
Apr 12 2017
The Kitchen Curatorial Fellowship: August 2017 - May 2018 This nine-month fellowship at one of New York’s foremost non-profit interdisciplinary arts spaces provides the opportunity to work closely with The Kitchen’s curatorial staff as well as with a wide range of performing and visual artis...Read On
Apr 12 2017
We are honored to celebrate John Cale and Lawrence Weiner at our Spring Benefit Gala this year. Both artists have had long relationships with The Kitchen throughout their careers, and as the gala nears we look back on their history here through a collection of images and ephemera from our archive...Read On
Feb 17 2017
During the past month, The Kitchen has been proud to present Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina’s “Asymmetrical Response,” an exhibition that takes up not only the ambiguous character of contemporary media—questioning, in effect, the levers of power and flow of information within the Internet’s histo...Read On