Audio art: Sentient Audio Library 02 - space and concepts

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Audio art: Sentient Audio Library 02 - space and concepts

Pedagogical Assistant: 


Given the uncertain climate due to the health measures in place and the fact that it’s difficult to adapt this type of training online (the primary interest of these workshops is to be able to use materials in person) this training is unfortunately cancelled. We hope that it can take place at another time. Thank you for your understanding.

Workshops: 18 hours 

February 19, 20, 21, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (by videoconference) and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (at OBORO) 

Registrations: January 5 to February 18, 2021 

The maximum number of participants is 6

Sound art is by nature interdisciplinary. It can be performative, installation, immersive. It can be part of technological, sociological or environmental research and creation. This workshop will approach sound art through the practice of the artist-instructor, based on her experiences and accomplishments over the past 25 years in the field of contemporary art.  

This collective workshop will bring together artists working in different disciplines or in interdisciplinary fields and will allow them to enrich their practice through an exploration of a subjective sound language. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to audio recording and the various microphones appropriate for the exploration of approaches such as: field recording, voice recording in an interview situation, amplified objects or gesture. Sound production and broadcasting, mixing and digital audio editing will also be approached. This way, the participants will be led to create their own sound library made up of materials, textures and sound events that they will have produced and recorded themselves.  

In the light of the instructor's experiences, it may be interesting to approach the medium of sound under the themes and approaches proposed by different fields of contemporary art, such as: site specific art; contextual and intervention art; performance; installation; participatory art.

The training will allow each participant to:  

- deepen their approach  
- sharpen their sensitivity to the sonic dimension of the world  
- experiment and work with sound as creative material  
- be attentive to the dialogue that emerges between their current practice and their sound language  
- define technical, conceptual or theoretical needs  
- confirm and clarify interests and creative projects with the medium of sound  
- use professional audio equipment and explore sound-emitting devices

Number of participants: maximum 6 
Registration period: January 5 to February 18, 2021 
Contact the New Media Laboratory by email with your contact information (name, phone number, email address)
Cost: $150 plus taxes 

*The workshop will be given in French 

Reservation / Payment  
Reservations can be made by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. Participants will also have to complete a form on Emploi-Québec's online portal; instructions will be given upon registration. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or cash. Registration for a workshop is non-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.

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.