Youth Workshop: Beatmaking 101

Youth Workshop: Beatmaking 101

5 Sessions — Thursday, June 17, 24, July 1, 8 and 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$40, $25 Scribe members and family
Nelson Nance

Age: 12-16

For teens interested in crafting and publishing their own beats, this workshop will introduce you to the basics of composing and publishing your own audio sequences. Using accessible and free cloud-based audio applications, participants will be instructed on basic beat structures and concepts to beatmaking. Students will leave with knowledge of how to export a final song and how to release on streaming services.

Nelson Nance is a fearless artist who combines the courageous cacophony of the DaDa art movement with remnants of futurism and Funk. He has released more than 30 music projects under his various monikers (Norvis Junior, Nelson Bandela, NancieOver9000, DJAYTECHNOMUSTARD, O’Della Basura, etc.).

Over the course of his career, Nelson has diligently contributed as a producer, vocalist, arranger, writer and director to a wide array of prolific artistic endeavors from the likes of Bill T. Jones, Swarvy, Nappy Nina and Tony Allen. Recently he has contributed as a writer, director and composer on the critically acclaimed HBO series Random Acts of Flyness created by his brother Terence Nance. The show won a coveted Peabody Award upon the arrival of its first season and has been renewed for a second season where he will continue to be a part of its creation.

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