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TFS director and TFS’s main Australian collaborator Scott Griffiths aka Optamus of Downsyde had the pleasure of teaching and doing professional development at one of Adelaide, Australia’s most progressive schools, Woodville Gardens School (WGS). Not only did students compose and perform their beats live, they also authored their own raps over the original beats and performed these original songs live in front of the their fellow students at an assembly performance. See the process from start to finish below as […]
“The Causas” is a mini-documentary which chronicles TFS’ artistic and cross-cultural collaboration over a period of three years with Peruvian filmmaker and director, Javier Ramirez-Noriega. Having met through social media and collaborating virtually online for three years, D1 School of Dance (Escuela de Danza D1) brought Dr. Gann down to Lima, Peru to teach dance students. Thereafter, Javier came with Dr. Gann and TFS instructor Jason Lee to Hong Kong. The documentary will be premiered at EduChangeMaker’s #EC16 Conference in Melbourne, […]
More info/RSVP here! Last year’s The Chop x TFS beat battle:
A fundraiser for Today’s Future Sound to support our work teaching Hip Hop beat making locally with underserved youth in schools, juvenile justice and community settings, in partnership with BeatLab! BRING YOUR OWN BEATS (1 minute in length, on USB, off your equipment, bring at least 7 beats for head to head tournament with prizes). Performance and hosted by Optamus / @Scott Griffiths (Downsyde/ Syllabolix) with judges: Plutonic Lab Skomes (SO.Crates/Medlodius Thump) WallaC ( Beatlab Melbourne) Audience is 5th judge! […]
Check out the article on TFS by Australia Music Education authority and expert, Mandy Stefanakis in the Loud Mouth E-Zine.
KALW‘s Crosscurrents show featured Tammerlin Drummond‘s piece on Today’s Future Sound‘s #Beats4Lunch program at West Oakland Middle School. Be sure to to tune in to 91.7 FM , and if you miss it, check it in the archives at http://kalw.org/programs/crosscurrents or click here for the direct link to the story!
Today, after teaching a full day, including assembly to the whole school and small group workshops at Blair Athol Primary School, Dr. Gann presented at the University of Adelaide, discussing culturally responsive therapeutic and educational applications of Hip Hop beat making. Check out work from last year in Adelaide and Australia in our new video here.
For the week of June 20th and June 27th, TFS and Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) delivered daily programming for Alameda County Office of Education’s June Intersession at Butler Academy in the Alameda Country Juvenile Hall. HHCF uses Chess and Hip Hop to teach life skills, planning and forethought, among other skill sets, which overlap and parallel with TFS core values, curriculum and TFS’ mission. TFS director Dr. Gann and TFS instructor Crystal Harrison taught beat making in several different […]
Today’s Future Sound is proud to present the first physical edition of our staff/TFS family (artists who are associated or have volunteered with TFS) beat tape, in double cassette tape form! FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD WHEN YOU PURCHASE, including bonus tracks not available on the cassette. FIRST 9 ORDERS GET SP1200 PIN MADE BY DUG INFINITE!!! DOUBLE cassette version of “A Sound Foundation” feat Brock Berrigan, Dailon, SlopfunkDust, Odd Nosdam and more! ONLY 30 are made, thanks for Rise77. Yellow and […]