MATRIXSYNTH: Todd Barton: Kesh Walk In Music & Fund Raiser

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Todd Barton: Kesh Walk In Music & Fund Raiser

Todd Barton

"Never before released Music of the Kesh track. I will make this available for one-day-only on Juneteenth, June 19, 2020 as a fund raiser for NAACP-LDF and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. 100% goes to these organizations. To be released on my Bandcamp for 24 hours June 19 at 12:00 am PDT."

And some additional information from Todd Barton's email list:

"Tonight at midnight on my Bandcamp and all day tomorrow I will launch a never before released, rare Music of the Kesh digital download track for a one-day-only fundraiser, Juneteenth, 2020. Please consider donating from $5-$25. Bandcamp will be donating its share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and I will be donating all of my share to @williemaerockcamp More on Willie Mae Rock Camp in a moment...

Recently I found Kesh-style piece in a pile of old cassettes earlier this week. Back in 1988 Ursula K. Le Guin asked me to write some new Kesh music for her presentation and our performance at Mythcon in Berkeley, California (see video). It was wonderful at that time to revisit the musical vocabulary we had created years earlier. This music was composed to be played while people entered the space that evening. I hope you enjoy this rare Kesh piece. And remember all monies go to support social justice and anti-racism: NAACP Legal Defense Funds and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

WMRC is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls, women and/or gender non-binary youth and adults through music education, volunteerism, and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

WMRC is the brainchild and guided by the multitalented LaFrae. I just love her energy, vision and musicality

And stay tuned for the upcoming Willie Mae Future Sounds Academy which will teach synths, afro-futurism and music technology to girls & gender non conforming youth in NYC.
Contribute please if you feel so inclined.

All best wishes and gratitude, Todd"

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