Thursday 30 April 2020, 6.30pm, OTO Project Space
The first in a trio of workshops on creating, entering and sharing soundscapes. Facilitated by Nicole Bettencourt Coelho and Angela Won-Yin Mak.
We will be working with bass, guitar, pedals, a drum machine, vocals, a toy keyboard and amps. Over the three sessions we focus on:
1. February 11th
Effects basics: Familiarise yourself with your tools. A hands on approach. The basics of effects chains and processing sound. Incite the spirit of curiosity by exploring texture. The somatic experience of listening.
2. March 23rd
Navigating sound: Creating drones, beats and noise. Observing and experiencing nuances within this soundscape. Extracting rhythm and melodies through deep listening. Locking in to trance and altered states. Induce an embodied interaction with sound.
3. April 30th
Conscious composition: Applying principles of the first 2 sessions through musical improvisation. Collective experimentation within a shared sound space. Setting an intention, externalising emotion and processing narrative through sound.
You are welcome to bring any piece of gear that you would like to experiment with. Otherwise, everything will be provided. You can email Nicole with any tech related Q's at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONVENT is a London-based Music Collective brought about to support women, trans and non-binary artists develop their practice through collaboration and cooperation, connecting music-makers from under-represented groups by providing the time and space to work/play.
Nicole Bettencourt Coelho is a musician / sound therapist with an interest in semiotics, ritual forms and queering magic. Her work explores the ability of sound and visualisation to effect transformation in the context of trance. Projects and workings are geared toward harnessing the physical and psychological impact of sound, so that people can explore, create and modify their inner and outer worlds.
Angela Won-Yin Mak is a musician interested in exploring the nature of opposing forces in sound via dissonance, harmony and noise. Her work has expanded to incorporate research into anthropological relationship to identity, as well as the physical and metaphysical architecture of sound.
Is it for me?
Are you interested in music? Then it’s for you! If you have a guitar you’ve never picked up or some pedals you’ve never figured out or a mixer that pisses you off just to look at, bring them along. This is your opportunity to be amongst helpful, interested and engaged musicians of all different genres and skill-levels.
Do I need to bring anything?
Feel free to bring the instrument/equipment you wish to work on. We will provide as needed for the session e.g. amps, leads etc. Working with bass / guitar / drum machines / voice.