Girls Rock! Adelaide announce new workshops

Girls Rock! Adelaide have announced ‘Intro to Synth’ workshops for youth and adults.

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Girls Rock! Adelaide have announced ‘Intro to Synth’ workshops for youth and adults.

Local youth music not-for-profit Girls Rock! Adelaide have been busy working away behind the scenes on an additional workshop to their flagship school holiday music camp and are proud to announce ‘Intro to Synth’.

These workshops, one for youth and one for adults, will provide an entry point for people interested in learning about the basics of electronic sound.

Hannah Fairlamb, Co-Director of Girls Rock! Adelaide, says “It has been so exciting to plan the Intro to Synth workshops! As an organisation we have been wanting to create something similar to camp but in a bite-size format so these workshops are our first attempt to see how that might work. We are also really happy to be offering two workshops as part of this series – one for our regular target group of girls, trans and gender diverse young people aged 10-17, but also for the first time one for women, trans people and gender diverse people aged 18 and over!”

Each four-hour workshop will include hands-on learning and experimentation with synthesisers, as well as demonstrations on how to record sounds from the environment into a computer so that they can be manipulated in a digital audio workstation.

Leading the sessions are four dynamic South Australian artists that use these tools in their own music practice: Georgia Oatley (solo artist, Girls Rock! Adelaide mentor 2021), Harriet Fraser-Barbour (multi-instrumentalist, Girls Rock! Adelaide mentor 2021), Isobel Clemow-Meyer (sound artist, Girls Rock! Adelaide mentor 2019 & 2021) and Raeaw (noise musician, synth DIYer).

Intro to Synth will be held on Wednesday 29 September for young people, and on Saturday 2 October for adults.

Registration links can be found on the Girls Rock! Adelaide website here, and there are only 12 spaces available in each.

Check out the event on Facebook here.

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