Return to list

Monday December 10th 2018

07:30 PM until 12:00 AM

ITWxW: Found Sound in my Code w/ {arsonist}, axolotl, gfx

The gfx monthly residency at Ace Hotel continues its expansion with this last episode of the 2018 season!
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh 120 S Whitfield St Pittsburgh
$0 21+
0 users attending

The gfx monthly residency at Ace Hotel continues its expansion with this last episode of the 2018 season!

In partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, every 2nd Monday we'll be offering a musical instrument / production WORKSHOP & PLAYGROUND ~ BEFORE ~ IN THE WEEDS from 7-9:30PM to give you more of the sounds you love. Come make some noise with us! FREE & open to the public, all-ages welcome :)

* WORKSHOP: {arsonist} (PGH), Zoom H4N handheld recorder + Tidal Cycles > 7:30-8:30pm, Gym
* IN THE WEEDS: axolotl (PGH) > 9pm-12am, Lobby

WORKSHOP: Inspired by experimental female composers who blend analog instrumentation & code such as Felicia Atkinson, Kara Lis Coverdale, and Holly Herndon, {arsonist} is the solo musical project of Pittsburgh native, classically-trained violinist and producer Danielle Rager. Collaging raucous electronics, manipulated vocals, and her mother-tongue of lush string arrangements, {arsonist} has kindled organic, texture-rich digital soundscapes in live performances across the US. The audio/visual set that {arsonist} recently performed at the Mattress Factory with digital artist Char Stiles incorporates intricate, flexible sequencing of beats and found sounds with the live coding environment Tidal Cycles, marrying her music with the algorithmic nature of her daytime work as a Department of Energy Graduate Fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s Program for Neural Computation. Rager is also a member of the improvisatory, electroacoustic duo Diaphony and the DJ duo The New Hip Tiki Scene, winners of Secret Thirteen’s 2017 New Blood mix competition. In this workshop {arsonist} will demonstrate how to collect live sounds with the Zoom H4N handheld recorder, and then use Tidal Cycles, a coding language that allows you to make musical patterns with text, to clean and work them into musical compositions.

WEEDS: axoltol/Isabella Sulit-Peralejo is a co-founder, member, DJ, and friend of gFx. They also helped to form the experimental/deep-listening event, Water Above Sky. Their eclectic taste ranges from soundscapes, techno, bass, new-wave, post-punk, IDM, jazz, avant-garde, noise, and beyond. It’s an adventure as you never know what they’ll select from their off-kilter collection.

* * * ABOUT * * *

The WORKSHOP (7:30-8:30pm): we've invited local & visiting artist-educators to take inspiration from electronic music pioneers past & present in choosing a piece of gear from the library’s collection to share with you. They will show you the basics, along with some pro-tips & tricks to achieving that sound that may have been stuck in your playlist or between your ears :)

The PLAYGROUND (7-9:30pm): CLP offers a special selection from their ever-growing instrument collection that you can play with at your own pace. Explore or perfect your skills in a chill atmosphere, and remember, you can always check out this equipment from the library to take home for more fun!

CLP: The Music Department at the CLP – Main Library has a growing collection of musical instruments and gear available for FREE check out and in-house exploration. The collection includes analog and digital synthesizers, drum machines, guitar pedals, microphones, ukuleles, a Moog Theremin and more.

For more information visit the Library’s Music Resources page
or contact a Music Librarian at 412.622.3105,

Big thanks to CLP for partnering on this program and Ace Hotel for the continued support. This has been a goal of ours since we began ITW and we couldn't do it without you!

* * * *

gfx is a collective of women and non-binary individuals who stand for ownership and representation in the nightlife community.

We host a resident party at Hot Mass every 5th Saturday, Ace Hotel Pittsburgh’s monthly “In The Weeds” second Mondays, a sober after-hours called “Tea Time” during the cold months, and special events all over. We welcome people of all identities.

gfx strives to create responsible spaces and is committed to your physical and emotional safety at events. If you witness or experience harassment, discrimination, or behavior that poses as a potential threat during your time at In The Weeds x Workshop, we encourage you to speak with a gfx member or Ace Hotel staff. We take these issues seriously, and are an open door to answer questions, and assist as best we can. We want you to have a great night -- know that you can reach out to us at any time.

Added by Geoffrey Maddock

Related Entities: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh girlFX

Tags: Experimental Techno Workshop

ITWxW: Found Sound in my Code w/ {arsonist}, axolotl, gfx