[resource-net] 16&17.03Workshop::UnNatural Field Recordings/Natural Overdubs @Liebig12/Berlin

liebig zwoelfe liebigzwoelfe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 12:01:36 CET 2019

Liebig12 is pleased to invite you & anyone interested in the following
workshop!_______No previous experiences are necessary___

*Sat March 16 12:00 – 17:00*
*Sun March 17 12:00 – 18:00 + 19:00 performance with participants*

*Unnatural Field Recordings / Natural Overdubs* is a workshop led by
artist *William
“Bilwa” Costa*  which explores urban, architectural, and natural spaces as
both a source for cultivating and processing/re-recording sound. The goal
of the workshop is to create personal sound palettes which can be used for
composition, experimentation, and performance.

"Un/natural Field Recordings are audio recordings comprised of man-made,
digital, analogue, and mechanical sounds, as well as many other incidental
sounds, which make up a city’s soundscape in public spaces. This process
can be done systematically, intentionally, or at random; using various
quality levels of recording devices.

Natural Overdubs Un/natural Field Recordings are played back, in the same
space as the original recording and/or in various spaces with different
sound qualities, using portable speakers; essentially “overdubbing” the
recording with the sound event happening in the current space. We will
experiment with recorder – speaker relationships, alternating the
foreground and background sounds; as well as utilizing a spaces sound
qualities (reverberation, reflection, echo, noise, etc.). This process can
be looked at as a sound exploration, intervention, performance and/or a
recording session which focusses on public spaces."

*PRACTICAL* _Working in small groups, we will:
– record a series of Unnatural Field Recordings in spaces near workshop
– search locations with interesting sound qualities for playback/overdubbing
– make a series of “overdub” recordings in these locations
– create a sound palette of these recordings
– experiment with playback options through loudspeakers, hand held
speakers, etc.
– create scores (graphic, time-based, thematic, etc.) based on research
during the workshop
– experiment with ways of utilizing individual sound palettes to perform
these scores
– perform scores created during the workshop

The workshop will (ideally) culminate in a performance by the participants.
This will be decided on site.

*WHAT TO BRING* (if possible)
audio recorders (digital, tape, smartphone, etc.), microphone/cable ,
laptop/tablets/samplers (soundcard/controller/cables), small audio
mixer/cables, sketchbook/pens

Participants should possibly register in advance, so we know how many
people to expect and prepare. If you have further questions and to register
please write an email at williambilwacosta at gmail.com

*COSTS *for the 2days workshop 40€

*William “Bilwa” Costa *is an artist who works in the performing, sound,
and visual arts contexts. His work includes: performance, installation,
experimental / electro-acoustic music, sound art, field recordings,
real-time composition, graphic scores and conceptual structures for sound
and movement.
Collaboration with other artists is essential to his work. He works
internationally, generating research, labs, workshops, and performance
projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together
on new interdisciplinary experiments.
Currently based in Berlin, Bilwa has performed this project in duo, trio,
and group ensembles, led workshops, and has lectured in N. America, UK,
Europe, Asia, and Australia. williambilwacosta.com | soundcloud.com/bilwa

This workshop is based on the project Un/natural Fields, in which William
“Bilwa” Costa records man-made, digital, analogue, and mechanical sounds,
as well as many other incidental sounds, which make up a city’s soundscape
on metros and other indoor and outside public spaces. These recordings are
arranged in sound palettes which, combined with sine-tones, are used for
experimental sound compositions, installations, and live performances.
The same workshop has taken place in Kaunas, LT, as part of Matters
Residency; and in Liepaja, LV, as part of the Sound Days Festival.
Employing techniques associated with Musique Concrète, electronic music,
and sound phenomena; including: multi-track phasing, oscillation, binaural
beating, panning, cancellation, etc., this project uses no plug-in effects.
His palettes are comprised of sounds from many cities including: Istanbul,
Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, NY, Berlin,Vienna, Prague, Kaunas,
Riga, etc.

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Liebigstrasse 12
10247 Berlin

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