CANCELLED - Subtle Listening Workshop with Kim Cascone
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Monday, October 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Eyebeam's Sound Research Group and CT-SWaM present:
Subtle Listening: Inner Ear Training for the Sound Artist
Two day Workshop for Autumn 2012 in New York City
Workshop leader: Kim Cascone
Oct 28 and Oct 29 2012
with a public presentation on Monday Oct 29 at 9pm
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
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Evening event: free admission
Subtle Listening is a mode of listening where one's imagination is open to the sound world around them, helping their inner ear and outer world intersect.
The ‘Subtle Listening’ workshop is a workshop for musicians, media artists, filmmakers, composers, producers, sound designers, or any type of artist who wants to sharpen their listening skills.
The workshop uses a wide range of techniques culled from Jungian psychology, Hermetic philosophy, paradox and Buddhist meditation, as well as thirty years of my own experience as a sound artist and electro-acoustic music composer.
Through guided meditation, and listening exercises, participants will learn techniques they can use any time to help heighten their sensitivity to the sounds around them.
***please note that Subtle Listening is not:
- a hands-on audio production workshop
- a master class in field recording
- how to listen to classical music
Kim Cascone studied electronic music at the Berklee College of Music and at the New School in Manhattan.
He founded Silent Records in 1985 and has released more than 50 albums of electronic music on Silent, anechoic, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton and Monotype.
Cascone has performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros and worked as assistant music editor on two David Lynch films.
Cascone founded the .microsound list in 1999, has written for MIT Press and Contemporary Music Review. His writing is included in many books on sound art.
Items needed by workshop participants:
- a laptop with audio software
- an mp3 player – either software, smartphone or standalone player
- a pair of good quality headphones – earbuds are OK
- loose comfortable clothing for meditation practice
- two pairs of foam earplugs
- a small notebook for use as a dream journal & sketch book
- a USB stick with room on it for mp3 files
- a blindfold – a scarf that can be tied around ones head will do
- small hand-held items that make noise:
small percussion instruments (bells, triangles, small drums etc)
small rocks – no bigger than a palm of a hand
clickers – or any small metal objects
cellophane or aluminum foil
whatever people imagine would be useful
- digital recorders, microphones are optional but can be useful for documentation and workshop work