Songwriting, Improv, & Freestyling – Creating In-Studio & On the Fly


Living Room


This event is part of Hip-Hop History Month at the Music District. Check out our other events on our events calendar. Hip-Hop History Month is brought to you in collaboration with the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and the Downtown Artery.

Some people listen to music. Others make the music that people listen to. Both positions are pivotal to one another.
While there are seemingly many requirements that must be met when writing quality music, what sounds ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depends on the taste of those choosing to listen. Us artists – although often times afraid to admit it, are sensitive to critique. And let’s face it: everybody with a smartphone is a critic. Similarly, everybody with a computer chock full of music software has a studio and makes music.
I, Carnage The Executioner, am quite pleased to present COMFORT WITH COMPOSITION – a give-and-take dialogue centering around:

  • what circumstances enable artists to create efficiently and effectively
  • what experiences qualify writers to call themselves musicians
  • what music lovers are looking for in final musical compositions
You, as participants, will have the opportunity to play your own musical creations. You’ll also be encouraged to compose music on-the-spot with me! So bring your songs, your instruments and your sharpest musical minds with you and let’s engage!


Terrell Woods/Carnage The Executioner has spent over 20 years making music and working with youth and adults from all walks of life and various socio-economic backgrounds. He possesses a knack for establishing strong and healthy relationships. His specialties include fostering personal and artistic growth while helping all people find the voices they might not identify with just yet.


Terrell stands firm in his support and practice of provoking positive self-expression, nurturing leadership skills building and speaking in favor of social justice. He’s also no stranger to acting as a motivational speaker based on the hardships he’s overcome as a youth, and expressing the Do’s & Don’ts of being an independent, Do-It-Yourself artist.


10+ years of teaching beatboxing/vocal percussion and songwriting has helped him build an impressive artist resume that extends all the way to Europe and Asia. The impression Terrell leaves behind will likely last a lifetime!



Kind Dub (Cory Clarke & Cody Marsden – Fort Collins, CO)
Kind Dub, LLC was launched on November 1, 2013, after Cody Marsden and Cory Clarke spent a couple of years living and collaborating together in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cory moved to Fort Collins from Denver,  Colorado to study Business and Arts Leadership at Colorado State University. Other than working and the entertainment life, he enjoys traveling the outdoors, gardening, and sports. Cody moved to Fort Collins from Atlanta, Georgia to pursue music and business after attending college back home. When he’s not producing or diving into technology he likes to travel with his fiance and visit family. The two founders met each other through their love of music as well as mutual friends studying at CSU in 2011. They like to spend their time creating audio and video productions, touring and playing concerts, and discussing exciting business plans and ideas. Kind Dub opened their doors at The Music District in 2016 with the help of the Bohemian Foundation to assist fellow up-and-coming artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs in finding opportunities, and creative ways to succeed and collaborate in our unique scene.