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Poetry Remixed
 
23 September 2017 | FREE drop-ins
British Library | Learning Centre 
 
Due to popular demand SoundFjord will be working with James Bulley at the British Library's Family Day again! On Saturday 23 September the pair welcome you to a family day of exploratory visual- and word play and performance inspired by artists and poets found in the British Library Sound Archive and beyond.
 
You are invited to explore a variety of poetry making exercises such as cut-ups (popular with the likes of David Bowie and William Burroughs), erasure/draw-over techniques (made famous by Tom Phillips in his Humument) and collage (Ezra Pound, and T S Elliot were famous proponents of this technique) using everyday materials to create your own experimental visual poetry works, then explore vocal techniques in performance (inspired by the readings of Bob Cobbing) to create your own multimedia work.
 
A FREE drop-in to get imaginative with wordmaking, stretching and destruction!
Family Day schedule (check back later in the year).   
 
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P A S T   W O R K S H O P S

 

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Listening/Drawing

Workshop leader: Helen Frosi
Experiment with how sound may be perceived and expressed through ‘synaesthetic’ response. During the workshop attendees will be asked to respond to sound through the medium of drawing*, transposing the sound, environment, surroundings and atmosphere into something visual.
 
*Drawing should, in this instance, be considered in its widest form. The sounds themselves could be considered ‘drawings (in/with sound)’. By working on this premise, one may decide to draw with paper, charcoal, space, light. Use whatever materials are around to express what is heard!

Bring things you would like to 'draw' with!
 
Thursday 30 September | Drop in - 2-5pm
Wednesday 06 October | Drop In - 2-5pm
Free - Just drop in!

 
Location:
SoundFjord Gallery
Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110
 
Transport:
Tube: Seven Sisters  (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Rail: Seven Sisters (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Buses: 41, 73, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476
 
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Foley Performance
Workshop Leader: Andrew Riley

Learn the mysterious art of Foley: find out how to score sound, what to use to create specific sounds, as well as how to perform your own ‘sound effects’ to film. Put into practice what you have learnt during the final lesson: perform to a film!
 
All materials and refreshment are included in ticket price. Feel free to bring your own props!

Weekend 02-03 October 2010 | 11am - 5pm
Tickets: £30 (by advanced ticket)

Please ring: 020 8800 3024

Location:
SoundFjord Gallery
Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110 
 
Transport:
Tube: Seven Sisters  (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Rail: Seven Sisters (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Buses: 41, 73, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476
 
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Interactive Media Sound Design
Lecturer: Andrew Riley
Hear Andrew Riley, Co-Founder of SoundFjord speak about sound design in interactive media, its creative uses for artists and much more.

Tuesday 05 October 2010 | 8-9pm
Tickets: £3 (by advanced ticket)
Please ring: 020 8800 3024
 
Location:
SoundFjord Gallery
Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110 
 
Transport:
Tube: Seven Sisters  (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Rail: Seven Sisters (Exit One - follow West Green Road to Lawrence Road; approx. 7 mins walk)
Buses: 41, 73, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476

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Recording in the Field
Workshop leader: Andrew Riley/Helen Frosi
Complimenting The Wire's Salon: Environmental Agents: The Sonic Art and Science of Field Recording, SoundFjord take an informal visit to Tottenham Marshes to record wildlife: insects, birds, and all manner of beasts. 

Bring recording equipment with you e.g. digital audio, cassette recorder, camera (with audio), binaural microphones, hydrophones, etc.
 
Saturday 09 October 2010 | 10am - noon
Tickets: Free but booking is essential
Please ring: 020 8800 3024

 
Location:
Meet at Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham Marshes, N17 0XD
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=535153&Y=190588&A=Y&Z=110   
 
Transport:
Tube: Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line)
Rail: Tottenham Hale or Northumberland Park
Buses: 123, 230, 192, 41, W4
 
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Hydrophone Construction
Workshop leader: David Chapman

Guided by the expertise of sound artist, David Chapman, try your hand at constructing a hydrophone from inexpensive materials; listen to the sound of a fly trip-trapping over a piece or wood, birds feeding in the trees and much more.
 
