HIDDEN SOUNDS: RECORDING, COMPOSING & MAKING INSTALLATIONS WITH CHRISTINA KUBISCH
12/09/2018 | 19/09/2018

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the extraordinary sonic environment
  • Use hydrophones, electromagnetics and contact microphones to uncover hidden sounds
  • Work with Christina towards a completed project
  • Full release of your work on our in-house label, and installation at Fuse Art Space
  • Full board including room, meals and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars
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Christina Kubisch is one of the most celebrated sound artists working today. After studying painting, music and electronics, her sound sculptures, installations and electroacoustic compositions became widely known in the 1970's, leading to diverse and ongoing acclaim - she has exhibited on every continent (including at MOMA, the Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern), and her work has featured in festivals and groups shows such as Pro Musica Nova (Bremen), Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica (Linz), Her Noise (London), B!AS International Sound Art Exhibition (Taipei), Stockholm New Music, Soni(c)loud (Mexico), and Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg). Her music has been released by Cramps Records, Edition RZ, Ampersand, Die Schachtel and other labels, and she has held academic posts in Maastricht, Paris, Berlin and Saarbrucken.

Christina's session will focus on creating a finished work connecting sound and space, based on sound material recorded in situ. Hydrophones, electromagnetic research and contact microphones will be used to discover hidden sound worlds, exploring the rivers, waterfalls, springs, spa sources and other "humid" places in and around the village. The resulting acoustic research will be shaped to form audio compositions, sound sculptures and site-specific installations. Participants will work alone and in groups towards a final presentation, which will either be installed for exhibition at Fuse Art Space and across our network of partners, or will receive a full release on our in-house label, depending on the type of work produced (composition, installation, etc).

Outdoor work, exploring the hidden sound worlds of the area, will be combined with evening listening sessions in our multi-channel listening environments, and editing and production work.

Some prior experience of field recording and working with sound is desirable.

WHERE AND WHEN?

This 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 contains 2 sessions. Session 1 starts on Wednesday, 12/09/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (08/12/2018) - 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 (10/12/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 08/12/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 10/12/2018.

Session 2 starts on Wednesday, 19/09/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (30/12/1969) - 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 (01/01/1970). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 30/12/1969, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 01/01/1970.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, you have two options: either click "ENROL NOW" at the top of this page, and pay for your place in full; or click "SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS". In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three 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, click "ADD CODE" next to the course price, paste the code in the box, and hit enter - the page will refresh, and should show the new price. Once you book, whether in a single payment or by starting a payment split, you will receive a booking confirmation email with details about how to book the minibus transport, how to get special requests to us, and so on.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: 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: SOME PRIOR EXPERIENCE OF FIELD RECORDING AND WORKING WITH SOUND IS DESIRABLE.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: BRING YOUR OWN SOUND RECORDING EQUIPMENT, OR USE OURS
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING MATERIALS, PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION OF YOUR WORK AT FUSE ART SPACE, DIGITAL RELEASE OF YOUR WORK ON OUR IN-HOUSE LABEL