We’re very excited to announce a new program here at RuckusRoots: Chimes for Change. An offshoot of TRASHformation, Chimes for Change involves making wind chimes out of found and recycled materials. There are several elements of this program that we can’t quite discuss yet, but here are some hints.
–Anyone can make a chime: student, teacher, artist, you!
–We’ll be holding workshops, teaching participants not only how to build their own chime (with whatever materials they choose), but also sustainable building skills and experimental music recording tecniques.
–We’re working with a groundbreaking Los Angeles music teacher to record our chimes and create something beautiful with the results.
–You can expect an exciting online component to this project, and potentially some guerilla art initiatives as well.
It’s our first music-based program and we’re very excited to finally be incorporating the sound-based side of art into our work. We look forward to chiming in more about this program in the near future. If you’re interested in making a chime with us, or know of a group of youngsters that might like to be involved, please let us know!