Nick Wilson, Jonty Burton
Electronic arts collective Clan Analogue presents the next Institute of Sound, its series of electronic music production workshops, on Monday the 25th of May, 7pm, at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St in the city. Each month a guest presenter examines an aspect of electronic music performance or production, with demonstrations and a Q&A session followed by live performances and opportunities for audience members to take part in hands-on jamming. Jonty Burton’s visual projections ensure that everyone gets a close-up look.
This month Institute of Sound explores Field Recording & Sound Art. Environmental sounds and samples from the world around us have been used in electronic music since music concréte artists started using the first tape recorders in the late 1940s. The development of the sampler and advent of hard disc recording have made this style of sound production accessible to electronic music artists working in fields as diverse as techno, hip-hop and abstract sound installations.
Sound artist Nick Wilson will draw upon his background in electronic music and sound installation production, examining the history and philosophy of this art form and discussing how field recordings and found sounds can be used effectively by artists today. The night will incorporate a field expedition into the city to source some sounds for an on-the-spot sound creation.
Entry to the workshop is free.