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Sound that doesn’t mean anything

  • Ashfield, NSW, 2131 Australia (map)

There are two things that don’t have to mean anything to give us great pleasure, one is music and the other is laughter.” — John Cage (talking about the ideas of Immanuel Kant).

Join us in a one day sound and listening workshop with saxophonist and sound artist Rees Archibald.

We will use small touch sensitive microphones (contact microphones) and mobile telephones to explore objects in our surroundings and the sounds they make. We will discuss what it means to listen, what it means to create, and how these things can teach us about ourselves. At the end of the day we will create a 20-30 minute sound performance/installation.

You don’t need any previous experience with electronics or even music to join in, just a curiosity to try things out. 

  • The workshop will cost $15.
  • We will work from 11.00am to approximately 3pm.
  • The event will take place in Ashfield and you'll be given the address after signing up.
  • Space is limited to 8 people approx.
  • You will need a mobile phone and headphones. If you can, please bring some small speakers to use in our performance (bluetooth speakers would be great). These are by no means required.

Approximate schedule

  • 1100-1200 Introductions. Discuss the focus of the workshop. Look at the work and ideas of other artists in relation to sound/music/noise.
  • 1200-1300 Work with contact microphones to collect 10-15 sounds using mobile phones.
  • 1300-1330 LUNCH
  • 1330-1500 Work some more on sounds. Edits. Finally developing our sounds into a short performance.

For more information please email me or find me on Facebook for a chat.

Earlier Event: December 20
Sound / Body / Self