Reflections and Overtones
Audio Feedback as a Medium
Sep 6, 2023
Schedule: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET
Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters
Note: This event has passed
In this workshop, we will use various sources and microphones to explore the resonances of our surroundings through feedback loops.
Resident teaching artist, Kate Siefker, will cover the primary categories of microphones and their applications, as well as what contributes to timbre and frequency response.
We will experiment with resonances created from various objects and spaces, and record their harmonics using a microphone. The recordings will then be processed using Ableton Live to create fodder for sound design and electronic music production.
This workshop is suitable for those with basic knowledge of Ableton Live.
About Supporter Sessions
Held on the first Wednesday of the month, Supporter Sessions are exclusively available to Soundial Supporters.
In each hour-long workshop, a lecture on an aspect of experimental music production is followed by hands-on exercises.
Sessions are designed to provide our Supporters with dynamic opportunities for both creative and professional development.
Become a Supporter for $10/month here.
Hardware & Software Requirements
- Computer with Ableton Live & Zoom software
- Microphone of your choice (a phone will do!)
Kate Siefker is an audio engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. They create music and sound design for a variety of mediums including documentaries, podcasts, video games, music production, commercials, and more. Their love of electronic dance music is at the center of their production practice.
Kate is a Resident Teaching Artist at Soundial, leading programming for the Supporter Sessions.
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