ORBITAL MUSIC PARK
JUNE 16 - 17, 2018
JUNE 16-17, 2018
320 Hull Street
WITH SESSIONS EACH DAY @
WHAT WE'RE DOING /
Inclusive of all instruments, styles and abilities. You choose dates and times that work best for you. Each adventure is a collaborative play experience with other RVA music-makers matched to your experience level and interests.
WE OFFER FIVE MUSICAL ADVENTURES
(about 2 hours each)
/ open-ended improvisation with some unexpected prompts
/ learn some songs, play those songs, have a set
/ workshop for works-in-progress and collaborative song craft
/ collaborative level-ups for skills and techniques (kinda like informal lessons)
/ a mix tape of all of the above
HOW IT WORKS /
MAKE SOME TIME TO PLAY
Registration is free. Grab a spot because space is limited.
During registration you'll also choose times and dates that work with your schedule
After registration one of the co-founders will call you for a short conversation about your musical story
Receive your matches and say hello
Play at Art Works at your pre-scheduled time
Have an amazing session
Pay any amount that fits your budget: $1 - $20. We'd rather have you in the mix than an extra buck, so don't let the cost hold you back. Pay after your session. Cash and credit cards accepted.
WHAT'S INCLUDED /
WE'RE SET UP FOR GOOD VIBES
Up to 100 minutes of play time in a comfortable studio setting surrounded by art
Matches are made with care by actual humans
(not a computer)
Healthy and delicious refreshments*
Roadie services (we move your heavy gear)
Access to our library of instruments
(includes vintage Rogers drums, Questlove mini drums, synths, keyboards, excellent guitar and bass amps, PA)
(facilitated by co-founders, always constructive)
A great story that will make you feel good
* Alcoholic beverages reserved for monthly membership holders 21+ only. Wanna join? We comply with Virginia ABC laws.
Here's some of what players at previous events had to say...
"Playing with my matches brought out skills I either didn't know I had or that were dormant. Especially when it came to trying new styles of music on the spot!"
"I was matched with folks that were great and our little “jam” session just blew me away."
"I have my own band that plays out occasionally. Orbital was great for jamming out with some new people and get exposed to new styles."
"We had quite the mashup of musical genres, and age differences. We all pulled together seamlessly and had a GREAT time!"
"The group was very talented but we all gelled nicely. It was awesome having a diverse group that played many instruments"
"It's such a weird and wonderful thing to do, and the second time was even more nutty than the first. Thank you guys!"
"Friendly people, great atmosphere, and a solid good time."
"The experience made me want to continue making music a bigger part of my life."
MORGAN HUFF /
Co-founder, Orbital Music Park. Drums and guitars. A bit of keyboards. Songwriter. Singer.
TOM ILLMENSEE /
Co-founder, Orbital Music Park. Guitar, bass, keyboards. A bit of drums and accordion. Songwriter. Can't sing.
WHY WE'RE DOING THIS /
We believe we can inspire a more peaceful and creative world by encouraging diverse musical people to play together more often. This is our 8th Match-o-Rama event at Art Works. Since January 2017 we have matched 230+ music-makers in RVA and created 80+ groups. More about Orbital Music Park
INCLUSIVENESS IS OUR FOUNDATION /
Orbital Music Park is dedicated to providing a harassment-free musical experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, political views, skill-level, musical style or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment in any form. We are always cool (and good) with each other.