Discover music as art, modular synthesis, sound manipulation, advanced music technology and building your own instruments. If you enjoy playing with sound to make radio or music and are inspired by artists ranging from Kraftwerk to Björk to FKA Twigs, the Roundhouse Audio Collective will push your skills to the next level.
What will I get from taking part?
By the end of the project you will:
> Develop your portfolio with support from experienced practising sound artists.
> Access to top equipment without the usual cost
> Learn how to use a modular synthesiser
> Build your own piece of sound art using Pure Data and Arduino
> Expand your knowledge of music technology and its application in an open and experimental environment
> Have the opportunity to use Max for Live, Ableton Live, Makey Makey and hardware music technology
Who will be teaching the project?
Lead tutor, Gawain Hewitt makes sound art which include sonic sculptures, sonic pictures and sonic tapestries. He also composes music as well as working with other artists on sound design for theatre and shows. His work has featured at festivals including Ice Music Festival, Spitalfields Festivaland the City of London Festival.
Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
Some experience of music technology and/or sound experimentation will be required. However, the most important thing is that you are genuinely interested in audio and manipulating sound, and want to explore it further.
Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
We have lots of equipment here for you to use, but if you have an instrument you wish to play, please bring this to the first session.
Are bursaries available?
Yes – if you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare find out how you can get support