Magali Babin oLivier Landry-gagnon Co-creative Sound Design, Electro-Acoustic Work and the Agency of Living Things
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$170 plus tax
– To be artist, creator or professional cultural worker;
– Training for intermediate and advanced participants;
– Commitment to being present at all stages of training;
– Experience working with sound creation and production is an asset.
The aim of this training is to explore approaches to acoustic and electronic recording and composition, in order to cultivate connections between sound research and the living. Participants will explore the possibilities of performative composition using microphones, sensors, software and auto-generative sequencers.
A collaborative approach will be put forward, with periods of collective improvisation involving acoustic instruments and sound materials. Emphasis will be placed on human and other-than-human bodily movement according to different living systems (natural radio, weather, wind, organic sounds, phonocene, electricity, etc.).
Sound capture and modular synthesis will enable the acquisition of sound materialities and gestures that can be integrated as compositional “moments” and musical scenes. The training will end with a visit to the installations or short performances by the participants in group or solo.
The central elements of the training are the implementation of recording scenarios and techniques coupled with modular thinking. The approach combines multichannel recording, modular synthesis and electronic circuitry. The coming together of these approaches can produce a merging and matching of sounds as sonic signals and control signals from modulation. The context of the exercises and experiments is designed in a spirit of sharing, to defuse isolation in digital artistic creation and reconnect with the living and the relational as source, medium and flow of sound exploration.
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Magali Babin is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice in sound art. Exploring space as sound material, Babin draws her materials from haptic proximities, acoustic landscapes, and real-life contexts to create environments composed of sequences, textures, and perspectives. Her works explore imperceptible aspects that create alertness and attention through listening. In recent projects, Babin has examined perception and memory by investigating the ways we identify sounds.
oLivier Landry-gagnon, is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from Quebec City and who has been living in Montreal since 2015. Also known as gLoart, he works mainly in the field of sound and live art. A self-taught spirit, he has been experimenting for several years with combining different artistic mediums such as sound, song, digital art, light and movement to create unique audiovisual performative works. Since 2016, he has been composing and producing music for theatrical, circus and dance productions, often appearing in performances. His ability to interact live enables him to create a symbiosis between music and scenic elements. He is also the author/composer/performer of the French-language industrial triphop project gLohm.
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.