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The Sound of Finding: A Workshop by Janice Lowe via Zoom
September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree – $124
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.
Please note: Two person of color scholarships and one need-based scholarship are given on a first come, first served basis to writers living within the US. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration. Please refer to our Scholarships page before registering for Person of Color Scholarship or Need Based Scholarship. Thank you.
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.