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 and experience levels welcome :)
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WORKSHOP (7-9:30p): Mx Silkman (In Trainining, CLE)
Ableton, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, Shure SM58
IN THE WEEDS (9p-12a): Yung Ace
WORKSHOP: AUTON/MX SILKMAN
Aerin Ercolea has been a resident dj (under the name Mx Silkman) and member of the Cleveland queer / trans party collective, IN TRAINING, which has been running strong for 4 years. Under her producer name, Auton, she released her industrial-tinged, off-kilter techno album, La Lotta Continua, off of Doc Sleep’s Jacktone Records. In this month’s workshop, Aerin will be leading a beginner’s production course in Ableton to show the functions of the DAW (digital audio workspace) that will give attendees the foundations and confidence to build compositions.
WEEDS: YUNG ACE
Yung Ace aka Khadijiat Yussuff is apart of the SEED & Infrastructure boards at Assemble, where they have hosted youth DJ, and beat making classes. They are also a visual, textile, and sound artist at Radiant Hall Susquehanna.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big thanks to CLP for partnering on this program and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for the continued support. This has been a goal of ours since we began ITW and we couldn't do it without you!
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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.
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