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.

Howmans Gap Alpine Centre image

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 specifically 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 masterclass will appeal to anyone interested in sound art and design, soundscape composition, acoustic ecology, experimental music and performance, spatial sound, and environmental art practices.

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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