Community Billboard February 25 – March 3

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This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

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DJ & CDJ workshop

Learn the basic turntables and CDJ fundamentals.

Week 1
Equipment explained (Controllers/ CDJs/ Turntables)
Wiring process and signal flow
Parts identification
Equipment handling
Basic music structure

Week 2
Cueing techniques (Vinyl / Digital)
Counting bars and predicting breaks
Ear training exercise
Evaluating tempo differences
Applying the pitch control

Week 3
Counting BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Programming a set utilising BPM and music structure
Group practice
Basic programming exercise

Week 4
Utilising the EQ
Smooth mixing/ Cut mixing
Mixing techniques and transitions
Programming and energy levels
Advance programming exercise

Week 5
Loops, effects and applications
Basic scratch techniques
Turntable tricks
Basic beat juggling

Week 6
Revision and assessments
Putting it all together
Final test preparations

Week 7
Individual practice times
Private tuition (each student 1 hour)
Final test in live environment (Graduation Night)

Facilitated by United DJ Mixing School.

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EXIT

UNSW Galleries are proud to present the Australian premiere of a major new installation which holds a dramatic mirror to some of the immense challenges confronting the world today. EXIT is a picture of a planet in trouble.

In an immersive, 360-degree installation, EXIT visually correlates global human migratory trends with urgent social and economic issues: increasing urbanisation, economic displacement, political disruption, climate change, natural disasters, and deforestation. Data gathered from over one hundred sources is geocoded, processed through a programming language, and presented visually by a rotating globe that translates statistics into maps, texts, and trajectories as it orbits the space.

Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, based on an idea by Paul Virilio created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Laura Kurgan, Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Stewart Smith.

Recently updated, EXIT was universally acclaimed when it was first exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo to coincide with the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Little more than a year later, with the escalating refugee and migration crises and the Paris Agreement in doubt, EXIT is a timely reflection on many of the most important challenges we collectively face. This is a global forecast that Australians cannot afford to miss.

Australian premiere presented in association with Sydney Festival and major sponsors the City of Sydney. EXIT will also be exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne in 2017.

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Dirty Thunder Music Trivia

Dirty Thunder Music Trivia is The Royal Albert Hall’s best trivia!

Every Tuesday Night, come on down, grab yourself a $5 Two Birds Brewing beer and a $10 burger (some of the best burgers in Sydney) and test your music knowledge to the EXTREME!

Hosted by Pat McKenzie and Jakson Gray!

Reserve a table by visiting the book tickets link.

Kick off is 7.30pm!

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A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin

Feel what it is like to step inside a dazzling rainbow.

American artist Megan Geckler is bringing her detailed, multi-coloured installations to Sydney, and this new work is delivering a ‘wow’ moment inside one of the city’s most historic buildings.

The atrium within Customs House will be home to A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin. The hovering, cloud-like form, which gets its name from a line in Australian band The Jungle Giants’ track Don’t Know What Else to Do, is part of Geckler’s hyper-colourful, mathematically-based practice using thousands of metres of tape, more commonly used on construction sites.

When diffused sunlight is streaming through the multiple stories of Customs House, intersecting the thousands of colourful ribbons in the giant installation, the result will be like stepping inside a rainbow. And while it is visually arresting from the ground floor, every level of the building will provide a unique view.

Share your images of the work with #artandabout.

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Courtyard Sessions

Ease into the weekend and celebrate everything Sydney has to offer – long days, warm weather, good food, cold drinks and great live music.

Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene, known for the diversity and energy of programming – the perfect space to support young musicians and discover the next big thing… or just your next favourite band.

Courtyard Sessions gives you the prime chance to discover new bands in an intimate setting, as Sydney’s most talented up-and-coming musicians are showcased. The 2017 season will feature diverse and energetic performers from around the Sydney area.

Courtyard Sessions at sunset feature a bar, barbecue, vintage games and more. Family and pooch friendly.

Come and join us from 6pm on Friday nights throughout January, February and March.

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