Classes & Workshops
In the Workshop: Kiernan Laveaux
Kiernan Laveaux is a transfeminine conduit from Cleveland, Ohio. Originating as one of the driving forces behind In Training, a long running queer event series founded in Cleveland in 2014, she has made a name for herself through her DJ sets and bookings that reflect the rustbelt environment she was birthed from. Inspired by her peers, the experimentalism and joy found within midwestern electronic music, and the forces that gifted her the name Kiernan Laveaux, she’s since embarked on a lifelong journey of exploring rhythms and communicating through the motherbeat. In her workshop, she will be demoing the standard DJ club equipment (mixers, CDJs, turntables) and will be giving advice on how to approach and acquire these tools. She will also be leading a discussion regarding the ethos behind DJing and organizing events, and the experience of approaching organizing in nightlife from the perspective of attempting to create personal autonomy and fluid queer space, as well as a move away from alcohol culture in dance focused spaces. This workshop is open to DJs of all levels and event organizers, or folks aspiring to be either/or/both.
Curated by gfx, this workshop series highlights instruments from the Musical Instrument Lending Library at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Library will also be on hand with instruments for hands-on noodling. After making new sounds of your own, stick around to hear gfx DJs at Ace Hotel’s In the Weeds.