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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Artist-in-Residence

Richard Jones Jr.

November - December 2018 BUBBLER RESidency

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Richard Jones Jr.
is a songwriter, producer, and educator. As the Owner of Oddly Arranged Media LLC. Jones uses elements of music, sound and creativity to build self-confidence and unity within the community. Within a decade of youth work experience, he primarily focuses his energy on young people. Jones believes that young people can use art to navigate life and find their passions.

 Photo credit: Still pulled from video by M.O.D. Media Productions

Photo credit: Still pulled from video by M.O.D. Media Productions

OPEN STUDIOS:

November 19 from 10a - 12p in the Bubbler Room
December 3 from 10a - 12p in the Bubbler Room

Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Richard and participate and the ongoing projects throughout his residency.
- A Community Recording Manual (Nov-Dec):
This book will be a resource to all patrons with tips and tricks learned during the residency. Patrons will be able to write or draw useful information for others to follow in regards to songwriting, self-expression, and audio engineering.
- The Weekly Song
(Nov):
Each week we will have a different song with a different theme that community members can contribute to. The computer and recording station will be available in The Bubbler Room with a microphone and laptop. Patrons will be able to contribute to the song of the week. When compiled, these songs will be available to listen to on the Bubbler website.
- The Silent Song
(Nov):
Patrons record a shout out to someone special on the computer, which will be connected to the screen. After they are done, they draw and decorate part of their waveform created from their voice. These pieces will be added to the silent song collage we are building around the Bubbler Room.
- Beat-making Stations (Dec):
Patrons will be able to create their own beats by using a combination of live recorded sound, unconventional instruments, and pre-recorded options. Beats may be emailed and taken home by patrons or incorporated into a collaborative song.
- Storytelling Stations (Dec):
Our stories and our experiences connect us all. Our storytelling stations are an opportunity to grow together by our shared experiences. Patrons will tell a story connected to the prompted theme. Stories will be edited and available to hear on the Bubbler website.

WORKSHOPS:

Kids’ Karaoke Sunday Funday!
Sunday, November 18 from 2-4p in the Bubbler Room

All ages, no registration necessary
Drop by the Bubbler and meet the new Artist-in-Residence as he queues up your favorite song. Sing it as loud as you can with an audience of your friends and family dancing along!

Community Collaborative Part 1: Beat Making*
November 19 from 6-8:30p in the Media Lab

max 12 participants; ages 13+; Register here!
Introductory beat-making class where participants will learn how to create instrumentals while working with others. Those creations will then be used during the Community Collaborative Songwriting Workshop (11/25) to form collaborative songs that will be featured on the Bubbler website.
*This workshop is stand-alone, but you’re more than welcome to also register for Part 2 held on 11/25.

Community Collaborative Part 2*: Song writing
Sunday, November 25 from 1-3:30p in the Media Lab

max 12 participants; ages 13+; Register here!
Patrons will record a song based on a list of preselected themes. Patrons are encouraged to work with someone they’ve never worked with before and create a unique form of self expression. Songs that are recorded will be mixed and highlighted on the Bubbler website.
*This workshop is stand-alone, but you’re more than welcome to also register for Part 1 held on 11/19

Teen Open Lab for Audio Projects
Monday, Dec 3 from 6-8p in the Media Lab
No registration required; ages 13+
Middle and high school students are invited to come in and work with our Artist-in-Residence on audio recording and engineering, Come with a project in mind, bring your instrument of choice, or just tag along with a friend to try out the equipment and software in the Library’s Media Lab! No previous experience necessary.

Night Light Performance & Project Building
Friday, December 7 from 7-10p
Join us for an late night art opening at Central Library celebrating three new exhibitions and our current Artist-in-Residence, Richard Jones, who will be performing and leading folks through some collaborative projects related to his residency.

Teen Open Lab for Audio Projects
Monday, December 10 from 10:30a - 1:30p
 
No registration required; ages 13+
Middle and high school students are invited to come in and work with our Artist-in-Residence on audio recording and engineering, Come with a project in mind, bring your instrument of choice, or just tag along with a friend to come and try our the equipment and software in the Library’s Media Lab! No previous experience necessary.

Genetic Remix
Sunday, Dec 16 from 1-3:30p in the Bubbler Room
max 12 participants; ages 8+; Register here!
This workshop is designed with a multi-generational approach, encouraging parents/guardians/mentors to bring along someone younger in their life. Collaborate, create, and perform a remix to a song you love! Lyrics can be printed off ahead of time to help with the writing process, but not required. Songs will be recorded and can be saved or emailed to participants.


  The Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

The Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.