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Thank you for expressing interest in helping out with DRONES/Revelations, the bike symphony that Richard Reed Parry is composing for POP Montreal. The symphony will be premiering during half-time of the POP vs Jock Charity Basketball Game on September 24th. Event information is here. All proceeds for the event go to J Sports Club, a non-profit charity organization in Montreal’s South-West borough that offers programs in sports and education to youth between 7 and 17 years of age.
For DRONES/Revelations, we need 12-15 volunteers riding bikes around the basketball court with a speaker/boombox strapped to your bike. Each bike will be playing a different instrumental section of the piece and will also be equipped with a unique arrangement of bike lights. The event takes place at the McGill University Sports Centre, 475 Pine Avenue West.
The schedule for the afternoon/evening would be as follows:
1:00 – 2:00 – Rehearsal/Soundcheck
3:30 – Doors open
4:30 – Tip off
7:00 – Game end
You will be required to be at the Rehearsal/Soundcheck from 1-2 and then be back at the gym for tip-off at 4:30. Richy will be there for the whole afternoon and will lead you guys through what needs to happen. It should be pretty straightforward — just riding in circles and figuring out the balance of sound that works best. The game will be really fun and should be a nice rowdy warm-up to our half-time show. During halftime, Regine Chassagne will be playing organ and Kid Koala will also be performing. We are looking for each volunteer to bring their own bike (some of you asked about Bixis — you can feel free to bring a Bixi but, the time commitment is a few hours and we cannot cover the costs of the Bixi rental). If you also have an iPod or iPhone that can be plugged into the speaker on your bike, we would love for you to bring that as well, though it is not required. We will have bike and sound technicians on hand to make sure that your iPods/iPhones and bikes are well-treated.
We are also collecting as many old boomboxes as we can get our hands on so if you have access to any of those, let us know!! We’re working with an expert circuit bender to rig up systems for each bike.
It should be a really fun afternoon. We would love to have you participate.
If you are still available and interested, please send me your full name, your phone number, a little basic info about the type of bike you will bring (all bikes welcome!) and if you will also be able to bring an iPod/iPhone.
Thanks again for your interest.
We look forward to hearing from you.
“What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved.”
Join our project to reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis and watch the live stream here starting at 7pm CT on September 14.
Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot. September 24.
5pm to 7pm
Wednesday June 20, 2011
PLACE: Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul Saint-Laurent
Come by at 5pm to share and develop strategies on how to better cover stories and issues of concern to communities in Montreal.
* Meet Montreal media makers
* Discuss what missing coverage and how to produce it
* Drink and talk
This is the first of several neighbourhood-based meetings planned by the Coop média de Montréal. Our intention is to connect people with ideas, people with stories, people with skills and people with resources to facilitate stronger, strategic thinking about journalism.
17h à 19h
Mercredi le 20 juiller 2011
Appel à tous sur la Plateau à venir partager et développer des stratégies pour pouvoir mieux médiatiser les histoires et enjeux qui concernent notre communauté.
- Rencontrer les personnes impliquées dans les médias indépendants à Montréal
- Discuter des enjeux qui ne sont pas couverts par les médias et réfléchir ensemble sur les manières d’en assurer une couverture médiatique adéquate
- Partager et jaser autour d’un verre
Ceci est la première d’une série de rencontres de quartier planifiée par la Coop média de Montréal. Notre objectif est de créer des liens entre les personnes qui ont des histoires à raconter, les personnes avec des aptitudes particulières en média (ou autres), et/ou qui ont des ressources à leur disponibilité dans le but de permettre une approche stratégique par rapport au journalisme.
Pecha-kucha style presentations will present perspectives on how we shape the city, and how the city shapes us. Street food will be provided by Dépanneur Le Pickup. We will also be launching our first line of Montreal Metro buttons. There will also be free admission to the McCord museum collection until 9pm.
Please let your friends, colleagues and readers know! The press release is attached (french press release will be ready soon). There is also a facebook event page.