Communikey Festival turns electronic music into child's play
|"Can you make me sound like Akon?"|
No, what got me excited was Communikids: This workshop, led by Belgrade-based experimentalist Lukatoyboy (a.k.a. Luka Ivanovic), exposes children to the joys of music-making by using somewhat rudimentary tools, like a Nintendo DS and a Korg Kaoss pad. That's right. No laptops involved! You can read more about the workshop on the Communikey website, and you can see a tiny video of Lukatoyboy working with kids here.
Lukatoyboy's plan - based on the Kids-patch workshop he's done previously at Belgrade's like-minded Dis-Patch Festival - is to give the kids a workout on the tools on Saturday - teaching them a few things about beats, performance and improvisation along the way - and then lead them in a live performance in Boulder's Civic Park on Sunday, thus unleashing upon Colorado a whole new generation of electronic musicians.
Move over, Raffi. The kids want more glitch!