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Soapbox Summer Songwriters Workshop Wrap-up

11 Jul

2012 summer songwriters wrap-up

At the end of June, Soapbox Music partnered with Rock The Cello to host a first-ever week-long summer songwriting workshop for middle school students at the Chicago Waldorf School and Soapbox Music in Logan Square.   

 

The workshop itself was envisioned as an experiment– an investigation into the possibilities at the intersection of teaching and creativity.     Organizers asked themselves and camp participants a series of questions:  What is a song?   What are some approaches to creating a new one?  How can this process be made collaborative?   Everyone involved had a great time and learned a lot– whether about writing songs, micing string instruments, or the logistics of summer camps and large-group CTA rides.

Read more at http://www.soapboxchicago.com/blog/2012-summer-songwriters-wrap

Paver Acoustic Ep Release!

3 Jun

http://thepaver.bandcamp.com/releases

Check out Capolavoro, featuring acoustic string quartet versions of some Paver songs.   Recorded at Soapbox with The Paver and Emma Dayhuff on bass and Becca Wilcox on viola!

 

 

soapbox string quartet

30 Apr

marathon string recording session last night at soapbox.  seven hours!  violin, viola, cello and double bass.  it was great to play with some really talented chicago musicians:  becca wilcox, emma dayhuff and billie howard.  and we got four paver songs down for our acoustic release.  the strings with real harpsichord sound great.  just waiting on vocal overdubs and then it’s off to be mixed.  can’t wait!