HARMONIC RESONANCE SARAH DAVACHI
STARTS 2024-07-08 | SOLD OUT

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THE BASICS

  • 4 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 Sarah over a series of four videochat workshops
  • Access a collection of resources hand-picked by Sarah
  • 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.
In 2023, CAMP hosted an epic five day workshop exploring minimalist composition and harmonic theory, led by Sarah Davachi and Ellen Arkbro - the workshop sold out within hours of its launch, and the waiting list for places was one of the longest we've seen. The workshop was (predictably) amazing, and so we're excited to reopen this captivating subject with an four-session online course with Sarah Davachi.

This course will focus on minimalist approaches to composition from a theoretical perspective. In particular, we'll consider how minimalism as a style and practice facilitates a shift in perception through a deliberate reduction of materials. Within this context, we'll look at specific musical parameters such as timbre, texture, tuning/temperament, psychoacoustics, and harmony, and explore broader theories and texts in organology (the study of musical instruments) and phenomenology (the study of direct experience). As points of reference, we'll draw from examples in experimental music, medieval and Renaissance music, and modern recording/studio production techniques.

Sarah Davachi's work is concerned with the close intricacies of timbral and temporal space, utilizing extended durations and considered harmonic structures that emphasize gradual variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and tuning and intonation. Her compositions span solo, chamber ensemble, and acousmatic formats, incorporating a wide range of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Similarly informed by minimalist and longform tenets, early music concepts of form, affect, and intervallic harmony, as well as experimental production practices of the studio environment, in her sound is an intimate and patient experience that lessens perceptions of the familiar and the distant.

In addition to her acclaimed recorded output, Sarah has toured extensively alongside artists such as Oren Ambarchi, Grouper, William Basinski, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Tashi Wada, Charlemagne Palestine and others. Commissioned projects include large-scale works for Quatuor Bozzini, the London Contemporary Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, Apartment House, Wild Up, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Cello Octet Amsterdam, Bonner Kunstverein, the Canadian International Organ Competition, and Western Front New Music. Her work has been presented internationally by Southbank Centre (London UK), Barbican Centre (London UK), Kontraklang (Berlin DE), Ina GRM (Paris FR), Issue Project Room (New York USA), Lampo (Chicago USA), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg DE), Organ Reframed (London UK), The Getty (Los Angeles USA), Orgelpark (Amsterdam NL), Le Guess Who? (Utrecht NL), The Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles USA), Mazeum Festival (Kyoto JP), Open Frame (Sydney AU), Unsound (Krakow PL), Eglise du Gesu (Montrel CA), Eglise Saint-Eustache (Paris FR), Temppeliaukio Church (Helsinki FI), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco USA), Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (Chicago USA), Church of the Heavenly Rest (New York USA), Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi (Bologna IT), Lapidarium Narodni Muzea (Prague CZ), and Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid ES), among others. In 2020 she founded Late Music, an imprint within the partner labels division of Warp Records.



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 08/07/2024 and ends on 12/07/2024. The schedule for sessions is as follows (all times are CET):

  • Session 1: 08/07/2024, 18:00 - 23:00 CET
  • Session 2: 09/07/2024, 18:00 - 23:00 CET
  • Session 3: 11/07/2024, 18:00 - 23:00 CET
  • Session 4: 12/07/2024, 18:00 - 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 2 month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 1/2 of the fee today, and 1/2 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.

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

STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NONE REQUIRED
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.