Creating Sonic Artworks

One Place to Another: Creating sonic artworks from field recordings with tutor Dominic Murcott

19/05/2018–20/05/2018

One Place to Another: Creating sonic artworks from field recordings

The aim of the course is to create a piece of sonic art that uses audio material that is personal to the artist. The actual sounds captured may be personal or the place where they were captured.

Provisional programme

The aim of the course is to create a piece of sonic art that uses audio material that is personal to the artist. The actual sounds captured may be personal or the place where they were captured. There will be an option to combine the recorded material with percussion instruments. Metal ones in particular produce fascinating results when the pitch is changed.

It is suggested (though not vital) that participants arrive at the first session with some material already recorded. During the weekend the group will discuss compositional strategies and how the optional percussion might be included. You will edit and manipulate your material into a composition or soundscape and consider how you want an audience to experience your piece: this could, be as a binaural work on headphones or via a two or multiple channel speaker system. It could also be disseminated online or at a site specific location.

Essentially, Dominic will respond to the participants needs when the course starts.

Tutor

Domoinic Murcott is a composer and Head of Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Location

London (probably Trinity Laban Conservatoire or Music & Dance, but to be confirmed)

Technical requirements

Participants will need some kind of portable recording device – ideally something like a Zoom H1 but a rougher, and possibly exciting method could be just on a smartphone. You will also need a laptop or tablet with a headphone socket with software they can load audio onto and edit it. The best option is a Mac with Logic X  but there are simpler and cheaper options that can work just as well. If the group decides to work on a collective composition then we could do much of the work on Dominic’s computer. Finally you will need headphones that are comfortable enough to work on for long periods. Behringer HPS5000 cost just over £20 and are excellent.

Booking

Fee £240  Full time students £120

Application forms are a available from info@coma.org

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