NEW: Sound Art Performance

Experiment with different ways of making sounds
and combining them into an expressive group

Who is this course for

This course is open to people with any level of knowledge and experience. An interest in sound, experimental music, performance or contemporary art would be useful. Previous musical experience is not required, but neither is it a disadvantage. A basic level of computer proficiency is necessary.

What does this course cover

A short course as a taster to the longer Experimental Sound Art course which starts in September. The course starts with workshop sessions to explore different ways of making sound and playing sounds as a group. There is a session on audio editing and digital composition. Students work together on a final group project.

This is a practical course on which you will explore a range of skills and techniques. You will learn about important sound artists and experimental musicians, and their influence and methods. The course explores ways of listening to, appreciating and analysing experimental music and sound art. You will review and critique your own work to develop your Sound Art practice.

What will it be like

Sessions are hands-on, experimental and exploratory, trying things out without the pressure of having to make a finished product. The computer session is designed to be accessible to beginners and also to offer more in depth work for those with more experience. The project work is open and there are lots of options for what to make.

What else do you need to buy or do

All equipment and materials will be provided: you don't need to buy anything but there will be opportunities for you to use your own equipment if you want to. You are welcome to bring instruments and sound making objects to play. You can use your own sound recorder, headphones and laptop if you want to, but these aren't required to attend the course.

What this course could lead to

This short course is intended as a taster to the longer Experimental Sound Art course which starts in September. The three terms of Experimental Sound Art are designed to be complementary and students often attend all three terms. People who have attended previous courses have gone on to make sound art work independently, put on events and perform at exhibitions.

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