THE ARCHITECTURE OF INTENSITY PROJECT WITH LORENZO SENNI
STARTS 2024-04-17 | 4 PLACES LEFT

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
  • Option to stay +7 nights following the workshop, use the facilities, work on your projects
  • Return transport from Toulouse included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live, work and study with Lorenzo Senni in the French Pyrenees
  • Five full days of workshops, activities, collaborations and presentations
  • Explore Lorenzo's concept of "Rave Voyuerism" in an epic mountain landscape
  • 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 session costs €1,389 (or 4 monthly payments of €347.25).
To reserve, click below - no payment is required at this stage. You'll receive a booking confirmation email with secure payment links, and you'll have three days to confirm your booking by making a payment (either in full, or by starting a 4-month payment plan).
You'll also have the option to stay for the week following the workshop.
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This onsite workshop in the mountains is based on Lorenzo's sold out online session ("The Architecture of Intensity"), with a little twist. Taking place at 750m altitude, surrounded by the epic peaks, ancient forests and glacial lakes of the Pyrenean mountains, The Architecture of Intensity Project will touch on the same subjects and topics as the online sessions, but in the style of the influential DIY horror masterpiece "The Blair Witch Project"!



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.

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?

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, April 17, 2024. We advise that you arrive the evening before (16/04/2024) - 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 (22/04/2024). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked- up in Toulouse at 6pm on 16/04/2024, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 22/04/2024.

You'll also have the option to stay at CAMP an additional 7 nights, following the workshop, for an additional cost of €299. Hang out, do some hiking, use our facilities, work on your projects and process the content of the workshop at your own pace.

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 4 month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 1/4 of the fee today, and 1/4 each month (on the same day) for an additional 3 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 (ALL DIETS CATERED FOR), UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING EQUIPMENT, 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 USE SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTS OR GEAR TO MAKE MUSIC, CONSIDER BRINGING IT.
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.