Hi All!

Welcome to the page for the “Waves Across The Pond” event that will take place on June 1st & 2nd at the Wallkill River School in Montgomery, NY.

Steve Lawson & I will both conduct workshops on June 1st; and on June 2nd we will perform together for the first time. I’m pretty excited about the whole business. The performance will be streamed on our PDOG RECORDS PRESENTS page using UStream.tv and then posted here, and the workshops will be video’d and posted here after the fact. Check back often and sign up on the NAIL-ing list for updates.

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Steve Lawson : last note


For Immediate Release

April 28th, 2010

Newburgh, NY – Local Jazz pianist and electronic musician Neil Alexander and The Wallkill River School present “Waves Across The Pond: Emerging Music In The Tides Of Technology”. Two workshops on June 1 at 7pm and a music performance /discussion on June 2 at 7pm will take place at the Patchett House, 232 Ward St (17k) in Montgomery, NY. “Waves” is an introduction to how technology and the powerful resource of social networking open doors for creative and collaborative processes in music.

Joining Neil Alexander is Bassist, writer & educator and international performer Steve Lawson. Steve lives in London where he teaches bass and writes about music and how musicians can connect with audiences to promote their music. Although Neil and Steve have not met in person, both artists are career musicians who are delighted to share knowledge and skills with the Orange County Community.

On June 1st, each musician offers a 90-minute workshop focusing on innovative developments in sound creation and manipulation. Neil discusses and demonstrates use of synthesizers and electronics for improvising in “Jazz in the Digital Age”. Steve’s “Solo Bass & Beyond” workshop moves beyond the confines of any one-way of looking at the bass guitar as an instrument. On June 2nd, Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander will perform together for the first time, and host a discussion about social media tools i.e. twitter, facebook, blogging, metrics and relevant topics.

“Waves Across The Pond” will bring to life communication and sound creation techniques standard in the music industry. A camera will stream the June 2 performance live on the Internet allowing a wider community to view and post comments online in real time. The Internet stream connects Orange County, NY to viewers worldwide. The June 1 workshops will be video captured. An Internet web page will?be created where the workshops and performance can be accessed after the conclusion. This event brings a music aspect to the programs WRS offers the community. Suggested donation for the workshops is $10. Admission for the performance/discussion is $5. For more info visit the WRS website at wallkllrivierschool.com, or the “Waves Across The Pond” website at pdogrecords.com/wordpress/waves. Reservations: call 845-457-ARTS (2787).

This is what you'll see around town. :)