November 2015

Mission Girls Record “We Are the Women” at Studio Trilogy

Pictured at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco is the “We Are The Women…” production team. Far left is Trilogy engineer/co-manager Willie Samuels. Far right standing is Future Youth Records founder/executive director Jason Wall.

Pictured at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco is the “We Are The Women…” production team. Far left is Trilogy engineer/co-manager Willie Samuels. Far right standing is Future Youth Records founder/executive director Jason Wall.

San Francisco, CA, November 2015 — Non-profit organizations Future Youth Records (“FYR”) and Mission Girls Services have debuted a new song recorded at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco. “We Are The Women…” was created through the Future Youth Records’ V.I.N.Y.L. (Voice for Inspiring & Nurturing Youth Leadership) Program, a program that provides at-risk youth the opportunity to create broadcast quality media alongside high profile music industry professionals with positive, impactful messages.

Four girls, ages 10 to 19, from Mission Girls Services began work during Women’s History Month in March alongside professional musicians Matt “Doctor” Fink (Prince & The Revolution), Adam “A-Plus” Carter (The Hieroglyphics), Eva Gardner (Pink, Cher) and Thia Megia (American Idol) inside of Studio Trilogy, a state of the art recording facility in San Francisco’s SOMA District.

Under the direction of FYR’s Founder/Executive Director, Jason Wall, and co-producer/engineer Willie Samuels, “We Are The Women” was written and recorded by the girls over four days. It features strong lyrics and an anthemic chorus composed by the young women to counteract the growing problem of female degradation in much of today’s music media.

“Music represents a very powerful influence over young people and their development into adulthood. It influences behavior, style and an overall identification within a social culture,” said Jason Wall, Future Youth Record’s Founder. “To great devastation, popular music has not only lost much of its artistic integrity, but worse, it has sunk to depths so low it has become unconscionable. Simply put, abuse is not art. These young ladies represent the future of music where it will be used to inspire, inform and celebrate, not to perpetuate the harm of others.”

Watch the video and isten to “We Are The Women…”
http://youtu.be/ptxRrYvNAUw

Future Youth Records is a Bay Area based 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to establish a powerful national nonprofit record label that works with at-risk youth to create broadcast quality recordings with positive messages which are socially conscious, inspiring, and impactful. For more information please visit http://www.futureyouthrecords.org

Mission Girls Services is a subsidiary of Mission Neighborhood Centers – a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) organization that delivers culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community-based services focused on low-income families and develops and promotes leadership skills that empower families to build strong, healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. Mission Girls Services is a gender specific program that provides skill building programming in academic support, career exposure, leadership building, health education, and cultural diversity. For more information visit: http//:www.mncsf.org

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Guerilla Composers Ensemble at Studio Trilogy in SF

Pictured at Studio Trilogy are (L-R) Noah Killeen, Trilogy assistant engineer; Edward Hong, drums and percussion; Bridget Pasker, cello; Zach Miley, recording engineer; Steve Horowitz, composer/producer; Jonathan Szin, clarinet; Britton Day, piano; Abigail Shiman, violin; Christy Kim, flute, Nick Benavides, conductor and director.  Photo by David Goggin.

Pictured at Studio Trilogy are (L-R) Noah Killeen, Trilogy assistant engineer; Edward Hong, drums and percussion; Bridget Pasker, cello; Zach Miley, recording engineer; Steve Horowitz, composer/producer; Jonathan Szin, clarinet; Britton Day, piano; Abigail Shiman, violin; Christy Kim, flute, Nick Benavides, conductor and director. Photo by David Goggin.

San Francisco, CA, August 2015 – Steve Horowitz and the Guerrilla Composers Ensemble assembled at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco to record “The Ribbon of Extremes,” an instrumental work by Horowitz, inspired by the 1932 painting of the same name by the Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy.

Horowitz explained the origins of his composition and how it was recorded at Trilogy, “The Ribbon of Extremes is a surrealist masterpiece. Imaginary figures and unreal objects unfold in space and time inside a puffy cloud of musical nightmares. In fact, a lot of the figures in the painting look like strange creatures playing instruments. That was the original inspiration — what would they sound like?”

On the subject of recording, he continued, “Studio Trilogy is the perfect setting for this group and this instrumentation. Lot’s of great microphones, comfortable rooms, high-end analog consoles and a world-class piano. Studio manager Cindy McSherry and the entire staff are amazing — they make you feel completely at home and are on top of the details, so you can concentrate on the music.”

Horowitz is a creator of odd but accessible sounds and a diverse and prolific musician, perhaps best known for his original score for the award-winning film “Super Size Me” and 18 highly imaginative albums.

”The Ribbon of Extremes” features a large percussion set up, played expertly by percussionist Eddie Hong and features complex interactions of piano, cello, violin, clarinet, and flute. “Eddie is playing everything from the drum set to vibes on this recording and the trap set part is not easy; it is a very intricate feature and needs to blend with the rest of the ensemble at all times,” Horowitz explains. “This takes absolute timing and incredible focus. Eddie plays with a lot of control — think Franks Zappa’s ‘Black Page’ played on Mars. We also had the great privilege of working with recording engineer Zach Miley on this project. Zach has huge ears and really helped to define and shape the final mixes.”

”The Ribbon of Extremes” is set for release September 4, with the CD set to be available shortly thereafter. Visit: http://www.thecodeinternational.com

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