WORDS, NON-WORDS AND MUSIC WITH JULIA HOLTER
STARTS 2021-02-01

THE BASICS

  • 8 videoconference sessions
  • Small, intimate group allowing for a tailored and personal workshop
  • Active communications within the group between sessions to share ideas, collaborate and keep your project moving
  • Individual feedback sessions and tailored support

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work closely with Julia over a series of five videochat workshops
  • Access a collection of resources hand-picked by Julia
  • Receive assignments to work on where you are, in between sessions
  • Get individual tuition and feedback on your work
  • Further support after the workshop, in the form of performance, touring, recording, release and broadcast opportunities

BOOK NOW

This workshop is sold out, but there are still places left on the onsite version. Alternatively, you can add your email to the waiting list here, or view our other workshops here.


How do we experience language in music, both as composers and listeners? What kind of meaning exists in words that are sung/uttered in music? Is it a different kind of meaning than the meaning found in words used for everyday communication? Is it possible that there is a better word for a word that is sung (for instance, "song-word")? We will explore these questions by listening to all kinds of vocal music that utilizes conventional words, made-up words, multi-lingual texts, mumbles, babbles, sighs, etc.



Julia Holter is a composer, performer, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. Her interest in sonic mysteries has led her to record in various settings - in her home, outside with a field recorder, and in recording studios - as well as to perform live, often with a focus on the voice and the space between language and babble. Holter's music is multi-layered and texturally rich. She has amassed a body of work that explores melody within free song structures, atmosphere, and the impulses of the voice. She has released five studio albums: Aviary (2018), Have You In My Wilderness (2015), Loud City Song (2013), Ekstasis (2012), and Tragedy (2011). Holter has performed her music at venues and festivals throughout the world with an ensemble of creative musicians. She has written music for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other ensembles, as well as scores for the TV show "Pure" (2019) and the film "Bleed for This" (2016).



WHERE AND WHEN?

This is an online course, but it involves realtime sessions and contact time with your tutor - it's not a "download these videos and watch them at your leisure" type of thing - it's a real workshop with live lectures, individual tuition, assignments and feedback sessions. We've tried to make this remote session as close as possible to the experience of an onsite workshop at CAMP. The course starts on 01/02/2021 and ends on 18/02/2021. The schedule for sessions is as follows (all times are CET):

  • Session 1: 01/02/2021, 19:00 - 21:00 CET
  • Session 2: 05/02/2021, 19:00 - 21:00 CET
  • Session 3: 09/02/2021, 19:00 - 21:00 CET
  • Session 4: 13/02/2021, 19:00 - 21:00 CET
  • Session 5 - Individual meetings: 15/02/2021, 19:00 - 22:00 CET
  • Session 6 - Individual meetings: 16/02/2021, 19:00 - 22:00 CET
  • Session 7 - Individual meetings: 17/02/2021, 22:00 - 00:00 CET
  • Session 8 - Individual meetings: 18/02/2021, 19:00 - 23:00 CET


HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, click the button in the green section above. You won't pay anything right now - we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know next. Your place is reserved without payment for three days.

You'll find a payment link in the booking confirmation email - follow the link to make a payment (either in full, or the first payment of a month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 1/ of the fee today, and 1/ each month (on the same day) for an additional -1 months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe. If you have a discount or grant code, you will be able to add it when you follow the payment link in your confirmation email.

Once you've made a payment, you'll receive another email containing your receipt, links to resources, contact information and access to our group chat to discuss the workshop with other participants.
STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: A DEVICE CAPABLE OF RUNNING ZOOM
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE, AND ACROSS OUR NETWORK OF PARTNER VENUES; RELEASE AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES VIA OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS; BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES VIA CAMP RADIO