School of the Air: Band Class At Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon September 3- October 1, 2011
Jen Delos Reyes
School of the Air: Band Class
At Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon
September 3- October 1, 2011
Opening Saturday September 3rd, 7pm
Music Education by Radio Broadcast is not a new concept. In the spirit of the former CBS School of the Air or the the University of Wisconsin’s “Wisconsin College of the Air,” among many more have inspired, School of the Air Band Class. School of the Air Band Class is a weekly broadcast focused on exploring music, social implications, collaboration, and group dynamics. Each broadcast is approximately 30 minutes in length
These four weekly broadcasts will look at group singing and social music. We will listen to songs of Work and Play, Union and Protest, Choirs and A Capella and in the last week focusing on Bands and Groups.
Through recordings, readings, and activities listeners can engage in an exploration of social music. Weekly assignments will be given on the air that will encourage you to gather together a group to engage in these musical forms.
These readings and most albums featured on these broadcasts are available in their entireties at Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon from September 3- October 1st, 2011.
If you cannot make it to the exhibition, the broadcasts are available for download here for the next week:
Week 1: Work and Play
Week 2: Union and Protest
Week 3: Choirs and A Cappella
Week 4: Bands and Groups
To obtain copies of the weekly reading packets that accompany these broadcasts please contact me for pricing.
This project is part of a larger exhibition also featuring:
Jon Cohrs: Drug Machines
Sara Rabinowitz: Refuge(e)