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Create audio art from nature

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Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5JP
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For ages: 18+ years

Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
Students will, through audio that they will record in the forest environment, create both individual and / or group audio artefacts that will comprise a cohesive suite of pieces, aimed at being broadcast or released to the public via Wildhart Radio. Guidance will come in the form of weekly Saturday morning talks, recording sessions and hands-on workshops, 10am-1pm talks and workshops on both technical and artistic processes. Participants will be expected to work independently or in groups, for a recommended minimum of 1-2 hours per week directed time outside of these hours, to create their pieces. There will be an opportunity to broadcast these on Wildhart Radio along with any other documentary that can comprise a podcast. The course will have content for all those with an interest in audio and natural world: no prior experience with audio technology is necessary; however, a reasonable ability to navigate and find solutions within a digital environment will be important. Recording equipment will be provided; however, students will need to source their own medium for working on the audio, typically a laptop and headphones. Links to appropriate software will be provided so no additional expense should be necessary to complete the course.
About your mentors
Simone Schmandt
Founding Director of Wildhart Radio
Mentoring in creative/artistic process, teamwork & personal development 3 years in radio directorship,  & mentoring.
Martyn Phillips
Audio tech /production teacher
Four decades working in audio recording / production and 10 years has an external lecturer at the University of West London.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To acquire foundational skills in recording, using editing suites, digital audio workstations (DAWs) and appropriate processing software
Aim 3
Connect AUDIO and NATURE in conversation, based on listening.
Aim 5
Be able to present work and to be able communicate and feedback ideas with confidence
Aim 2
Will be able to create innovative and technically-competent audio pieces.
Aim 4
Complete a creative process and understand the connection between inner and outer art – the creative self, listening and technology
Aim 6
Have a basic understanding of how to create a brand, market and promote work
Where we'll be
Ashdown Forest, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JP
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