Bogong Centre for Sound Culture is pleased to announce its forthcoming masterclass in July 2019 led by world renown sound artists and recordists Douglas Quin [US] and Philip Samartzis [AU]. The masterclass will draw on the groundbreaking work they have produced in the Arctic and Antarctica to demonstrate technical and creative processes used to register and exhibit the transformative effects of extreme climates.
This five-day intensive masterclass is specifically designed to introduce participants to how to prepare for and undertake deep fieldwork in remote and difficult wilderness environments, and their attendant conditions. Participants will be situated in the pristine environs of Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Fieldwork will be undertaken at Howmans Gap, and the Bogong High Plains during the winter snow season. Practical fieldwork will be complimented by technical demonstrations and conversations focusing on compositional methods and analysis, spatial sound techniques, and exhibition strategies.
The masterclass will appeal to anyone interested in sound art and design, soundscape composition, acoustic ecology, experimental music and performance, spatial sound, and environmental art practices.
Participants will be accommodated at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre, which is located above the snowline and is surrounded by mountain ash bushland. Visit the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture website for further information - http://bogongsound.com.au/projects/winter-masterclass-2019