Hey DJ! (April 29 – May 3)

Back by popular demand, Sarah Van Buren (SVB) returns via Shaker Museum to facilitate another Youth DJ Workshop for ages 9 – 16. This four-day intensive will include a series of studio days with a final performance when our newly trained DJs take the stage for the whole community to enjoy. Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to analog music-making, a collection of their own vinyl records, and a chance to take home their own record player (based on workshop attendance).

Monday, April 29, 3 – 5pm
Tuesday, April 30, 3 – 5pm
(Wednesday – off)
Thursday, May 2, 3 – 5pm
Friday, May 3, 3 – 5pm; Performance and Pizza Party 5 – 7pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

This project is made possible by the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, and it is presented in partnership with Shaker Museum.

Sarah Van Buren (SVB) is a DJ, artist, educator, sound maker and raver based in Stottville, NY who works with music, sound and collaborative performance to investigate buried histories, communal ritual and collective resonance. SVB began radio DJing 20 years ago in Boston at WECB, Emerson College’s freeform campus radio station, and started DJing in clubs in NYC, the UK and Europe 10 years ago with her art + party collective, CHERYL. She is an occasional guest DJ on WFMU’s Radio Row program, and a former programmer at 90.7 WGXC, Wave Farm’s community radio station. SVB started a DJ school in 2019 which evolved into Community Rave Network, the Hudson Valley-based DJ collective she co-runs. She is co-curator of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE music + sound festival since its inception in 2015, and is certified in Deep Listening® by The Center for Deep Listening at RPI.

The  Shakers were a Christian utopian community that arrived in the Hudson Valley nearly 250 years ago. Music was central to their communities, and they were known colloquially as “Shakers” because of their worship through intense dancing and song. They were also early adopters of technology, such as this crystal radio that Brother Irving Greenwood built (with purchased headphones!) more than 100 years ago, which are a part of Shaker Museum’s collection.