All materials and refreshment are included in ticket price.
 
Saturday 09 October 2010 | 1pm - 5pm (approx)
Tickets: £15 (by advanced ticket)

Please ring: 020 8800 3024

Location:
Waterside Centre (FoTM Community Room)
Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham Marshes, N17 0XD
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=535153&Y=190588&A=Y&Z=110   
 
Transport:
Tube: Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line)
Rail: Tottenham Hale or Northumberland Park
Buses: 123, 230, 192, 41, W4
 
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Foley Performance
20 to 21 November 2010 | 11am-5pm
Workshop Leader: Andrew Riley
Learn the mysterious art of Foley: find out how to score sound, what to use to create specific sounds, as well as how to perform your own ‘sound effects’ to film. Put into practice what you have learnt during the final lesson: perform to a film! All materials are included in ticket price, however, please feel free to bring your own props! Tickets: £20/£18 conc. (by advanced ticket) Ticket enables you to attend both days; refreshments are also included. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/95502 
 
Please ring: 020 8800 3024 or email for details: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

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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.

Following on, SoundFjord will provide a platform for an inspiring afternoon of “sound gathering”, site-scoring and group improvising, in a workshop lead by Steve, and focussing on the site of the SoundFjord gallery and its locality (North London) for creative stimulus. The workshop will run from 2-6pm, on Sunday the 27 March and will culminate in an intimate group performance:

 

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
20 April 2012 | 7:30-10:30PM
£4/£2 FOTM Concession | £5 FOTM membership
Waterside Centre, Tottenham Marshes
RSVP/Booking: contact[@]tottenhammarshes.org

Lead by "Bat Guru" Roger Harvard; organised by FOTM. Informative talk and walk utilising bat detectors. Tea served. Bat detectors provided, audio recorders welcome. Bring you own binoculars if you have them; some will be available to borrow.

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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 | seijiromurayama.com

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.

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Bird Song Walk
SUNDAY 29 April 2012 | 9am-11:30am
£4/£2 FOTM Concession | £5 FOTM membership (pay on arrival)
Waterside Centre, Tottenham Marshes
RSVP/Booking: helen[@]soundfjord.org.uk

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.

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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 | Improvisation with Objects: An Introduction 
Lead by Mathias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley    
26 May | 2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
Further Information/Bookings: £5/4 wegottickets.com/event/165764 

Workshop | Improvisation with Objects: Session One (Metal) 

Lead by Mathias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley & Special Guest, Ryan Jordan       
27 May | 2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Further Information/Bookings: £5/4 wegottickets.com/event/165767  

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)

Further Information/Bookings: £30 wegottickets.com/event/165674  

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 

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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 and late night bars. - See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands/whats-on/adult-events/late-events-docklands/#sthash.xoeBRrvZ.dpuf

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.

 

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 

Free with Full of Noise Festival Tickets / £4 BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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.

Programme

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”.

Further information: Youtube | Twitter Cargo Collective | Tumblr

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.” 

Further information: Youtube | Bandcamp | Twitter | Facebook | SoundCloud | Cargo Collective 

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Ruff Ribbit Roar! A Family Workshop

11:30 - 1pm and 2-3:30pm | British Library (Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre) 

The animal kingdom is a richly sensory environment, full of miraculous sounds from the melancholy beauty of a whale song, through to the chirruping of crickets. 

Hear wondrous wildlife recordings from the British Library’s Sound Archive and experience the animal world through the magical, mysterious and often surprising realm of the aural sense. Families will learn how creatures communicate to attract mates, play, warn of danger or scare away predators through listening, movement and vocalisation activities. 

Suitable for 5-years+. Free on a first come first served basis. Further information.

