Free Safety Network is an umbrella for a variety of radio shows; broadcasting live from the Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on the last Friday of every month. Projectivity has provided the technical setup and engineering to help run the shows. DJ Run P., in collaboration with Richmond Hood Co., has curated the programming with 6 different one hour radio shows hosted by different local Staten Island personalities. Themes range from literature and poetry to hip hop and producing. See photos here from the first air date on 2/13/2014. Make sure to tune in on the last Friday of every month at FreeSafetyNetwork.com.
After partnering with SI Arts, Projectivity has completed the Engineering Your Sound music program. This project was a part of NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. After 12 weeks, 8 sessions in the computer lab at SI Makerspace and 4 sessions at Cobra Sun Recording Studio, the course was completed with 8 students, ages 17 – 21, producing and recording songs for the “Staten Island Studio Sessions” CD. Projectivity hosted the final event at 120 Bay Cafe on Staten Island for all the participants to perform the songs they created in the program. The turnout was a great success. See the recap video below. See more about the Engineering Your Sound music program and hear clips of the songs here.
This evening was certainly a night to remember. With over 300 people in attendance, the community of Staten Island came out to support not only dozens of local artists and musicians, but also a great cause, keeping instruments and the art supplies in public schools. With the help of all of our sponsors and everyone that donated or purchased art or food, we raised over $1000 for the SI Arts’ Lark Fund. The recap video doesn’t begin to describe the positive energy and vibe of the whole night. From ages 2 – 70, Staten Island represented Projectivity in truest form; coming together to enjoy music, art, and life, while finding new ways to follow their passions. Learn more about all the sponsors and participating artists listed below the video clip. See all the KLM Live Photobooth photos at the Stereotype Co. website. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this night; you are Projectivity!
Stereotype Co, 5050 Skatepark, Flagship Brewing Company, Richmond County Saving Bank, Milk & Honey Tattoo, Richmond Hood Co, Cloudkicker, SI Makerspace, Life Made Alittle Easier, CD Skateshop
Starting November 10, Projectivity will be implementing the Engineering Your Sound music program at the UAU’s Beacon Center at PS 18 on Staten Island. Instructors will be working with 5th graders teaching them about music, making their own music, and using computers to produce and record their own sowns The classes will take place Mondays from 3-5pm for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year. With the help of UAU, students will go on music related field trips in addition to work with modern software and recording equipment to create their own musical compositions.
“United Activities Unlimited, Inc. is a Staten Island community-based agency that provides educational, recreational, counseling and social programs for children and young adults.
The UAU has grown from a single recreation center to a borough wide network of recreation centers and summer camps that offer quality programming in response to community needs. The activities centers offer tutorial and homework help, cultural enrichment, counseling, after school child care, and sports programs. Our goal is to provide island youth with positive alternatives for the use of free time. Currently United Activities Unlimited provides 23 centers located in public school buildings for youth throughout Staten Island.” – UnitedActivities.org
Projectivity and Stereotype team up with everyone else on Staten Island for another great event – Inspired By Us – Musication.
SI,NY – Local artist Kwue Molly pays tribute to the United States Coast Guard and also Latin Heritage Month in a 2 week span on the North Shore of Staten Island. Bright beautiful murals now adorn the sides of two local businesses, helping improve the look of both the Rosebank and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
Beginning at the end of Bay St. near Fort Wadsworth, Kwue Molly teamed up with John Exit to create “American Waterways”, a dedication to the United States Coast Guard.
“We appreciate their hard work and dedication and I felt they needed their shine. Exit worked hand and hand with them thru Sandy relief and felt he needed to say thank you through his artwork” said Kwue. Joann’s Deli, located on Bay St. and Nautilus St., contacted Kwue about commissioning a mural simply to express himself on their wall. Instead, after collaborating with Exit, they came up with a patriotic twist on a classic symbol of our youth. With the help of local art collective Projectivity for supplies and equipment, the wall was completed in a few short days.
Moving down to Port Richmond, Kwue set out to paint a mural showcasing the cultural melting pot that is Staten Island. October being Latin Heritage Month, the artist stunned the neighborhood with his interpretation of Santa Rosa de Lima, spreading his universal vibe and trademark symbol highly visible on other murals through out the neighborhood. It was a perfect match for Santa Rosa, that being the name of the business at Jewett Ave. and Post Ave. where the mural was created.
After working closely with Staten Island Arts for the past year, Projectivity has received a generous grant from NeOn Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Projectivity will be offering a FREE music program taking place at the SI Makerspace beginning August 13th, 2014. Engineering Your Sound is a 12-week beginner-level music program. Participants in the course will learn different capabilities of computer recording software for the purpose of producing music and recording vocals. The course is designed around Apple’s Logic software and other recording technology. During the course, enrollees will work with each other to:
– Understand some of the different software available for recording and creating your own music
– Learn the basic components of a song and how to create your own original content.
– Hear from guest speakers from different aspects of the music industry (performers, producers, engineers, record label owners, A&Rs, radio hosts and more)
– Collaborate with professional musicians and fellow participants to produce a CD, to be debuted at an album release party featuring live performances.