Techniques for Auditory Resistance
a weekend intensive electronic music workshop with HYENAZ
betOnest – Kultur Park Stolpe
Am Kanal 2, 16278 Angermünde, Germany
October 13 -14 -15
This is a sound art workshop and collaborative laboratory facilitated by HYENAZ – xil and alfabus. We will work individually and collectively to develop sound art that responds to the experiences of those who gather as well our current context of migration, war, structural violence and collective mourning.
We will use a variety of tools, with an emphasis on free and open source software, to explore a variety of approaches to creating sound in an electronic music context, including the manipulation of field recordings through sampling, digital synthesis and vocal recordings. We will explore techniques of arrangement to create sonic landscapes from the sounds that emerge and experiment with how these works inspire dance and movement.
We will conduct the class in English but we can also translate for German language speakers. All participants are encouraged to use their first/home languages for recordings and original text compositions.
HYENAZ are familiar with Ableton, Bitwig and Ardour, among other software, and welcome any software that attendees are already familiar with.
All skill levels and all bodies are welcome.
Friday 13.10: from 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 14.10: from 10 – 13:00; 15:00 – 19:00
Sunday 15.10: from 10 – 12:00; 14:00 – 16:00
Price Includes Workshop, accommodation, and food.
Earlybird Price: €130 (register by 15. September)
Full Price: €160
Our practice as HYENAZ is to develop soundscapes and digital synthesizers from field recordings: natural sounds, ambient sounds, interviews, recorded texts and recorded vocals/instruments. We work to follow not a genre of music or sound but to follow a theme and let it guide us throughout the texture of the entire work, so that the sounds are created from one “cloth” that stays close to the intended purpose of the sound.
We like to create parameters within which to work, using limitation to stay close to the original idea. At the moment we are working on measurement, difference, speaking across borders, border crossing, and nonviolent resistance and would like to see how these themes can be reflected in sound design and collaborative work.