Sonic Portrait Workshop Part 1
Scape Art Central, Corner of Gloucester & Colombo St, Christchurch City
Saturday 17 October 2015 11:00am – 12:30pm
Sonic Portrait Workshop Part 2
CPIT, Madras St, Christchurch City
Saturday 31 October 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm
The Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists (CSSA) in partnership with SCAPE Public Art present Sonic Portraits, a unique exploration of self and world through sound via two workshops in the art of audio field recording and composition. The Auricle’s Sonic Portraits workshops offer a unique opportunity to compose a self-portrait through sound. Drawing on the practices of active listening, sound walking and field recording followed by multichannel audio mixing, participants will be guided through the composition of a sonic portrait of their lived, day-to-day experience of the sound environment they inhabit.
Part 1 is an introductory session explaining the basic concepts concerning active listening, and practical recording techniques. Between the introductory and editing sessions, participants will have two weeks to make recordings of their own, unique sound-environment at their discretion. No prior experience with recording, audio editing, or sound practices are required. All you need are open ears and a simple recording device, which could range from a smart phone to a stand-alone portable audio recorder.