Embodied Text

Finding Words in Silence and Sound

Mar 26, 2024

Flyer design by Georgia Coleman

Event Details

Schedule: Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6:00pm–8:00pm ET

Capacity: 30

Fee: 18

Location: Virtual

Note: This event has passed


Embodied Text is a 2-hour workshop focused on generative approaches to incorporating text into sound works, songs, or music compositions. If writing lyrics or any form of text feels intimidating, this session offers a supportive environment to experiment with new processes.

Through automatic writing, erasures (or ”thickening”) of found texts, and improvisation exercises, we'll explore intuitive ways to integrate poetry and sound. By the end of the workshop, participants will produce a short piece or sound collage inspired by either the freewrite or the erasure text, incorporating these textual fragments as ekphrastic elements within their compositions.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in experimenting with text and sound, including sound artists, musicians, poets, songwriters, etc. All skill levels are welcome, and no prior experience in music composition or writing is necessary.

The class will be recorded and made available to registered participants.

Materials & Software Requirements

• Computer with Zoom software installed

• Musical instrument of your choice

• Preferred DAW (recommended but optional)

• Notebook and pen/pencil (optional)

Please email us at with any questions about the materials list

Instructor Bio

Jacqui Cornetta is an interdisciplinary artist working with text and sound. Their writing, translations, essays, and music have appeared in The Offing, Circumference, Words Without Borders, Lost & Found: CUNY Poetics Documents Initiative, Centro Botín, The Puerto Rico Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and on stages nationwide. Their latest music project, Settimo Cielo, investigates the spiritual effects of binaries on personal and collective levels through harp, voice, hardware and software processing as well as archival and field recordings. She teaches writing at Queens College CUNY.

Jacqui's website and instagram

Photo by Ben Tousley

Cancellation Policy

Ticket holders have the option to cancel their reservations and receive a full refund if they do so at least 48 hours before the event starts. However, please note that any cancellation requests made within 48 hours of the event start time or after the event has already begun will not be honored.

If you're unable to attend but have a friend who'd love to take your spot, you can transfer your reservation to them before the class begins.

To request a cancellation, please send an email to hi(at) with the subject line "Cancellation Request." In the email, include the following info:

• Your full name

• Date and time of the scheduled event

For eligible cancellation requests, we will initiate a refund to the original payment method used during registration. Please allow a processing time of 5-10 days for the refund to be processed.

Soundial reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events if necessary. Despite our best efforts, unforeseen circumstances such as technical issues or unavailability of instructors may arise, requiring adjustments to the event schedule. We will make every effort to notify you promptly and provide alternative options or refunds as needed.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these situations!

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