Field Recording workshop with Peter Cusack

28–30 Sep 2022
Sound Art Lab Peter Cusack

Join the three day field recording workshop with British sound artist and musician Peter Cusack at Sound Art Lab

By exploring the local soundscapes in and around Struer, the workshop aims to investigate field recording as an experimental artistic practice. The workshop will create a space for exchange and reflection on different methodological and technical approaches to field recording. There will be opportunities to test and experiment with different methods and techniques, including multi-channel recording and recording with hydrophones and contact microphones.
The workshop is aimed at experienced artists and composers who want to try out new techniques, as well as artists who want an introduction to field recording techniques.
During the workshop, participants will work independently on selected locations, while the results of their work will be the basis for joint critical evaluation.
The workshop is organised by Sound Art Lab in collaboration with Billedkunstnernes Forbund and Art Music Denmark.
Sound Art Lab will provide various recording equipment, including hydrophones, geophones, contact microphones, various condenser microphones, etc. If you have your own recording equipment, hi- or low-fi, you are more than welcome to bring it along.
Peter Cusack
The workshop will be led by British sound artist, musician and researcher Peter Cusack. Cusack has a long career of working with field recording as a central part of his work, which includes the Sounds from Dangerous Places project in which he uses field recordings to explore, among other things, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone; Caspian oil fields; and nuclear facilities in the UK. He describes his investigation of sound environments as Sonic Journalism, in which the site-specific investigation is based on the sonic specificity of the place. Cusack is an Emeritus Fellow of Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) in London and has also taught in numerous arts education institutions.
Who can attend?
The target audience for the workshop is artists who have an established practice. It is not a requirement that participants have a high level of technical specialization, but experience in working with sound is an advantage.
Where does the workshop take place?
The setting for the workshop is the newly established Sound Art Lab in Struer, which will contribute with facilities to work individually in sound studios and art spaces, as well as seminar rooms for joint sessions, listening sessions, etc.
Sound Art Lab is located in the former B&O administration building at Peter Bangs Vej 17B, 7600 Struer, Denmark. Struer is easily accessible by train, bus, and highway from Aarhus, Copenhagen, and other cities.
During the workshop, participants will stay at Struer Højskole, Skrænten 4, 7600 Struer.
Registration fee 1500 DKK which covers workshop, accommodation and all meals.
Registration via email at no later than 15 september 2022.
Number of participants max 12.
The workshop is supported by BKF’s Udvalg til Fordeling af Kulturelle Midler and Art Music Denmark, and is part of the initiative The Future of Sound Art in Centrea Region of Jutland, Denmark supported by Region Midtjylland’s Cultural Development Pool, a collaboration between Sound Art Lab, SPOR festival and Struer Tracks.

Place: Sound Art Lab, Peter Bangs Vej 17B, 7600 Struer, Denmark
Dates: September 28-30 2022. The stay includes accommodation and meals, and it is possible to check in on 27 September.