1. DJ Culture and Creative Process
My name is Cristina and I'm the founder of Behind The Decks - an organization committed to maintaining the integrity of the DJ art form. In order for me to expand on topics affecting DJs today I need to learn from DJs what they're passionate about and what challenges them. I would like to learn more about DJ's regarding their creative process and the issues DJs face outside of technique.
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Please join me in a larger conversation and help elevate our community.
Founder, Behind The Decks
Cristina DiGiacomo heard her first techno song in 1990 and the rest is history. As a fan of DJ culture and a DJ herself, Cristina has embarked on many paths to champion DJs as artists, maintain the integrity of the art, and support dance culture at large. She has a Masters of Science in Change Management from The New School which has been the springboard for works she dubs the “BEHIND THE DECKS” series. Cristina co-founded, and is the Musical Director of, ADG, one of the most active and successful DJ collectives in New York City. Cristina has a DJ creative coaching practice and according to those familiar with her methods, she is a “shrink for DJs”. Cristina is currently working on a creative process curriculum to support DJ teaching institutions worldwide as a supplement their education programs. She is also developing a consortium of researchers and academics who currently do work in studying DJs and dance culture.
Research Paper: BEHIND THE DECKS: Establishing the DJ’s Creative Understanding
( http://www.scribd.com/full/55088894?access_key=key-18nii3wr55moactkdbxf )