Jun 9th 2018

Join us on Saturday, June 9th for a one-day Pop Up Recording Studio + Workshop at the Arts Incubator. Justin D. Marnez of Boundless Growth Records will lead the afternoon presentation and demo with recording artist Aquil Charlton, and musician, DJ, and audio engineer, Zach Bain-Selbo. Attendees will able to participate in an interactive, hands-on recording experience that will immediately follow. This program aims to demystify the recording process, provide general knowledge of producing quality recordings, and connect aspiring musicians with resources to express themselves.

FREE | RSVP: https://popuprecording.eventbrite.com

Presented by Arts+ Public Life partnership with Boundless Growth Records.

Justin D. Marnez, Boundless Growth Records:
Hailing from Chicago, singer-songwriter/producer and musician Justin D. Marnez has performed before he understood the meaning of the word. Trailing his father to various studios around the city, he was exposed to countless musicians, and different genres of music at a young age. Marnez can be described as a modern day Dr. Seuss with a vast imagination for art that you can see vividly in his music. On Justin’s latest EP “Ford Thrills” the essence of all his inspirations are present. He strives to connect with his listeners first by capturing their ears, then their hearts. www.boundlessgrowthrecords.com

Aquil Charlton, Independent Recording Artist:
A skilled DJ and electronic musician, Aquil “AyQue” Charlton leverages his creative agility to reach a wide range of audiences. He raps over his own live production and has backed Open Mike Eagle on synthesizers. As a lead vocalist and songwriter with hip hop soul band, Animate Objects, he has also opened for Lauryn Hill, Dilated Peoples, The Wailers, Mint Condition, Chingy, Kardinal Official, and others. Offstage, Aquil maintains the respect of his peers for his dedicated social practice. He has toured and taught internationally with the US Dept of State Cultural Affairs Division and OneBeat Program. In Chicago, he has taught music through After School Matters, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, and Urban Gateways. Aquil is currently Program Director at Notes For Notes, a free music studio for youth, and directs the New Music Ensemble with Chicago Public Schools All City Arts program. He also leads pop up events as the “Mobile Music Box,” which he moves throughout Chicago by bicycle, hosting public music studio and instrument-making activities.

Zach Bain-Selbo
Zach is a musician, DJ, and audio engineer working in Chicago. A lifelong musician, he started playing piano at seven and performed in rock groups starting in high school. While completing his Bachelor’s in Music Technology, Zach worked full time in a recording studio as a Studio Manager and Engineer for two years in Lexington, KY. There, he tracked and mixed hundreds of hours of Hip-Hop, RnB, Rock, Pop, and Country. After moving to Chicago in 2016, he began working in live sound, primarily at a venue in River North but also doing corporate gigs and festivals. He also gigs as a keyboardist with several bands, and has DJ’d for about five years backing hip-hop acts, and playing for weddings, bars, and corporate events.

Questions? Contact Nikki Patin at npatin@uchicago.edu or call 773.263.7003.

Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. We envision a robust, collaborative, and meaningful relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side’s vibrant civic, cultural, and artistic communities. Learn more at: arts.uchicago.edu/apl.

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