Field recording and spatial sound workshop for youth aged 16 to 20

Open call for workshop participants is open until 9th October 2022, 11:59pm. Duration of the workshop: 15th October to 11th November 2022, each Saturday and Sunday – 3 hours per day. Workdays: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th October; 5th, 6th and 11th November 2022. Locations: KONTEJNER office, Savska cesta 42, Zagreb; city of Zagreb (wider central area), large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo in Zagreb

Photo Silvija Dogan

In the framework of the international educational project “Sound Experiments – New Approaches to Non-formal Music Learning”, KONTEJNER is organizing a field recording and spatial sound workshop led by multimedia artist Davor Sanvincenti and musician and producer Hrvoje Nikšić. The workshop offers theoretical insights, development of concepts and practical work related to listening processes, amplification and recording, field recording, basic audio editing and spatialization, physicality and spatial qualities of sound as well as creation of spatial sound artworks. The call for participation is open for youth between 16 and 20 years of age interested in experimental sound, recording, sound manipulation and composition, listening and soundscapes creation. The workshop is held in Croatian language.

During the workshop, Davor Sanvincenti will focus on the theoretical and conceptual work sessions, thought processes, listening exercises and psychoacoustics. Hrvoje Nikšić will focus on the basics of physics and spatial sound features, introducing our participants to different types of microphones, recording devices and techniques, as well as sound editing and manipulation. Under their expert mentorship, the participants will create together a multichannel spatial sound composition that will be presented at the end of the workshop in the large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo in Zagreb as a part of Gibanja: An Experimental Sound Event.
The number of participants is limited. In order to apply for the workshop, potential participants need to send a short biography listing their eventual previous experience in working with sound, as well as a few sentences stating their motivation to participate in this workshop. However, no previous experience and knowledge is needed to participate in the workshop. Applications are to be sent via e-mail to kontejner@kontejner.org by 9th October 2022, 11:59pm.

“Sound Experiments“ project is realized with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Workshop mentors:

Davor Sanvincenti (1979) is a multimedia artist working in the field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture. He studied Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka and Visual arts at the European Design Institute in Milan (IED Milan). He developed his interests further during the Master Program - Multimedia Programming and Sound engineering, Agon - electroacoustic center, Milan, IT and during a residency at the 4DSOUND Spatial Sound institute in Budapest. He presented his work on numerous exhibitions and festivals such as Device_art in Montreal, Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques (Aix-en-Provence), 28th Music Biennale Zagreb, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival in the US, Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal, EXiS International Film Festival Seoul, Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, US. He received numerous awards such as the Radoslav Putar Award (2010) for young visual artists up to 35 years of age and HT Award (Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008 and 2017).
As a guest lecturer on the topic of film and sound, he led workshops at the European Design Institute in Milan (IED Milan) in the field of sound and editing, a workshop “Film before film” at The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Department for Animation and New Media) and held a lecture titled “The Other Side of Music” at the University of Zagreb, Academy of Music. He participated in discussions and lectures on the topic of audio-visual arts at venues and events such as RedCat Theatre in Los Angeles, Strictly Analog Festival in Ljubljana, Cleveland Institute of Art and Rencontres Internationales at Centre George Pompidou in Paris.

Hrvoje Nikšić (1976) is a composer, musician, producer and sound designer. He has been an active member of the Croatian alternative music scene for more than 25 years and is also the owner and director of the recording studio Kramasonik for more than 15 years. As a composer and sound designer, he has worked on numerous different projects including musical compositions for theatre, dance, radio dramas, films, and art installations. As a part of a group of authors, he was awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia for fostering Croatian music creation in 2008 in the category of Electronic music for a music composition premiered at the 25th Music Biennale in Zagreb. As a music producer, he was nominated several times for the Croatian music award Porin in jazz, world music and alternative music categories, winning the award in 2015 in the category of Best music producer for a jazz album and in 2021 in the category of Best music producer for an alternative album.
He performed at some of the most prestigious regional festivals of experimental and alternative music such as the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb, Music Biennale Zagreb, 25FPS International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb and other venues and events. Recently he is active as a film music composer and sound designer.

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