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New Meetup: August Meetup - from Preston

From: Preston
Sent on: Saturday, August 7, 2010 1:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Composers Meetup Group!

What: August Meetup - from Preston

When: Friday, August 20,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $15.00 per person

Where: Tada! Theater
15 West 28th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Hey everyone,

August will be gone before you know it! And now is the time to get those those summer music projects nailed down. You've got about two weeks to motivate yourself, finish up your latest project, and playback/perform your creation for us all our next New York Composers Meetup.

Special treat: As a special guest in our next meetup, I've asked jazz/classical composer/violinist Gregor Huebner to come in and perform some of his music for us. Gregor is one of the finest jazz violinists/improvisational composers on the planet--I'm not kidding. So, any of you jazzers/improvisers, and classical oriented composers will not want to miss this opportunity to meet/see/hear Gregor perform. Here's a link to his site: Gregor Huebner

As many of you know, we have tweaked the meetup a little with the new 5-minute rule (limiting commentary to 5 minutes for each piece), which seems to be working very well?we?re getting to more people, and your critiques have been great for each composer.

Live performance: Many of you are gifted performers as well as song writer/composers. So, I?d like to encourage live performance. Many of you bring a guitar, sing, or use our piano. But, it?s also fine to bring a playback track that has an accompaniment to your live voice/instrument. This may take a little extra practice, but once mastered, can work well.

So, bring your tracks to play and/or your chops to perform. We?ll divide the session in two, taking a break in the middle to give you a chance to network with others.

If you are a newcomer and want to play your music, the easiest way is to bring an iPod, or a CD of some of your tracks, which can be played, through our laptop and/or monitors. Try to keep your selections down to a total of 5 minutes or so.

If your a lyricist, bring some lyrics to read. It's good exposure for you, and you may make some good contacts.

If you wish to perform live, that's great! There is a digital piano that is decent, and an acoustic upright piano. The sound system is my small m-audio monitors with RCA, stereo 1/8th inch mini, or 1/4 inch inputs. So, calculate your amplification needs accordingly. We also have a video monitor to play DVDs for you film/video composers. If you have any questions, performance-based, tech, or otherwise, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.

The Tada Theater is in Chelsea at 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue--very easy to get to. You westsiders can take the 1 train to 28th Street and walk a few blocks east. And, the R and W local trains stop just a few hundred feet from the building entrance. Tada is on the uptown side of 28th Street. The building entrance is next to a parking lot in the middle of the block.

See you then!
All best,

Preston

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