Co-written

Co-written

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Social agency through collaborative songwriting and performance

Creator/Performer

Chris Ignacio

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Co-written is a series of collaborative songwriting and performance workshops in New York by artist and educator Chris Ignacio and local musicians for young people of color.

Throughout the workshops, participants write and perform original songs, and collaborate with professional NY musicians to record those songs and elevate them to a professional level.

The aim is for the young songwriters to first realize their capacity as artists, and then experience their words echoing out into a community, taking on different forms and meanings. The project challenges ideas of authorship and product in a hyper-consumerist market by asking: How does one own something? What are the defining lines between acknowledgment and exploitation? When is something finished?

Partners

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Community Partners

 

June-July

The Philippine Consulate, NY

Paaralan sa Konsulado

Association of Fil-Am teachers of america

Dec-January 2017

New York Dept. of Corrections

youth offender division

Rose M. singer center, Rikers island

Dec 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

 JCAL First Friday Series

Artists

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Mark Martin   https://markmartincreative.com/

Mark Martin

https://markmartincreative.com/

Kaila Mullady   https://www.kailamullady.com/

Kaila Mullady

https://www.kailamullady.com/

Yuto Kanazawa   http://www.yutokanazawa.com/

Yuto Kanazawa

http://www.yutokanazawa.com/

 
Michael Brinzer   http://michaelbrinzer.com/

Michael Brinzer

http://michaelbrinzer.com/

Rotem Sivan   http://www.rotemsivan.com/

Rotem Sivan

http://www.rotemsivan.com/

Paulo Tirol   https://www.paulophonic.com/

Paulo Tirol

https://www.paulophonic.com/

Lisa Vidas   http://lisavidas.com/Home.html

Lisa Vidas

http://lisavidas.com/Home.html

Tracks

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Co-written with young women from Rikers Island Rose M. Singer Center, Chris Ignacio, and Rotem Sivan. More at co-written.com
With Rotem Sivan and Teen Producers from 92Y Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Dec 2018
 

Be a remote collaborator on any of these tracks via Soundtrap!

Contact

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chris.r.ignacio@gmail.com

Photos by Emily Graham-Handley, Tonilyn Sideco, and Theo Cote