Teams will be made with six members each at the maximum, who are going to record self-produced tones or sounds at a selected place in Berlin. At the same time, photos and videos will be taken. The musical works will be produced with the recorded sound material and compiled to a video or photo performance with the footage. Overall, the main point is to initiate the creative process and to create thrilling, honest, original, lasting works with depth which shall be able to trigger emotions and change established viewpoints.
The results will be presented, evaluated and discussed further at the close of the workshop. In order to revive manual working skills, there will be additional tips and tricks for the optimization of the working flow, for the development of the artist’s personality and for the work with audio clips, samples, audio effects, synthesizers, arrangement, mixing and mastering. During the workshop there will be a daily interexchange between all participants. Interviews and discussion groups with firmly established artists and makers of the electronic scene will be a component, too. The following topics will be addressed:
- The environment forms the human being
- Copyrights and what is best for me
- Mixing, mastering & EQing
- Analog sound production (integration of hardware into software)
- Electronic music as art versus commercialization
- Transformation from musician to cross media or multimedia artist
- DJing, live performance
Condition for participation in the workshop: laptop (DAW software sampler) and a compact audio recorder for each team.