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Africa Market and Discovery Day | SoundSpinners

Saturday 05 December 2015 | British Library Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre | Free event

Along side a day of workshops, demonstrations and performances, join James Bulley and Helen Frosi (SoundFjord) in sound, music and song to create a collaborative polyphonic work responding to wonderful sound recordings from the British Library and James' own personal archive. There'll be West African music and sounds from nature and industry to inspire you. No musical training is needed and you are welcome to bring your own records, tapes and instruments to stoke the 'music pot' whilst we cook up the sonic imagination.

Further information 

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SoundHoppers

Sunday 15 May 2016 | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required)

SoundHoppers is a sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11).

The sessions aim to encourage children to become careful, deep listeners; more nuanced and sensitive to the different qualities of sound around them. We encouraging the group to explore and play with specially constructed sound boxes and enable a variety of dialogues with sound via listening exercises.

Further information   

Recent Dates:

Sunday 07 December 2015 | RichMix (London) | Free event (booking required) | Further information 

Saturday 19 March 2016 | 13:00-14:30 | British Library Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre | Free event | Further information

Sunday 17 April 2016 | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required) | Further information

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SoundCamp

Saturday to Sunday, 30 April - 01 May 2016 | Octopus (Venue: Ulverston, Cumbria) | Free (booking required)

Join Octopus and invited artists for a night of field recording, live streaming and creative writing in celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day. 

This year’s event takes the Coach House building in Ulverston’s Ford Park as a base for sound walks exploring nearby woods, farmland and canal banks to gather materials for an online broadcast.

As part of the SoundCamp project, Octopus will also be streaming the dawn chorus live between 5am and 6am, linking to Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe.

Guest Artists: Cumbria-based poet Josephine Dickinson and artist-curator Helen Frosi (SoundFjord).

Further information 

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SoundHoppers

Sunday 15 May 2016 | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required)

SoundHoppers is a sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11).

The sessions aim to encourage children to become careful, deep listeners; more nuanced and sensitive to the different qualities of sound around them. We encouraging the group to explore and play with specially constructed sound boxes and enable a variety of dialogues with sound via listening exercises.

Further information   

Recent Dates:

Wed 01 June 2016, 10am | Tempting Failure Festival (Hackney) | Free (SOLD OUT) | Further information

Thurs 02 June 2016, 10am | Tempting Failure Festival (Croydon) | Free (SOLD OUT) | Further information

Sun 19 June 2016, 11am | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required) | Further information 

Sun 17 July 2016, 11-11:30am | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required) | Further information

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SUMMER CLUB // SOUND

Alexander Wendt | Children of Savia (workshop) | 24 July 2016 | 12-3pm | £3 Tickets

Armed with microphones and cameras, Alex and workshop participants will explore the locale, hunt for sounds in the Community Garden, the Old Laundry and the surroundings of Louise House. Children will be able to learn about sound recording and their sonic environment while gathering and editing material for a final presentation. hellosavia.wordpress.com

Alexander Wendt is interested in new forms of presentation, for performing arts and education. He performs and exhibits internationally, and organises sound recording and listening workshops in sometimes remote locations. Wendt researches aural visual culture of the post-millenial society, and socio-cultural and conceptual development of field education. He recently set up Savia (Sound, Arts & Video Activities) in West Sussex. Wendt studied Multimedia Engineering and Special Effects Design at London's South Bank University, and was awarded an MA in New Media Production by John Moores University, Liverpool in 2004. Before becoming lecturer at London Metropolitan University, he studied and taught at the International Center for Digital Content, Liverpool. Wendt gained a Masters degree in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2008, and was awarded Fellow of Academy for Higher Education by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2009. www.alexanderwendt.com

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Daniel James Ross Field Recording and Sonic Time Travel: A Workshop for Kids | 04 August 2016 | 12-2pm | V22 Louise House, Forest Hill | Donations welcomed on the door

Spend an afternoon with a professional sound artist and educator and learn how to record the past. This is an opportunity for children to learn new skills, become part of an art work, and have loads of fun! Learn how to use hand-held sound recorders with composer and sound artist Daniel James Ross. Imagine & recreate a Victorian sonic landscape, time travel with sound! Have your recordings included in a sound art installation at London's I'Klectik Art Lab for Sound Yard 2016. Led by Daniel James Ross and Alice Reicher.

