Workshops

Since initiating the 'Active Crossover' project in 2009, I have been invited to give various Active Listening and Field Recording workshops.

 

Beginning with a brief presentation of my working practice, methods and thoughts on the act of listening, the participants are then led blindfolded to locations both familiar and unfamiliar, which enables them to focus on the sonic characteristics of the environment, without being distracted by the visual associations of those sounds. In other words to just hear and enjoy the sounds for what they are and how our perception, and reception, of them is affected even by the slightest change in a position.

 

I go on to demonstrate different ways of recording sound using various techniques and microphones that are inexpensive and easy to construct, such as contact microphones, induction coil sensors and hydrophones.

workshop for Soomdo, Seoul, South Korea, 2015

July 2019

​Active Listening and recording workshop, including exploring with microphones and construction of hydrophones for Reservoir Festival, Black Forest, Germany

January 2019

Active listening and sound appreciation workshop for children over two days, with recording and contact microphone investigation for Appleseed Academy, Seoul, South Korea

October 2017

Artist talk and contact mic construction workshop with Brighton and Hove City College, Brighton, UK

October 2017

Active listening and recording workshop for children with Open Arts Project, Busan, South Korea

June 2017

​'Further Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and hydrophone construction masterclass for Ting Shuo Artspace, Tainan, Taiwan

June 2017

​​'Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and microphone construction workshop with Instant 42, Changhua, Taiwan

June 2017

​​'Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and microphone construction workshop with Instant 42, Taipei, Taiwan

April 2017

​'Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and performance workshop with schoolchildren of Gesamtschule, Bad Driburg for 'Hidden Dreams' project by Birgit Asshoff for Alles Kunst, Paderborn, Germany

March 2017

​'Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and microphone construction workshop at Venue, Taipei, Taiwan with Sandra Tavali

March 2017

'Hidden Sounds' listening, recording and microphone construction masterclass for Ting Shuo Artspace, Tainan, Taiwan

December 2016

Active listening and sound exploration workshop with schoolchildren for Namwon Sound Project, Namwon, South Korea

September 2016

Active listening and sound exploration workshop for Ropewalkers Project, West Coker, UK

August 2016

Active listening and sound sharing workshop for Soomdo, Seoul, South Korea

July 2016

Active listening and sound exploration workshops with schoolchildren for Yatoo International Project, Wongol, South Korea

September 2015

Active listening, recording and contact mic building for Soomdo, Seoul, South Korea

April 2015

Active listening workshop at Räpina School of Horticulture, Estonia with Yiorgis Sakellariou

January 2015

Active listening, recording and contact mic building, Galerie Školská 28, Prague, Czech Republic

November 2014

Hydrophone building workshop for Arko, Seoul, Korea

November 2014

Active listening and recording workshop for Artist Residency TEMI, Daejeon, Korea

October 2014

Sonic Activity Workshop - 3 day workshop covering active listening, recording, contact microphone building and performance with recordings at Seoul Art Space Mullae, Seoul, Korea

October 2014

Active listening and recording workshop with children under 16 at Children's Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

August 2014

Active listening and recording workshop for Emu Space, University of Adelaide, Australia

Jun-Jul 2014

Collaborative active listening, recording and performance workshop by Eamon Sprod and Simon Whetham with children of Castlemaine Primary South School, Australia

March 2014

Active Listening and recording workshop, including exploring with contact microphones and construction of hydrophones for Villa Waldberta and Signalraum, Munich, Germany

Feb-Mar 2014

Listening and recording project with group of unaccompanied young refugees in Munich, Germany

November 2013

11-15/11/2013 - Cultural Rucksack presentations to 10 groups of 30 schoolchildren in one week, explaining field recording techniques, demonstrating work and giving listening exercises with Terje Paulsen.

23-24/11/2013 - Active Listening and Field Recording workshop. Included construction of and exploration with contact microphones and hydrophones built using inexpensive components.

Agder Kunstsenter X-Huset Project Space, Kristiansand, Norway

October 2013

Active Listening and Field Recording Workshop, McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival 2013, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Jul-Sep 2013

El Mundo de Sonidos Ocultos - New workshop development as part of educational arts project run by Alcaldia, Medellín and Casa Tres Patios, Colombia.

Groups of children in 7 locations across Medellín, aged 8-18 years old, learnt listening exercises, microphone construction, recording techniques and instrument building, culminating in an orchestrated performance

March 2013

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop, MUUA Lab/C3P, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia

January 2013

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop, La Cupula, Cordoba, Argentina

December 2012

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop, Balmaceda Arte Joven, Valparaiso, Chile for Tsonami 2012 Festival

May 2012

Active Listening workshop, Seepod Residency, Castlemaine, Australia

April 2012

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop, Balmaceda Arte Joven, Valparaiso, Chile

December 2011

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop, Madeiradig 2011, Madeira Island, Portugal

October 2011

Active Listening workshop as part of Active Crossover 2011, Soundfjord, London, UK

July 2011

Active Listening workshop as part of Active Crossover 2011, Millspace, Armley Mills, Leeds, UK

June 2011

Active Listening workshop as part of Active Crossover 2011, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, UK

May 2011

Active Listening, Field Recording and Composition workshop, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

April 2011

Active Listening and Field Recording workshop as part of Active Crossover 2011, South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK with Digital Media Centre

February 2010

Active Listening workshop as part of Active Crossover II, Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, UK

October 2009

Active Listening workshop as part of Active Crossover, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

May 2009

Active Listening, Field Recording and Composition workshop as part of Active Crossover residency, Polymer Culturehouse, Tallin, Estonia

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