Today’s #WCW for #WildWomanWednesday is Lauren Turk…
Lauren is a multi-instrumental singer-songwriter, activist and social entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Her music and thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fast Company, The FADER, GOOD, and Nakid Magazine. She has shared her ideas on leveraging technology for music education on the TEDx stage twice. Recently, doubling as the talent director and live correspondent of GOODFest (a music festival for social justice presented by Google), booking and interviewing Solange, D.R.A.M., Glass Animals, Fantastic Negrito, Madame Ghandi, Kelsey Lu, Gogol Bordello and others. Her favorite book is “Just Kids”.
In 2014, Lauren co-founded Play with Music, a music and technology education non-profit serving high-need public schools. In 2016, her program enabled students to learn and co-write with songwriters for Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, members of M83, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, to name a few.
Lauren shared with us a little peak into her world and what she does..
‘A peak inside my “Stories to Songs” show — where the story you tell becomes the song I sing. It’s improvised interactive music!
This song, the last of the night, was based on the story told by Elana Meta (founder of Wild Vessel), an incredible dancer & entrepreneur– on finding purpose, love, community, and empowering the feminine. I improvised the music and lyrics you hear “I dance inside the fire / You bring me higher, sister” for the chorus.’
Lauren’s next show is this Friday Nov 10 in Venice.
She says “Come! It won’t be the same without you”