What is Love?

“My piece is about what kind of love there is and what love is, what mistakes I’ve done and how love is hard. It’s me expressing my feeling about what love is and how it hurts. I also wrote a rap”

Edith Juarez, a sophomore at Santa Fe High School, created the piece that she describes above in YMP’s 4th Annual Summer Intensive at the Santa Fe Art Institute.  She dives into the multiple ways people love by beautifully interweaving interviews of people on the Railrunner as well as in Old Town Albuquerque throughout her narrative and speculations on what it means to love. Also, she raps.

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Three Animals

“It’s about three animals. I interviewed people and I used editing to make this piece right. It’s kind of funny.”

Kai Omori, age 13, is quoted above about the audio piece he created during the YMP/SFAI Summer Intensive. Honestly, he said it all… minus the thought-provoking surprises. ENJOY!

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Ethan’s Wardrobe Malfunction

Has that ever happened to you when your missing something from your outfit and it feels like all has gone wrong?

Ethan Parrot of Monte Del Sol has. Ethan’s audio montage that encapsulate the feeling of losing an article of clothing was created during Youth Media Project’s Summer Intensive in 2009.

The Love I Felt For You

What does love mean to you? Esmerelda Gonzales-Munoz’s “The Love I Felt For You” shares with us her story about love. Created during Youth Media Project’s 2010 Summer Intensive, Esmerelda delves into her experience with a very complicated relationship. Beautiful and poetic, the piece will inspire you to think deeply about the ways in which we love (and hurt) each other.

Strangers & Friends

Justine Teba of Pojoaque Valley High School was a participant in Youth Media Project’s 2010 Summer Intensive.  In this reflective piece, Justine shares with us beautiful moments of her childhood and slowly growing out of innocence. Things that were once strange and dark became the friends to help her forget what took the innocence away.

Enjoy, Believe, Dream

From The Santa Fe Indian School, Kayleen Duran created this piece about why she thinks it’s important to enjoy, believe and dream.  Her short piece is part poem, part rap, and part manifesto about how she chooses to live her life.  From the hip-hop inspired activities she does to enjoy herself, to the dreams of becoming a rapper/producer,  Kayleen’s audio-manifesto is meant to uplift and inspire her fellow native peoples.

In The Land Of Summer

“In The Land Of Summer” is a fictional piece written by Marzia Dessi. Created during the Youth Media Project’s Summer Intensive collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute.  The radio poem follows the fate of Sunville, an infinite place of summer and sun and green grass and smiles and the infamous magican Mr. Summer.  Marzia’s land of the summer can be seen as an allegory for growing up or the environmental degradation our world is experiencing.

Family Tree

“Family Tree” is a short piece written and produced by Andres Ortiz. He is a junior at Pojoaque Valley High School and created “Family Tree” during Youth Media Project’s Summer Intensive at the Santa Fe Art Institute. His piece is a journey into Ortiz’s unknown family history.   Growing up being told by all that his family is Hispanic, Andres finds out how important and fulfilling it is to know the complexities of our family backgrounds and histories.

Summer Intensive Showcase

Listen to the first show of Audio Revolution!’s fall 2010 season! This show highlights the work done by students during Youth Media Project’s Summer Intensive 2010.  With the help of Carmen Gallegos and Eliot Fisher of Youth Media Project and Lisa Donahue and Perish of the Santa Fe Art Institute, the students created pieces that range from songs to fictional poems to family narratives to personal manifestos!

Why Can’t We

Katherine MacDonald, from the New Mexico School For The Arts, wrote and recorded her song, “Why Can’t We,” during Youth Media Project’s summer intensive at the Santa Fe Arts Institute.  In this catchy and melodic song, Katherine plays piano and sings and her lyrics bring up multiple questions about peace, harmony and social justice… so, why can’t we have these things?