THE ART OF THE AUDIO ESSAY WITH STEVE GOODMAN (KODE9)
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THE BASICS

  • 5 videoconference sessions
  • Small, intimate group allowing for a tailored and personal workshop
  • Active communications within the group between sessions to share ideas, collaborate and keep your project moving
  • Individual feedback sessions and tailored support

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work closely with Kode9 over a series of five videochat workshops
  • Access a collection of resources hand-picked by Steve
  • Receive assignments to work on where you are, in between sessions
  • Get individual tuition and feedback on your work
  • Further support after the workshop, in the form of performance, touring, recording, release and broadcast opportunities

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In the midst of a podcast explosion, this course involves a timely exploration of the liminal format of the audio essay, a form which, at its most interesting, can hold musical abstraction, argument, narrative and sonic world building in an unholy tension. Occupying a plane of legibility composed through the montage of a full spectrum of sound, audio essays exist in the delicate tension between attention and immersion.

The sessions will revolve around close, collective listening sessions which display the potential of the format at its most speculative, and experiment with aesthetic methods drawn from film essay, sonic fiction, tone poems, documentary fiction, electro-acoustic and radiophonic composition.

At the end of the session, participants will create their own audio essays on themes of their choosing.

Steve Goodman aka Kode9 is a dj/producer, artist and writer. He set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, and in 2019 the sub label Flatlines to focus on audio essays and sonic fiction. Flatlines' first release was "On Vanishing Land", by Justin Barton and the late theorist Mark Fisher. From 2017, he has co-curated Hyperdub's monthly event series Ø. His book "Sonic Warfare" was published on MIT Press in 2010 and with AUDINT he co-edited the book "Unsound: Undead" for Urbanomic Press in 2019. He has produced numerous installations, and his sound designs have also been presented as part of the Hyundai commission at the Tate Modern (2018) and the Barbican 'AI: More than Human' in London (2019). He has recorded 3 albums, 2 with the late vocalist The Spaceape; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010), and a solo album, Nothing (2015). He has compiled 4 DJ mix compilations, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006), DJ Kicks (K7 2011) and Rinse 22 (Rinse 2013), and in 2018, Fabric 100 with Burial. In additional to his record label Hyperdub, he has also released tracks on Aphex Twin's Rephlex label, Soul Jazz and Rinse and remixed for Mr. Fingers, Lee Scratch Perry, the Junior Boys, Battles and Dabrye/MF Doom among others.



WHERE AND WHEN?

This is an online course, but it involves realtime sessions and contact time with your tutor - it's not a "download these videos and watch them at your leisure" type of thing - it's a real workshop with live lectures, individual tuition, assignments and feedback sessions. We've tried to make this remote session as close as possible to the experience of an onsite workshop at CAMP. The course starts on 21/06/2021 and ends on 30/06/2021. The schedule for sessions is as follows (all times are CET):

  • Session 1: 21/06/2021, 17:00 - 20:00 CET
  • Session 2: 24/06/2021, 17:00 - 20:00 CET
  • Session 3: 28/06/2021, 17:00 - 20:00 CET
  • Session 4: 30/06/2021, 17:00 - 20:00 CET
  • Session 5: 16/07/2021, 17:00 - 20:00 CET


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.
STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: A DEVICE CAPABLE OF RUNNING ZOOM, AND SOMETHING THAT CAN RECORD SOUND.
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE, BROADCAST, INSTALLATION/EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES VIA CAMP, FUSE ART SPACE, OUR RECORD LABELS, RADIO STATION AND NETWORK OF PARTNERS THROUGHOUT EUROPE.