wow oh wow. $220 goes to Kevin Harris of Floating Labs:
***The artistic project currently being planned and in need of community support is the "Float Your Face Music Festival" to be held May 27th and 28th at Floating Laboratories, an experimental music and sound studio in Saint Louis. The project is a collaboration between Kevin Harris, founder of Floating Laboratories, and cultural organizer Josh Levi of Flood Yr Face.
The festival will provide the citizens of Saint Louis with two days of critical exposure to some of the most authentic experimental music being made in the world today:
--Eight national and international artists will bring highly unique and ambitious work to Floating Laboratories, to be performed over the course of two evenings.
--Workshops will be held by local and national artists on electronic circuit design, instrumental performance technique, and experimental film manipulation.
--Lectures/presentations will be held on electronic music history, esoteric and "forgotten" musics, applications and interpretations of analog and digital synthesis, and experimental music and its relationship with social activism and change.
--Representatives from other like-minded Saint Louis community organizations will be encouraged to participate and distribute information about themselves.
We intend for this festival to provide Saint Louis with a vehicle to interact with positive people and new environments - using music as a catalyst. Just as the content of the music being selected is highly authentic, creative, and non-traditional, so will be all aspects of this festival and experience.
The money awarded from SLOUP would go towards paying the travel expenses of visiting artists. Ultimately, the money would provide Saint Louis with a unique musical experience.***
Thank you Thank you Travis DeRousse & Melanie DeRousse for hosting us at Black Bear Bakery - the two soups, white bean and corn chowder, were totally delicious - Sloup was so so cozy and we saw quite a handful of new faces!
Well Sloup #16 needs a home - contact us if you would like to host or make a soup!
As if it wasn't awesome enough that they give us bread every month to make sloup a belly-full, Travis DeRousse of Black Bear is hosting Sloup at Black Bear, supplying the soup, the bread, AND the atmosphere.
Beers will be available by donation to send some love back Black Bear's way!
Get your proposals in by this Saturday, and we'll see you there!
TONITE WE EXPERIMENT! GO OUT (OR STAY IN) AND SLOUP!
AND TO AVOID TALLYING COMPLICATIONS, ALL VOTERS NEED SIMPLY VOTE FOR THEIR #1 FAVORITE.
TOMORROW, BELOVED HOSTS AND SLOUPERS, WE WILL SEE YOU AT LOCAL HARVEST CAFE FOR THE TALLYING. VOTES & DONATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON, SO EMAIL US IF YOUR MORNING GETS TANGLED.
QUESTIONS?? WE'LL BE iPHONE ALL NIGHT: email@example.com
Sloup is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup (see application below).
You Too Can Apply to Sloup!
What are you making?
How will you make it?
When? What's your timeline?
What's a thing you heard/saw recently about the making of art that you embrace?
Submit the above information one page or less (including any images) as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by the FRIDAY before this month's Sloup. ***SPECIAL JANUARY INSTRUCTIONS: send text in body of email; no images please; deadline extended to saturday before event****Your one-page proposal will be distributed in this month's packet to all Sloup attendees/voters who have the task of choosing their favorites. That's all there is to it! By Monday morning we'll have posted the winning artist.