Abstract turntablism workshop with NYC DJ Maria Chávez


Learn how to break all the rules of DJing and turntablism, and make new forms of sound art in this incredible workshop with world renowned abstract turntablist Maria Chavez.

Maria Chávez, born in Peru, now based in NYC, is best known as an abstract turntablist, conceptual sound artist and DJ. Her improvised solo turntable performance combines recorded sounds from vinyl records with the electro-acoustic sounds of vinyl and needle in various deteriorating phases. This raw approach merges the practice of improvisation with the inherent unstable conditions of a turntable, allowing accidents to dictate each sound piece. She has taught newcomers to the art form the world over.

Places are limited for young people aged 12 to 25 years old; we especially invite people of colour, Indigenous and First Nations people, LGBTIQA+ folks, women and girls, and people with disabilities to attend.

No prior experience of DJing or music making necessary

Register your spot at Eventbrite, click here

This workshop is brought through our FReeZA program (Phoenix Productions) and our partner, Melbourne Sound School.  Sound School is a community project upskilling and celebrating creatives making electronic music on the margins.

We acknowledge that this event will take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nations and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

Phoenix Youth Hub is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

(Photo by Luisa Santacesaria)


  • Thursday, 13 December 2018 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Phoenix Youth Hub, 72 Buckley Street, Footscray 3011  View Map

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