WORDS, NON-WORDS AND MUSIC WITH JULIA HOLTER
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    THE BASICS

    • Six nights accommodation in a private room with mountain views
    • Five full days of teaching, workshops, discussions, activities and use of our excellent arts facilities
    • All inclusive - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks included
    • All dietary requirements catered for - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies - no problem
    • Return transport from Toulouse included

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Live, work and study with Julia Holter for five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains
    • Explore language in music through listening, discussing and creating new work
    • Broadcast, release, performance and touring opportunities after the course
    • Unlimited use of our recording facilities, arts library, digital editing suites and other facilities
    • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

    BOOK NOW

    This workshop is sold out. You can add your email to the waiting list here, or view our other workshops here.
    In what ways does language help us or hinder us in creativity? Is there an underlying ‘meaning’ in seeming nonsense? In this workshop, we will think about how words and non-words function in music, and explore how certain works of art use the voice in various ways to bring out a truth more powerful than logical meaning. We will make and share our own work with eachother, inspired by these examples.
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    \r\nJulia 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. She has amassed a body of work that explores melody within free song structures, atmosphere, and the impulses of the voice. Upon the releases of each of her albums Aviary (2018), Have You In My Wilderness (2015), Loud City Song (2013), Ekstasis (2012), and Tragedy (2011), she has performed with an ensemble of creative musicians at venues and festivals throughout the world. She has written music for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other ensembles, as well as scores for the acclaimed films In My Own Time (2020), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), and Bleed for This (2016) and for the Channel 4 TV series Pure (2019). Julia has also been commissioned to compose a score for the Chorus of Opera North to perform for the 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer film The Passion of Joan of Arc.



    WHERE AND WHEN?

    The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, . We advise that you arrive the evening before (13/09/2022) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (19/09/2022). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 13/09/2022, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 19/09/2022.

    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.

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

    INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: SIX NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, AND 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: IF YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT OR WORK WITH SPECIFIC SOFTWARE/HARDWARE, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER BRINGING IT
    POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE OF WORK ON OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS, PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE, BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMP RADIO, TOURING OPPORTUNITIES VIA OUT NETWORK OF PARTNER ORGANISATIONS.