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Introduction to electronic music production with Caro C
Learn some of the core skills of being a music composer, electronic music producer and sound engineer in one day!

Age: 11-15 years
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University of Huddersfield
When: 27th – 28th July 2019

By using the Garageband app on ipads, you will learn how to make your own music.

We will look at how Delia Derbyshire’s original Dr Who theme can help us to understand the building blocks of music and inspire you to make your own music. You will learn how to record and mix music and sounds, by the end of the day, you will have a track you can be proud of and share. No previous musical experience necessary.

Activities:

  • Learn to deconstruct music
  • Learn about the most common building blocks of music eg. rhythm, melody
  • Learn how to structure a piece of music
  • Learn to use Garageband app
  • Collaborate with others to envision your own piece of music
  • Grasp and explore sampling, recording and mixing music
  • Understand and experiment with MIDI notation and arrangement – editing, quantising and velocity
  • Understand and experiment with audio recording – mic placement & input levels
  • Understand and experiment with audio effects – reverb and echo
  • Give and receive peer support


Workshop leader Caro C

Caro C defines herself as an artist, engineer and facilitator in sound. Described as a “sonic enchantress” (BBC Radio 3) and a “one-woman electronic avalanche”, Caro produces and performs her own brand of spacey electronic music with piano, voice and random objects such as a ping pong ball or everyday sounds like ice cubes clinking in a glass. She has produced three albums, written music for film and theatre, and even appeared on CBBC with Dick and Dom! Caro is passionate about helping you learn to express your through music and technology.

Based in Manchester, she has designed and delivers electronic music projects in schools and community projects.

Find out more about Caro at her website
Listen to Caro’s music on Soundcloud
Listen to Caro’s latest album “Everything Gives to Something Else”

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