On Sound And Microphones

Workshop by MIA (Moving Image Atelier)

Speakers: Alex Reynolds (ES) & Luke Fowler (UK)
Language: English
Entrance: The morning lecture is free. The afternoon workshop is 15€ (including a delicious lunch by Paso a Paso)*. For both please reserve your seat by emailing before 10/11/2019. Please also state if you are a student, freshly graduated or professionally active. Limited places available.

Co-presented with Q-02 & Elephy.

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction and overview by elephy
10:00 – 11:00 Presentation by Luke Fowler
11:00 – 12:00 Presentation by Alex Reynolds
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Paso a Paso*
13:00 – 16:30 Hands on exercises in two break out groups (each led by one of the speakers)
17.00 – 17:30 Reflection
17:30 – 18:30 Reception.

During MIA #2: Luke Fowler and Alex Reynold will examine the creative potential of sound through discussion, case studies and listening sessions. They will unfold their concepts and process as well as sharing their approach and strategies towards sound editing and recording. Discussed topics span from deciding on suitable microphones given a certain situation, the cinematographic qualities of sound and the way a microphone can colour the sound, field recording and working with a sound engineer, among others. The workshop aims to develop the sensitivity of working both technically and creatively with sound.


About iMAL

iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.


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