CREATIVE WORK WITH TUNING WITH TASHI WADA
STARTS 2022-09-21

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live, work and study with Tashi Wada for five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains
  • Develop your critical listening skills through group listening and critique sessions
  • Develop group and individual work around concepts of tuning and intonation
  • 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

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The use of alternative tunings in music offers rich, often overlooked, worlds of harmony and ways into sound. Venturing beyond twelve-tone equal temperament allows us to explore new sounds and rehear familiar ones. In this workshop, we will survey a range of alternative tunings found in the work of composers of the last century, as well as historical tuning systems from cultures throughout the world, with attention given to how these systems have developed in relation to the musics they inform. Attendees will be encouraged to find and develop personal approaches to tuning to jumpstart new processes and work, to integrate into already existing practices, and simply to broaden their ears and awareness. Working in the classroom, in CAMP's various facilities, and outside in the mountain landscape, we will listen to, read, and discuss a selection of relevant source materials while focusing on the development of individual and group projects to explore and share ideas.


Subjects will include: just intonation (La Monte Young, James Tenney, among others); historical tunings and temperaments (Pythagorean tuning; meantone, well, and equal temperaments); non-Western tuning systems; phenomena-based approaches (Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, √Čliane Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, among others); instruments (acoustic and electronic) and instrument and scale building (Harry Partch, Erv Wilson); and contemporary work with guest speakers from across the field. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary; however, the ability to read music and a basic understanding of functional harmony is helpful.


Tashi Wada is a composer and performer based in Los Angeles. Wada studied composition at CalArts with James Tenney and for many years performed alongside his father, Yoshi Wada. He has presented his music internationally and collaborated with a range of artists including Charles Curtis, Simone Forti, and Julia Holter. Wada founded and runs the label Saltern. His most recent album Nue was released by RVNG Intl.



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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.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: SIX NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, AND FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM, ALL MEALS (ALL DIETS CATERED FOR), POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME, ABILITY TO READ MUSIC AND A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF FUNCTIONAL HARMONY WILL BE HELPFUL.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NONE REQUIRED
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE AND ACROSS OUR NETWORK OF PARTNER VENUES, RELEASE OPPORTUNITIES ON OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS, BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMP RADIO, ONGOING MENTORING AND SUPPORT OF YOUR WORK VIA ALL OF OUR PLATFORMS.