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Tuesday, May, 11th, 7pm (CST)
Online via Zoom
Free workshop
presented in partnership with Holophon Audio Arts

What is a “sound object”? How can this concept be useful in experimental music composition, film sound, game sound design, and beyond? 

Emphasizing practical, conceptual, and experiential (rather than a purely technical) approaches, the workshop will cover a range of methods for working with recorded sound in the digital domain, from classic tape manipulation techniques and experimental EQ, through digital micro-editing and advanced plug ins, and culminating in the construction of “composite” sound blocks. The entire workshop will focus – following the metaphor of a microscope – on a single sound sample, and the ability to construct rich sound structures out of simple building blocks.

The workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced levels. Beginners to sound are welcome if they are familiar with a DAW.

Participants need to have their own computer with a DAW (i.e. Logic, ProTools, Reaper, Ardour, Audacity, etc) with which they are relatively familiar (beginner/intermediate), samples will be provided by the instructor. Familiarity with various sound manipulation techniques is welcome but in no way required.

Artist Bio:
Born in Tel-Aviv (ISR) and raised in Vancouver (BC), Adam Basanta has lived and worked in Montreal since 2010. Originally studying contemporary music composition, he has developed an artistic practice in mixed-media installations.

Since 2015, his works have been exhibited in galleries and institutions including the Musée des beaux- arts de Montréal (CAN), Optica Centre d’art contermporain (CAN), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Arsenal Art Contemporain (CAN), Galerie Charlot (FRA), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (UK), American Medium Gallery (NYC), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), York Art Gallery (UK), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA).

His installations have been awarded prizes in Canada (Prix Pierre Ayot 2019, Sobey Art Award Longlist 2018 and 2020) and internationally (Japan Media Arts Prize 2016, Aesthetica Art Prize 2017). He is currently represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montreal). His work can be found in the institutional collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Ville de Montréal.

Remaining active as an experimental composer and performer, his concert music, live performances, and sound recordings are presented worldwide.

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