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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.
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. We will also explore and learn about Soundscape Composition, as initiated by World Soundscape Project
There will also be advice given on what equipment and software to buy on how to develop your own sound arts practice and you will review and critique your own work to develop your Sound Art practice.
This course is a practical course where we invite students to bring their own instruments, electric, acoustic, and self-made (wooden percussive instruments and electronic) or just bring their voice.
As a group we will develop improvisation sessions, and make music and sound pieces spontaneously, using instruments , found objects and our voices.
These sound art sessions will also be recorded, discussed and evaluated as a group and students will be encouraged to keep a reflective journal relevant to your gained experiences during this course.
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 and instruments too. There will be advice on cheap to buy or make equipment for you to start building a collection of sound making instruments. There is no set homework but plenty of recommendations for further research through reading and listening, and of course practising sound making and experimenting in your own time.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
Invent, create, play! This course will allow you to explore sound as an art form using instruments, found objects, voice, recordings and technology. The emphasis will be on exploration and experimentation. You will also learn about the history, key artists and movements associated with sound as an art form. Each term focuses on a different aspect, leading to an individual project and the opportunity to take part in a public event or exhibition. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri
Ideal for complete beginners. Learn to strum a tune in your first session and build confidence and skills throughout the course. You will need your own instrument - tutor advice available, see full course description for details. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri The class will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB This a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station.
Ideal for those who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. Learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing. The course will take place at the Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri
This course is for musicians to work together towards performance standard. Open to violin, viola, cello and double-bass players, working in independent groups of four or more, one player to a part, with coaching from experienced tutors. You may join one or both of the sessions. In Session 2, one of the groups is a larger string orchestra, which works with a conductor. Please attend the first class of term to be grouped appropriately.
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