Music: Workshop Field Recording

Course description Music: Workshop Field Recording
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 5100KM57
Teacher(s):
  • Justin Bennett
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 4
Level: 200
Period: Semester 1 & 2, Block I, II, III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description:

This 2-week, intensive workshop comprises of lectures, supervised recording sessions, individual recording sessions by assignment, group discussions and listening sessions. The course ends with a group presentation. Subjects are: acoustic ecology – the ‘soundscape’, analytical listening, microphone and recording techniques (mono, stereo, surround), the recording as composition or performance, the history of field recordings as a source in music, film and other media, and the montage of and composing with recorded sound.

Education type:

Workgroup.

Learning targets:

After following this workshop, the student will have gained ability in analytical listening to urban and rural/natural soundscapes, ability in microphone techniques used outside a recording studio environment, knowledge of the theoretical frameworks of acoustic ecology, and an aesthetic consciousness regarding the use of field recordings as musical material. The student is able to make a composition using field recording independently or in a group, and is able to present that composition.

Studyload:

Leiden University students who join this course at the Royal Conservatoire, will complete the course with an additional assignment in order to meet the study requirements corresponding with 5 EC’s.

Schedule:

First and second semester. The lessons take place in the building of the Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag (at a walking distance of Den Haag Centraal station). Inscribed students will be informed of the exact workshop dates and times by the teacher.

Information:

Rogier Schneemann
Kees Tazelaar, e-mail: k.tazelaar@staff.koncon.nl of info@sonology.org.
Justin Bennet, e-mail: j.bennett@koncon.nl

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.

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