Open call for sound artists: Soundscape and field recordings workshop in Macedonian mountains with the guest artist Frank Bretschneider.
Creative weekend and post global recordings presents Nature meets technology pt. 4: Soundscape and field recordings workshop in natural environment
Lazaropole; 27-28 Jun 2015
About the workshop
Nature meets technology is interactive workshop aimed for young local and international artist from various fields, but mainly those interested in sound, field recordings, sound design and production, radio art, soundart etc. and all those who have an interest to learn about the basics of sound art. The workshop will consist of workshops, short lectures, presentations, discussions, field recording and practical work in nature, as well as individual and group performances and improvisational sessions in open space, where over the course of this workshop will have the opportunity to first theoretically become familiar with the matter and way of work, and then practically acquainted with the concept of field recording with portable audio recorders, editing, processing, sequencing, until the creation, production and performance specific sound form. The concept of the workshop is completely opened and after giving a basic introduction, the participants will work on development of the concept through a joint brainstorming. They will be discussing and choosing the topic and location to create the audio recordings. The second part of the program is practical and consists of practical tasks such as working with software, hardware for recording, going on the field, preparation and editing of the recordings. The final phase consists of creating concrete sound forms using the previously made recordings through joint improvisation session.
The workshop will be held by the curator Toni Dimitrov and with our guest lecturer Frank Bretschneider. The program part will be consisted of several presentations and performances. The program is still not fully defined and it is opened for proposals. The results of the workshop will be also presented in Skopje with possibility to do that in other cities. This is the fourth in the series of soundscape workshops as a part of Creative weekend project in Lazaropole.
The open call for participation at the residency/workshop is aimed for sound artists, sound designers, field recordists, phonographers, sound performers, groups or individuals dealing with sound in any direction, enthusiasts or practitioners, experienced or beginners. We are also encouraging artists that are working with other related art fields and disciplines and are not directly practicing sound, that are willing to learn or maybe combine their practice with sound.
Entries could include live performances, presentations, sound for soundwalk, small installations. To maximize the number of performances/presentations during the festival, we suggest that the presentations and performances should last no longer than 20-30 minutes. For spatial installations we have limited space available inside the house, but outside in the yard there is plenty of space to realize location-based projects. There will also be organized a soundwalk where the visitors walk through the forest to the nearest peak while listening to the submissions with mp3-player or smartphone and headphones.
The residency will take place in the mountain village Lazaropole, Western Macedonia. Mountain village is at 1350 meters above sea level and one of the highest settlements in the country. Amazing and beautiful place which is located on the plateau of Mount Bistra, surrounded by beech and oak forests.
What we offer?
We provide a place to stay during the days of the residency in an inspiring one century old mountain house with all basic conditions for work and residence (kitchen, shower and toilet).
We cover the expenses of travel from Skopje to Lazaropole and back to Skopje. If necessary (if you have an extra day in Skopje) we can try to provide a place to stay while you’re there or arrange cheap hostel. The trip from your country of residence to Macedonia is not provided. We will try help in finding the cheapest solution for this part of the trip. Also we are not able to provide a fee for the participation.