WORKSHOPS

an invitation to create music and sounds understanding audio processing as a means of manifestation.

 

Proposals 2020

Can you imagine letting go anything you don’t need?... Can you imagine sensing the subtlest vibrations of the ground or floor that is

 

supporting you? Can you imagine listening to all that is sounding as if your body were the whole earth? - Pauline Oliveros

 

 

1. REAKT 

Language: English/Spanish

Duration: 3 hours (15 minutes break)

Max. 12 places available

Sampling Lab with Ableton Live

We will  tackle production, collection and selection of samples as a shared and public process.

Our input material will be sounds from public and individual demonstrations.

The access to a sounds library will be provided and it is also expected than the participants bring their own audios to work with.

We will use the software Ableton Live, but the knowledge acquired could be applied to any other DAW (digital audio workstation).

Depending on the experience of the participants, the workshop will be adapted.

The practise will be based on learning & applying:

Audio editing tools.

Using and understanding the grid to make rhythms/beats.

Use of Warping, Simpler and Sampler.

Ideas and proposals to structure/organize a composition

 

Using the tools at hand we can communicate in a powerful way.

We will work with audio creatively to express ourselves beyond the visible.

  

  

 

2. MELTING THE GRID WORKSHOP

Language: English/Spanish

Duration: 3 hours (15 minutes break)

Max. 12 places available

The workshop will focus on exploring sonic qualities of daily life objects and materials that surround us. We will play and interact with

these elements to create a common soundscape made of unexpected and imaginary rhythms resulting in a collective library, new

patterns, samples and sound pieces.

Perhaps through these practises we could expand the margins of what we sometimes call the dancefloor .

The main intentions will be to embrace the chaos and have fun together forgetting about the question of what is and what is not music.

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME

The workshop is absolutely open for beginners, and also for advanced users. It doesn’t matter if you have advanced skills in sound

practice or just want to play and explore with sounds. All kinds of knowledge and backgrounds are welcome! Let's make a collective

space to experiment and explore without judging. Let's learn from each other.

 

WHAT IS NEEDED?

Please bring any object(s) with interesting / weird / chaotic / beautiful / horrible / especial sound(s). It can be anything you finds

interesting. We will use the software Ableton Live, but most of the knowledge acquired could be applied to any other DAW (digital audio

workstation). Bring your headphones and computer with installed Ableton Live.

Don't have Ableton? You can download trial version here: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ .

 

 

3. COLLECTIVE COMPOSITION LABORATORY : YOURS&MINE&OURS&... 

-Possible Melting the grid workshop extension-

Language: English/Spanish

Duration: 3 hours (15 minutes break)

Max. 12 places available

This composition and exchange laboratory seeks to encourage the delivery of private material to be exposed/ activated/

manipulated by other listeners real time. We will explore the scope of sharing, challenging and composing together by

developing a common sound identity, based on the particular aesthetics/decisions/surprises/oddities/???/ that each one

reveals. The outcome will be sound pieces made and produced entirely by all participants. Computer rotation will be our

main method of work, you should be up to share your computer with the group.

 

To participate in this workshop it’s highly recommended to have some previous experience using the software Ableton Live.

 

WHAT IS NEEDED?

Please bring your headphones and computer, choose material to deliver: an Ableton Project (finished or unfinished) or

stems/samples to be used publicly in the workshop by all the participants. The project should be assembled in the

arrangement view of Ableton. Have in mind that it will be modified in any way by the group.

 

 

LAST WORKSHOPS:

@ZVUK Synth Library, Prague, CZ

@PRAHA Fórum pro architekturu a média, Brno, CZ

@CASo, Buenos Aires, AR