Join us on Saturday, October 30 at 1:00pm at Farm Arts Collective for a Song Exchange. This FREE event will be led by musicians Katie Down and Rima Fand in a special event that will bring music lovers together in song.
This event will be indoor, inside of our greenhouse to stay warm. We will be limiting this workshop to 15 people to ensure safety and are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated and to bring proof of their vaccination against COVID-19 to be able to participate. Please arrive masked and when seated in the socially distanced circle, you may remove your mask to sing.
Please bring a song that you can teach to the others: rounds, simple harmonies, folk, and a cappella tunes from around the world will work really well. Midway through the exchange we will break for a potluck. Please feel free to bring a dish, snack, baking, or fruit, etc to share. Warm beverages will be provided.
This workshop is FREE and registration is REQUIRED.
Katie Down is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, educator and music therapist. An improviser and classically trained flutist, she also sings in Ladino with her group Sofie Salonika and lots of bawdy songs with The Ukuladies and plays the steel cello, glass percussion, and other odd instruments with her ensemble, NewBorn Trio. Katie has sung with the Bulgarian choir,Yasna Voices in NY and received a travel grant to study in Bulgaria with Kremena Stanchova. She currently teaches in the music therapy dept. at SUNY New Paltz and is the regional coordinator and lead therapist for the New York chapter of The Angel Band Project, providing free music therapy for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. www.katiedown.com
Rima Fand is a Brooklyn-based composer, musician and educator. An innovator who is also strongly drawn to folk traditions, she creates on an edge where the traditional meets the experimental. Since 2018 she has been composing an object-theater/chamber opera entitled Precipice, currently in development with American Opera Project, and is the recipient of a 2020 Opera America Commissioning Grant for this production. Earlier projects include Farm Arts Collective’s Shakespeare on the Farm (2019), NACL’s Courage on Governors’ Island in 2017, a workshop production of A Footnote In History, presented in the 2017 ICE FACTORY festival, and Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man, created in the HERE Artist’s Residency Program and produced at the Abrons Arts Center. She was the recipient of an Exploring the Metropolis Composers’ Residency. www.rimafand.com