Audio Art / Electronic Soundscapes: Indigenous Feminist Sound Production

© G. Inutiq, 2016

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© G. Inutiq, 2016

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Audio Art / Electronic Soundscapes: Indigenous Feminist Sound Production

Sound technology Instructor: Stéphane Claude
Music technology Instructor: Jackie Gallant

Pedagogic Assistant: Stéphane Claude

Workshop
November 19–20 and 26–27, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm

Registration
October 27 – November 16

Bilingual instructors will offer the workshop in French.

Objectives
This workshop aims to foster the creation, production and distribution of electronic music from an Aboriginal feminist vision.

Inspired by the strength and resilience of Aboriginal women, Electronic Soundscapes: Indigenous Feminist Sound Production is part of a movement of awareness and positive action to induce a vision of change for the future.

The milieus of sound creation and online music are presently in full cultural, economic and technological revolution. They are indicative of collective realities, including new skill acquisition and possibilities of expression. Individual and environmental strengths will be combined with the physical feedback provided by electronic musical instruments.

Methods
This training draws its inspiration from the relations between bodies, waterways and electronic flows. Participants will be immersed in a collective creative and technical context, through the process of composition, performance, recording, editing, mixing and mastering of a conceptual online music project.

The topics include current themes:
- Audio art, modular synthesis, dark ambient, drone and acoustic landscapes;
- Key introduction to the steps of producing a conceptual digital album, distributed online (HD, iTunes, MP3, FLAC, OGG, etc.).

The focus will be on physical, analogue, and digital instruments in hybrid and beneficial interactions that draw on the musicians’ personal resources and those of a professional sound studio.

Prerequisites
- Be a professional artist, creator or cultural worker;
- Some performative, compositional and hands-on experience of electronic music instruments is an asset;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1 % Training Investment*;
- Attend every workshop session.
*Any enterprise whose total payroll is $1.000.000 or more is subject to 1% Training Investment. (Emploi-Québec Program)

Number of participants: maximum 8
Registration period: October 27 – November 16, 2016
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or lab@oboro.net.
Cost: $125 (taxes included)
Schedule: November 19–20 and 26–27, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm

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Reservation / Payment
Reservations can be done by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Registration to a workshop is not transferable.

Cancellation / Refund
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.

Workshop Cancellation
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.

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Geronimo Inutiq

Geronimo Inutiq is a multimedia and electronic music artist and DJ. His solo exhibition ISUMAGINAGU was presented at Gallery 101, in Ottawa (Ontario), as part of the Asinabka Festival. ARCTICNOISE has been shown at Trinity Square Video (Toronto), grunt gallery (Vancouver), and AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon). Inutiq’s videos have been featured in the exhibition Beat Nation and at A-Space Gallery (Toronto), as part of the 2015 ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival. He has performed live and deejayed at Transmediale in Berlin, the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and has composed theme songs for film and television (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and NFB). Born in the Canadian Arctic and having lived in Montreal for a long time, Inutiq has roots in Quebec and the Far North.

Stéphane Claude

Stéphane Claude is an electronic_acoustic composer and sound engineer. His research is based on integrating a conceptual and physiological framework of audio recording and sound installation for different diffusion contexts in the electronic arts. His interests gravitate around the communication of a formal aesthetic, of a transductive experience of the electronic medium, an exploration of digital signal processing, the parameters of acoustic and sound in spaces. His work has been published by ATAK(JP), LINE, DRAGON’S EYE RECORDINGS (US), ORAL (CA), among others. He is the co-founder of the art research unit Ælab with artist and professor Gisèle Trudel. The work of Ælab has been shown internationally.  As an audio consultant, he participates in the conception, production and integration of presentation spaces, of specialized analog and digital creation and production studios for artist run centers, institutions and independant sites. 

Jackie Gallant

Jackie Gallant is a musician, video artist, composer and performer who creates and performs for dance, video and film. She began her musical career as a drummer for several Montreal rock groups. Since then she’s toured nationally and internationally with everyone from La La La Human Steps to Lesbians on Ecstasy and collaborated as sound designer and composer in various contexts for several artists. Recently she collaborated with actor/director Marie Brassard, Sarah Williams and video artist Sabrina Ratté on the dance/theatre piece Moving in This World. In fall 2015, in addition to working with dancer/choreographers Karen Fennell and George Stamos, she composed, directed and performed in a pop opera (POD~the musical) as part of the Phenomena festival. As a sound, performance and video artist, her work addresses and deconstructs pop culture with self-referential humor and subtle subversion.