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Chroma Studios, the Music Perspective

We here at Chroma Studios are fans of music ourselves, owning a record collection with well over 8,000 records (if you want to count them come on over). It is through this that we have developed the philosophy that all music has something to offer. Instead of not listening to it and saying it sucks we decided to open ourselves up to the opportunity to listen to a different perspective. Which is all music is really. A different perspective due to a different upbringing. It seems to me that we all could use the reminder that this is one of our strengths. It does not matter what style it is there are only 12 notes, there is melody, there is harmony and form. There is rhythm syncopated and straight. The beauty of all of that is it’s an individual’s voice that makes those 12 notes, melody, harmony, form, and rhythm all come together.

Whenever I rent spaces to bands, they ask what the rules are and this is my response. My number one rule for the band studios is be supportive of your fellow musicians no matter what you do or what they do.  We currently rent 19 band studios and these bands will provide the majority of the music at ChromaFEST. We rent space to all different types of bands. There are some cover bands, original bands, trained musicians, untrained hip hop, rock and roll, metal, and bands I have never heard. Chroma used to house a performance space where Chroma developed a relationship with many Singer Songwriters and poets who will be a part of ChromaFEST in what we call Tweener acts. The Chroma community will provide a diverse set of music that is Albuquerque.

If you are up to listening to a bunch of different styles of music all in one place as part of your day, mark down April 8th and come to ChromaFEST in Albuquerque, NM. I can make you this promise, you won’t be disappointed. More info on ChromaFEST will be shared as we get closer to April, stay tuned…

 

Update on New Building

This morning we picked up the keys to our new art space!! The working name of the new space is ‘Chroma on Roma’. After measuring all the studios, we have set the rents according to size. You can see a list of all the studios available on the Studios page. The rents will vary from $150 to $400/month. There will also be a few spaces opening up at the Central location, because some artists plan to move with us to the new building. We are not only a traditional artist space, we are open to writers, poets, teachers, photographers, architects, graphic designers, videographers, musicians(as long as you aren’t too loud), any creative field really!

If you would like to see studios available at the new building, we will be there to show studios tomorrow, Tuesday the 7th at 10 am and 5:30 pm. The new building is on the NE corner of 1st and Roma in downtown. The entrance is on the south side of the bldg. If neither of those times works for you, please give Paula a call at 259-6320 to set up another more convenient time, or if you have any other questions. To see the spaces available at the Central location, please call for an appointment.