The goal of the workshop is to offer participants a hands-on experience of soundscape recording in a natural environment, while learning about the field recording practices of master artists, and participating in a conversation and skill-share with the artists and other participants around the techniques and philosophy of field recording.
The workshop will take place on March 25-26,in Tempe Arizona. It will be led by three working artists, each with a significant and unique practice in field recording. The site of the hands-on session is the Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed at sunrise, 90 minutes north and east of Tempe. More information and example recordings from the site can be found here:
ANNEA LOCKWOOD (Also a Keynote Speaker)
Annea Lockwood is known for her explorations of the rich world of natural acoustic sounds and environments, in works ranging from sound art and installations to concert music. She started making field recordings in the ‘70s and that continues to be a major aspect of her work. An interview with her by Cathy Lane was published in the book In the Field: The Art of Field Recording by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle in 2013. Her music has been performed in many venues and festivals and extensively recorded. Wild Energy, in collaboration with Bob Bielecki – a site-specific installation based largely on geophysical and atmospheric infra and ultra sound, was presented in the Caramoor Music Festival’s exhibition, In The Garden of Sonic Delights in 2014. One of her three river sound maps, A Sound Map of the Housatonic River is currently running at Apexart, New York in the sound art exhibition Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone. She is an emerita professor of Vassar College where she taught for many years. http://annealockwood.com/
Wednesday, March 25:
2:30-3:00pm Arrival and check-in at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (room TBD)
A brief introduction, then a presentation by each of the Lead Artists, followed by a Q & A with all three.
Dinner break (on your own — local restaurants will be identified)
Provided transportation to the Days Inn in Camp Verde, AZ.
Thursday, March 26:
Field Recording Excursion to the Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed. (Sunrise occurs at 6:24am)
NOTE: This site is part of the Listen(n) project of ASU. Recordings made this morning can be submitted to the project for inclusion.
More information about the site can be found HERE:
Downtime at the Days Inn
Provided transportation back to Tempe/ASU
Lunch break (on your own — local restaurants will be identified)
An informal post-recording conversation led by the Lead Artists. Individuals will be encouraged to share their recordings, discuss techniques, and share their skills and ideas with the group. A sound system will be provided.
— Registration cutoff for this workshop is MARCH 18, 2015.
— The registration fee includes transportation, but does not include the your stay at the Days Inn in Camp Verde, AZ on the evening of March 25, 2015. Participants will need to book this on their own. The Days Inn website.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Registration costs are $100 for ASAE members, and $150 for non-members. The non-member fee includes membership, if desired. There is no partial registration fee available for attending only part of the workshop.
Any other inquiries about the workshop can be made to Stephan Moore