Field Recording and the Soundscape | Goldsmiths, University of London
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Field Recording and the Soundscape | Goldsmiths, University of London

Field Recording and the Soundscape | Goldsmiths, University of London

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Goldsmiths University

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We will listen for inspiration in the current and historical contexts of phonography. Over the length of the course you will gain an understanding of 'site' encompassing space, place and location as well as other intersectiions such as time and the socio-political.

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for complete newcomers to phonography, those who have some experience of phonography but want to improve the quality of their recordings or for artists who want to learn how to incorporate sound into their work for videos or installations.

What will I study on this course?

This course is both practical and technical. We'll spend time outside, listening to and considering our surroundings. You will learn how to make high fidelity recordings using a variety of mic'ing techniques; there will be demonstrations and workshops using portable recorders, pre-amps and external microphones.

This course is also a great opportunity to learn about software and audio editing techniques. Enhance your recorded work using editing and EQ.

Participants on this course can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of the history and current practices of the soundscape, listening and related terminology.
  • Develop an awareness of relevant audio and microphone techniques.
  • Understand advantages / disadvantages and usage of specific models of portable recorders and pre-amplifiers.
  • Use software to create and arrange soundscape compositions and effect and process sounds.

Structure of course - Tues 25th April - Tues 27th June 2017

Week 1- Lecture – Listening, Context and History of the Soundscape

Week 2- Lecture / Soundwalk – Listening, Context and History of the Soundscape con’t + Soundwalk

Week 3- Lecture / Workshop – ‘Site’ - Space, Place, Location + Recording Equipment Workshop

Week 4- Lecture / Seminar – microsounds and recording Seminar

Week 5 - Sat - Field Trip 11am - 3pm

Week 6 - Lecture – Soundscape and the socio-political + Composing Soundscapes

Week 7 – Lecture / Lab – Composing Soundscapes con’t + Software Intro

Week 8 - Lecture / Lab – Composing and Software con’t

Week 9 - Lecture / Lab – EQ, effects and processing sound

Week 10 - Lecture / EMS lab – Presenting Work and Feedback

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