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[share] Sun Jan 14th: New Year's Share party w/ Openjam All-Night (partially in memory of Kenard)   ]
2018-01-14 20:00:00 @(OA) Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY || &

Happy New Year 2018 (belated:)!!!

On Sun Jan 14th, we'll throw the All-Night Openjam to kick off the year 2018!

We are stepping into our 18th year cycle now (more specifically, as of June 2018.)
When we started, none of us had any big plans but small dreams of creating a place where people can casually come in, hang out and play together, _not_ controlled by any mixmaster or conductor. It was never a concert event but a simple 'place to hang out & have encounters with people from diverse background, age group and experiences. wants to scream out loud 'Thank you!' + express huge respects to all friends/artists/visitors/supporters who came by, played together, chatted, hung out, encouraged, gave sincere critiques, brought surprise materials for all people to play, etc. etc. etc. - and finally but not the least, to those of you who became operating volunteers to keep Share going!!!
We never made or will never make it without you.

Borrowing this occasion, we also would like to mention that we are all heart-broken with having lost our precious friend, Kenard Meyer who was a longterm regular participant, supporter, and simply an amazing friend with the warmest heart and love. We unfortunately caught his passing quite late in November last year (while he passed away in August 25, 2017.) And it was only after the new year hit, friends started to catch up with the sad & devastating news over the Facebook posts.

So, it is very late in doing this. But I (Keiko) personally would like to request friends - especially old friends of who used to hang out with Kenard, to come by this Sunday for simply being together, chat and/or play for Kenard, if you happen to be in/around the city. (Please note: It is my personal call as I feel the urge. There might be another 'more official' memorial for him by later.)

It will be a very casual, cozy & inspiring gathering!
So, come, hop in the openjam &/or simply hang out over drinks & snacks.
Admission is FREE as always!!

As said above, we're in the irregular schedule during the cold season. Please keep yourself updated with this site & Facebook groups wall >> .

Sun, January 14th, 2017 @(OA) Can Factory
232 3rd St. (at the corner of 3rd Ave), Ground Flr (D-101)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

There is no featured guest set on this day, but of course, there will be the openjam All-Night!

Bring all of your aural/visual noise-making toys for the festive night to hop into the jam, &/or simply bring yourself to hang out, chat, exchange ideas/headaches/inspirations over drinks in a comfy atmosphere!! Show up early!! Stay late!!! is a multimedia jam session and forum for people interested in art and performance of any type. Participants are encouraged to show and exchange ideas freely by giving each other feedback, catalyzing and developing techniques and philosophies in collaborative performance, all in a non-judgmental environment. Share does not curate or impose an aesthetic. Mistakes and experiments are welcome!

We generally receive audio &/or visual participants - not necessarily digital. Laptops, analog &/or acoustic instruments (analog synths, acoustic string/horn/percussion/etc instruments), homemade gadgets, film/slides (if you'll bring a necessary projector), etc. are happily accommodated! Share loves all kinds of experiments with things including (but not limited to) various sensors, collaborative programming, soldering on-site (if you'll bring soldering equipment), making low-key toy instruments (circuit bent or not), contact microphones, live projections/reflection/refraction, etc!

Share takes place on Sundays!! (But double-check for the occasional change of plans)
Swing by anytime between 20:00-midnight.
FREE admission as always!!


Audio: our own PA system!
Share has its very own sound system, which offers more power and better range (bass!) than the system we've been borrowing for the last few years. Come by and check it out!

Video projectors: digital dual-HD projection system
Two 1080p projectors on a TripleHead2Go video splitter give you a 3840x1080 canvas wrapping around two sides of the beautiful white-walled room C101. Most modern laptops with mini-DVI output can plug straight into the dual-HD setup, or bring adapters and go VGA or HDMI directly to a single projector.


In general, the closest transit stops to (OA) Can Factory are:
Subway F or G Line to CARROLL ST stop
- Walk East down Third St over Gowanus Canal to Third Av

Subway R Line to UNION ST stop
- Walk South on Fourth Av. then West on Third St to Third Av
Bus B37 or B71 to THIRD AVE-THIRD ST (Westbound) or THIRD AVE-UNION ST (Eastbound)
- From Union St, walk South on Third Ave to Third St

In any case, please always check for subway service changes, just in case:

Use MTA's Tripplanner online site. It reflects all the service changes on subways & busses and suggests you the best routes

Upcoming featured guest sets & confirmed monthly dates at (so far...):

Sun. Jan 14th: New Year Share party w/ Openjam All-Night (partially in memory of Kenard)

We may or may not take the winter hibernation
So, keep yourself updated at our website &/or Facebook group wall!)

Additional dates + special events may be posted as they're confirmed!

Note: If we have no guests. We'll simply open all hours for all walk-in Share'rs! Come & hop in!!!

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