Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 7 pm ET
Free or suggested donation.
This is an online event. Upon registration, you will receive an email with information on how to participate in the workshop. Attendance is limited. If the event reaches capacity, you can sign up for the waitlist and be notified if there are any openings.
How can we encounter the soundscapes in our own indoor environments? How can these encounters lead us to find resonances in each other’s experiences? Led by Johann Diedrick, this collaborative, participatory workshop will feature a brief presentation on sonic encounter, upon which participants will be invited to move around their homes/apartments to records sounds with their phones / recording devices. Afterwards, participants will come back and learn how to compose these sounds with Audacity, have an opportunity to create a soundscape with everyone’s recordings, and share them with the group.
This workshop requires participants to have a computer with internet access, an audio recording device like a phone or a field recorder. The workshop will be held over Zoom and use Audacity, a free audio editing tool. Click the links to download and install ahead of the workshop.
Johann Diedrick is a Caribbean-American artist who makes installations, performances, and sculptures that allow you to explore the world through your ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is currently a Spring 2020 technology artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Along with receiving an Asian Cultural Council grant, his work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (in collaboration with Jonathan González), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).
Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a bi-yearly residency open to artists and researchers working in art and technology. The program is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. For more information about the program, click here.