Field recordings for all
Venue: TBD Time: TBD
Age Group: Open to All
Max Participants per Workshop: 5
The Workshop will consist of two sessions:
-Learning about recording techniques in various types of spaces and environments.
-Discussion about which sort of equipment to use/buy for various recording situations/budgets/needs.
-People can start with just their phone, or with a handheld recorder/microphone if available.
-Everyone also gets to use my pro-equipment to record something – of course the students get to keep the files.
-I come up with exercises and send my students out to collect specific types of audio material and to explore different types of spaces.
– The philosophical part of the lecture deals with the question why the same space sounds different when “heard through the ears of another”, recorded by another.
Questions posed to participants
Is there truly such a thing as an ugly sound?
Which sounds define our physical and cultural living spaces?
How they change over time?
2. Processing the Recordings/Making a Piece
-We download free audio software and learn how to cut and process the sound, which material to choose, and how to create a simple sound collage, a composition.
-All students exchange their favorite sounds recorded during the workshop and make a small piece (up to one minute) with these sounds.
-Listening to the results, final discussion.
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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