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Friday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Fine Art of Not Knowing What You're Doing and How to Apply It FULL

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Many people are hesitant to make a start in electronic music because of the perception that some degree of technical expertise is required. Lisa Smith, who herself had to get past her fear of not being a so-called “expert” to say “yes” to this workshop, rose out of the Midwest to become a techno and dance music dynamo.

In this workshop geared toward women and members of the LGBTQ community, she will share how she got started, why the appearance of expertise can (in practice) be a form of gatekeeping, how the internet has leveled the informational playing field, and how to do your best to move past those fears to get started or move further in making or playing music.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

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For over 20 years, Noncompliant (aka DJ Shiva) has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her truest... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
21c Gallery 4