Music Maker September 25 2015
Company Dentaku has created many things. One of their newest creations is Ototo, a tiny invention that can make anything like vegetables, or foil into an instrument. This creates endless possibilities of what you can play. Jam out on jam! Play on Plantains! Rock out with your block of cheese!
Alondra the Passionate August 26 2015
Happy Women's Equality Day!
This day in 1971, was declared Women's Equality Day. This day was marked the anniversery of the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave the women the right to vote, and was a major legal change to getting closer to universal civil rights. Of course, a lot of people didn't love the amendment, and it only won by one vote. Women were still treated as second class citizens no matter what happened to the law. However, today, We celebrate!
Let's highlight this AWESOME woman:
Alondra De la Parra!
Alondra del la Parra is the most passionate composer on the block. She leaps and prances. She smiles and sways. Her passion flows from her like a waterfall. It's amazing! Younger kids, around 5 to 7, tend to get really obsessed with a certain thing. It could be dinosaurs, ballerinas, and super heros. The sort of passion that Alondra has is similar to the intensity of a child. That is very rare in adults. Being an adult is stressful. Adults sometimes loose that spark.
Being a kid is great. Appreciate it for as long as possible. Is there something that you are so passionate about, you can't contain your excitement? An artist? A sport? An animal? It can be anything really. (OUTSIDE VOICE is passionate about giving kids the inspiration to go out and create).
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"Shapes" July 20 2015
Here's a super cool video to start your week!
The music is by Metismatic, and the animation was done by Gustavo Almenara. Enjoy!
This video transforms the music into shapes. What kind of shapes do everyday sounds you hear make? What would that look like?
Make all kinds of different shapes for the sounds you hear throughout the day, then share them on our Face Book page.
Here are two examples I did. What can you make?
Use Your Outside Voice: What is ARTtv? February 25 2015
Let's encourage kids to GO MAKE ART! Join us on our mission to fund ARTtv: a wildly imaginative web series that provides quality arts inspiration to kids and families. Help us encourage the next generation of makers, creators, artists, and rock stars!
What is ARTtv?
ARTtv is the ultimate creative resource for families!
Each episode will offer inspiration and guidance -- teaching kids about art and the creative process. We want to encourage exploration, creativity, and create a community where young artists feel inspired and can share their work.
Four years ago we started OUTSIDE VOICE as a community where kids can connect with their creative side. Arts funding is getting cut from schools. Art matters for all of us. So, how do we get our kids the inspiration and courage they need to grow as critical-thinkers and creators?
The answer is ARTtv. We will give families access to inspiration and a creative community.
What does ARTtv look like?
Each episode will explore a creative discipline or concept—such as music, color or perspective. Genuine kids will anchor the show, taking us through projects, animations, songs, conversations and more!
How can you help?
We are midway through our crowdfunding campaign. Head over to our indiegogo page to read more about our project and to make a contribution that will put us closer to providing ARTtv to your family. We have some amazing and creative perks for our backers including opportunities to hang out with some of the most creative minds in Austin!
And please help us spread the word! We know that ARTtv will be life-changing for the creative families in your life: http://igg.me/at/ARTtv
6 Cool Movies for Holiday Co-viewing December 18 2014
Are you ready for a Holiday break? Have you seen "Home Alone" one too many times? Since we can all use a little chill time, here's a list of films for all ages that you may not have seen.
"Town Called Panic" is the mad-cap adventure of Horse, Indian and Cowboy, three roommates who live in the aptly named town of Panic. Using hand-crafted toy miniatures and stop-frame animation, this Belgian film is a wild ride through earth and sea. And if you don't speak French, remember to turn on the subtitles. But you really don't need to understand what they're saying to get what's going on. Watch the TRAILER
"Trash Dance" is the story of Austin sanitation workers and their journey into the performing arts. The film follows local choreographer Allison Orr, as she gets to know local sanitation workers and invites them to participate in her one-of-a-kind performance. Orr proves, once again, that art can be found and made in the most unlikely places. Watch the TRAILER
If you love music and stories about real people, "THUNDER SOUL" is for you. In 2009, Alumni from Houston's legendary Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader, Conrad Johnson, who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. Watch the TRAILER
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is the story of 85-year-old sushi master and owner of Japanese restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, the most famous sushi restaurant in the world. It's a tale of passion, inspiration and family.
Watch the TRAILER
"The Way Things Go" is part kinetic sculpture, part scientific experiment created and filmed by Swiss artists Peter Fishlii and David Weiss. The 1979 video captures the mesmerizing chain reaction, all crafted with every day objects. And if you're feeling inspired, go make your own chain-reaction movie.
Watch a 9-minute excerpt here
Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a very weird place for a camp. Once Stanley arrives, he's thrown into the adventure of his life when he and his camp-mates must dig a hole a day to keep the warden at bay. But what's with all the holes? Watch the TRAILER
Sister Rosetta Tharpe "Up Above My Head" December 14 2014
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915 – 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. A pioneer of 20th-century music, she became gospel music's first crossover artist, referred to later as "the original soul sister." She was an early influence on figures such as Little Richard, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
Tharpe pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise of pop–gospel. This clip was filmed in approximately 1960 on the show "TV Gospel Time." One of her videos also appears in the Terry Zwigoff film "Ghost World," based on the Daniel Clowes graphic novel created in 1993.
Bring Your Own Chair December 05 2014
For the past 9 years we've co-hosted Austin's best family music party, BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair. In partnership with The Butler Bros, we bring the brightest bands in the world together for a day of music, food and revelry.
Peelander-Z "Mad Tiger" December 04 2014
Watch this video of cats and puppets and cardboard boxes.
Shel Silverstein July 31 2014
Shel Silverstein is our favorite poet. He drew his own pictures of his poems. He was also a singer-songwriter and a screenwriter. He wrote Johnny Cash's smash hit "A Boy Named Sue." Silverstein performed the song as a duet with The Johnny Cash Show in 1970. Silverstein's books are translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 200 million copies. What's your favorite Silverstein poem?
Have you ever tried to draw someone in motion? It’s a challenge! Watch someone in real life or a short clip online and try to capture there movements. Share your studies with us on facebook!
Sea Urchin Dance Troupe will not disappoint! Take a break and enjoy!