On May 5th, families flocked into CMA for Picture This, a party and benefit celebrating 25 years of serving young artists in NYC. All proceeds go to CMA’s free community programs, and it’s always nice to party for a good cause.
Meet Colin, age 7. Colin came into the sound booth on a Friday afternoon to create his very own Audio Portrait. After discussing his interests, his likes and dislikes, Colin wasn’t quite finished. Colin decided to turn the traditional Audio Portrait on its head and make a remix – he autotuned his voice, added a
Meet Ava, seven years old. Ava wandered into the Sound Booth on a Thursday afternoon to record an audio portrait. The Sound Booth continues to offers its “Audio Portraits” workshop, in celebration of CMA’s current portrait-themed exhibition Face to Face. Audio Portraits offer each child an opportunity to explore notions of self through vocal recording and sound
Abigail, only four, visited the sound booth for the first time last week. Her pink outfit (also her favorite color) was a perfect match for the booth’s magenta pink walls. Abigail added to our growing collection of “Audio Portraits.” Listen closely – as Abigail wraps up, she says “hello” to the stars, something we should
Recently, CMA saw a huge spike in its crowds for Spring Break. Naturally, a lot of children were inspired to sing about that very topic. Here are two wildly different takes: The first, sung by two good friends, is an uplifting tune celebrating the change in season. Enjoy “Spring Break!” The second provides another take
Last Thursday, brothers Jacob and Alex wandered into the sound booth with little else but a fascination with technology. Within twenty minutes, they had recorded their first podcast – two Audio Portraits – in which the two brothers describe themselves to their listeners. Listen below and learn a little about these two loving brothers!
The Sound Booth continues to offers its “Audio Portraits” workshop, in celebration of CMA’s current portrait-themed exhibition Face to Face. Audio Portraits offer each child an opportunity to explore notions of self through vocal recording and sound effects. Check out these new “Audio Portraits” by siblings Jack and Emma!
CMA’s new exhibit, Face to Face offers different ways to explore self identity, namely through portraituer. “Moving Portraits,” offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, uses a technique known as pixelation to allow each child to star in their own stop-motion animation. On Thursdays and Saturdays in the sound booth, children use words and sound effects
“Going Into Dreamland” is a sleepy jam, about, well- falling asleep! Written and recorded by three siblings during a “Songwriting 101″ workshop at CMA, this song definitely lulls you into a meditative state. Enjoy!
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