Syrhea Conaway (aka Syna So Pro) will present a live looping workshop that demonstrates differences between looping and delay, how to utilize both effects to max capacity, and overall best practices of looping live or in studio. The workshop will focus on creating quick, seamless loops, incorporating them into a song structure and tweaking equalization and mixing volume. Working in small groups, participants will learn how to create multilayered loops using Creative Experience hardware and software. The goal of this workshop is for loopers to learn to activate and initiate loops with precision, enhancing arrangements while allowing the musical piece to flow.
The workshop is limited to 20 adults and teens, ages 16 and older. No experience is necessary, but all experience levels will benefit. Advanced registration is recommended; walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
Syrhea Conaway is a multi-instrumentalist and music instructor who lives and works in St. Louis. Writing, arranging, and performing music since age 10, Conaway has earned medals in District and State competitions, and she performed at Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Chorus at age 18. She has since twice performed for TEDx Gateway Arch, given musical speeches for the Arts and Education Council, been a panelist on "Women in Music," and moderated conversations with Damon Davis, as a part of USDAC and the Regional Arts Commission's CultureSHIFT 2016, as well as KDHX's Race and Blues series in 2018. She has opened for many national artists such as, Asobi Seksu, Kristeen Young, Future Islands, and Paul Rucker (cellist/artist), and collaborated with world-renown ensemble Alarm Will Sound for a performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2015. In the fall of 2017 she participated as a member of New Music Circles' St. Louis Ensemble collaboration led by LA electronic musician John Weise. She's produced live sound design for the Peabody Award Winning Podcast "To the Best of Our Knowledge" that aired on 220 NPR stations in the summer of 2017, and spends time performing and writing with a few bands in St. Louis. She presents workshops at local schools and libraries, give motivational speeches and performances for non-profit and for-profit organizations, and has returned to the Center of Creative Arts (COCA)'s Summer Institute, which aims to bring art integration to school curriculum. Currently she is the instructor for a plethora of arts-based programs in St. Louis and a core member of the Great River's Greenway Artist of Color Council.
Creative Experience is a Digital Makerspace at Central Library.