DJ Nano

In the late eighties, Social Fab-ster Charlie Nanos began using drum machines as a classroom tool at Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  The deal was, if students could take a break from tapping out drum beats on their desks, they could earn time on the beat making equipment....

In the late eighties, Social Fab-ster Charlie Nanos began using drum machines as a classroom tool at Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  The deal was, if students could take a break from tapping out drum beats on their desks, they could earn time on the beat making equipment.  As a result of high student and community involvement, Nanos was able to recruit 20 dropouts into The Willow Run Academy, an alternative credit recovery program for students who had fallen through the cracks in the conventional system. He then migrated to Portland, Oregon, where he ran the computer lab program at the Portland Juvenile Detention Center from 1998 - 2008. It was in the computer lab at PJDC that The Multiplication Table Channel was born. DJ Nano uses Ableton software, MIDI controllers and Apples Quicktime tools  to transform youth enthusiasm for beat making into a highly improvisational and fluid "edu-music" experience.

In the late eighties, Social Fab-ster Charlie Nanos began using drum machines as a classroom tool at Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  The deal was, if students could take a break from tapping out drum beats on their desks, they could earn time on the beat making equipment.  As a result of high student and community involvement, Nanos was able to recruit 20 dropouts into The Willow Run Academy, an alternative credit recovery program for students who had fallen through the cracks in the conventional system. He then migrated to Portland, Oregon, where he ran the computer lab program at the Portland Juvenile Detention Center from 1998 – 2008. It was in the computer lab at PJDC that The Multiplication Table Channel was born.

DJ Nano uses Ableton software, MIDI controllers and Apples Quicktime tools  to transform youth enthusiasm for beat making into a highly improvisational and fluid “edu-music” experience.

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