ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITH LAUREL HALO
17/07/2019 | 4 PLACES LEFT
FULL BOARD: $1,429 (OR 4x $357)

17/07/2019: ENROL NOW
OR
SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live, work and study with Laurel Halo for five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains
  • Develop your critical listening skills through group listening and critique sessions
  • Create new work to concept, including scoring silent films, through one-to-one and group sessions
  • Unlimited use of our recording facilities, editing suites, arts library and performance spaces
  • Optional outdoors activities including ascent of Mont Ceint, and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars
Laurel Halo is an electronic musician originally from Michigan, USA but based in Berlin. She has released music in a variety of styles, ranging from ambient and experimental club, to avant-pop and dubwise electronica. Though the breadth of genre is varied, there's an intrinsic logic to Halo's aesthetic, focussed on the interplay between digital and analog production techniques, and the general subversion of standard sonic hierarchies. She has released on labels such as Honest Jon's, Latency, Livity Sound and, most notably, Hyperdub; her debut album Quarantine was named Wire Magazine's album of the year. She has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never, John Cale, Lisa Gerrard, Eli Keszler, Rashad Becker, Julia Holter and NH'Koxyen amongst others.

Soundtrack composition has also formed an important part of Laurel Halo's output - she composed the soundtrack for "Still Be Here", a collaborative piece featuring the Japanese virtual pop star Hatsune Miku, and scored the documentary film "Possessed" by Dutch design studio Metahaven and Rob Schroder. Radio too has played a role in Halo's output; from her early days as a college radio DJ, to being a resident on Berlin Community Radio (2014-2018) and Rinse.FM (2018), the study of genre-blending and freeform aesthetics has informed her compositional approach.

This workshop will focus on electronic composition/production, examining a wide array of writing, mixing and production approaches, sharing production techniques, discussing aesthetic strategies and listening approaches, expanding the palette of genres involved through listening and analysis, developing your work through sharing/critique sessions, and making new work through scoring for silent films, working against text, and other writing-to-concept exercises.

You'll end the workshop having expanded your range of critical listening skills, learnt new technological approaches and new kit, honed your compositional approach, widened your awareness of influential movements and factors, developed your existing musical practice and composed new work.

Following your five days with Laurel Halo at CAMP, you'll have the opportunity to release, broadcast and perform your work via our range of in-house labels, CAMP Radio, Fuse Art Space and our international network of partner organisations.

IMPORTANT: BY SIGNING UP TO A COURSE (OR A PAYMENT SPLIT) ABOVE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: BRING A LAPTOP WITH YOUR PREFERRED SOFTWARE. IF YOU HAVE A PORTABLE RECORDER, BRING THAT TOO.
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE, BROADCAST AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS, CAMP RADIO, FUSE ART SPACE AND OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF PARTNER ORGANISATIONS