Musicians have used interviews, monologues, and field recordings as means to highlight certain geographic areas, people, or social spaces, since the birth of the tape recorder. This workshop aims to present these varying practices in a historical context and guide participants towards producing their own experimental composition, through an examination of past techniques.
Practically, the workshop comprises listening to examples and training indoors; thereafter the students will emerge into the city and record the places and people they encounter.
Subsequently, workshop participants will bring back the audio to edit together with music, using Ableton live software (no experience necessary) this session will be carried out with a view to creating a soundscape featuring spoken word in Arabic or English recorded during the workshop sessions.
Participants are welcome to bring in strands of their own music (but not completed tracks) to work with on USB as audio files. They are required to bring their own recording device (a phone would be perfect), their laptop, and headphones/earphones. This workshop is in English.