Personal Sound Concepts - online class
January 6 - February 24, 2013
This class guides you through listening to your surroundings with an ear towards producing work with the sound around you - the objects, spaces, and incidental noises of your environment. It revolves around hearing differently, editing, and approaching these types of sounds when organizing them into music, reviewing how to process and utilize them.
Some of the major themes being explored are:
listening with intent, editing, memory associations, experimenting with rhythm, constructing a personal sound world, genre, composition, finishing
The class is for artists of all kinds, as the concepts explored can be utilized towards any creative practice. The exercises in the latter half do require some basic sound production knowledge, though if you're just beginning, this class will give you a strong framework from which to develop and explore. The class is not about learning the technology of music software or a digital audio workstation, but is about ideas for using the technology differently and approaching the work differently.
5 classes / $99
The class can be flexible and at your pace, but feedback and discussions will focus on the week's topic (though understandably there is some drift as things relate to each other week by week).
A bit about me:
I have been producing (and releasing) music for about a decade that begins from the perspective of organizing the sound in my personal environment, utilizing what is directly in front of me, towards a personalized sound world, without disregarding "traditional" instruments. There is more info on the site, and I welcome any questions. Thank you.