Alice Reicher is a fully qualified primary school teacher with 8 years of experience working with children of all ages. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Education honours degree in 2008 and since then has taught in schools both in Scotland and London. Alice is passionate about a wide range of creative processes relating to sonic and visual art and she is looking forward to bringing her sense of fun, imagination, and energy to these workshops.

Daniel James Ross composes algorithmic electro-instrumental music and is a PhD candidate in composition at Goldsmiths. He has recently had work premièred at the National Museum of Wales, the Brighton Fringe, and via release on Classwar Karaoke and NX Records. Daniel also improvises with custom built software in various ensembles, including Some Some Unicorn and Roddart, the latter having reached the finals of the Engine Room International Sound Art Competition 2015. Daniel's music combines elements of free jazz, electro-acoustic, and choral music. Daniel is a lecturer in music technology at Morley College.www.vitruviandan.wordpress.com

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SoundHoppers

Sunday 15 May 2016 | RichMix (London) | Free (booking required)

SoundHoppers is a sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11).

The sessions aim to encourage children to become careful, deep listeners; more nuanced and sensitive to the different qualities of sound around them. We encouraging the group to explore and play with specially constructed sound boxes and enable a variety of dialogues with sound via listening exercises.

Further information

Recent workshops:

Sun 07 August 2016, 12-2pm | Supernormal Festival (Oxfordshire) | Free (with festival pass) | Further info

Sun 14 August 2016, 12-1:30pm | SUMMER CLUB // SOUND (Forest Hill) | Further information

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Octopus Collective | Breadboard Orchestra (workshop for the whole family) | 11 August 2016 | 12-1pm & 1-2pm | V22 Louise House | £3 Tickets

Create your own piece of improvised music with homemade tabletop instruments built from wooden chopping boards and amplified with contact microphones. The workshop will focus on improvising together (using chopsticks, toothbrushes and other small objects) to create and perform a short piece of music with up to 8 performers.

Designed as a no-budget, rucksack friendly alternative to a guitar, the boards are fitted with leftover strings and played with chopsticks, bows, mallets and assorted implements for a range of sounds from delicate, gamelan style pieces to massed drones and percussive repetition. Each workshop session uses a completely different tuning, ensuring that no two pieces are the same.

The workshop will be run by artists Glenn Boulter and Andrew Deakin of Cumbria's Octopus Collective, organisers of the Full of Noises Festival. Versions of the breadboard have traveled far and wide from the Sao Paulo Biennial to a Victorian Castle in the Lake District, the streets of York and the Cafe OTO project space. 

Capacity: up to 10 participants for each of the two sessions: 12-13:00 or 13:00-14:00.

From their studio base in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula, Octopus Collective produce the biennial Full of Noises festival and events series, providing an incubator for new work from the most innovative of contemporary composers and sound artists.

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SUMMER CLUB // SOUND

Sharon Gal | Gals with Guitars: Feel the Noise (workshop for women) | 26 August 2016 | 12-6pm | V22 Louise House | Contact for participation.

Gals with Guitars (Feel the Noise) is a new participatory composition by Sharon Gal, for a group of female players using electric guitars, hand-held electronics, and micro amps. The piece applies collaborative music making and highlights the relationship between sound and space by exploring and responding to the characteristics of the performance environment, its architecture and acoustics. The composition is immersive and dynamic; the players move around the space, affecting its ambience, projecting their sound and combining it with others, shaping and sculpting the material, bringing about the group’s unique resonance and the emergence of a new sound.

