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Max workshop at BEK



Last week I gave a Max workshop at BEK. The patchers that I made along the way can be downloaded from the comment field at this page at the BEK web site. We’ve also set up a Facebook group for the workshop.

Photo: Jeremy Welsh

Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper 1.0.b6



A new beta version of Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper is now available. This version makes the names of the plugins more informative in REAPER 5, making the plugins easier to find.

In the big scheme of things and considering the sad news from Paris last night, this does not amount to much, but as a friend of mine just said:

The best thing to do is to keep on working and going.
I learned this from previous wars and as a child.

Concert at Galleri RAM, Oslo



Wednesday this week I’ll do a gig at Galleri RAM in Oslo as part o the Spaces Speak concert series, curated by Joakim Blattman Moldestad and Ricardo del Pozo.

More info here   .   Facebook event

Workshop on everyday sound



This past week I have been giving a workshop to a group of master students in arts at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. The workshop was an introduction to working with sound in cross-disciplinary contexts.

I have given some lessons with listening examples on the history of sound, sound art and experimental music, with an emphasis on noise as musical material (Luigi Russolo and John Cage), ideas of the French acousmatic music (musique concrete, acousmatic music, reduced listening and the sonorous object), the anecdotal sound and music of Luc Ferrari, acoustic ecology and soundscape thinking (R. Murray Schafer and Hildegard Westerkamp) and some current Norwegian artists working with field recordings (Jana Winderen and Elin Øyen Vister). On a techbnical level the students have been introduced to basic sound editing using Reaper.

One of the days we went for a sound walk and did some field recordings, and the students have used the recordings to develop small projects of their own, alone or in groups, that were presented at the end of the workshop.

The above photo is from a listening exercise done one of the days. Inspired by earlier exercises by Murray Schaefer and Brandon LaBelle, we made notes of all that we heard.

Workshop: Surround sound and ambisonics



December7-11 I will give a 5-day workshop introducing to work on surround sound and Ambisonics. The workshop is a collaboration between BEK and Lydgalleriet. For the first three days we’ll work at BEK, where participants are given a theoretical and hands-on introduction to the topic. For the two last days we move to Lydgalleriet, where participants can get their hands dirty playing with the 25-speaker 3D Ambisonics rig.

For more info and how to sign up, please check the BEK web site.


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