“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).
Imagine the sound of a desert cactus after a rainstorm; or the sound of a frozen lake; or perhaps the wind moving across a 200 meter tall radio antenna on a mountainside.
This workshop will offer you an exciting opportunity to work with international sound artist and musician, Rees Archibald, recently returned to Thirroul from Lithuania, to learn about how to access sound worlds like these using small touch sensitive contact microphones and your mobile phone.
30.00 Russell Vale Scout Hall, Robson St 2-4pm, 5th May 2018
About the Class
As you progress during the day you will be gathering a collection of sounds you find interesting which we will use for discussion, and then as part of a small group performance event which will end the workshop.
This workshop will offer you an exciting opportunity to re-experience and rethink your connections to sound, objects and the world around you. For audio nuts, podcasters, musicians, meditation enthusiasts, and all those people who think we should take a step back to listen more.
Rees Archibald originally trained and worked as a saxophone player before spending several years in Japan studying traditional Zen music. Later, working with composers Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila and David Behrman, he studied electronic music composition. Rees makes a variety of work in music, sound and moving images.