Sharpen your thinking and expand your artistic practice by attending the Sonic Acts Masterclasses. These short courses present a unique opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the theory and thinking, working processes and methods of internationally renowned artists and thinkers.
Field Recording Workshop
Wed 10 Feb - Sat 13 Feb
BJ Nilsen & Jana Winderen
From 10–13 February 2016, Sonic Acts hosts a four-day field-recording workshop aimed at artists, composers and musicians with a background in sound and field recording who would like to expand their understanding and awareness of sound, and enhance their recording skills and their use of environmental sound. The workshop is practice-oriented, and focuses on the methods and processes involved in artistic research.
Atmospheric Feedback Loops Workshop
Thu 25 Feb - Fri 26 Feb
From 25 to 26 February 2016, Sonic Acts hosts a two-day workshop led by artist and researcher Susan Schuppli, consisting of a field trip to the Cabauw Observatory on the first day and a practice-based research workshop on the second.
Critical Writing Workshop
Fri 26 Feb - Sun 28 Feb
De Brakke Grond
Jennifer Lucy Allan
Following the success of the previous Critical Writing Workshops, another edition of Describing the Indescribable will take place from 26 to 28 February 2016 during the Sonic Acts Academy. The deadline for applications is 5 February 2016.
Voice Odder Workshop
Friday 26 February
For this workshop, Polish electronic noise artist Ewa Justka will guide you through the creation of a unique, multi-faceted electronic instrument and effects unit, The Voice Odder, which is a compact, voice-altering device inspired by William S. Burroughs’ claim that ‘the word is a virus’. Participants will learn the functions of basic electronic components and how to build electronic circuits. The workshop is for beginners, but experienced participants will have fun as well!
Mon 29 Feb - Tue 1 Mar
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Additivism (Morehshin Allahyari / Daniel Rourke)
3D printing promises to become a widespread material language, allowing anything that can be stored as a digital template to be realised. During the 2-day #Additivism workshop Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke explain how 3D fabrication can be thought of as the critical framework of #Additivism: a movement that aims to disrupt material, social, computational, and metaphysical realities through provocation, collaboration, and ‘weird’ / science fiction thinking.