Thanks to help from the wonderful music-education organization Musicopia, Outside Sound was able to put on workshops and presentations at four Philadelphia area schools this past spring! We look forward to more work in schools this upcoming year and it is great to see students of all ages and backgrounds responding to artwork, creative music, and inspiring stories. Please check Musicopia out at www.musicopia.net
We are almost wrapped up with the two month residency here in Minneapolis. There will be a special event on Wednesday Sept 4th @ the Midwest Special Services – Eagan center. This event will feature music performances by clients from four different MSS centers as well as from the Interact Art Center. Guest jazz artists Brandon Wozniak (sax) and Chris Olson (guitar) will be joining me to perform some of my own compositions as well.
Check out a feature that CBS affiliate WCCO did on my residency with Midwest Special Services:
I have the privilege of announcing that I have been awarded the McKnight Visiting Composers Fellowship to take Outside Sound to Minneapolis, MN! This is a humbling gift and it will be very exciting to work with three new programs: MSS Eagan, MSS Brooklyn Park, and Interact Art Center.
I’m currently collecting instruments to be donated to these and other programs – if you or someone you know has any music gear or instruments to contribute, please be in touch! We can use anything from drumsticks, to amps, to guitar cables, or percussion…
Stay tuned for updates and the announcement of the next OS live event in the Philly area.
Thanks to all those who attended, supported, or worked at the events in Philadelphia and Boston. Thanks to you, Outside Sound has made it’s first inspirational splash with audiences and with the public.
OS received two nice write-ups in the Philadelphia press… here’s an article from the Philadelphia Weekly: Outside Sound Phila Weekly
Here is an article from the Daily Pennsylvanian
– Download cards are now available, which will give you access to a recording of the OS music along with selected artwork, candid photos, and access to the OS videos shown at the live events. Please get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing one!
and here are a few more photos from the Philadephia event:
Here is how the music/art presentation is shaping up…take a look:
*Tickets are now available for the OS events in Philadelphia and Boston. If you don’t want to miss out I encourage you to purchase tickets sooner than later as space is limited. Proceeds from tickets sales will go towards the three featured art programs.
OS Philadelphia – Thurs. April 4th – 7pm @ The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA). Tickets available at outsidesound.bpt.me
OS Boston – Tues. April 9th – 7pm @ Somerville Armory (191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA). Tickets available at outsidesoundboston.bpt.me
Music will be performed alongside featured artwork, art will be on display and for sale, and the mission + background of the art programs will be discussed. Refreshments will be served/available. Please contact Chris Coyle with any questions…
It is December and Outside Sound is in full swing. Several visits have been made to each of the three art programs and much has been accomplished – sounds have been recorded, interviews and workshops with handicapped participants have taken place, artwork has been photographed, and a general excitement about this project has been accumulating. From the musicians’ end, we have begun the process of recording original pieces of music written for selected artwork. Soon we will post some samples of the music to come and in the spring we will release more details about the public events. Stay tuned!
The two public events for Outside Sound have been scheduled. I’m thrilled that we’ve secured two great venues that are known for holding community oriented events. Featured artwork will be displayed alongside the corresponding musical pieces and there will be a silent auction and sale of other works by artists from Oasis, LMVTC, and Outside the Lines…Mark your calendars! Thursday April 4th, Outside Sound will be feature the Philadelphia artwork and music at The Rotunda in west Philadelphia. Tuesday April 9th, OS will feature the Boston artwork and music at The Armory in Somerville.