Bristol Re:sound Participatory events

Part of Bristol Re:sound

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    15:00 - 19:00
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    All Ages

Bristol Re:sound is a sonic exploration of the relationship between the ever-changing and diverse makeup of the city’s inhabitants and the emergence of new creative technologies.

These participatory events and sound installations as part of a one-day free event will introduce you to analogue tape composition, modular synthesis and immersive sound walks.

Part of Bristol Re:sound

Analogue Tape Composition Workshops

Led by New Cut Studios

Slots available: 15:00-16:00 / 16:30-17:30 / 18:00-19:00

Analog magnetic tape recording (as we know it today) was developed in 1930’s in Germany, they were initially used for broadcast and later for recorded music. However, in the 1970’s experimental pioneers such as Delia Darbyshire used multiple tape recorders with loops in order to create compositions. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to learn about these experimental approaches to analogue tape, from two experts in the field. The sessions are practical and there will be opportunities to participate.

Modular synthesis workshops

Led by Ben Chilton of Elevator Sound

Slots available: 15:00-16:00 / 16:30-17:30 / 18:00-19:00

The first commercial modular synths were developed in the early 1960’s by Moog and Buchla, significantly contributing to the development of new electronic music. They have since continued to innovate, with some more modern modules also taking advantage of new digital processes. Modular synthesis environments now offer huge potential for unique and interesting sound generation. Come along and learn about how these systems are connected, and the types of sounds you are able to generate in modular environments. The sessions are practical and there will be opportunities to participate.

Sound walks

Led by Dr Jono Gilmurray of BIMM Institute

Slots available: 15:00-16:30 / 17:00-18:30

Sound walks emerged in the 1970’s as part of the work of the Vancouver based world soundscape project. Participating in sound walks provides an opportunity to hear the sound environment in a different manner, one that attunes the ear in a more focussed way and enables a much deeper connection to our sonic surroundings. There will be two sound walks that have been composed by 3rd year degree students of electroacoustic music and the BIMM Institute.

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  • The British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute is a group of eight independent colleges with over 6,000 students that specialise in music education.

  • Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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