Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On Lock-Down? Write a Breakdown!

You thought you'd be out on the street by now, kicking some type of kickball. Didn't you?

Oh, yes, you did. Right under that big sign reading "No Kickball."

The situation seems endless and, like everything else on The Earth, Blackball programming is indefinitely cancelled.

However, as you can see from the photo, we are using the time productively. For one thing, we have embarked on a tooth-and-nail fight for more funding.

Funding. Yay.

Another up-side of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it lets all of us delve deeply into our own resources of creativity, and they really are endless.

What's this? Your Minimoog is MIA? That is so not a problem in the digital age. This free online synth Midi City lets you select and play a range of sweet synth and drum sounds from your computer keyboard. You may access it here.

And when you need a break from the breakbeats, read this kick-derriere article about encouraging girls and women to explore electronic music for themselves.

As Fatboy Slim * has so often and wisely said, "we've come a long, long way together..."

* Well, Camille Yarbrough, really.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Nineteen Forever.

On 19 February, Blackball will launch its second Southwestern Ontario site at the glittering Idea Exchange | Old Post Office in Cambridge, Ontario.
For more information, make with the clicking here.

Can't wait for the 19th, you say? That's not going to be a problem, because Blackball personnel will be waving their hands in the air for a theremin demonstration on Saturday 15 February as part of Idea Exchange's own Music Mania, a free, all-ages event. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Blackball: Make That Five.

We at Blackball don't quite know how it happened, but our project is just about to complete its fourth amazing year of operation.

The '18-'19 performances of the Brant Avenue group left quite an impression on Guelph and our second school year is well underway.

Blackball is thrilled to announce that we're partnering with
Idea Exchange | Old Post Office in Cambridge, Ontario, with workshops set to commence in February of 2020.

We were fortunate enough to have the incredible experience of leading a limited series of electronic music workshops for the very special clients at               [ undisclosed. ]

And Blackball's fearless board of directors met on 3 November in Toronto to get all the newsand get ready for Year Five.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Blackball, The First.

Blackball is back to school on the 1st of October.

We open for business at Brant Avenue Public School.

We're looking forward to another year of bringing electronic music to Guelph's communities.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Our Friends Electric.

Blackball's Brant Avenue performance unit
closes the show at the upcoming Jam School
live event, 4:00 PM, Saturday 25 May at
Royal Electric, 52 MacDonnell Street, Guelph.

We're so excited to be taking part
in Jam School's next live showcase.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Blackball. Hear Us.

Meet Maggie, Meghan, Hudson and Lincoln.
These four talented young people comprise Brant Avenue Public School's Blackball performance unit.
We have live dates upcoming.
Details to follow.
It's right.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Blackball doesn't just 'like' our donors. We LOVE them.

This little sweetheart was donated to the Blackball project by one of our biggest and best supporters, the super-talented, multi-instrumental Heidi Chan. The brilliant Blackball kids at Brant Avenue Public will be putting it to good use almost immediately.
That goes double for our new, super-secret Blackball site 
which we can't tell you about because, like, it's a secret.