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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Teaching the technical side of music and media

This female-led technology workshop is open to all women and femmes.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:53 PM

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Electro Femmes: A Technology Focused Workshop Series

July 29, 10am to 3pm
CKDU, Dalhousie University Student Union Building


Three local women are looking to support artists who want to work in digital media—specifically, women and non-binary folks.

Grace Stratton, Francella Fiallos and Danielle Jakubiak are putting together Electro Femmes: A Technology Focused Workshop Series coming up in July.

“Our goal is really creating a comfortable environment where everyone is gonna feel welcome and included,” says Stratton, a musician currently studying to become an electronic technician.

“It can be intimidating to start working with this media and it can be difficult to find other people around you who can kind of guide you.”

The workshop itself is free, although those attending may make donations to CKDU. Participants will learn about recording audio, using music software and how to troubleshoot problems with instrument circuits.

In Stratton’s experience, the electronic music community is very male-dominated. “While they’re often really accommodating and lovely people,” she explains, it can be challenging to find a space with other women. On top of that, digital media can be tough to break into if one isn’t already familiar with software and techniques.

“We wanted to host this series so people could build their individual skills and learn things, but we could also meet other women and femmes who are interested in working with this media and hopefully strengthen our community.”

They’re encouraging people of any skill level take part.

“Everyone is welcome who self-identifies as female or non-binary,” says Stratton. “We’re just really excited to hold this.”


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