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Poetry Workshop in collaboration with Octopus Collective
From Poetry to Sound Poetry
Workshop leader: Simon Pomery
Saturday 01 August 2015 | 11am-4pm | Nan Tait Building, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
In this workshop you will be exposed to new poems and to sound poems, and encouraged to engage with each discipline, and produce your own work, through a series of exercises. No experience of poetry is necessary, but a willingness to experiment is, as we explore the creative space between text and sound. Could your text be used like a score of music? How might you turn a page of text into a sound poem? You are welcome to bring any instruments/objects to use in your sound poetry, but you can also use your texts and voice alone.
1. Creative listening meditation: music from minimalism and drone - Dennis Johnson, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Laurie Spiegel, Meredith Monk, and CC Hennix.
2. Voice and voices: the poetry of Sappho, Zbigniew Herbert, Guillevic, and Tom Raworth. Poetry exercises, workshop, class feedback; readings.
3. Sound poetry: an introduction - Bob Cobbing, Emmett Williams, Maya Jantar. Sound poetry, exercises, workshop, class feedback; performances.
SIMON POMERY is a poet and musician based in London. A pamphlet of his poems, The Stream (tall-lighthouse), appeared in 2010, and his poetry and criticism has been published online and in print by 3am magazine, The White Review, the Times Literary Supplement, P.N. Review, Poetry London, the Edinburgh Review. He has recently read his work for the Enemies Project, Camaradefest, and Feinde exhibitions in London. Seamus Heaney on The Stream: “This augurs well for the Pomery life and literature”.
His next release under the name BLOOD MUSIC is due in June 2015 on Diagonal Records. He is a percussionist and guitar player with an interest in rhythm and noise, using Taiko drumming patterns and drum machines, electronics, samples, and contact mics, muscle and machinery, creating pummelling tunnels of propulsive torque. The Quietus: “A barrage of tribal percussion, squalling guitars and pummelling sub pressure ensues – Blood Music building a titanic pulse, great throbbing waves of brutally effective sound that hinges on disorientating physicality.”
P A S T W O R K S H O P S
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Paying us a fleeting but jam-packed visit from the US, veteran sound and visual artist, Steve Roden will delight our ears and eyes with a series of events connected to site and setting, grouped together under the umbrella title: Some Possible Landscapes.
Workshop | Possible Landscapes
Lead by Steve Roden; Facilitated by Helen Frosi and Andrew Riley
Date: SUNDAY 27th March 2011 | 2pm – 6pm
Tickets: £8/£6conc. | wegottickets.com/event/112303
Venue: SoundFjord | Unit 3b – Studio 28 | 28 Lawrence Road | N15 4ER
Workshop and presentation | Active Crossover | 01 October 2011 | 1pm | free - Please RSVP | Venue: SoundFjord, Unit 3b, Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER
Simon will present past and present work, and introduce participants to ‘Active Listening.Bat Walk
Two Day Non-Idiomatic Improvisation Workshop with Seijiro Murayama
Saturday and Sunday 28-29 April| 10-6pm
£25 including meals
Workshop led by Seijiro Murayama |
During the two-day workshop the voice - as a sound making organ, not as a singing instrument - will be used as a starting point for the investigation of the notion of improvisation in the common area between sound and body practices.
The workshop is suitable for people from all backgrounds who have an interest in free-form improvisation. No singing skills requested.
Bird Song Walk
SUNDAY 29 April 2012 | 9am-11:30am
£4/£2 FOTM Concession | £5 FOTM membership (pay on arrival)
Waterside Centre, Tottenham Marshes
Lead by sound artist, David Chapman and professional wildlife photographer David Cottridge; organised by leaders and SoundFjord. Informative talk and walk focusing on bird species, song and habitat. Tea served. Audio recorders welcome. Bring you own binoculars if you have them. Parabolic microphone available; some binoculars will be available to borrow.
Please see below for all workshops associated with SOUND//SPACE, a three-month programme of performances, workshops, talks and events with a pop-up record store at it's heart (curated and produced by Helen Frosi of SoundFjord) held at V22's Summer Club, a warehouse full of events and a club house to relax in and be inspired by throughout the summer.
May to July 2012
Workshop | Pure Data Starter
Lead by Tom Mudd
12 May | 1-7pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £20 (£25 door) wegottickets.com/event/165689
Workshop | Foley Performance
Lead by SoundFjord
13 May | noon-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £20/18 wegottickets.com/event/165618
Workshop | Build a Hydrophone
Lead by SoundFjord
20 May | noon-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £15/12 wegottickets.com/event/165624
Workshop | A Quiet Position: Two-Day Field Recording Exploration
Lead by Jez riley French
02-03 June | 12:30-6pm (Each day) | (S//S Project Space + environs)
Workshop | Light-Sensitive Synth Construction
Lead by Mike Blow
10 June | 1-7pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £20 (incl. materials) wegottickets.com/event/166116
Workshop | Improvisation with Objects: Session Two (Ceramics)
Lead by Mathias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley
23 June | 2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £5/4 wegottickets.com/event/165769
Workshop | Two-Day Toy Hacking for Experimental Sound Production
Lead by Tasos Stamou
Introduction and Presentation
29 June | 7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
Practice and Collective Jamming
30 June | 6-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £18 (with toy)/£14 (BYO toy) wegottickets.com/event/166546
Workshop | Interfacing with the Vortex: Three-day Workshop
Lead by Marinos Koutsomichalis
SuperCollider: An Introduction
05 July | 7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
Arduino and Electronics: An Introduction
06 July | 7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
Specific Project Work
07 July | 12:30-5:30pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £100 (w/ materials)/£60 (BYO) wegottickets.com/event/165751
Workshop | Collected Silences
Lead by Softday
14 July | 12:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £8 (£10 door) wegottickets.com/event/168828
Workshop | Improvisation with Objects: Session Three (Wood)
Lead by Mathias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley & special guest, Iris Garrelfs
28 July | 2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £5/4 wegottickets.com/event/165771
Sonic City: 7-10pm | 05 September 2014
The Art of Listening
Sainsbury’s Archive (First Floor)
Museum of London Docklands
Further information and tickets
Explore sonic London through creative installations, intimate gigs, workshops, and talks and discover the hidden noise of our modern city. You’ll also be the first to hear Scanner’s new immersive sound installation, Bridging the World, inspired by our exhibition, Bridge. With an after-hours view of Bridge, a soundtrack co-curated by Brian Eno and Scanner, workshops, specialist talks and late night bars.
Join Helen Frosi of SoundFjord in a workshop experimenting with cross-sensory interpretation, focusing on aural perception via the medium of drawing. Respond to sonic stimuli - interpret, transpose and transmogrify the space, sonic environment and atmosphere into something visual.
Visual documentation of the workshop, here.