Sunday May 6th 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic

Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe present Electronic Music: Powered by Girls

Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe present Electronic Music: Powered by Girls, a workshop for young women that utilizes the creative arts of sound and improvisation to introduce young women to technology. In an afternoon, our participants will learn how to build their own contact mics, and use them to turn everyday objects into instruments. Once participants have constructed their sound, Thorpe and Jones will lead them in a group improvisation with their new instruments. Participants are encouraged to keep their microphones, to use in their own creative ways.

The workshop Electronic Music: Powered by Girls is a very unique opportunity to introduce young women to electronic music. The workshop fosters familiarity and confidence in areas of science and technology via the arts in a setting free of cultural preconceptions around gender roles, allowing for unfettered exploration. All workshops involve creative improvisatory methods, and engender skills in listening, dialogue, sharing, and vocalizing, building self confidence and participatory acumen.

Workshops are followed by performances by Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe, performing solo works that utilize analog and digital technologies. The presentation contextualizes electronic music being composed by women who are often a minority in the field of electronic music, allowing young woman a reference point to identify with.

Age group: 12 - 18
Length: 3 hours
Number of participants: up to 10.

For questions please contact Suzanne Thorpe at (518)526-3375 or at

Sunday May 6th 2012 @ 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD