So, you may have noticed some changes in our mission statement and noticed how we are dojng more than just chiptune compilations now. I suppose I should explain where C4A is headed. As of now, we are working on becoming our own 501(3)(c)! We are proud of almost all the charities we have benefitted and … Continue reading C4A – Past, Present, Future and Beyond
Save the date! C4A will be back at ArlingCon 2020 this year! Our sensory tables plus a new interactive segment will be featured and we will also be hosting a panel on neurodiversity in nerd culture! We will likely have a live performance as well - we will put an official event on our EventBrite … Continue reading [CHIPTUNE/SENSORY] C4A @ ArlingCon 2020! More Info to Come!
Ding! Ding! Ding! It's year 5 for C4A and that means a BIG compilation must be coming! So that means we want YOU! We need chiptune, vaporwave, 8-bit, bitpop, nerdcore, nintendocore or whatever for our double compilation this year! Double submissions - YES, double submissions - are accepted this year (you don't HAVE to do … Continue reading VOLUME 5 IS OPEN FOR (DOUBLE) SUBMISSIONS!? – noise, power and speed VS chill, slow and laidback
Proprioceptive. Now that's a big one. Most spell checks don't even recognize it. What does that mean? Well, our proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints. Its what gives us our awareness of being pushed, pulled and squished - essentially the parts of our nervous system that detect force and pressure. It's also … Continue reading [SENSORY] What Does “Proprioceptive” Mean?
I was pleasantly surprised when, after talking with Orba, I was contacted by these folks who are making this wonderful sensory-driven music tool and had a terrific discussion about what they want to do with it and how it can help sensory diets and all walks of autistic people. I will tell you this: they … Continue reading [SENSORY TOOLS] Artiphon and the Orba!
The makers of the Artiphon are now looking for backers for their next project: a musical controller that fits in the palm of your hand, able to cue up drums, melodies or patterns with just simple gestures, even by simply moving it around. They hope it will find use in sound therapy and be welcomed … Continue reading The Orba, a haptic feedback instrument and MIDI controller!
We had a blast once again at the Dallas Museum of Art, with founder Asperkraken putting on a pair of performances and us having a massive 12-foot sound and sensory play table! Check out DMA's Twitter and Instagram to hear some words from us too! Here are some pictures courtesy of us and the DMA's … Continue reading C4A at DMA 11/15-16/19 Gallery!
Here are some more photos of us at DMA this past Saturday, courtesy of Mr. Chen and the DMA! These also show off our sound table a bit more. At some point the children gave me a break on performing. 😀
At long last, this reissue has come. This was an ambient album composed in 2006 with minimal ambience, a sensory-friendly album meant to be calming and musically therapuetic. No beats, no noises, just melody. Auditory medicine. If you ever want something to listen to that is low impact or to help you regulate sensory overload, … Continue reading [RELEASES] Catharis: A Sensory Friendly Album.
Not sure how "woo" you may be, but lately as an autistic I have found this exercise to be incredibly soothing and useful for shaking out bad energy or just restlessness in general. You may not look like this while doing it, but it feels good. Kind of reminds me of how we regulate ourselves … Continue reading SENSORY: Shake it Out with Pedram Shojai