DEEP LISTENING, PHASE 2 WITH HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS, AKIRA RABELAIS AND KELLY JAYNE JONES
STARTS 03/06/2020 | 9 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
  • All dietary requirements catered for - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies - no problem
  • Return transport from Toulouse included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live, work and study for five full days with some of the most acclaimed and inspiring protagonists in the field of deep listening and durational/improvised music
  • Gain heightened listening awareness, and learn how to employ that into music making
  • Delve into new pathways through ambient/durational music including multimedia and software development
  • Explore multi-sensory approaches to making and appreciating music
  • Present and share your own work with the team and your fellow students
  • Take part in optional mountain expeditions including a hike to the Cascade d'Ars and ascent of Mont Ceint

DEEP LISTENING DEAL!

Sign up to both Deep Listening, Phase 1 & Deep Listening, Phase 2 and get: 40% discount on Phase 2, free full-board accommodation and catering between the two workshops, unlimited use of our recording, editing and studio facilities on the two days off - put your learning into practice in inspiring surroundings.

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This session costs $1,429 (or 4 monthly payments of $357).
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).
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The concept of Deep Listening, as coined by Pauline Oliveros when her nascent Deep Listening Band descended into an underground cistern to perform using the space's 45-second reverb, has become increasingly vital in modern music. She described Deep Listening as "listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing".

The second of our Deep Listening workshops this year dives into the genesis of ambient music, sonic creativity in multimedia and software, and multi-sensory approaches to creating art-environments. Leading the workshop: ambient music legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius , acclaimed composer/programmer Akira Rabelais , and pioneering multi-disciplinary artist Kelly Jayne Jones .

Hans-Joachim Roedelius has blazed a trail of new musical ideas and practices for over 50 years. With a discography spanning more than 100 releases, including collaborations with Peter Baumannn, Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, Conny Plank and Michael Rother, Roedelius's work forms a touchstone of influence for a diverse array of musical styles, from ambient to mathrock, drone to techno. His work with Dieter Moebius (and, for a while, Conrad Schnitzler) as Cluster formed a precurser to ambient electronic music - other high profile projects include Harmonia (with Neu!'s Michael Rother), his 1977 collaboration Cluster And Eno, The Human Being, and Roedelius Schneider, his 2011 collaboration with To Rococo Rot's Stefan Schneider. Hans-Joachim will use his extensive catalogue of work as a starting point to explore the ideas, methods and techniques behind his work, and behind a diverse array of modern "ambient" music.

Akira Rabelais is a composer, poet, programmer and experimental multimedia artist. After studying with computer scientists Bill Dixon and Tom Erbe at CalArts, his first record 'Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid' was released on Mille Plateaux sub-label Ritornell. In 2004, David Sylvian signed Akira to his Samadhi Sound label, and the now cult classic Spellewauerynsherde was released to huge critical acclaim - a 2017 re-release on Boomkat Editions in 2017 brought the album to new audiences. In his own words, Akira is "a composer writing software, not an engineer making music" - his audio manipulation program Argeïphontes Lyre has been used not only on his own works, but also by other artists such as Terre Thaemlitz, Biosphere and Scanner. In 2005, he was involved with tape manipulation on Björk's 'Bath', on her soundtrack for Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9. In February 2019, Rabelais released cxvi through Boomkat Editions, a 'years-in-the-making' album that features collaborations with Ben Frost, Stephan Mathieu, Kassel Jaeger, Biosphere, Mélanie Skriabine and Harold Budd among others.

Kelly Jayne Jones's work combines performance art, installation, sound and music. Influenced by musique concrète, she works with improvisation, graphic scores, instructions, actions, movement, installation-performance, and audience participation/interaction. She has been researching techniques to amplify slate, using rocks and geology as a sound source. Her work creates multi-sensory experiences - sight, sounds, smells, space, interaction, communication and exchange. Recently, Kelly has been exploring themes of the unconscious, asking how can art have the potential to be a supportive environment to explore visceral emotion, psychological awareness and performance as a site for transformation; interpersonally and communally. Kelly has collaborated with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling) and Andie Brown (These feathers have plumes), and has undertaken commissions at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, CCA Glasgow, Treize Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival, Tectonics Reykjavik, Hangar Bicocca gallery, Milan and for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Drawing on the practical idea of Active and Deep Listening, during Kelly's workshop we will explore our inner selves with ASMR inspired experiences and our relation to our fragile planet, whilst reflecting on physical and emotional responses to sound, tuning into our bodily responses to sound. We'll incorporate Alexander Technique, and collaborative active listening, drawing on scores by Oliveros and others.



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, 03/06/2020. We advise that you arrive the evening before (02/06/2020) - 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 (08/06/2020). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 02/06/2020, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 08/06/2020.

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 four month payment plan). 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, 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: AN INSTRUMENT OR SOUNDMAKING DEVICE IS USEFUL - WE HAVE PLENTY HERE, BUT FEEL FREE TO BRING YOURS
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS; EXHIBITION, INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT CAMP, FUSE ART SPACE AND OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF LABELS AND VENUES; BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMP RADIO