KUVO interview: PlatteForum + Creative Residents/DJs Memetic and Pho by platteforum published on 2013/03/07 19:55:56 +0000 Interview on KUVO's First Take with Lando and Chavis on FM 89.3 on Thursday, March 7, 2013, with PlatteForum's Executive Director Trish Thibodo and Creative Residents Kwende "Memetic" Kefentse and Ian "Pho" Swain about their creative residency at PlatteForum and the upcoming first-ever "unGala" to celebrate PlatteForum's 10th birthday and 10 years of successful programming for artists, underserved youth, and the community. Memetic and Pho worked with teens in PlatteForum's ArtLab program while in residency at PlatteForum. Their exhibition, "reconstruction: building new music from old denver records," featuring music created in the last two months from vinyl found in Denver record shops. Youth and artists have been working in intensive sessions during the residency--listening to, analyzing, and integrating music from old records to create new music. The artists taught ArtLab youth how to use production software, turntables, and vinyl records as they demonstrated how to make and mix beats, develop an ear for their taste in music, and create personal performance styles. Youth created their own cover art for their music compositions as well. Memetic and Pho will perform at the unGala as well as at their exhibition opening on March 7, 530pm-8pm at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven St. Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202. The artists hail from Ottawa and Toronto, in Canada, respectively.