Field recordings for children
Venue: TBD Time: TBD
Age Group: 10+
Max Participants per Workshop: 5
Leonie and the children will spend some time sharing their thoughts about sound. What do the children hear? Which sounds are funny, scary, annoying? Which ones are important for our survival? Where can they find their favourite
sound in the near surroundings?
She will then give a quick and simple introduction to her equipment. They will then go in search of the kids’ favourite
sounds and they will get to record them using Leonie’s pro mic and recorder. They will also get to record a short soundwalk (a walk that that represents more than one physical space and acoustic environment) of their choice. As they listen back, the group will discuss why the same sounds recorded by different people sound different (that is, hearing through each other’s ears.)
Later, Leonie will post the sounds on her student SoundCloud so that they (and/or friends and family) can access them online, at any point of time.
Leonie Roessler received a Bachelor Degree in Composition along with a Minor in Dance Performance at California State University Northridge in 2010. She moved to the Netherlands and earned her Masters Degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013. She then completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology, where she focused on Field Recording and the Spatialization of Sound. In 2016, she finished the fourth and last year of the Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2016 alone, her works have been performed in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and the United States, and broadcast on radio stations in various countries, and her field recording soundscapes were chosen as winning entries of the Forum Wallis Ars Electronica Competition, as well as the GRIT Collaborative Competition. She is active as a performer, composer, and sound artist, and teacher in various countries and places near and far.
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