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The Sound of Finding: A Workshop by Janice Lowe via Zoom

September 18, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


This workshop explores writing as a multi-media entity, offers exciting ground for collage, remixing, experimentation and is, in a Dadaist sense, a portrait of the writer and the times. Explore hybrid, multi-media texts by twentieth- and twenty-first-century writer-performers, social justice activists, musicians and installation artists. Grow your audio and video assemblage practice by experimenting with found language, found sound and cross-genre collaboration. Play with possibilities of music-text-video interaction.

Increasingly, the collection of digital media is a daily practice. How can these digital findings both aural and visual, inspire inquiry, conversation or become writing? Explore digital writing and performance as a personal and cultural audio-visual assemblage art.

This class is capped at 12 and will be taught on Zoom. You will receive the link as soon as you register for class and in a reminder email the day before class. It will be sent to the email address you use to register. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within five minutes and email [email protected] with any questions.

Janice Lowe, composer-poet-pianist, is the author/composer of LEAVING CLE. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing and Interim Poetics. She wrote the foreword for Word’d Too Much, Selected Poems of Russell Atkins and performed in Cleveland’s INKubator Festival at Bop Stop. Lowe has a special love for musicalizing all manner of text and has collaborated with poets Sheila Maldonado and Tracie Morris. Lowe’s musical theater compositions include Lil Budda, text by Stephanie L. Jones (O’Neill Musical Theater Conference.) She composed the musicals Sit-In at the Five & Dime, words by Marjorie Duffield and Somewhere in Texas, libretto by Charles E. Drew, Jr. Lowe was commissioned to compose musical settings of the Millie-Christine poems from Tyehimba Jess’s OLIO, and has composed for plays including Door of No Return by Nehassaiu DeGannes and Chiron’s Homgurl Healer Howls by Liz Jessie Peterson. Lowe performs with her band Janice Lowe & NAMAROON whose latest release is available on Bandcamp. https://janicealowe.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-cle-songs-of-nomadic-dispersal. A co-founder of the Dark Room Collective, Lowe teaches multimedia composition at Rutgers University and is a resident music director of youth theater at White Bird Productions. A recent fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, UPENN, Lowe has received fellowships from the Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Capital and The Dramatists Guild.www.janicelowe.com

Scholarships are available for this course. For more information on how to apply (fall applications are due August 15, 2021) visit our Scholarships page. 


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September 18, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States