July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday July 28
Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, 7 Lorne Street

Sound-based music uses sounds, rather than notes, chords, rhythms, etc., as the basic material for creating musical compositions. This workshop will explore an almost 70-year-old electroacoustic music making tradition that has produced compelling works with recorded sounds alone, and without the need for traditional musical components such as melodies, chord sequences or drum patterns. Participants will listen to examples of sound-based music, learn how recorded sounds can be conceived as musical ideas and structures, and explore freeware useful for transforming sounds into interesting gestures and textures for compositions or soundtracks. Participants are encouraged to bring along a laptop (Mac preferred) for working with the free software, available through links prior to the workshop.

Space is limited, reserve your spot by e-mailing festival@strutsgallery.ca

Jeffrey Martin is a composer and music educator currently living in Sackville, NB. His output includes electroacoustic works for fixed digital medium, music for live performance and film soundtracks, as well as collaborations with choreographers and visual artists. He has taught at Mount Allison University, The China Conservatory, Nanyang Technological University, and Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on creativity and sound-based music in music education.

Links to download freeware:

SPEAR (MAC/PC): http://www.klingbeil.com/spear/downloads/

SOUNDGRAIN (MAC/PC): http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/software/soundgrain/

CECILIA (MAC/PC): http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/software/cecilia/

AUDACITY (MAC/PC): http://www.audacityteam.org/download/