Big Gigantic, a group known for their charitable spirit as well as their upbeat sound, are upping the ante on their philanthropic efforts. For several years now, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Boulder, CO have engaged in widespread charity work while on tour, pairing with organizations in cities across the country to bring fans together and do a little bit of good before their shows. In 2016 they also donated $1 from every ticket sale to a charity organization in that city. They call these efforts, “A Big Gigantic Difference,” and formalized it with the creation of the A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation at the end of 2016.
In 2017, instead of spreading their fundraising efforts across the country, they are focusing on their local community through a partnership with Youth on Record. Youth on Record provides resources and training to underprivileged youths in the Denver area looking to learn about music and the music industry. Big Gigantic is hoping to raise $50,000 by the end of 2017 – as of writing this they have raised about $20,000 – and they will use the funds to purchase a brand new digital music computer lab for Youth on Record.
Partnering with Big Gigantic and Youth on Record on this project are Ableton and Native Instruments. Ableton will provide licenses and Adobe Creative Cloud for the new lab’s five stationary iMac desktops, and Native Instruments will donate five Komplete Audio 6 Controllers. The full computer lab project will also include five chairs, three custom desks, and one year’s salary for an Open Lab Instructor.
So the next time Big Gigantic rolls through your city, know that your ticket not only gets you access to one of the top livetronica acts around today, but is helping contribute to a new generation of musicians. Want to go even further in helping the A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation reach their goal? Donate now!