We work based on the idea that sound is location-specific, that each location has its own sound. And seek out and record the sound of the place, take it into the studio/computer and have a deep listen to it as it is, or mix it with sounds from other places, and we are left with a kind of imaginary soundscape, i.e. we sonically create a place that we have never heard before.
We will talk about audio compositional qualities such as texture timbre, effects, note transitions and what constitutes an audio score.
You start putting sounds together for a sound composition. We will talk about key elements such as shape, space, movement, texture, rhythm, balance, asymmetry.
In sound work it is important to be aware of these concepts and use them to create a unique expression.
MODUL 3 - 4
We will listen, review and work on your audio material/sound liberary, so far.
A.We will work creatively with your audio material, with the sound as means of an experience of the outside world, pushing the recording beyond its mimetic and documentary character.
B.We will also work with field recordings as unmanipulated, recorded sound that is so ear-openingly interesting and worth listening to that just playing it can be enough in itself.
As such, the modules are a sort of guiding framework. If there are or appear wishes and interests from the participant, we adapt the modules accordingly.
There will be pdf files with information and inspiration for the various modules.
We will listen close to your sound composition/soundscapes/sound work and, if necessary, clean up the sound image We end modules 5 with you learning to mix and export your work.
And we will also talk about how you can share and promote your future sound compositions/soundscapes on Bandcamp, Spotify, Aporee, Facebook, YouTube and on your own website. etc
Is the teaching completely digital?
The teaching takes place live via Skype. When you do your audio work, you share your computer screen with your audio editing software with me, so it's easier to talk about what's going on.
When do you start?
We (You and Øivind) will agree when we start module 1, it could be mid-August, for example, or another date that suits you, I'm flexible.
After each module, we agree a new time that is suitable in relation to where you are in the process.
How do I sign up?
If you decide to take the course, I will send you an invoice with all the information.
The language is Scandinavian (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish) and English.
If you are thinking of buying a sound recorder (handy recorder), or advice on audio editing program, write to me at email@example.com before the course starts, and I can give you some advice.