THE ARCHITECTURE OF INTENSITY (SESSION 2) LORENZO SENNI
STARTS 2023-10-09
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THE BASICS

  • 6 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 Lorenzo over a series of five videochat workshops
  • Access a collection of resources hand-picked by Lorenzo
  • 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. You can add your email to the waiting list here, or view our other workshops here.


From his initial breakthrough on Editions Mego in 2012 through to his recent outputs on Warp Records, Lorenzo Senni 's sonic sculptures and explorations of rave dynamics have formed a unique, ever-surprising journey into his self-coined sphere of "rave voyeurism". This extraordinary workshop will dive deep into the ideas and technical aspects of Lorenzo's creative process, focusing both on his personal music production, and how he approaches his art every day, outside the studio.

Over five videocall sessions, we'll cover:
  • Session 1: Rave-Voyeurism, Circumscribed-Euphoria and Perpetual-Tension (2h)
  • Session 2: Creative Freedom Thru Limitations + Find your Specificity (2h)
  • Session 3: Half The Game is Mental, The Other Half is Being Mental (2h)
  • Session 4: Take The Risk and Believe That Something Good Will Be Happening + Music Beyond Music (2h)
  • Session 5: AMA & Conversation (4h - ∞)
We'll look at strategies to understand and define your particular approach to art-making, to bring your background and life into your music, and to understand what you like (and why). You will define and explore key focus elements in your work, and examine the importance of building an underlying concept alongside the "sound" of your music - this concept will form an important element to refer to when you are looking for answers, or you have to make choices during the creative process.

We'll move towards understanding the importance of being able to speak about your art and work, to communicate about it, to find a visual compendium. To engage people in your work, you need to believe in what you do, and be able to talk about it passionately.

The journey will finish with a long AMA and conversation.

Lorenzo Senni is a Milan-based producer, composer and multidisciplinary artist devoted to investigating and abstracting the archetypes and mechanisms of specific dance music genres. Best known for deconstructing the epic build-ups and ecstatic synthesizer arpeggios of '90s trance and hard techno, Lorenzo uses repetition and isolation as key tactics in his production. His recordings, installations and performances deconstruct and almost sadistically subvert various aspects of the typical euphoric sound, and of rave culture.

In 2016 Lorenzo Senni signed to Warp and released his EP "Persona" - it was awarded the prestigious "Honorary Mention" at Prix Ars Electronica, one of the most respected and longest running yearly prizes in the field of digital culture and music. In 2020 he released his debut album with Warp - the critically acclaimed "Scacco Matto" (checkmate in Italian) took Senni's concepts and music ideas to a more conceptual introspective territory, referring directly to the game of chess - a game described by most master players as a life-long challenge with the inner-self. Press response to "Scacco Matto" was effusive - "The Italian producer charges the euphoria of dancefloor anticipation with punk spirit in these joyous, poignant tracks" (The Guardian); "Lorenzo Senni is a grandmaster of unsolved tension" (Pitchfork).

As founder of experimental label Presto!? Records, he has released albums by internationally acclaimed artists including Florian Hecker, DJ Stingray, Carsten Holler, Palmistry, Triad God, Curtis Roads and Donato Dozzy. He has composed music for Cinema, Theatre, TV and Film including a soundtrack for Yuri Ancarani's award-winning movies "Da Vinci" and "The Challenge", music for the Netflix cult series "Black Mirror", Wayne McGregor's "+/- Human" as well as a documentary about 'Fiorucci' fashion house. He has supplied music for Maserati, Fendi & Nike ads.

Lorenzo has performed and exhibited worldwide including Sonar Festival (Barcelona), Centre Pompidou (Paris), MACBA, SMAK, TATE Modern (London), Primavera Festival, MAXXI Rome, Serpentine Gallery (London), Hangar Bicocca (Milan), and Auditorium Parco della Musica.



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 09/10/2023 and ends on 06/11/2023. The schedule for sessions is as follows (all times are CET):

  • Session 1: 09/10/2023, 16:00 - 18:00 CET
  • Session 2: 16/10/2023, 16:00 - 18:00 CET
  • Session 3: 23/10/2023, 16:00 - 18:00 CET
  • Session 4: 30/10/2023, 16:00 - 18:00 CET
  • Session 5: 06/11/2023, 16:00 - 20:00 CET
  • Session 5B: 30/11/2023, 16:00 - 20:00 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 ACCESSING GOOGLE MEET
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE OPPORTUNITIES ON OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS, BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMP RADIO, PERFORMANCE AND TOURING OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE AND ACROSS OUR NETWORK OF PARTNER VENUES.