Sensitive Audio Sonothèque

© M. Babin, 2017

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© M. Babin, 2017

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Sensitive Audio Sonothèque

Assistant pédagogique: 

Workshop
February 23-24-25, and March 3-4, 2018
(detailed schedule below)

Registration
January 31 - February 16, 2018

Sound art is interdisciplinary by nature. It can be perfomative, immersive and it can be installed. It can also be inscribed in a research project as well as in technological, sociological, environmental creations. The workshop addresses sound art from the artist-facilitator's vantage point drawing from her 25 years of experiences in contemporary art creation.

This workshop is designed for artists working in any discipline or in the interdisciplinary field. It is designed to enrich their practice through exploration and the deepening of subjective sound language. Participants will be introduced to audio recording, interview-style voice recording, the object and the amplified gesture. The workshop will also focus on sound production, transmission, digital audio composing and editing. Magali Babin will guide participants to create their own "sonothèque" archive composed up to their own material, textures and sound events, recorded during the workshop.

In light of the experiences of the teacher, the problematics of the contemporary fields and art practices of: site-specificity, contextual art and intervention art, performance, installation, social practice, dance and choreography would all be pertinent approaches to address the medium of sound.

Program
This workshop will allow the participants to:
- bring greater depth to their art practices
- sharpen their sensitivity to the sonorous dimension of the world around
- experiment and "deal with" the sound as a creative material
- be attentive to the dialogue that emerges between their current practice and their own sound language
- define technical, conceptual and theoretical needs
- confirm and enlighten interests and projects related to sound
- use both professional audio material as well as other devices as desired (electric circuits, emitters and transmitters, prepared vinyl, record players and obsolete technologies)

Schedule
Friday, February 23: 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, February 24: 11am to 5pm
Sunday, February 25: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, March 3: 11am to 5pm
Sunday, March 4: 11am to 5pm

Prerequisites
- This workshop is for artists, curators or profesional cultural workers of all generations engaged in a current art practice;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1% Training Investment;
- Attend every workshop session.
Please note that two spots are reserved for employees of companies that are subject to the 1% Law in skills development.

Number of participants: maximum 10
Registration period: Tuesday to Friday, from January 31 to February 16, 2018
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or lab@oboro.net
Cost: $130 (taxes included)
NEW! Two spots are now available for employees of companies that are subject to the 1% Law. Please contact us for more details.

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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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Magali Babin

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. Babin has performed in international festivals in Canada, USA, and Europe. Her installations have been presented at the MAC as part of the 2011 Quebec Triennial (MTL), at Mois Multi 2012 (QC), and at La Fabrique in 2013 (Nantes, France). Babin has a doctorate in art studies and practice from UQAM and a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

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.