B–CSC Winter Masterclass 2019: The Art of Field Recording

Monday July 1 to Friday July 5, 2019

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Friday 30 November 2018.

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Work with world renown sound artists and recordists Douglas Quin [US] and Philip Samartzis [AU]. Learn how to prepare for and undertake deep fieldwork in remote and difficult wilderness environments, and their attendant conditions. Fieldwork will take place in the environs of Victoria’s Alpine National Park during the winter snow season.

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture is pleased to announce its forthcoming masterclass led by world renown sound artists and recordists Douglas Quin [US] and Philip Samartzis [AU]. The masterclass will draw on the groundbreaking work they have produced in the Arctic and Antarctica to demonstrate technical and creative processes used to register and exhibit the transformative effects of extreme climates.

This five-day intensive masterclass is designed to introduce participants to how to prepare for and undertake deep fieldwork in remote and difficult wilderness environments, and their attendant conditions. Participants will be situated in the pristine environs of Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Fieldwork will be undertaken at Howmans Gap, and the Bogong High Plains during the winter snow season. Practical fieldwork will be complimented by technical demonstrations and conversations focusing on compositional methods and analysis, spatial sound techniques, and exhibition strategies.

The Art of Field Recording is for anyone aspiring to work at a professional standard as an artist, composer or designer. Whether you are interested in sound art, film design, soundscape composition, acoustic ecology, experimental music, performance, spatial sound or environmental art, this masterclass will significantly enhance your knowledge and practice. You will be working with experienced practitioners who are internationally recognised for their sound art and design, and who possess the understanding and intellectual framework necessary to help you realise your creative and professional ambitions. The techniques you learn during the five-day intensive masterclass will be applicable to all the creative projects you hope to pursue within the fields of contemporary art, sound, music, film and media.

Participants will be accommodated at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre, which is located above the snow-line and is surrounded by mountain ash bushland.

MASTERCLASS HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

– Demonstrations of recording techniques presented by leading experts in sound art and acoustic ecology.
– Practical fieldwork undertaken in a pristine alpine wilderness areas during the winter snow season.
– Instruction on how to prepare for deep field work in challenging environmental conditions.
– Exploration of the Bogong High Plains under the guidance of an Antarctic field training officer.
– Presentation and analysis of documentary films and soundscape compositions exploring polar regions and their communities.

DATES: MONDAY JULY 1 – FRIDAY JULY 5, 2019

  • AVAILABLE PLACES – 12
  • COST: $3000 PER PERSON
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