The workshop starts at 12pm. All participants are asked to arrive promptly. The composition will be performed to camera in the afternoon.

Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and experimental vocalist /composer, with particular experience of free improvisation and collaborative group compositions. Her work relates to sound, sculpture, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with space. Gal performs solo and in ongoing collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Andie Brown and Lina Lapelyte. She also directs and performs a series of participatory group compositions which examine the inter-relations between people and place. Co-founder of Resonance 104.4 FM, Gal's music has been released by various labels. She has performed in the U.K. and internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini and Tate Modern. 

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Tendrils

Sat 17 September 2016, 12-2pm | Fort Hill Shelter (Margate) | Free (booking required) | Sign up here.

A sensory participatory walk for the (sonically) curious, led by Helen Frosi (SoundFjord, Postcards From the Volcano). Followed by a discussion at Fort Hill shelter. Please allow 2hrs.

Tendrils is part of Sounds For Living // Shelter - a day of experimental, improvised and newly commissioned soundworks based at, and leading out from, the Fort Hill Shelter, Margate.

Sounds For Living // Shelter is part of Inside Out for the Margate Festival.

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SoundHoppers

SoundHoppers is a sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11).

The sessions aim to encourage children to become careful, deep listeners; more nuanced and sensitive to the different qualities of sound around them. We encouraging the group to explore and play with specially constructed sound boxes and enable a variety of dialogues with sound via listening exercises.     

Recent dates:

Sat/Sun 10/11 September, 11-1pm | Cafe OTO (Dalston) | Free (Booking required | Further information

Sun 18 September 2016, 11-12:30 | RichMix (Shoreditch) | Free (booking required) | Further information

Sat 01 October, 3-5pm | Sound is Sound is Sound | The Albany (Deptford) | Free | Further information

Sun 16 October, 11-12:30 | RichMix (Shoreditch) | Free (booking required) | Further information 

Sun 23 October, 11-13:00/14:15-16:15 | Potential Plus (Kettering), Big Family Weekend | Further information

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Ink Slingers & Silver Tongues (a workshop of invented words)

Sat 22 October, 12-13:30 & 14:30-16:o0 | Chaucer Room, British Library Conference Centre | Free - drop in.

Join sonic tricksters Helen Frosi (SoundFjord), Wajid Yaseen (Modus Arts) and wordsmith James Worse for a day of word making and word bending inspired by the British Library's Evolving English Collection. Make the likes of Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll proud by invent new words; have them accessioned into the mysterious Archive of Neologisms; and witness spoken-word performances that bite back!

Ink Slingers & Silver Tongues is part of Family Day: British Library Uncovered.

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ABC in POETRY
 
01 April 2017 | FREE drop-ins: 12-13pm; 13:30-2:30pm; 3-4pm
British Library | Learning Centre 
 
SoundFjord will be working with James Bulley at the British Library's Family Day this Saturday, 01 April, on a workshop inspired by Bob Cobbing's ABC in Sound. Head of Contemporary British Collections, Richard Price will be there to give a potted history on the subject, and will have special texts from the collection for you to see. James Bulley and SoundFjord will be there to show you various concrete poetry techniques and record your freshly made poems live!
 
A FREE drop-in to get imaginative with wordplay and mucky with newsprint!
Family Day programme here 
 
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SoundHoppers

SoundHoppers is a sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11).

The sessions aim to encourage children to become careful, deep listeners; more nuanced and sensitive to the different qualities of sound around them. We encouraging the group to explore and play with specially constructed sound boxes and enable a variety of dialogues with sound via listening exercises.

Forthcoming dates:

17 February - Coconuts Nursery (Stoke Newington, London); 25 February - 3pm and 4:30pm. Two workshops as part of Sound is Sound is Sound, curated by Charles Hayward (The Albany, Deptford); 26 February - 11am-3:30pm. Workshops at Crossroads event in association with ArtHoppers (RichMix, Shoreditch). 

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