Curated by Giorge Sakellariou
The series of lectures and workshops analysed the sound landscape in the field environmental recordings not only as a research object but as a framework for dialogue and reflection, as well as a tool for creative practices. How do we choose the location and sound of a recording? Is the sound of a train as interesting as the sound of a forest? What methods and tools do we use to edit the recordings in the studio? In order to find answers to the above, and similar, questions, the series will focus on various practical and aesthetic issues related to sound environments in relation to electronic music composition, sound arts and audiovisual installations, as well as anthropological and ethnographic research. On a practical level, students will use a variety of ideas and technical tools to create sound projects based on environmental sounds that will be recorded during the lessons. The main goal of the lessons is to develop sensitivity to environmental sound and the importance of listening, both for artistic and wider activities. At the end of the series, participants will have the knowledge and experience to choose the right locations to record, collect and archive audio material and use it actively in creative practices.