Check out the great press for Erin Kilbane’s piece here.
April 18th was a great way to kick off the Spring season on Wave St. Staten Island music and art scene was out in full effect. Projectivity invited 7 artists to come paint live in the Hub17 gallery. Early in the day, 8 different artists had been painting the entire block, creating the “Heart of the Art District”. Below is a recap of the night put together by the good people at @ArtCartel. Make sure to follow them and subscribe to see some great visuals. 5050 Skatepark and Cloudkicker was kind enough to donate some really great to giveaway to audience. All around great time, passion and inspiration everywhere.
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!
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.